My Latest Twitter Updates

  • House supports the same-sex marriage resolution: 73-72. #auspol #
  • Whoever called this third division is determined to get a division on a stage that would normally be done "on the voices". #auspol #
  • @coldsnacks But the ALP amendment is supported by Bandt. It is in fact the substantive motion. #
  • Another vote of 73-72 confirms the passage of the same-sex marriage resolution. Consultation with constituents can now begin… #auspol #
  • On the Opposition's NBN bill, Windsor, Katter & Bandt voted with the govt, Oakeshott with the Opposition. #auspol #
  • On the same-sex marriage resolution, Windsor, Oakeshott and Bandt supported the amended resolution. Katter voted with the Opposition. #
  • @sspencer_63 Bandt tried to move this amendment himself on Monday night – he mucked up the process, leave wasn't granted, so Jones moved it. #
  • @sspencer_63 David Kemp has never consulted me about anything! #
  • @sspencer_63 Bugger, I'm losing it… I meant Andrew Robb has never consulted me!! Not that Kemp did either…! #
  • @ebony_bennett No, not totally useless – slow boring of hard boards, etc. This debate wouldn't have even occurred once. #
  • @rod3000 And Steve Fielding gets the final say if you're still confused. #
  • @ebony_bennett Ooops, I just had a literal moment that I decry in others! #
  • "People on Brunswick St." #auspol #
  • @parisba A reporter questioning Adam Bandt on same-sex marriage. People on Brunswick St are so different, you see. #
  • I don't need a new member of parliament telling me to talk to my constituents, I do that every day – Pyne on ABC re same-sex marriage debate #
  • .@MacYourselfhome Like people on Brunswick St, new members of parliament should be seen but not heard! #
  • @ern_malleyscrub Huffing and puffing… #
  • @ern_malleyscrub I really meant it's the Senate huffing and puffing…! #
  • Question Time in the House of Representatives has begun… Abbott asks Gillard about access to the NBN business case… #qt #
  • Why doesn't Abbott come clean, Gillard asks. No matter what's in the business case, Abbott will oppose the NBN… Pyne takes POO… #qt #
  • @crk5 I'll take that as a comment… #
  • Abbott: A bank would not lend a dollar for a business without a business case…why should this Parliament approve the NBN w/out a case? #qt #
  • Gillard points out the then Water Minister, Mr. Turnbull, didn't do a cost-benefit analysis on the Murray-Darling plan. #qt #
  • Laura Smyth (ALP-La Trobe) asks Gillard about progress in health… is this today's government theme? #qt #
  • Turnbull to Gillard: only 43% of people on low incomes have access to Internet – so why have a NBN that raises prices for internet access? #
  • Darren Cheesman (ALP-Corangamite) with a question to Gillard on risks to health reform. The main risk is sitting opposite, she says. #qt #
  • Cheeseman… (sp) #
  • Dan Tehan (Lib-Wannon) to Gillard on the NBN and the cost to struggling families of the fibre-to-the-home model. #qt #
  • We don't want to export jobs to countries with cheaper broadband, Gillard says. NBN with price competition can forestall that. #qt #
  • @John_Hanna Ah yes, there's an untold story there. Thanks for your comment. #
  • The remarkable story of Lisa Murkowski ends in her victory (tbc) in the Alaska Senate race: http://auspol.info/9A370v #
  • @Elias_Hallaj Not all of them did – that's what they're still counting and scrutineering this week. She seems to be far enough ahead. #
  • @benhider Yes, you're probably right. No wonder her appearances are so carefully managed. #
  • Some thoughts on the emerging history of the 2010 election: http://auspol.info/cadxH3 #
  • For a more detailed look at the Howes book, see @GrogsGamut, "A Lack of Confessions" http://auspol.info/aEdgbe #
  • @prestontowers Never rely on reviews – I don't. #
  • Hitchens: "Yes, many more times." #Lateline #
  • @mprimme @jillianblackall The motion "calls on all parliamentarians… to gauge their constituents' views"… requires nothing. #
  • @mprimme @jillianblackall Talk to 3 people in the street and you've gauged the views of constituents… #
  • Reflections on Loss and Acceptance From Those Swept Out of Congress: http://auspol.info/cx2hoa #

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