My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Question Time in the House of Representatives has begun… Abbott asks Gillard about electricity prices and the mining tax… #qt #
  • @AshGhebranious New tactic maybe but not tact! #
  • Gillard: We will implement the MRRT… better share the proceeds of our mineral wealth… he may be content with his fear campaign… #qt #
  • Gillard: Abbott is long on complaint and short on solution… fear campaigns, 3-word slogans, the wrecking, continue day after day…. #qt #
  • Janelle Saffin (ALP-Page) to Swan about the Irish bail-out. Swan says it shows we're still living with the impact of the GFC. #qt #
  • Swan: We are in just about the best position of any developed economy in the world… the Opposition doesn't accept that. #qt #
  • Hockey to Gillard: You talked of lifting the pressure off working families but prices are up… how can we trust you to get it right? #qt #
  • Gillard: I remember when Hockey would walk in here and defend rip-off after rip-off in WorkChoices… #qt #
  • Gillard: What have we done? Abolished WorkChoices. Tax cuts 3 years in row. Large pension increase. Education tax refund. Dental checks. #qt #
  • Gillard: And don't forget paid parental leave… I wait to hear just one idea from the Opposition… #qt #
  • Gillard: The Leader of the Opposition is now so hopeless that he just makes things up… #qt #
  • Darren Cheeseman (ALP-Corangamite) to Gillard requesting an update on the state of the economy… she offers a G20 report… #qt #
  • Gillard: The G20 all want to know, "how did you do it?" … We worked together… we acted to keep people in work… #qt #
  • Scott Morrison to Gillard on boat arrivals. She couldn't protect our borders so how can we trust her with the $43bn broadband network. #qt #
  • Ministers joke about interesting segues. Boats and broadband both start with "b", Gillard says… #qt #
  • Question from Adam Bandt on the govt's submission to the equal pay case. Low-paid workers suffering for sake of the budget surplus? #qt #
  • Gillard: Mis-apprehensions have been created by newspaper reports… #qt #
  • Daryl Melham wants Mr. Rudd to explain the significance of a visiting Japanese minister. Rudd lists "big figures" on economic links with J. #
  • @GreenJ Don't be sake. #
  • Question Time elsewhere: have a look at the tweets from @citizen_cam in the last 40 minutes. Some interesting variations. #qt #
  • Greg Hunt to Gillard: you couldn't install pink batts so how can we trust you…. etc, etc. We've addressed those issues, she says. #qt #
  • Rob Mitchell asks Albanese about broadband infrastructure. He understands because he's a regional member says Albo, ruining an old joke. #qt #
  • Albo has fun with "the perennial backbencher from the Howard government, the member for Sturt". #qt #
  • Mr. Pyne asks Gillard about the "school hall program" … why should she now be trusted to get the $43bn NBN right? #qt #
  • Just because you come into Question Time and make things up doesn't make them right, Gillard says. #qt #
  • You wouldn't risk your life by getting between an Opposition member and a BER opening, Gillard says. #qt #
  • Craig Thomson gives Swan a chance to talk about smaller lenders and residential mortgage-backed securities. No-one thanks him. #qt #
  • @citizen_cam I may be wrong but that rotation didn't occur with the most recent change of Speaker… or did it? #
  • Now Gillard is asked about problems with the National Curriculum. Doesn't this show she shouldn't be let loose on the $43bn NBN? #qt #
  • Geoff Lyons (ALP-Bass) asks Ferguson about energy markets and microeconomic reform… The AIEA supports our reforms, he says. #qt #
  • Turnbull to Gillard on the "secret review" of the NBN business case. Why are you determined to push it through this week? #qt #
  • Gillard: They complain that I don't do enough due diligence, now they complain that I'm doing too much… #qt #
  • Gillard says the govt is engaged in patient, methodical work to bring their vision to life… #qt #
  • Jill Hall (ALP-Shortland) with a question to Bill Shorten about ensuring adequate retirement savings. Shorten cheered by Opp… #qt #
  • Shorten: The MRRT will allow us to put a 2 in front of the corporate tax rate and ensure comfortable retirement for Australians… #qt #
  • Shorten's lack of experience fronting up to the House is showing… a confident but faltering performance… #qt #
  • Karen Andrews (Lib-McPherson) wants to know why Swan, the man who writes the cheques, hasn't read the NBN business case. #qt #
  • I've had my head in the NBN for the past three years, says Swan… a great nation-building project… it's had comprehensive analysis. #qt #
  • Steve Georganas (ALP-Hindmarsh) to Roxon on changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. #qt #
  • Thanks to Greens & independents, the PBS reforms have been passed, says Roxon. Two groups have opposed: the Libs & generics industry. #qt #
  • Wyatt Roy (LNP-Longman) with another question on the NBN business case to Albo. Have you read it & who else has read it. #qt #
  • Melissa Parke (ALP-Fremantle) to Trade Minister Emerson on new markets for Australian products. #qt #
  • Question Time ends… and Pyne complains that the agreement says 20 questions or 3.30pm and it's neither. #qt #
  • RT @Glinner: Now, that's a headline http://yfrog.com/nc1u6dj (HT @GordyODT) #
  • Cartoon on the front page of today's Irish Times: http://twitpic.com/39fppv #
  • @lukeoneill Yes, someone posted that earlier. Thanks for the clear copy. #
  • Minutes of June 24 ALP Caucus meeting published in The Aust. – includes Rudd's speech before resigning: http://auspol.info/gnYBSx #auspol #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I'm usually gone about now. There used to be others around but not so much now. #
  • "Our passion is not for ranting, but for reform." Wayne Swan decries the Greens & "fringe issues of the far Left." http://auspol.info/eTAHs0 #
  • Swan: "Joining Labor doesn't mean signing up to unworldly idealism leading to inevitable disillusion." http://auspol.info/eTAHs0 #
  • Three years ago today – November 24, 2007: http://youtu.be/zqvOQYDJVQ4 http://youtu.be/BHjwtSGs5PM http://youtu.be/cW-3xVZH4m0 #

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