My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard is holding a press conference on the legislation to restructure Telstra & the NBN business plan. #auspol #
  • Gillard opens with statement on Korea… "these events are deeply troubling… Sth Korea has acted with restraint in face of provocation." #
  • Gillard: I can confirm the govt is releasing an important document to facilitate the passage of the structural separation bill in the Senate #
  • Gillard: We will be releasing a 50-page summary of the NBN Business case. #auspol #
  • Gillard: We could not release the full case because of cabinet deliberations and market uncertainty. #auspol #
  • RT @firstdogonmoon: Press conference! http://yfrog.com/jj6j60j #
  • Gillard asked why it's taken so long… she says they're "facilitating" the decision of the crossbenchers… #auspol #
  • Gillard confirms the document is a new one "informed" by the original & contains no commercial-in-confidence information. #auspol #
  • Gillard: "They breed them cynical at The Australian, don't they?" #auspol #
  • If it's not market sensitive and it's not before Cabinet, why haven't we seen this information before, Gillard is asked. #auspol #
  • Gillard: Structural separation of Telstra is a reform 30 years in the making. #auspol #
  • Will you and Swan read the 400 page report before the Cabinet deliberations, Gillard asked. #auspol #
  • It's a ridiculous question, Gillard says. Everyone knows my preparation is always thorough. #auspol #
  • RT @jonkudelka: we are not bred, we are grown in vats. #
  • Martin Ferguson is holding a press conference on the Montara oil spill report… #auspol #
  • I'd tweet what Ferguson is saying but the technical jargon is beyond me! #auspol #
  • Ferguson says the report on the Montara spill is critical of the NT regulator… "the regulatory dog did not bark." #auspol #
  • Ferguson says a new regulatory regime will be introduced from Jan 1, 2012. #auspol #
  • Cancellisation… #auspol #
  • Sen. Nick Xenophon is holding a media conference… says this is a win for transparency and the taxpayer… #auspol #
  • Xenophon: I don't want to characterise it as a backdown… it's a compromise… wouldn't have got to this stage without PM's intervention… #
  • Question Time in the House of Reps has begun. Abbott asks Rudd about the ETS… Rudd doesn't take the bait… #qt #
  • Gillard takes a question on Korea… warns of dangers of miscalculation and escalation. #qt #
  • Julie Bishop asks Gillard why she advised Rudd to dump the ETS… Gillard says what killed it was the Opposition Leader… #qt #
  • Gillard lays into "weathervane" Abbott… Bishop quotes Caucus minutes… Gillard says if Libs honoured their agreements we'd have a CPRS. #
  • Tony Abbott can be heard muttering about a "playbook from North Korea". Speaker Jenkins suggests that's not appropriate on a day like today. #
  • Bishop asks to table the Caucus minutes "where it says 'Julia made him do it'"… #qt #
  • On the NBN, Gillard says two opportunities were missed to reform telecommunications… this major microeconomic reform can be done now. #qt #
  • I think Gillard just criticised the Australian Ambassador to the United States… #qt #
  • Warren Truss to Gillard on the leaked Caucus minutes… does she accept the mining tax was her responsibility too? #qt #
  • Gillard: I didn't realise I'd come into a history club… #qt #
  • @murpharoo Another example of Keating's foresight? #
  • The Member for Katter! #qt #
  • They won't let the Opposition table the June 24 Caucus minutes but you can download them here: http://auspol.info/gnYBSx #qt #
  • Bernie Ripoll (ALP-Oxley) asks Swan about the importance of the NBN. It's an important microeconomic reform, says the Treasurer. #qt #
  • Vertical integration, microeconomic reform, innovative capacities, etc. #qt has really become Economics 101 today. #
  • Pyne asks Gillard about the Caucus minutes and the BER program… aren't we just going from bad to worse? #qt #
  • Gillard: The hypocrisy of the Opposition on this question is manifest and rank… #qt #
  • Pyne tries to table the minutes again… leave denied… "don't you want the sun to shine in?" Pyne pleads. #qt #
  • Graham Perrett (ALP-Moreton) gives Albo a chance to talk about the nation-building possibilities of the NBN. #qt #
  • Carbon emissions will be reduced because the NBN will enable people to work from home, Albanese says. #qt #
  • Turnbull to Gillard: Re Xenophon's statement, why not ask the Productivity Commission to advise on the cost-benefit value of the NBN? #qt #
  • Gillard: Even if the PC gave this project gold stars all over the place, the Opposition is determined to wreck. #qt #
  • Tony Zappia (ALP-Makin) gives Simon Crean a chance to talk about regional benefits of the NBN… "this is productivity with a purpose." #qt #
  • RT @SkyNewsAust: A second blast has occurred at the Pike River mine in NZ and officials have confirmed there is no hope for survivors. #
  • Hockey with a question to Gillard about fiscal policy and interest rates… isn't this just a government going from bad to worse? #qt #
  • Who are you to lecture us after your $11 billion black hole during the election campaign, Gillard responds… #qt #
  • The NBN business case summary can be downloaded here: http://auspol.info/gTbZ3f (1mb PDF) #auspol #
  • And #qt concludes… just one left… #
  • A definite matter of public importance… the failure of the government to deliver an agenda… Abbott rises to speak. #auspol #
  • Abbott: On its third anniversary, this is the most disappointing government. Leaked caucus minutes show how betrayed good Labor people feel. #
  • Abbott: This govt has not been overwhelmed by events… it has squandered its inheritance… three years ago we knew what good govt was. #
  • Abbott mourns the decline of a once great political party and says the first term of the Hawke govt was one of genuine reform. #auspol #
  • Abbott: What this government has done in the last 3 years is spend money… borrowing $100m every single day… #auspol #
  • pro-fligg-a-see ?? #auspol #
  • I think he had the emphassis on the wrong silabbel… #auspol #
  • "They are good at politics but hopeless at government," Abbott says, getting it the wrong way round… #auspol #
  • I must have missed it too… RT @sspencer_63: Don't recall Peacock nor Howard mentioning these great achievements in the 84 or 87 elections. #
  • Abbott: It's a bad govt getting worse… they are absolutely incoherent without a majority… #auspol #
  • Abbott quotes Laura Tingle approvingly. That would be the same Tingle who described his party as "clunkheads and liars"? #auspol #
  • Abbott concludes and Craig Emerson remarks on the chatter amongst the members of his backbench who stayed to listen. #auspol #
  • Emerson: Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been created here whilst millions lost theirs overseas. #auspol #
  • RT @ozpolicyonline: ASIO report to parliament 2009-10 http://bit.ly/dEcfOZ #
  • NZ Prime Minister John Key: We held on to hope, we must now make way for sorrow. #
  • RT @murpharoo: Malcolm Turnbull says Nick Xenophon has been sold a pup. http://tinyurl.com/2a4kxvw #
  • @PhillipMHudson That's so he can cook the books. #
  • "There is simply no evidence .. that the market would replace that which the ABC had been asked to abandon." http://auspol.info/hRhJG1 #
  • @Wyld From where I sit, it's a simple statement of obvious fact. #
  • @Wyld Scott is mainly talking about news and current affairs. #
  • A senator dressed for the gym turns up to vote… but who was it? #auspol #
  • Sen Eric Abetz: …last minute deals with *certain* independent senators… this is a govt that is out of control… #auspol #
  • I really should watch the unrepresentative swill more often. Erica has a certain olde worlde quality to him. #auspol #
  • @timhollo Typical indecorous Western Australian! #
  • Mitch Fifield calls a quorum just as Abetz sits down and Bob Brown rises to move that the question be put… #auspol #
  • @NovaSloof I was thinking Weimar Republic… #
  • For some reason, Question 18 made me laugh: http://auspol.info/hNkliq #
  • Conroy: "The Senate has quite a lot of arcane procedures." Like requiring a majority to pass something? #Lateline #
  • Conroy says "Steve" believes in the transformational effect of the NBN… he's worked in telecommunications… #Lateline #
  • @a_windsor For shame! #
  • @rod_benson Opium might make (d) appear reasonable… #
  • @HutchHussein This is the one I got on Monday: http://twitpic.com/3924c3 http://twitpic.com/3924pk – same as the others? #
  • @HutchHussein Also got this one at same time: http://twitpic.com/392612 – both authorised G Walsh 35 Whitehorse Rd http://auspol.info/eKj2dN #
  • At this hour, three years ago: http://youtu.be/zqvOQYDJVQ4 http://youtu.be/BHjwtSGs5PM http://youtu.be/cW-3xVZH4m0 #auspol #
  • R U Lovin' Sarah's Alaska? http://auspol.info/eiNTB6 – hilariously scathing review of Palin's latest media outing. #
  • @kwyjibo79 But at least Justice prevails…! #
  • Is it 1999 all over again in Victoria? http://auspol.info/eWoQuu – Paul Austin ponders the parallels. #vicvotes #
  • Gillard, in her prime pulls a career-defining rabbit out of the hat: http://auspol.info/eXvG7u – Peter Hartcher on the NBN legislation. #
  • But Dennis Shanahan says Gillard has suffered a humiliating loss of face: http://auspol.info/gmHd60 #auspol #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin We must stop meeting late at night like this… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin "NSW govt adviser" in your profile. What does that mean exactly? #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin So who you with now? #
  • @TheFacelessSpin He may be right but I don't sense that this is like 1999, particularly not in regional Vic – can't see Bend./Ball. turning. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin The man who would have been Premier… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Francis Urquhart: "You may very well say that but I couldn't possibly comment." #
  • .@thepagepounder New paradine? Sounds like an aspirin! #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin It's all an act… #
  • Mr & Mrs Anagnostou have problems with their NBN phone service but The Australian's story has no details… http://auspol.info/dP7t9p #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin A friend and I conduct whole conversations around Yes Ministerisms… not everyone understands… #

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