My Latest Twitter Updates

  • The crucial vote on the Telstra legislation is about to be taken in the Senate. Libs make one last attempt to refer it to a Sen. Committee. #
  • The Senate is trying to vote on the legislation. Brandis has now sought to move that further consideration be delayed till 4pm. #auspol #
  • @reselsnark Ditto what @timhollo said. Nothing very unusual in the Senate manoeuvres. House has been working very smoothly so far. #
  • Brandis motion to delay proceedings defeated 30-28. #
  • The Senate is now dividing on a motion to proceed to the final stages of the bill. #auspol #
  • Text of Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens' statement to House of Reps Economics Committee today: http://auspol.info/i8QBzb #auspol #
  • Senate passes Telstra legislation 30-28. #auspol #
  • A smattering of applause could be heard from the Senate gallery as the vote was announced… #auspol #
  • Bob Brown takes a frivolous non-point-of-order about Christmas cheer and is sat down… #auspol #
  • The wonderfully named Senate Dynamic Red records the progress of the Telstra legislation this morning: http://auspol.info/ed1Dvn #auspol #
  • Not till the House votes on Monday it's not… you never know… RT @thewetmale: My pic is now legit! http://twitpic.com/3a70aw #
  • @seamus_polsci Yes but it amounts to the same thing – if they don't approve the amendments the bill doesn't pass. #
  • @sspencer_63 Can you confirm that Kim Beazley just rang Conroy to congratulate him? #
  • @theburgerman Perhaps it was Keating… #
  • RT @theburgerman: The Australian's Chris Mitchell to Julie Posetti for defamation: http://bit.ly/g1Odef #
  • Morgan poll in Victoria shows Coalition leading 51-49, a 3.5% turnaround in the last week. http://auspol.info/ey2xp6 #vicvotes #
  • Morgan Victorian election poll: Primaries LNP 44.5 (+3), ALP 35.5 (-3.5), Greens 13 (-2.5), Family First 1.5 (-), Ind 5.5 (+3) #vicvotes #
  • The Morgan poll is a phone poll of 990 voters taken over the last 4 nights. http://auspol.info/ey2xp6 #vicvotes #
  • @prestontowers Morgan didn't do too badly the day before the Federal election: http://auspol.info/i2VNcb – within the margin of error. #
  • News24 Capital Hill reports John Scales of JWS Research with a poll that says a "fair to best" result for Brumby is a hung Parlt. #vicvotes #
  • As a member of the 0.5 per cent category, I can recommend this @Colvinius interview with Sally Young: http://auspol.info/dLZdtQ #auspol #
  • A final day, personally addressed, card from the Liberal Party: http://twitpic.com/3aapvy – small numbers compared to Kennett's. #vicvotes #
  • But the sitting member's final letter isn't exactly inspirational either: http://twitpic.com/3aarxj #vicvotes #
  • @Captainsuburbia On an even swing, if the Libs can win Bentleigh, they're in. I've had a lot of material this election. #
  • @Captainsuburbia Similar to these? http://twitpic.com/3924c3 http://twitpic.com/3924pk http://twitpic.com/392612 #
  • @ern_malleyscrub That's the Liberal card, not Labor. And it's "realty" as in real estate. They may mean it as a pun. #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Nielsen Poll Victorian 2 Party Preferred: ALP 48 (-4) LNP 52 (+4) #vicvotes #auspol #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Newspoll Victorian 2 Party Preferred: ALP 48.9 LNP 51.1 #vicvotes #auspol #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Newspoll Victorian Primary Votes: ALP 33 LNP 45 (Lib 40) GRN 15 #vicvotes #auspol #
  • Kroger: The coalition will win 6-8, needs 13, truth is no-one knows. 44-all is possible. #Lateline #
  • Robert Ray: Agrees with Kroger. Doesn't think the vote has changed much since beginning of the campaign. #Lateline #
  • Ray: We still don't know whether election campaigns influence votes. #Lateline #auspol #vicvotes #
  • Kroger says the service delivery element of state govt makes it difficult for a government to last beyond 10 years. #Lateline #vicvotes #
  • Kroger says the decision not to preference the Greens was a turning point for the Liberal campaign -turnaround began then. #Lateline #
  • Ray on the ALP lacking an agenda: they haven't had a chance to draw breath – can now start thinking medium to long-term. #Lateline #
  • This is the Robert Ray speech from 2006 just referred to on #Lateline http://auspol.info/e2Jwer #
  • Ray on himself & Kroger: You should take what we say with a grain of salt because we're both paid up members of the Apparatchiks Union. #
  • @SachaBlumen One of the best justifications for unions that I've heard in ages! #
  • "Going Greens a big mistake," the Herald Sun editorialises tomorrow: http://auspol.info/euvxam #vicvotes #
  • Everything is connected to everything else: the Tea Party, foreign aid and Israel http://auspol.info/fkBQJ6 #
  • When Graham Richardson came calling: http://auspol.info/ecIQnS – Peter Hartcher has some further detail on the dumping of Rudd. #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Nielsen Victorian Primary Votes: ALP 34 LNP 45 GRN 14 http://bit.ly/hmhDNA #vicvotes #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: The #Newspoll Victoria tables: http://bit.ly/hcAIaI #vicvotes #
  • Maxine McKew: "We were a government obsessed with messages, with talking points and PowerPoints." http://auspol.info/dJX9oM #auspol #
  • Climate change all gas and not much action: http://auspol.info/fASjpi – Lenore Taylor on the state of climate policy negotiations. #auspol #
  • A wonderful spray from Mike Carlton against pigheaded Liberal Luddite conservatism, the campus bully & the Pope: http://auspol.info/gvCyqP #
  • Laurie Oakes on ghosts past and present and a Prime Minister for whom things are looking up just a little: http://auspol.info/dWq6yL #

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