My Latest Twitter Updates

  • An article by Shaun Carney from February 2009, following weeks of transport chaos in Melbourne: http://auspol.info/fW71xW #vicvotes #
  • @HutchHussein Some people think his wife is one of his daughters! #
  • RT @FarrahTomazin: VEC commencing counting in Bentleigh at 4pm. Abt 3000 early votes to be counted. Could make all the difference. #vicvotes #
  • @LeslieCannold I think we know already! #
  • @LeslieCannold On Aug 21, ALP primary vote on pre-polls & postals was lower than the primary for ordinary votes cast at booths. #
  • Peter Ryan, Vic Nationals leader, likens election result to telling the govt to leave home quietly and close the door behind them. #vicvotes #
  • Ryan: We want to ensure all the caretaker provisions are adhered to, and all documents kept intact. #vicvotes #
  • Ryan: The fact is Labor cannot form government, they accept we have won 44 of the 88 seats. #vicvotes #
  • Ryan: We are ready to go, would love the opportunity to implement our policies. #vicvotes #
  • Ryan says "geographically" the Nationals now represent around three-quarters of Victoria… write that one down! #vicvotes #
  • @LeslieCannold But postals and pre-polls depend on party organisation locally – tend to favour incumbents. #
  • Ryan: Brumby has led Labor to an unqualified disaster… didn't focus on the things that matter to ordinary Victorians. #vicvotes #
  • Ryan: We are looking at the various aspects involved in a transition to government. #vicvotes #
  • Ryan: They are in absolute denial – a 6.7% swing has to be the message… #vicvotes #
  • Ryan asked whether Labor has a moral obligation to provide a Speaker if the result is 44-44. Says that concept and Labor don't go together. #
  • Victorian Premier John Brumby is holding a press conference in Melbourne… not showing on News24 & Sky has lost the sound… #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: We need to respect the proper democratic processes and let the votes be counted. When they are, I will advise the Governor. #
  • Brumby refers to Mt Waverley result in 2006 – Morand behind on the night but won postals and pre-polls to hold the seat. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: Unlikely that Labor has won a majority. Most likely outcome is a hung Parliament. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby says ALP has 42 seats, as it did in 1999. Says other government have been defeated in landslides. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby doesn't yet write off both Seymour and Mordialloc – suggests one of these will change hands. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby says he's asked head of Premier's dept for advice on possibility of a hung Parliament. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: Worst thing you can do is call a result and get it wrong when the 500,000 pre-polls are counted. #vicvotes #
  • @prestontowers Remember Brisbane, Hasluck and Corangamite? What else can Brumby say? We just have to wait for it all to be counted. #
  • Brumby: Would be the height of disrespect to call a result when 550,000 votes have yet to be counted. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: Hung Parliament is most likely outcome, followed by a coalition victory. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: I have advised the Governor this morning and written to the Opposition Leader – caretaker provisions apply till we have a result. #
  • @clubwah Assuming 44-all, Parlt meets and tries to elect a Speaker. Whoever offers a member for Speaker puts their party into Opposition. #
  • @@crazyjane13 First, the media would pressure Labor to provide a Speaker and go into Opposition! #
  • @Captainsuburbia No, the Premier offers advice to the Governor. If no Speaker elected, I would expect Premier would advise dissolution. #
  • .@Captainsuburbia @crazyjane13 But all this talk is nonsense. Baillieu will win this in the next few days. #
  • .@crazyjane13 @Captainsuburbia Even if the votes turned around and it was 44-44 the pressure on the ALP to yield would be immense. #
  • .@crazyjane13 @Captainsuburbia In any new election the ALP would be decimated. #
  • .@crazyjane13 @Captainsuburbia I'm sticking to my prediction from last night: Baillieu will be Premier this week. #
  • @ExtraHermit That's right – a one-seat majority on the floor of the House, like Gillard has. #
  • @crazyjane13 Don't fall for the nonsense we had to endure in Aug-Sep. No-one wants another election. There is no crisis. It just needs time. #
  • .@crazyjane13 The maths of the preference flows is beyond me but I have the Libs with primary quotas for 17, ALP 12, Greens 4. #
  • @JudeEkerick All I know is they better get those two armed officers on my railway station by Christmas… #
  • @JudeEkerick It's all about that lovely young lady the Libs always bring to an election, Ms. Laura Norder. #
  • @JudeEkerick She's such a little slut – she slept with both sides down here. #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: Penny Wong & Don Farrell's speeches on Gay Marriage at the SA ALP Conference: http://bit.ly/gqhdhM http://bit.ly/fHUaKj #
  • Updated counting in Bentleigh: Primaries Lib 47.10, ALP 39.94, Greens 9.72. 2PP: Lib 15,667 (50.68%), ALP 15,244 (49.32%) #vicvotes #
  • Other seats of interest tomorrow: Eltham (ALP ahead by 225), Ballarat East (ALP ahead by 384), Macedon (ALP ahead by 719) #vicvotes #
  • Libs lead in Mordialloc (1032), Seymour (1034). ALP leads in Monbulk (1024). Hard to see any of these changing on pre-polls. #vicvotes #
  • @democracyATwork I agree. Eltham & Ballarat East worth watching but both sides lead by enough to hang onto everything else. #
  • @Colvinius @samanthamaiden @GrogsGamut @annabelcrabb 60-70% plus lurk, some contribute, 1-2% dominate discussion. Can't find link to study! #
  • @Colvinius @samanthamaiden @GrogsGamut @annabelcrabb This is it: http://auspol.info/ewwCYh #
  • @katedoak You young whipper snappers, no stamina! #
  • @Colvinius @empatt My background is teaching. The only life I've known is constant criticism from all sides! #
  • Paul Keating warns Labor has forgotten leesons of the "recession we had to have": http://auspol.info/gTKdq9 (via @australian) #auspol #
  • Camelot's archives, available with the click of a mouse: http://auspol.info/gP4OpR – JFK Library going digital. #
  • How's this for a photo gallery of items from the JFK digital project: http://auspol.info/h4spUV #
  • Vic. ALP factions consider the party leadership post-Brumby: http://auspol.info/e9caYp Hulls? Madden? Holding? Andrews? Allan? #vicvotes #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Yes, I liked those too. But I thought that desk scanner won't last the distance with millions of documents to go! #
  • @empatt Definitely. 18 months old but look at this http://auspol.info/fkwoKr #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Do you mean this one? http://twitpic.com/3b1osd #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin http://auspol.info/gFBLcT – I've been to Arlington but I didn't go looking for Warren's. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin My unfulfilled ambition is a driving tour of the US to visit all 13 presidential libraries… #
  • Baillieu storming home, says The Age: http://auspol.info/dY0j9e #vicvotes #
  • The landslide that no one saw coming: http://auspol.info/ibs0Xa – Tim Colebatch says the 2-party swing in Victoria is nearly 7%. #vicvotes #
  • Labor holds 16 seats on margins up to 3% – that's a lot of vulnerable seats in 2014 if Baillieu makes a go of it. #vicvotes #

Powered by Twitter Tools