My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Lively proceedings in the House of Reps at present. House met at noon, Abbott moved suspension of standing orders, Gillard on now. #auspol #
  • @crazyjane13 I missed the start and the motion – not on the Minutes yet. Write your own and it's bound to be close to the real one… #
  • Gillard riles Abbott – he takes Point of Order to say she can't tell untruths. He's a weak man with no convictions, she says. #auspol #
  • Abbott rises on another point of order. "Weak, weak, weak," Gillard taunts. #auspol #
  • Rob Oakeshott speaks: says he came to debate issues, not for "politics over policy". Six of us turned up for work, where are your members? #
  • The House is now dividing on Abbott's motion to suspend Standing Orders… #auspol #
  • Motion defeated 55-56. #auspol #
  • RT @BreakingNews: Veteran comic actor Leslie Nielsen, 84, has died in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – CJOB radio http://bit.ly/h9yDyA #
  • And, please, stop calling me Shirley. #
  • "Doing nothing is very hard to do … you never know when you're finished." – Leslie Nielsen #
  • "You're excited? You should feel my nipples!" – Leslie Nielsen #
  • .@cosmicjester @Drag0nista Don't forget "nice beaver"… #
  • RT @AdamBandt: Crossbenchers angry at Coalition's timewasting stunt. Some walked out in protest & enough stayed …to defeat motion. #
  • An attempt by Malcolm Turnbull to move amendments to the Telstra legislation has been defeated 57-60 in the House of Reps. #auspol #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: Wilkie moved to gag debate on Turnbull. NBN debate and just vote. Coalition shocked…Katter joins him. #
  • Andrew Wilkie engaged in conversation next to Nicola Roxon. A grumpy looking Bob Katter slouches in the row behind them. #auspol #
  • Wilkie's motion that the Question be now put has been lost 57-60. #auspol #
  • Sky News reporting Brumby delaying concession pending Bentleigh recount. ALP alleging postal vote irregularities. #vicvotes #
  • Ted Baillieu speaking after Shadow Cabinet meeting… won't comment on Brumby. Says they're waiting to govern… #vicvotes #
  • Baillieu: Brumby will make his own decisions and he will be judged on them. #vicvotes #
  • Is Brumby being a sook for refusing to concede? Peter Ryan: You should ask Rob Hulls about that. #vicvotes #
  • Baillieu: Mood in party room was very positive… but we are sanguine about the work that has to be done. #vicvotes #
  • Ted Baillieu says his mobile phone has literally melted… #vicvotes #
  • @justjjoke Yes, I'm not sure that's the word he meant. #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: And it ends with a whimper, not a bang. NBN passes with no division. See ya Feb says Speaker. #auspol #
  • Julia Gillard, Anthony Albanese and Stephen Conroy are holding a press conference in Canberra… #auspol #
  • Albanese condemns Opposition for its ranting behaviour in the House today… did not even vote on the Telstra legislation. #auspol #
  • Gillard: Once again we've seen Abbott play the role of wrecker… negative, bitter…the govt has delivered a win for families & businesses. #
  • Gillard: The structural separation of Telstra is an important microeconomic reform in its own right… a win for competition & the economy. #
  • Gillard: 2011 will be a year of delivery… 2011 will also be a year of decision, especially on carbon pricing… #
  • Stephen Conroy: NBN has an enormous task now to begin the rollout..at its peak there will be 31 "build spots" around the nation. #
  • Gillard asked about Victorian election: It was an election fought by a capable Premier and a Labor govt that served for 11 years… #
  • Gillard: Don't need to be much of a student of political history to know that asking for 15 years and mandate renewal is hard. #
  • Is the Labor brand toxic, Gillard asked. She says all he does is play politics and wrecking whilst the govt has delivered a major reform. #
  • RT @SkyNewsAust: Caretaker Victorian Premier John Brumby to speak on outcome of state election at 5pm AEDT. #auspol #vicvotes #
  • Ministers arrive for John Brumby's press conference in Melbourne…. #vicvotes #
  • John Brumby has arrived… Deputy Premier Rob Hulls at podium… says Brumby has always worked with best interests of Victorians in mind. #
  • Hulls: Brumby represents the very best of Labor traditions and values. #
  • Brumby at podium… will not take questions, says Hulls. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: I couldn't have wanted for a better staff, cabinet, team, family… #
  • Brumby: I have spoken to Baillieu on his election victory. #vicvotes #
  • OFFICIAL: Victorian Premier John Brumby concedes defeat. #vicvotes #vicwaits #auspol #
  • Brumby: Even though the seat of Bentleigh is not decided… the most likely outcome is coalition 45-43. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: It is a great regret for me that we won't deliver on our plans for the future but the electorate has spoken. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: It's a difficult thing to fight against the sentiment that government's seeking more than a decade in office have a difficult time. #
  • Brumby: A fourth term was a bridge too far… #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: Victoria is a strong, fairer place than we found it 11 years ago. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: You can't go past the economy and jobs… our economy is the envy of the world… we're the jobs engine room of the country. #
  • Brumby: We've been true to the regions and you see that in the jobs… #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: I'm proud too of health… not an easy area… #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: We've built schools… retention rates the best… education is the key to opportunity… #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: Charter of Human Rights has been a major reform… #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: Proud of our environmental record on things such as river red gums… on climate change and solar energy development. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: We've positioned Victoria as the bio-tech state… intellectual momentum… #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: It has been for me such a wonderful honour and privilege to serve this state as its 45th Treasurer and 45th Premier. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: I have had a brilliant team around me… so pleased commentators have remarked our Cabinet team is best in Australia. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby thanks his deputy Rob Hulls… and Treasurer John Lenders… #vicvotes #
  • Brumby acknowledges Steve Bracks – an extraordinary contribution, a great mentor and support. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby thanks his wife and family… first met his wife at a Barry Jones fundraiser… #vicvotes #
  • @LeslieCannold Sky #
  • Brumby falters slightly for the first time as he talks of his family and staff… #vicvotes #
  • Brumby thanks Dan O'Brien, his Chief of Staff… says his head of media's job was to build friendships and relationships… #vicvotes #
  • Brumby thanks Department of Premier and Cabinet… it's not perfect but we have the best public service in Australia. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: We all share disappointment in our failure to secure a historic 4th time – weight of time took its toll. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby thanks the media: 6/7 days I see the media… press conferences have almost always been civil and disrespectful. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby: It has been a great honour to serve this great state and the people of Victoria. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby leaves the podium to applause from Cabinet members…. #vicvotes #
  • Media outlets report Ted Baillieu will visit the Governor, David de Kretser, at 6.30pm. #vicvotes #
  • Brumby made no announcements about the party leadership or whether he will stay in Parliament. #vicvotes #
  • RT @PremierMikeRann: Sorry to hear John Brumby conceding defeat in Victoria. #vicvotes #
  • @citizen_cam Doubt that Hulls will run. #
  • I don't normally comment on this kind of thing but the venom and bile on the various hashtags during that speech was very distasteful. #
  • @citizen_cam Media word is Andrews v Holding. Some suggest Andrews/Allan ticket. #
  • RT @camking01: @vicpremier twitter already shut down – has now been set to @JBrumby – @VIC_ALP & DPC staffers don't mess around! #vicvotes #
  • John Brumby at his election concession press conference: http://twitpic.com/3b9a0j #vicvotes #
  • @citizen_cam No, no relation. #
  • Colin Munro: http://auspol.info/gRnZTp – one of those distinctively ABC voices. #
  • RT @ashgar: Ted Baillieu arrives at Govt House #vicvotes http://yfrog.com/jvq4001j #
  • RT @ashgar: Brumby leaves Govt House #vicvotes http://yfrog.com/6gfuuyj #
  • @maxcelcat No announcement about the leadership or his seat. He took no questions. #
  • Now that Baillieu has replaced Brumby, there's a little extra island of blue in the table of Aust govts: http://auspol.info/fUBgtA #
  • John Howard, the national interest and public opinion… why do I feel I'm being spun a line here? #Lateline #
  • @captaineagle All over again. #
  • RT @JanetteHowardPM: "Never, ever" means 27 months if we have some political capital. #lateline #auspol #
  • Howard says changing from Bracks to Brumby didn't buy Victorian Labor another term. A cheeky justification for not yielding to Costello. #
  • @JanetteHowardPM What, no Amazon affiliate link? #
  • .@Melistomato Twitter is 90 Florida real estate agents, penis enlargers & accommodating Russian girls, 9 ABC journalists & Ashton Kutcher. #
  • Baillieu to recall Parliament before Christmas for abolition of suspended sentences, public transport overhaul: http://auspol.info/hyoPzy #
  • Baillieu support for NBN conditional on improved mobile phone reception in regional and metropolitan areas: http://auspol.info/g161BA #
  • @andrewlitvak All politics is local… #
  • Learn something every election, says Niki Savva: http://auspol.info/hzFWXH #vicvotes #auspol #

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