My Latest Twitter Updates

  • It's a hot day in Bangalore, the Foxtel technician tells me… but he can't get my IQ2 working again… #
  • WikiLeaks' resilience shows strength of Internet-age lifelines: http://auspol.info/fYXGxd – a transparent world or no Internet? #
  • Laurie Oakes has won a Walkley Award for his Labor leaks stories. This was the first one: http://twaud.io/q5XH #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Thanks – I've just started using the Amazon cloud to host some of my stuff – very convenient but niggling doubts. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I know – I was just thinking that conventional hosting and the cloud both involve a certain surrender of control as well. #
  • Free speech on the Internet: only as strong as the weakest intermediary. http://auspol.info/g5zQE9 -cautionary tales from WikiLeaks. #
  • China and its Double-edged Cyber-sword: http://auspol.info/gXna1s – "social control and stability maintenance" issues & licensed software. #
  • A British Labour view on the merits of preferential voting: http://auspol.info/e2f74O – a referendum on "alternative voting" next May. #
  • @smurray38 I hope Brian Burke got an honourable mention… #
  • Labors' big guns squirm in the WikiLeaks glare: http://auspol.info/fGmcOX – Michelle Grattan #
  • Afghanistan: our secret fears http://auspol.info/ft9yXh – the latest WikiLeaks cables in The Age/SMH but still no transcripts. #
  • China's fury at defence paper: http://auspol.info/ie1RBB – more WikiLeaks and a hint of Indonesian concern at Australian military expansion. #
  • WikiLeaks cables another (unfair) sign to voters of a govt not focussed on things that matter, says @murpharoo http://auspol.info/fCIAfv #
  • Hot air blows far and wide on WikiLeaks, and Assange is far from blameless, says Richard Ackland: http://auspol.info/fn7Zu5 #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin A tendency to narcissistic overreach.. "Top Secret" for things that are "Embarrassing"..doing porridge in a Stockholm nick! #
  • The Australian says Craig Emerson to make speech today setting new direction on trade policy and tariff reduction: http://auspol.info/gET1aM #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I agree. Twitter has been insufferable this week with all the silly commentary on this matter. #
  • Today's essential political trivia: It's December 10, the single most popular day for federal elections in Australia: 1949, 1955 and 1977. #
  • 1949: The return of Menzies, the start of 23 years of continuous coalition government and 16 years as PM for Menzies. #
  • 1955: An early election called by Menzies to capitalise on the split in the ALP. The coalition won 10 seats off Labor, winning 75-47. #
  • 1977: An election called a year early by Fraser, who won a second landslide victory against Gough Whitlam, 86 seats to 38. #

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