My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Dr. Mohamed Haneef is holding a press conference in Brisbane… says he's hopeful upcoming mediation will allow him to move forward… #
  • Haneef: Have been rebuilding my medical career, working as a doctor in UAE… #
  • Haneef says it's too late to expect an apology from the Australian government. #
  • Haneef on parallels with Julian Assange: I haven't had a chance to look at that… anyone who's innocent would understand… #
  • Haneef says he still wishes to live in Australia… "a very good place to be" if he wants to progress his career. #
  • Haneef: Aust a very good and fair place to live, a lot of friend here who have supported him… #
  • Haneef: It (Aust) is a fair place but this reputation has been damaged, especially in India. #
  • Haneef: It is not a problem to get a job in India but my career has been interrupted by several years – wanted to be a specialist in Aust. #
  • Haneef's lawyer Rod Hodgson (Maurice Blackburn) says they are hopeful of "meaningful" results from discussions next Mon-Tues. #
  • Hodgson: This is a case without precedent and substantial compensation is warranted for the way Dr. Haneef was treated. #
  • Hodgson: The Clark inquiry makes clear the Federal Police behaviour was not up to standard – ASIO & Qld Police inquiries back this. #
  • Hodgson says they are seeking diplomatic cables from India on Haneef – being sought under FOI. #
  • Hodgson says his family condemned the actions of his second cousins who were involved in the Glasgow bombing. #
  • RT @FarrahTomazin: #springst award winning abc journo Josephine Cafagna appointed ted baillieu's head of strategic communications. #
  • Now why does that appointment come as something of a surprise but seems to make perfect sense? #
  • I suppose she could do both… RT @melbourneninja: does that mean she will leave the ABC? Josephine Cafagna is my favorite journo! #
  • @emilybwebb @kimbo_ramplin This morning my phone said there were 5 voicemails and 30 emails for you-know-who! #
  • RT @newmatilda: New Matilda will be online in 2011! http://auspol.info/fgtb6b See you next year! #newmatilda #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin And there are new emails in the app, mainly about Malcolm losing his phone. Melissa Brooks says its "fuckageddon" if its lost #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin And Glenn says he remembers Malcolm saying he was going to shove his phone up Dan Miller's arse! #
  • RT @phbarratt: Gunner Gillard seems to have an Augustinian approach to tackling difficult issues. She's gunner do it, but not just yet. #
  • More BER incompetence? … RT @3AW693: All schools are closing down at 1:30pm today so take care on the roads with schools on them. #
  • December 17, 1967: Harold Holt http://twitpic.com/3gljjn http://auspol.info/emg5Ph #
  • I didn't know Ruth Park died on Tuesday, aged 93: http://auspol.info/fjLde2 – more childhood leaving the building. #
  • RT @CrikeyWeekender: A lovely obit on novelist and children's author Ruth Park, who died yesterday aged 93: http://bit.ly/gs7LWo #
  • RT @vexnews: Speculation doing rounds that Paul Austin will be departing The Age following his wife's appointment as Baillieu's head spinner #
  • @WolvesHQ Andrew Landeryou http://auspol.info/htxKzK #
  • @pjlogue Plenty of precedents for journalists going to work for politicians. #
  • RT @SkyNewsAust: AFP says #WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has committed no criminal offence in Australia; no investigation required. #
  • Statement to US House Judiciary Comm. WikiLeaks investigation by National Archives Director Thomas Blanton: http://auspol.info/gga9QH (PDF) #
  • Blanton compares reaction to WikiLeaks to proposed firebombing of Brookings Institution by Nixon administration. http://auspol.info/gHrF8N #
  • CNN is farewelling Larry King with Tony Bennett singing. I knew The 7.30 Report missed something last week. #
  • Gillard says numbers of survivors of Christmas Island remains at 42… total of 5 surivors now airlifted to Perth. #
  • Gillard: "I do want to be clear the people smuggling vessel was not sighted until it was sighted by Christmas Island residents." #
  • Gillard says the area Aust patrols is a million square nautical miles – an aircraft can only patrol 50,000 sq miles per day. #
  • Gillard says Aust's search and rescue area is 10% of the entire globe – impossible to patrol every part of it at all times. #
  • Gillard continues to push the Standing Group idea the Opposition rejected yesterday – says important to get the facts first before debate. #
  • Gillard says she spoke to Rob Oakeshott this morning… is writing to Opp and crossbenches to explain proposals outlined yesterday. #
  • Gillard on WikiLeaks: AFP has reported no Australian laws broken… says it's important to keep various matters clear… #
  • Gillard: One issue is Swedish charges against Assange; another is theft of documents – a "grossly irreponsible" act. #
  • Gillard: There are some people who are fans of this conduct – I am not. #
  • Gillard is asked what the difference is between theft of documents and a plain leak. Doesn't this also threaten Australian journalists? #
  • Gillard says "absolutely not", warns against conflation of issues… "the foundation stone here is an illegal act which breached US laws." #
  • Gillard draws a distinction between theft of documents by an employee and leaking to journalists – says these are different. #
  • @downesy No Australian crime – there's clearly been an American crime. #
  • @downesy Since then she's been quite careful to distinguish the two cases. She's been un-conflating them in this press conference. #
  • Gillard says it's important to be clear that cables are written by individuals and don't necessarily reflect official views and policy. #
  • @empatt It's a fair point – embassy staff write cable reports on local politics, business, etc all the time. They're not policy documents. #
  • @empatt I don't understand your point. #
  • @smurray38 As an Argonaut, I remember listening to The Muddle-Headed Wombat performed on radio – John Ewart as wombat! #
  • @eithniu Ah yes… we had a radiogram, quite the furniture piece in the lounge room. State-of-the-art ours was – could play 33s, 45s & 78s! #
  • @eithniu I can't be sure either but I think ours was a Phillips too. Teak coloured finish, cloth covered speakers. #
  • Julian Assange has spoken to the BBC's Newsnight program. Report and video here: http://auspol.info/iiWDUI #
  • @di45 Yes, I had the same thought. Trying to think where I've seen TV interviewers who interrupt so much… #
  • New kids on the block: Andrews, Smyth & Bandt on becoming MPS – on RN National Interest now but downloadable here: http://auspol.info/icKR12 #
  • RT @landeryou: Baillieu’s weird choice of chief spin-doctor puzzles Liberals, amuses Labor, stuns journos: http://auspol.info/huiGGn #
  • "A lot of narky, whiny, bleating lefty opinion…" *snicker* #
  • @smurray38 The what? #
  • @smurray38 I can recognise Ricky Ponting… but if you go sport AND provincial on me I'm totally stuck – except for the odd football hoon. #
  • @smurray38 I bought some runners off Leigh Matthews once and I taught one of the AFL coaches – how's that for sporting cred? #
  • @Cracked_Canoe Perhaps it's a sign of editorial integrity at The Age? #
  • Ophthalmologists warn of wayward corks: http://auspol.info/dOGgt2 – "high velocity missiles" #
  • "Lurching awkwardly between classy gestures and underwhelming torpor.." http://auspol.info/eZ3jC7 some good lines in this Larry King review. #
  • It's a bit like being endorsed by Gerard Henderson but Charles Krauthammer thinks Obama is on the comeback trail: http://auspol.info/eCDkGm #
  • @anthonybaxter Oh yes… #
  • @RogerLamb1 I concede it wasn't a perfect analogy! #
  • What a week – James Dibble, Ruth Park, and now masonite: http://auspol.info/ihPwdl #
  • Labor tied in knots: http://auspol.info/eHoc0z – Shaun Carney has hit the nail right on the head in this piece. #
  • Pedant watch: Carney is wrong in his final paragraph: http://auspol.info/eHoc0z – Gillard doesn't hit 6 months until Christmas Eve, Friday. #
  • Good analysis of the Victorian election result from Tim Colebatch: http://auspol.info/gO0GWr – Final 2PP 51.6 – 48.4. #
  • @WNBSprague Yes, I agree with that. But Gillard is far worse than Rudd – there is no sign of any commitment to anything yet from her. #
  • @WNBSprague It IS sad – and I think it's simpler than you have put it. She's smart, sane, capable, etc, but she has no ideas of her own. #

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