My Latest Twitter Updates

  • @smurray38 That's two of us… where's everybody else? #
  • @smurray38 Remember: Moscow Olympic boycott, an election, Hawke into Parlt, new Parlt House design comp, Budget leaked, Sinclair acquitted. #
  • @smurray38 Gar's Mahal opened, Turkish consul assassinated, interest rates deregulated on customer deposits, Campbell Report… #
  • @smurray38 I had to look that last lot up! #
  • @smurray38 And the Industries Assistance Commission criticised the govt's protection policies – that MIGHT have been discussed in Cabinet! #
  • @smurray38 I think it was commonplace behind the scenes but I don't think the media reported bitchy gossip in those days, did it? #
  • @smurray38 He was still around – Fascist File was still running on Ch9 I think. Died in 1987. #
  • @henraah Don't get your hopes up – I doubt there are any Cabinet papers! #
  • As excitement builds for the release of the 1980 Cabinet papers, some memories of politics that year: http://twitpic.com/3ldqwx #
  • 1980: Some faceless union hack was trying to get into Parliament: http://twitpic.com/3ldta3 http://twitpic.com/3ldtpq #
  • Not everyone supported the new member for Wills in 1980: http://twitpic.com/3ldvn4 @Captainsuburbia #
  • 1980: The ALP was raising standards in the Senate. http://twitpic.com/3ldx4c #
  • 1980: The "dole bludger" term had just been invented & some wondered just what Fraser would do about unemployment: http://twitpic.com/3ldxug #
  • I wouldn't dare say that… RT @NewtonMark: Shouldn't that last one be "Robert Ray (protect)"? #wikileaks #cablegate #
  • Petrol prices had risen above 40 cents/litre in 1980 and people were feeling the pinch: http://twitpic.com/3ldysq #
  • @ben_hr Not sure – I have a vague memory of it. Sounds about the right time. #
  • @ben_hr Remind me what happened – some kind of Medibank rip-off? #
  • But the ALP had a plan to tackle petrol prices in 1980: http://twitpic.com/3le2cd http://twitpic.com/3le32e #
  • @ben_hr His vicious & divisive personality is conveniently forgotten by his new-found friends these days. At least the Libs still hate him. #
  • @stevescicluna That is true but they still had a couple of years to wait in 1980. #
  • @daniels_den Yes, posted some earlier this year: http://twitpic.com/22owik http://twitpic.com/13w565 http://twitpic.com/13w6il #
  • @daniels_den http://twitpic.com/13w1b7 http://twitpic.com/13w0bv http://twitpic.com/13vyl0 – can't find the Joh for PM one. #
  • More great editing at the Herald-Sun: http://twitpic.com/3lecu3 Full article: http://auspol.info/hQ6Db0 #
  • @Colvinius "But he calls himself George!" #
  • Any PHP coding experts out there able to help me with tweaking a WordPress plugin template? Easy for you, mystery to me… #
  • @jdub Thanks – just sent you an email. #
  • @DavidKay63 This is YOU, isn't it?! #
  • A special Happy New Year to @jdub for solving my PHP problem. If I was the gushing type, I'd say "this is why Twitter is so wonderful". #
  • @DavidKay63 The problem was just solved by @jdub but thanks all the same. How long have you been lurking on here? Happy New Year. #
  • @Gibbot5000 Judging by the first sentence of the second paragraph here http://auspol.info/fLGE8U , I will take that as a compliment… #
  • Now, will the National Bank still be open if I head down now? #
  • @DavidKay63 A certain @normkay is still somewhat inactive but I'm told he lurks a lot. #
  • @Gibbot5000 There's a wild rumour that the journalist tag applies to him but it certainly doesn't apply to me! #
  • What an extraordinary scene on Ch9 news – people sitting in their flooded house eating and watching TV. #
  • RT @KRuddMP: Happiest of new years to all those who have kept in touch with me over the past year. KRudd #
  • RT @KRuddMP: 2010 has certainly been character building, looking forward to working together in 2011. KRudd #
  • I have never seen my street so dark and quiet as it is at the moment. Everyone seems to have gone elsewhere. #
  • @stephenkobelke Thank you. Happy New Year. #
  • @katedoak Hmmm… #
  • @chrisjon46 Thanks – Happy New Year to you too. #
  • Pending the midnight release of the 1980 Cabinet Papers, The Age has an overview of that year: http://auspol.info/hdtxRx #
  • 1980: A criminal underbelly right under our noses. http://auspol.info/dStl79 – Woodward, Mackay, Nugan, Hand, Painters & Dockers, Costigan. #
  • 2011: Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit. #
  • @Cracked_Canoe Pedant! #
  • Under the Fraser government, 1980 was "a place of refuge for many": http://auspol.info/dFryYL #
  • Nothing yet on The Age or SMH websites and the National Archives hasn't opened the door like they normally do at midnight… #
  • But The Australian's full coverage of the 1980 Cabinet Papers is here: http://auspol.info/eWmVZi #
  • @the_green_egg 1980 #
  • Malcolm Fraser opposes the current war in Afghanistan but when he was actually in office he was gung-ho: http://auspol.info/gtfPWS #
  • Former Treasury Secretary fingers Malcolm Fraser as the man who leaked the 1980 Budget to Laurie Oakes: http://auspol.info/g982Ub #
  • That's John Stone, former Treasury Secretary and later National Party senator… #
  • Treasurer John Howard's Nov1980 Cabinet briefing on The Economic Context: http://auspol.info/g7ksPw – "a need for firmer macro settings". #
  • I'd completely overlooked the major event of 1980: the debut of "Sale of the Century"… http://auspol.info/hH1CG5 #
  • @prestontowers He certainly did… #
  • The Archives will release Cabinet Papers from 1981 during 2011, now that the 30-year-rule has become 20-years. http://auspol.info/dTj7vk #
  • Unless I can't see for looking, the Archives haven't published any actual documents on their website this year. WikiLeaks anyone? #
  • Fraser "nearly lost" the 1980 election, says this AAP report: http://auspol.info/gCFVSq – that 23-seat majority wasn't exactly a hung parlt. #
  • A list of suggested budget cuts in 1980, including abolition of SBS and reintroduction of university fees: http://auspol.info/e7Sd4T #
  • Treasurer John Howard's 1980 Cabinet submission proposing a "broad-based-indirect tax". http://auspol.info/etk6cz – 20 years later… #
  • @smurray38 Chipp smiling because he's just won the Senate balance of power, Hawke because he's in Parlt, Peacock because his chance has come #
  • Thirty years on and Australian celebrity hasn't evolved much: http://auspol.info/iiauxY #
  • A picture of the 1980 Fraser ministry: http://auspol.info/e6t3Lb – I may be wrong but I think only 5 of them have passed on. #
  • @smurray38 Name them! #
  • Andrew Peacock says he doesn't want to criticise Fraser over Cambodia and Pol Pot: http://auspol.info/h983kl – even though he has good cause #
  • !980: That old crook Joh "furiously opposed" World Heritage listing of the Barrier Reef: http://auspol.info/dFuRiq – but we knew that. #
  • @smurray38 I think @JanetteHowardPM would only support you on one of those gentlemen… #
  • @smurray38 Only in the election… #
  • 1980 Olympic bitterness still lingers, although it didn't seem to bother the Cabinet: http://auspol.info/hFzirb #
  • @smurray38 Perhaps this is a good time to resolve not to read the Portentous One anymore? #
  • @rogthewolfhound That was Temptation… it was reborn later as Sale. There was a gap somewhere along the line. #
  • @smurray38 How many faces in the crowd can you identify? http://auspol.info/fq1C7t Am I imagining or is that Flint? #
  • @mikestuchbery Amateur! #
  • @AyaReina Well, we've had weeks of the ^&*%^$# cricket… fair's fair… #
  • @smurray38 But the MP3 of Stokes is left-channel only. This happened one other year – they clearly need help with recordings. #
  • @smurray38 And is that Niki Savva standing near him? #
  • @AyaReina Tch, tch… there's more to be learned from history than the day-to-day nonsense we're fed. #
  • @katedoak So they wouldn't lean to the right channel? #
  • @AyaReina The Australian rather overdraws the parallels: http://auspol.info/gRSEYj #

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