My Latest Twitter Updates

  • A sign of the times: Martin Indyk & David Gregory use TweetDeck to look at Egypt coverage on NBC's Meet The Press. http://twitpic.com/3v37g3 #
  • @beneltham Transcript with audio here: http://auspol.info/eRhEQG #
  • Julia Gillard speaking in Canberra: Travel warning for Egypt is "do not travel" – will now make available an evacuation Qantas flight on Wed #
  • Gillard: Flights are leaving Cairo but there is pressure on commercial flights… will be made available at no cost…to London or Frankfurt #
  • Gillard: My highest priority is safety of Australians… depending on demand we will make further flights available as necessary. #
  • Gillard: Embassy phone number In Egypt: 202 2575 0444. Ringing DFAT from overseas: 61 2 62613305 WIthin Australia 02 6261 3305. #
  • Gillard says no plans to evacuate DFAT staff in Egypt. There will be people to answer calls to Cairo embassy. #
  • Gillard: People will NOT be refused accessed to this flight if they have a commercial booking but doesn't advise cancelling bookings. #
  • Gillard: We will not be seeking cost recovery from people for this flight. #
  • Gillard: We understand the aspirations of the people of Egypt for democracy… the future govt of Egypt is in the hands of the people… #
  • Savour Mr. Downer's reflections on the 2006 Lebanon evacuation: http://auspol.info/dY6hqI – Idiot Aussies: Grow up and take responsibility #
  • @samanthamaiden I hope QANTAS give them all a free packet of peanuts and a Diet Coke or there'll be hell to pay. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin It's the kind of thing that should occasionally be said by a minister of the crown! #
  • @littleaud1 Well, until there are tanks rumbling through Rockhampton, there's probably no need… #
  • And to prove Downer's point, Ch 7 has broadcast an irate, screeching Australian in Egypt condemning Gillard for leaving them there… #
  • @Teemy The Urban Dictionary is never wrong: http://auspol.info/feCPqI #
  • @PoliticalBloke I think he's got his hands full solving the Cyprus question. #
  • Today's Essential Report poll: http://auspol.info/as3bZC – has LNP ahead of ALP 51-49. Other questions on floods and govt/private sectors. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin @emilybwebb Well @Colvinius was disgracing himself last night: http://auspol.info/fWOYUY #
  • An 'unthreatening' lunch with Tony Abbott: http://auspol.info/htHgai #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin @GrogsGamut Hawke govt charged for Tiananmen Square evacuation in 1989. Applied liberally, friend of mine didn't pay a cent. #
  • @theburgerman Firth is Burgmann's niece. #
  • "We're having a vigorous public debate," Swan says when asked if the flood levy will be passed. #Lateline #
  • "What's magic about $1.8 billion?" Ali Moore asks Swan on #Lateline #
  • Apparently it's because they think a levy at about this level is just about right… #
  • @emilybwebb Sort it or abort it! #
  • RT @bookgrocer: Saw John Faulkner and Alan Ramsey eating in the Canberra restaurant I was in tonight. I'm part of the scene, man. #
  • @bookgrocer Ramsey may yet be the one to get the real story of last year. #
  • RT @DanielleCronin: Hosni Mubarak left red faced over doctored red carpet photo. http://gu.com/p/2jm2b/ip #
  • Ambassador Huntsman hunting for Obama: http://auspol.info/gy7pxw – there's a handful of names to watch and this is one of them. #
  • If Mubarak had not ruled Egypt for the last 30 years, would the World Trade Centre still be standing? http://auspol.info/fAnlk7 #
  • Silence is a crime. http://auspol.info/fTr8Rd #
  • It's all too neat and it's really cock and bull, but Boris Johnson does have a nice turn of phrase. http://auspol.info/fEAjcx #
  • @bookgrocer Don't beat yourself up about it! #
  • On top of everything else, Gillard has the agreement with Wilkie over poker machines to consider: http://auspol.info/f8LYhG #

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