My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Anna Bligh press conference: We went to bed holding some grave concerns… at this stage no reports of serious casualties… #
  • Bligh: These are still early reports. No reports yet from some small isolated communities. Dangerous situation in some regions continues. #
  • Bligh: Yasi has weakened to category 2 but is still dangerous. #
  • Bligh: Second surge in Cairns is reportedly higher than what they experienced last night. #
  • Bligh: Cairns seems to have escaped the worst of this storm – power down, debris on roads, but ports and businesses back to normal in 24 hrs #
  • Bligh: Hardest hit area is around Innisfail, especially Mission Beach, Tully, Cardwell… #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: Early reports of significant devastation of Cardwell. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: Townsville experienced heavy rain and wind..preliminary assessment is damage not severe..evacuation centres not unlocked yet. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: Palm Island reports all well, no significant damage, some roofs off. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: Significant flood event likely in Ingham. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: Main electricity supply line, the spine taking power inland is still up. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: 177,000 homes without electricity, only 15% Townsville has electricity, 34% Cairns. Figure will rise above 200,000. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: It took 4 weeks during Cyclone Larry to restore power to all who lost it – people will need to be patient. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: Telstra reports 25 stations out, 450 points on network operating without mains power, severe mobile disruptions. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: Tully hospital roof went off overnight, Cairns hospital looking to re-open emergency dept later today after surge passes. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: As we move into recovery phase, focus is on accommodating people rendered homeless. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: This is an unfolding event – serious flooding still to come – but many people will be breathing a sigh of relief. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: Others will feel despair as they return to their communities… if you are feeling alone, you are not alone. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: The 6 people at Port Hinchinbrook are alive and safe. #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: I welcome to the world the three babies who were born last night… #TCYasi #
  • Bligh: One baby born in an evacuation centre, two more in Innisfail hospital. #TCYasi #
  • A visibly relieved Anna Bligh concludes her press conference. On commercial channels, the disappointment is palpable. #TCYasi #
  • @jason_a_w It's all down to Tully, last chance for total devastation… #
  • The Daily: a second-rate iPad magazine, not a newspaper: http://auspol.info/g4FAWK – Mashable #
  • Julia Gillard press conference underway in Canberra: Corporal Richard Atkinson, 22 yrs old, on his first deployment to Afghanistan… #
  • Gillard: Second soldier was seriously wounded – name not released at request of family. #
  • Gillard: I told the Parlt last year there would be hard days ahead – this is one of those… it is vital that we see this mission through. #
  • Gillard: Australians slept badly last night around the nation because we were worried about this cyclone… #
  • Gillard: Courage and preparation has won through… #
  • Gillard: At this stage it appears we have not lost any lives as a result of this cyclone… but danger is not yet over… #
  • Gillard: I want to announce that we have determined to make the disaster relief payment available to people in cyclone areas. #TCYasi #
  • Gillard: Income support payment will also be made available to people unable to work as result of cyclone. #TCYasi #
  • Gillard on Egypt: Clearly, a transition is required in Egypt… the time for change has come… but in an orderly and peaceful way. #
  • Gillard asked about encouragement of "culture of entitlement" re government payments to disaster victims. #TCYasi #
  • Gillard: Anyone committing fraud can expect to feel the full force of the law… requirements for this disaster are same as for previous. #
  • Grattan asked about Egypt flight leaving half-full because people could not make it to the airport… says embassy doing its best… #
  • Gillard asked about Abbott's email: "Personally, I'm pretty shocked." #
  • Opposition Leader Tony Abbott press conference: offers thoughts and prayers for loss of Aust soldier in Afghanistan… #
  • Abbott on cyclone: the season of disaster continues… pays tribute to spirit of Queenslanders and professionalism of authorities. #
  • Abbott: PM and I both agree the reconstruction most proceed but disagree on how to pay for it. I've offered to sit down and discuss savings. #
  • Abbott on email donations link: The party added that, it's standard practice for parties to ask for donations on emails they send out… #
  • Abbott: The ALP sent flood information to people last week and it included a donations link… #
  • Abbott: I think the matter has been fully dealt with – are there any other questions? #
  • Abbott asked whether it was insensitive… I think I've dealt with this… #
  • Abbott: I hosted a barbeque on Australia Day to raise money for flood victims… #
  • Abbott: As I said, the donation information was something added by the Liberal Party and that is standard practice… #
  • Abbott: The coalition came up with $50 billion of savings in the forward estimates before the election… #
  • Abbott: In a spirit of national unity and bipartisanship, I'm prepared to sit down with the PM and come up with the savings… #
  • Abbott: It's very important that we spend the money but also important we don't add to the burdens on people. #
  • Abbott's press conference has ended… he had nothing to say and they had nothing to ask… #
  • PDF copies of recent ALP/Lib emails: ALP 18/1 http://auspol.info/fvwmfz ALP 28/1 http://auspol.info/gwOr5J Lib 2/2 http://auspol.info/eCP3YL #
  • @Surlysimon Just posted emails here: ALP 18/1 http://auspol.info/fvwmfz ALP 28/1 http://auspol.info/gwOr5J Lib 2/2 http://auspol.info/eCP3YL #
  • @DarrenFerrari Well, it's a typically online/Canberra controversy about not-much-at-all… #
  • @DarrenFerrari Abbott's right about links in party emails but they've been careless with this one and the ALP's are impossible to fault. #
  • @DarrenFerrari Yes, we can get back to being Twitter experts on Egypt now… #
  • @AgnessMack Have a listen here: http://auspol.info/a5PelL #
  • @sspencer_63 I posted them a few tweets back… #
  • @sspencer_63 ALP 18/1 http://auspol.info/fvwmfz ALP 28/1 http://auspol.info/gwOr5J Lib 2/2 http://auspol.info/eCP3YL #
  • @sspencer_63 No, just proves how closely I read tweets! #
  • @julieposetti He was asked if he would use any of the party donations & redirect them to the flood appeal – said he'd raised money at a BBQ. #
  • @julieposetti I posted the audio here: http://auspol.info/a5PelL – only 8 minutes. #
  • @Pollytics You'd think Abbott's chief of staff would know someone at Liberal HQ they could talk to about this. #
  • Mungo MacCallum on Gillard's anti-Midas touch: turning a gold nugget into a turd. http://auspol.info/f8wcNe #
  • Why do I get emails like this? Should I forward it to the Greens? http://twitpic.com/3vziba #
  • @tospeakofpebble I stoped wondering about that a long time ago… #
  • @Drag0nista He even chose the "I found an error" category on the Contact page… #
  • @AndrewBartlett Either that or a regular commenter on The Drum… #
  • @timhollo If only you wouldn't stope people from cleaning up the scrubs, all would be well. #
  • @2FBS I had to delete a thousand word essay about God yesterday. I'm being punished for something. #
  • Thought I'd check out The Daily. iTunes message: "The item you've requested is not currently available in the Australian Store." #
  • @emilybwebb Tiffiny? With an "i"? Are you watching The Biggest Looser? #
  • @emilybwebb "Looser"… "Tiffiny"… oh, forget it! #BoganSpellingRules #
  • 1895: The Production of a Newspaper Without Paper http://auspol.info/gGxhGW #
  • Four Corners: The Real Julia. Coming to a television near you. #
  • Okay, what am I missing here? Can only get The Daily app from iTurnes US store but when I go there I'm not allowed to purchase the app. #
  • @acaderama Yes, I know that but other people clearly find a way around this. What is it? #
  • @JennyEjlak More likely to be The Invisible Man. They'll unwrap the bandages and we'll know for sure that there's nothing there. #
  • @acaderama Hmm, can you get me their names, addresses and credit card numbers…? #
  • @JennyEjlak Probably your Dr Who episode. #
  • Crises of Faith: http://auspol.info/eU9Vma – Margaret Simons on the state of the Fairfax nest of believers. (Subscription required.) #
  • Simons says Fairfax executives evangelise about this article from Wired: http://auspol.info/eKazJj #
  • @JudeEkerick You're the second person today who wants me to link up/in – is it really worth it? Most times I look at it & can't be bothered. #
  • @JudeEkerick It seems to work for people in IT, marketing, PR and suchlike. But I don't know anyone who uses it! #
  • @JudeEkerick Did you give it access to your email address book? #
  • @JudeEkerick Then it must have been that suspicious looking bloke who sat in the corner of the University Cafe that night in Lygon St! #
  • @JudeEkerick Or its database has others connecting to you and me separately and it links us accordingly. #
  • Social Media as a Tool for Protest: http://auspol.info/fOmO7b – one of the better pieces I've seen on this subject, from Stratfor. #
  • Two hundred trillion text messages a day seems a bit high… even in America. http://auspol.info/fcEwqg #
  • Albert Park Colleges rises from the ashes: http://auspol.info/gZiQpT – iPad in hand… #
  • Every Premier of Victoria since 1955 has been privately educated: http://auspol.info/fAxKfy – MPs' token support for govt schools. #
  • Cynthia Banham: A long, hard look inside our jails would benefit us all. http://auspol.info/ehfg9a #
  • A High Court challenge to the Howard/Rudd/Gillard school chaplains program: http://auspol.info/i9uuDB – don't hold your breath but ponder… #

Powered by Twitter Tools