My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Just had an interesting talk with an electrician doing some work here. Insulation inspection job came by email during our conversation. #
  • He's getting about $1000 to inspect insulation installations but there's not a lot of gratitude to the govt for providing such fruitful work #
  • The electrician thinks Gillard's goose is cooked. Lack of detail on carbon tax concerns him. However, he laughed when I asked about Abbott. #
  • By contrast, the TV antenna man yesterday was very pro-Gillard. Ridiculed broadband wireless options but worried about NBN cost. #
  • Earlier in the week, a Bigpond contractor, an American who married an Australian, lauded the chance to get ahead here compared to the US. #
  • .@kirkbroadhurst Purely anecdotal, not necessarily representative of anything, but always intriguing to hear. #
  • @timdunlop He told me he had a management job in the US but earned around $700/fortnight. Minimum wage very low there. #
  • @sspencer_63 The antenna man was the most pro-Labor but said his business – a Jim's franchise – is sliding. I was his only job for the day. #
  • @2FBS My electrician wants Jeff Kennett to run the country… #
  • @katedoak Only a pampered, subsidised uni student would say such a thing…! #
  • @s_pearce No, it's a condition of exit. #
  • @s_pearce I made sure he'd finished the electrical work before I risked it! #
  • @s_pearce On the contrary, I find such people are more likely to have clear opinions than others. Like the electrician, very grounded… #
  • Anyone know a good place in Melbourne to buy a home study desk? Need functionality but also want a furniture piece. #
  • @DarrenFerrari Thanks – just found their website. Might take a Saturday drive out there. #
  • @HelgaSvendsen Thanks – will check them out. #
  • Been discussing $60,000 items of furniture with an antiques dealer. I feel such a fraud… #
  • Opportunities, Challenges and Policy Responses: http://auspol.info/hkUBVf – Ken Henry's parting words on his final day as Treasury Secretary #
  • Henry: Global Financial Crisis is more accurately a Western Financial Crisis that hasn't played out fully as yet. http://auspol.info/dLZmmH #
  • Henry disputes the idea that economic reform in the 1980s wasn't politically contentious. Circumstances so confronting action was inevitable #
  • @bogurk A subscription to the Treasury mailing list is essential these days! #
  • The Liberals have a new downloadable poster. Guess what it's about: http://auspol.info/dQICkf #
  • @John_Hanna So it's not true that economists are simply accountants without the charisma? #
  • Teaching science in Boston: http://auspol.info/hWHsDP – where it takes second place to federal/state "accountability" measures. MyScience? #
  • David Brooks revisits Huntington's Clash of Civilisations in the light of recent events in the Arab world: http://auspol.info/e1uYFP #
  • Must be a quiet day at the Washington Post as they ponder whether Newt Gingrich has what it takes to run in 2012: http://auspol.info/fMgpTR #
  • Soapy Sam Brandis SC. #Lateline #
  • @misskylie77 Brandis and Emerson: let's hope this is a discussion based on common sense. #
  • Brandis: Greg Hunt is the climate change intellectual of the Parliament. #Lateline #
  • Wingnuts and looney tunes abound, says Laurie Oakes: http://auspol.info/gkX5s6 #
  • Meanwhile, Tony Windsor has been assassinated on Wikipedia: http://auspol.info/gF31wU #
  • Doing for Gillard what he did for Brumby? http://auspol.info/i15tMj #
  • Gillard never mentioned rabbits during the election: http://auspol.info/freRUR – Mike Carlton on the latest outrage. #
  • Bernardi, the Conservative Leadership Foundation and The People's Revolt: http://auspol.info/ffryuQ – Peter Hartcher. #

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