My Latest Twitter Updates

  • @seearjay The Insiders audience is miniscule in the scheme of things, the Twitter audience even more so. #
  • A cocktail party with readers: http://auspol.info/en8e9h – the NY Times Public Editor on journalists using Twitter. Self-limiting hive? #
  • Gillard: Contingent includes sniffer dogs… these are same people who went to Christchurch. #
  • Gillard: 191 Australians are registered in the most affected regions but we anticipate there are more. #
  • Gillard: Cannot rule out possibility of Austs caught up in Japan but there is no positive information to this effect. #
  • Gillard: 2, 231 Australians registered in Japan. #
  • Gillard: 1300 555 135 is DFAT 24-hour number for people unable to contact friends and relatives in Japan. #
  • Gillard: If Japan asks for further assistance, we will provide it – eg. medical teams, disaster victim identification, nuclear experts. #
  • Gillard: The direct request from Japan is for search and rescue teams and we are providing that. #
  • Gillard on nuclear plant: Our advice is the explosion was to the wall of the nuclear reactor, not to the core. #
  • Gillard is asked about regular updates on nuclear plant from the Japanese, a reference to Kevin Rudd's statement earlier today… #
  • Gillard talks of ongoing collaboration, exchange of information, etc. #
  • Gillard says any discussion of nuclear energy for Australia is "for another day". #
  • Gillard: There is no risk to Australia in any shape or form from the nuclear plant in Japan. #
  • Gillard asked whether she supports Rudd's demand for updates from Japan… says she spoke to Rudd this morning… #
  • Gillard says Rudd had a "positive conversation" with the Japanese Foreign Minister. #
  • Gillard asked: are Rudd's comments about Japan and Libya no-fly zone supported by the Cabinet? #
  • Gillard says there is no disagreement on Libya. Says all Australians are concerned about Japan. #
  • Gillard says there were some Defence delays getting the C17 plane up last night. It may be stationed in Japan on arrival. #
  • Gillard is asked about escapes from the detention centre on Christmas Island… says the situation is "well in hand". #
  • Gillard asked again about Libya – what role might Aust play on a no-fly zone? She repeats call for Gaddafi to go and UN to consider zone. #
  • Gillard asked whether she is prepared to allow Rudd the level of independence and discretion he has been showing of late… #
  • Gillard says none of the assumptions in the question are correct… media conference concludes. #
  • *snort* … RT @Colvinius: I'm being corrected for saying the exploded building is a containment block. #
  • RT @benraue: Standing room only at @greensnsw campaign launch in Balmain http://twitpic.com/48xx0d #
  • Kevin Rudd's "healing time" – http://auspol.info/fgv0Up #
  • Confessions of a Recovering Op-Ed Columnist: http://auspol.info/fnyLsU – the NYT's Frank Rich is moving on. #
  • Pay teachers more, says Nicholas Kristof: http://auspol.info/efJ6lu #
  • @charles_au How about this: http://auspol.info/gWQZ5L #
  • @Tzarimas Labour Day, not Moomba… #
  • @Tzarimas Yes, yes, but… who won the bloody holiday anyway?! #
  • Highly informed, older, mostly evangelical: the typical Iowan Republican presidential primary voter. http://auspol.info/hEOOXq #
  • How the Internet Tried to Kill Me: http://auspol.info/he8VqS – somewhat disturbing but with a great story about a bear. #
  • The Destructive Power of Water: http://auspol.info/dWQfY4 #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Nielsen Poll 2 Party Preferred: ALP 46 (0) LNP 54 (0) #auspol #
  • So Newspoll, Nielsen and Essential are now in total agreement of 54-46? #
  • 1.2 zettabytes = the data generated by everyone in the world posting Twitter messages continuously for a century: http://auspol.info/fuBs6h #
  • @WNBSprague But are you into corn? #
  • @PollBludger I'll claim the margin of error excuse to justify my sloppy memory. #
  • @Dan_Gulberry These are vital statistics for everyone to know… #
  • RT @HutchHussein: Xenophon: "If the Lib Party had a Mark Arbib, who knows, this might have been 2nd term of a Costello Govt". #GoodWeekend #
  • .@HutchHussein But Costello would have been rolled by Christopher Pyne by now if Arbib had anything to do with it… #
  • The Barrowclough interview with Arbib from #GoodWeekend is here: http://auspol.info/fvOGul #auspol #
  • And a critique from Andrew Elder is here: http://auspol.info/gRgFYk #
  • .@John_Hanna @misskylie77 Make that Julie Bishop, not Pyne… #
  • @acaderama Bastard, good bloke, never here, etc?? #
  • Michael Gordon says Gillard is at record lows but Nielsen poll shows voters don't want Abbott either: http://auspol.info/f3c83k #
  • Daniel Flitton says Gillard and Rudd should consider, even embrace, the concept of teamwork: http://auspol.info/g3w0TY #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Nielsen Poll Primary Votes: ALP 33 (+1) LNP 45 (-1) GRN 12 (0) http://bit.ly/hTXhsY #auspol #
  • Mark Day has been trying to sort the news from the mindless sludge: http://auspol.info/f3FVlA #
  • @mrsnickhodge He's right of course. I had the same reaction when I went without television during most of February. Timely reminder. #
  • Penny Wong defends major parties over the irresponsible minor ones … and obstructionist major ones. http://auspol.info/flIdWT #

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