My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Abbott blows hot and cold on climate change: http://auspol.info/f6HIzg – Malcolm Farr on Abbott's walk-both-sides-of-the-street language. #
  • "I leave this job with the absolute belief that I owe the Party far more than it could ever owe me." http://auspol.info/dN6281 #
  • @lagcamion It's a most unbalanced ledger. #
  • @Cracked_Canoe That's the 10% who refuse to watch it standing up. #
  • RT @sspencer_63: Julie Bishop's carbon tax poll isn't going well … (via @timdunlop ) http://bit.ly/hNV3xF #
  • @sspencer_63 @timdunlop Poll stacking isn't as much fun as branch stacking but I've done my bit. #
  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard is holding a press conference in Canberra… says national security committee has met this morning. #
  • Gillard: We have been engaged across a broad range of agencies in Japan… search and rescue, identification, health, radiation, defence. #
  • Gillard: On health and welfare of Austs – 145 Austs were in worst-affected regions – working to verify health and safety of these. #
  • Gillard: I want to advise of a search and rescue team working 100km away from Fukishima – early this morning a US helicopter carrying 4… #
  • Gillard:… of these people had to land at Fukishima airport this morning due to ice problem. Landing is 20km beyond evacuation range. #
  • Gillard: Two team members were tested for contamination – some small levels found on their boots – low level, team members are safe and well #
  • Gillard: I want to address general fears in the Aust community on radiation fears… #
  • Gillard: We are monitoring the situation closely – nuclear experts advise me there have been 3 explosions at Fukishima. #
  • Gillard: Our nuclear experts advise that the health risks for Australians in Japan and those returning home now are extremely low. #
  • Gillard: People who were within the 20km evacuation zone at risk only of low-level contamination. #
  • Gillard: There is no reason to assume any danger to people in Tokyo. #
  • Gillard: Economic consequences will become clearer in weeks/months ahead – we do not comment on exchange rate and market movements. #
  • Gillard: Aust's economy was not knocked off course by the GFC or our own natural disasters. We have a sturdy financial system, low inflation #
  • Gillard: Travel advisory is unchanged: do not travel to evacuation zone. #
  • Gillard asked about the 145 people – has nothing been heard from them? #
  • Gillard: Family members and consular staff in Japan have been unable to contact the 145 people. #
  • Gillard on Christmas Island unrest: protest activity makes no difference to the speed of processing asylum claims. #
  • Gillard asked whether there will be an off-shore processing centre in East Timor or anywhere else in this term of government… #
  • Gillard says patient negotiation and engagement with regional nations continues. #
  • Gillard on Bitar resignation: thanks him for all the work he's done for the Labor Party… led our campaign efforts… has done a good job. #
  • Gillard: Karl wants to move to a different stage of his life and spend more time with his family… #
  • Gillard asked about Rudd's speech to Caucus on June 24 about opposition to ETS from Swan and Gillard. Says she will not comment. #
  • Gillard asked: "who has forced you to have the carbon tax?" #
  • Gillard: In this parliament, for legislation to pass, negotiations with other groups has to take place. We negotiated Telstra break-up… #
  • Gillard: … We negotiation the flood levy… I am determined to take action on pricing carbon… this is not unusual… #
  • Gillard: The carbon tax has emerged from the multi-party climate change committee… #
  • Journalists press Gillard on an ETS and why she has now opted for a carbon tax… #
  • Gillard: This is a tax on the biggest polluters in the country – it is not like the GST – there will be price impacts… #
  • Gillard:… and we will provide generous assistance. #
  • Gillard says we will get to an emission trading scheme through a fixed price on carbon. "I didn't anticipate that during the campaign." #
  • Gillard's press conference has concluded. #
  • It's only taken me an hour but I've worked out what "offensoratti" means… http://auspol.info/flri2X #DontReadPhonetically #
  • I always listen to #PM when driving home at this time of night but the range of news today is particularly compelling. What a world. #
  • At least there's an expert panel to tell me what I missed from KK in the #nswvotes forum… #
  • And here's Barry… #nswvotes #
  • So now they're all scared to stand on a stage. How pathetic. #nswvotes #
  • Am I hearing this right? O'Farrell has done a Gingrich/Latham and signed a contract? #nswvotes #
  • @2FBS No, I was redistributed into a Melbourne electorate some years ago! #
  • Here is the O'Farrell contract… RT @rickeyre: http://auspol.info/eUA9KL #
  • @2FBS @ern_malleyscrub @MrSABlack @rickeyre A 5 point contract – nowhere near as impressive as Abbott's 12 points last year. #
  • Meanwhile in #Orange .. RT @tobiasziegler: Moderator won't take any more water questions. #nswvotes #
  • An excellent summary of the #nswvotes forum is being provided by @theburgerman. Excuse me if I can't muster the energy for this one. #
  • O'Farrell claims he won't have control of the Upper House. I wonder. #nswvotes #
  • @seamus_polsci Our Ted managed it down here. #AtLeastWeHadAnElectionWithASurpriseResult #
  • The Liberals have a part-time ethics adviser in the Parliament? #nswvotes #
  • "I'd prefer you to vote against me than to not vote at all," O'Farrell says he tells the school captains in his electorate. #nswvotes #
  • The White Pride/StormFront goons are busy tonight. But not on my website. #
  • They're promoting Hanson, of course. #
  • @adullard They're encouraging people to distribute and post Hanson material. #
  • Japan's Long Nuclear Disaster Film: http://auspol.info/fkhByb – Peter Wynn Kirby #
  • @JudeEkerick Why do you think some of these people are leaving? Bored? Time? Sick of the aggro? #
  • @JudeEkerick It seems to go through this cycle regularly. People join, enthusiastically contribute, then drop away and new people arrive. #
  • @JudeEkerick I go through the phases every day! Currently, I'm filtering most of the media types who now dominate the news/politics talk. #
  • @JudeEkerick Stop appealing to my weak spot…! #
  • @JudeEkerick Trouble is if you're interested in news/politics, rather than Facebook-style socialising, you can't avoid the MSM colonisation. #
  • @JudeEkerick When you've read Person X in the paper today/seen them on TV/read their column, having them pontificate here too is overkill. #
  • @JudeEkerick Twitter once gave a voice to nobodies like us but now it's been taken over by the same media that drove us here in first place. #
  • @JudeEkerick It's also the increased aggro. Put an argument now and your mother's virtue is brought into question! #
  • @JudeEkerick Oh yes, my main usage now is to get news, especially when big things are happening, although even that's over-rated. #
  • @JudeEkerick My February hiccup reminded me that I'm just as well informed if I simply listen to the news each night. Immersion not needed. #
  • @JudeEkerick For the past few years I've worked with Sky News permanently on at the side of my desk. Now I can't stand it. #
  • @JudeEkerick The flood. #
  • @JudeEkerick I mis-spoke! #
  • @JudeEkerick Bugger the library, it's the lack of a washing machine that I can't stand. #
  • @JudeEkerick I lost 80% of my furniture and appliances. My lounge room in the new place has one chair in it! #
  • @JudeEkerick Did I mention the 90 boxes beautifully arranged in formations in each room? #
  • @JudeEkerick Well, we're doing what Twitter is worst-known for: talking about what we do on Twitter! #
  • @JudeEkerick And don't forget you and I have actually met face-to-face so that affects – improves – how we communicate here. #
  • @JudeEkerick Flip away. #
  • @JudeEkerick cya. #
  • In Japan, No Time Yet for Grief: http://auspol.info/hpsUHF – novelist Kazumi Saeki. #
  • The new-look online Washington Post now classifies its columnists as "left-leaning" or "right-leaning": http://auspol.info/fh3sg4 – idiots. #

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