My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Essential Report NSW poll now available: Primaries LNP 54, ALP 24, Greens 12, Other 11. Two-Party LNP 65, ALP 35. http://auspol.info/as3bZC #
  • Immigration Minister Chris Bowen is speaking on the protest at Christmas Island… #
  • Bowen: Fires were lit, violent approaches to police… most detainees not associated with this. #
  • Bowen: Operational Response – AFP took control of detention centre and remain so. 70 AFP officers being deployed to the island – 188 total. #
  • Bowen: There were 2500 detainees on Christmas Island at the start of this week. 105 will leave today, more tomorrow. #
  • Bowen: The reduction of numbers of detainees on Christmas Island needs to be speeded up. #
  • Bowen: Migration Act allows for "character" to be a factor in determining applications. Character considerations will be taken into account. #
  • AFP Deputy Commissioner Steven Lancaster: 200 protestors last night, many with weapons, an organised attack. #
  • Lancaster: Protestors set fire to administration buildings. AFP took control at 10pm. Situation remains tense. #
  • RT @carbonexpo_oz: he's calling detainees 'clients' .. that is a bit rich .. #
  • Lancaster: 118 AFP officers on Christmas Island, 70 more arriving to give sustainability to the operation on the island. #
  • Will most of those 200 involved in the protest be denied visas on character grounds, Bowen asked. He says he must apply natural justice. #
  • Is it time to abandon the East Timor processing centre, Bowen is asked. He says discussions are proceeding- "don't engage in 3-word slogans" #
  • Catching up on #7 30 – that was a marvellous cock-up for the Victorian edition. At least I got to see 30 seconds of Quentin Dempster. #
  • A big win for Clinton: http://auspol.info/fGonNO #
  • Interesting comments on New York Times site regarding forthcoming digital subscription plans: http://auspol.info/gqeKG4 #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Iris Poll Keira 2 Party Preferred: ALP 50 (-22 from 2007 election) LNP 50 #nswvotes #auspol #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: Correction #Iris Poll Wollongong 2 Party Preferred: ALP 46 (-29.3 from 2007 election) IND (not LNP) 54 #nswvotes #auspol #
  • @2FBS You're surely not surprised? #
  • UK PM David Cameron: "Just because you can't do the right thing everywhere doesn't mean you shouldn't do the right thing somewhere." #
  • Michael Kroger on carbon: "You can't see it – where is it?" #Lateline #
  • @drng @2FBS @sspencer_63 I didn't really quote him properly. He was highlighting how poorly it's been explained & why the govt is struggling #

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