My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Just been reading The Conversation: http://auspol.info/gUdX9E – article about the site by Shaun Carney here: http://auspol.info/hwkUMg #
  • RT @benraue: Liberals aren't pulling punches in #Riverstone #nswvotes http://twitpic.com/4dbpkh #
  • Parliamentary Committees still being ignored: http://auspol.info/hIdmAW #
  • "Who gets my vote if I leave it blank?" asks a website visitor just now. #nswvotes #auspol #
  • @SMinney Some people believe an informal vote is allocated to the government. There's still a lot of confusion out there. #
  • @emilybwebb Either result?! #
  • @emilybwebb You will likely never see another election result like this in your lifetime. #
  • @emilybwebb Yes, 66-34 in the polls is more than a hammering. ALP primary of 20-25% is unheard of. Qld election in 1974 is the only rival. #
  • It says something about our Sydney-centric media that the foregone conclusion of the NSW election is being covered the way it is… #
  • Whereas Victoria actually produced a close and basically unexpected outcome… #
  • Not that I'm complaining – I always get excited when I feel an election coming on… #
  • @Drag0nista You'd think that an electorate so determined to kill the government would also knock over the Premier, don't you think? #
  • Sky News poll reporting 21% swing against Labor in NSW election. #nswvotes #
  • Sky poll says swing is uneven. Joe Tripodi says this gives some hope to Labor MPs in western suburbs. #nswvotes #
  • RT @theburgerman: Sky News exit poll: Primary vote Coalition, 52%; Labor 27%, Greens 9% #nswvotes #
  • Sky Poll 2PP LNP 64, ALP 36. #nswvotes #
  • Sky News exit poll on when voters decided: today 10%, last week 13%, last month 14%, last 6 months 17%, before that 46%. #nswvotes #
  • Sky poll on most important issues: cost of living 48%, govt competence 25% – education last on 13%. #nswvotes #
  • Tony Burke says Labor focus group participants laughed at the suggestion the carbon tax was a state issue. #nswvotes #
  • @prestontowers Baseball bats are so analogue… #
  • @acaderama And he didn't blush. #
  • @GreenJ Hehe… #
  • Tony Burke says most people decided around 2 and a half years ago… electricity debate, leadership instability, never recovered. #nswvotes #
  • 6pm. That's it. May as well get my blue pen out and update this page: http://auspol.info/fUBgtA #nswvotes #
  • These 45 minutes or so are always the most unbearable part of any election coverage. No results but so many experts… #nswvotes #
  • Joel Fitzgibbon says he was in Cessnock today – result will be very bad but he didn't sense the baseball bats… #nswvotes #
  • @jennyeather Hehe… we must be following the same people… #
  • If you've never scrutineered a ballot count, it's 6.25pm so the boxes have now been emptied & the ballots unfolded… #nswvotes #
  • Sorting into candidate piles is under way. Only the smallest of small booths will have any numbers in 10 minutes. #nswvotes #
  • @djmattyg007 Indeed but an experienced scrutineer can start to get a sense of the numbers around now. #
  • Morris reports massive increase in Nationals vote in Port Macquarie. #nswvotes #
  • Why isn't Kerry O'Brien standing up? #ABC730 #nswvotes #
  • @godwingrech You need to ask?? #
  • @godwingrech Family Fist? I know they pack a punch but… #
  • Joel Fitzgibbon says ALP is 12% down in Blacktown – an Opposition Leader emerges? #nswvotes #
  • Joel Fitzgibbon says single-digit swings in Campbelltown. #nswvotes #
  • Bruce Hawker says 7 booths counted in Monaro and the swing not high enough to unseat Labor member Steve Whan. #nswvotes #
  • @sspencer_63 Blacktown seems to be holding though. #
  • Priorities..RT @KRuddMP: Heading to Lions vs. Dockers tonight at the Gabba. Lions have helped a lot on flood recovery here in Brissie. KRudd #
  • ABC website is now showing 48 seats for coalition, 7 for ALP. http://auspol.info/dQ9egS #
  • RT @MERCURYEDITOR: First Wollongong results, 1700 votes Ind @gordonbradbery and Noreen Hay 34% a piece. Extraordinary. #nswvotes #
  • It has to be said the NSW Electoral Commission website is dreadful. http://auspol.info/fzmBNk #nswvotes #
  • Sky shows statewide primaries 9% counted – 15% swing against Labor, 9% to Libs. Two party 59.48 – 30.58. #nswvotes #
  • A 36% swing to the Nationals in Bathurst, with nearly 20% counted. #nswvotes #
  • Best projections and predictions now seem to be: Coalition 71, Labor 19, Independents 3. #nswvotes http://auspol.info/dQ9egS #
  • So the Greens are going to be as successful in NSW as they were in Victoria? #nswvotes #
  • RT @MERCURYEDITOR: First here: I'll call it for the ALP in Shellharbour. Anna Watson is new MP, replacing retiring Lylea McMahon. #nswvotes #
  • Gosford and The Entrance go to Labor with 17% swing swings. (4.9% needed) #nswvotes #
  • 24% swing delivers Charlestown to Liberals, 14.6% needed. #nswvotes #
  • 8.00pm and the ABC computer predicts Coalition 61 seats, ALP 22, Independent 3. #nswvotes #
  • The ALP primary vote is currently 25.9%, Coalition 50.9% (Liberals 38.2, Nationals 12.7), Greens 10.3, Others 12.9 #nswvotes #
  • @uskovic Oops.. got that wrong – it's predicting 68 for the coalition. #
  • Now the hard bit that may see the ALP stay in the teens: exhausted votes when prefs are distributed will assist Libs who lead on primaries. #
  • @travisgc Hehe… that should have read "go to Liberals"… #
  • Grahame Morris says O'Farrell looks like getting close to a majority in the Legislative Council as well. #nswvotes #
  • @OdgeAU Technical term for 17%…! #
  • @HutchHussein He said 13 Lib quotas, 4 ALP. #
  • Bob Brown speaking: … this is like Tasmania… we're right in the thick of winning 2 seats… our largest vote ever in NSW… #nswvotes #
  • You have to hand it to Bob Brown: he can spin any poor result into a handsome victory with that winsome smile of his. #nswvotes #
  • And here's Nathan Rees… there's no point sugarcoating this… the people have rejected a lot of us… #nswvotes #
  • Rees says his seat of Toongabbie is too close to call… #nswvotes #
  • Rees: This has been a shellacking.. we need to be brutally honest with ourselves about this result… #nswvotes #
  • What exactly is Bartlett scrutineering? … RT @AndrewBartlett: Marriage Town Hall prey split: Libs Ext 340 Grn 44 ALP 44… #nswvotes #
  • Latest figures show that 51.2% of voters gave their primary vote to the coalition parties. Labor down 13.6, Coalition up 14.1. #nswvotes #
  • @JudeEkerick 70-20-3 most likely result, give or take. #
  • Premier Kristina Keneally speaking now… I've rung Barry O'Farrell to congratulate him… #nswvotes #
  • Keneally: The community has spoken.. we accept the decision with humility and grace… #nswvotes #
  • Keneally: Tonight the ALP has suffered a significant loss & there's no hiding from that.The people did not leave us, we left them. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally talks of people who put at risk Labor principles… the party is not a given, it only exists as long as people work to nurture it. #
  • Keneally: It was not enough and I am sorry I could not deliver a victory. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally: In respecting the judgement of the electorate tonight, it does not mean we should forget they elected us 4 times. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally acknowledges Carr, Iemma and Rees. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally: We have proved that you can have a strong economy and a fair go. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally: We must face up to tonight's defeat honestly… the restoration and renewal of the party has begun… #nswvotes #
  • Keneally: I will engage with that renewal… I will never walk away from the Aust Labor Party – it's values are my core beliefs. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally: I take responsibility for tonight's result and I can announce I will not contest the leadership. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally: We need a new leader… if necessary my counsel from the backbench. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally: This was a tough campaign.. I thoroughly enjoyed it.. the most professional I've ever been involved in. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally thanks her Cabinet, her staff, party campaign team and party workers. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally thanks her family: I could not have done this job without their support. #nswvotes #
  • Keneally to O'Farrell: You now have the best job in politics… #nswvotes #
  • Keneally: 15 months ago a woman from Ohio became Premier of this state… they people let me put my case to them… a pleasure to serve. #
  • Keneally: I owe the people of NSW a debt of gratitude. #nswvotes #
  • Tony Burke on Keneally's speech: a dignified, gracious speech. You rarely see speeches as dignified as this. #nswvotes #
  • @JudeEkerick Richard Torbay, Clover Moore & probably Gordon Bradbery in Wollongong. #
  • @JudeEkerick Rees hanging on narrowly to his seat – should hold. KK resigned the leadership. #
  • NSW Legislative Council now projected to be: Coalition 19, ALP 14, Greens 5, Others 4. #nswvotes #
  • Shooters and Fishers got 4.08% (0.89 of a quota), Hanson 1.8% (0.39 of a quota) in NSW Leg Council. #nswvotes #
  • Barry O'Farrell arrives to claim victory at the Parramatta Leagues Club. #nswvotes #
  • O'Farrell stands at the podium with his wife and sons to chants of "Barry". #nswvotes #
  • O'Farrell: This is the victory for everyone who wanted to make NSW number one again. #nswvotes #
  • O'Farrell: I promise we won't let you down… #nswvotes #
  • BOF on Keneally: a skilled campaigner, a gutsy performer. #nswvotes #
  • BOF promises not to govern for sectional interests and then thanks the Nationals! #nswvotes #
  • BOF: The biggest thank you of all is for the people across this state…who voted for real change… #nswvotes #
  • BOF: We Liberals can represent anyone and anyone can join our wagon… #nswvotes #
  • BOF pays tributes to people in seats like Kiama, Campbelltown, Port Macquarie and others… we've won seats we never dreamed of winning. #
  • BOF: The govt I lead will govern for all people. #nswvotes #
  • BOF: We will seek to govern for all as we implement around 100 policies we announced during the campaign. #nswvotes #
  • BOF: Wherever you live, whatever your job, heritage, lifestyle, we will deliver… #nswvotes #
  • BOF: We are determined to end the rorts and restore confidence in government again. #nswvotes #
  • BOF: We will take the fight up to Canberra on Labor's carbon tax. #nswvotes #
  • BOF: The most important thank you of all, the people without whom I could not have done this job, those who shared the journey. #nswvotes #
  • BOF: Rosemary, Tom and Will – and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. #nswvotes #
  • BOF thanks the voters of his electorate… and departs the stage. #nswvotes #
  • @Drag0nista These days they prefer the sound of their own voices than the people they report on. It's a disappointing trend. #
  • Paul Keating's 2008 letter to John Robertson, the likely new Opposition Leader in NSW: http://auspol.info/f1G8hr #nswvotes #
  • 29.9% swing in Riverstone, 18% swing in Blacktown, 25% swing in Parramatta, 19.8% swing in Smithfield, 14.1% in Granville. #nswvotes #
  • @acaderama It's like being put down by Gough. People relish it for the rest of their days. #
  • A possible 11 women out of 19 in the NSW ALP caucus, says Bruce Hawker. #nswvotes #
  • Not the full Caucus, just the lower house component. 14 members likely in the Council. #nswvotes #
  • @Colvinius @DavidKay63 Perhaps I should introduce you two? #
  • I have an aunt called #Gladys Is that important? #
  • @upulie Yes, I just worked it out! I've been traitorously tuned to Sky… #
  • @upulie It's okay, I've recorded it on the other machine… #YesIKnowItsObsessive #
  • @upulie I have it on standard DVD, not Blu-Ray. #
  • @upulie The 2010 that is! #
  • @upulie I can take you back to 1980 on VHS… #
  • @upulie http://auspol.info/hPMvXt http://auspol.info/cFRUeY #
  • @mprimme Historical myth! #
  • @upulie A couple of items here: http://auspol.info/d0GPhY – I never seem to have the time to systematically put it all online. Much more. #
  • @mprimme Beta was apparently superior technology but it never took off. #
  • Well, I have now watched the "I will only talk to Gladys" moment. It's actually quite amusing. #nswvotes #
  • @JudeEkerick I'm going to have to be nice to you now that you've got a direct line to the man at the top. #

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