My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Andrew Wilkie addressing the National Press Club on problem gambling – says 95,000 people in Aust have serious problem. #auspol #
  • Wilkie says he's lost count of the number of people who've come to him with their stories – cost to taxpayers is enormous. #
  • Wilkie reiterates his agreement with Gillard – "which I will hold her to" – on mandatory poker machine pre-commitment reform. #auspol #
  • Wilkie describes a "jurisdictional technical solution" to mandatory pre-commitment – requires national standards to prevent "venue hopping". #
  • Wilkie: "I know I speak for millions of Australians"…internationally our machines are known as dangerous, high-intensity machines. #auspol #
  • Wilkie: Poker machine players, in particular, would benefit from something to protect them from themselves. #auspol #
  • Wilkie talks of a "cross bench filter" through which legislation is improved in the hung parliament. "Bad legislation" can be blocked. #
  • Wilkie describes his weekly meetings with Gillard and Abbott. "Last weekend's election has changing nothing." #auspol #
  • Wilkie is asked about a possible withdrawal of support from Gillard if poker machine reform is not implemented… #auspol #
  • Wilkie: If legislation has not passed by Budget 2012 I will withdraw my support. #auspol #
  • Wilkie: I want to emphasise the govt has been overwhelmingly cooperative… #auspol #
  • Wilkie on how Abbott is faring: "I don't Abbott has played it as well as he might have since the election." Has been "destructive". #
  • Wilkie talks of Abbott's potential to govern from opposition with the support of the crossbenches… #auspol #
  • Wilkie: It is impossible to know who I would support if it came to that… I don't think it's going to come to that. #auspol #
  • Wilkie: Even if I did pull my support it could be done in such a way as to assist the parliament to run full-term. #auspol #
  • Wilkie supports the idea of a Federal Gaming Minister – says he wouldn't be available for it – independents shouldn't get too close to govt. #
  • Wilkie on budget cuts: says he wants to meet with Finance minister Wong – "I'm not asking for Denison to be quarantined." #auspol #
  • Wilkie says he supported the flood levy rather than be responsible for the govt cutting another $1.8 billion from more programs. #auspol #
  • Wilkie asked about compensation for poker machine industry: "I don't share power that much." #auspol #
  • Wilkie on the Labor govt: I think history will record this as a reformist govt and it is so because it's a power-sharing parliament. #auspol #
  • Gillard in Perth talking of business uses for the NBN, especially in geographically large and diverse areas. More of this needed. #NBN #
  • Stephen Conroy on business: "if you're not online, you're effectively invisible." #NBN #
  • Ah, @7NewsMelbourne, we can rewind live television now to capture little moments like this: http://twaud.io/qNJL #
  • @Drag0nista It never got far up the charts, but… http://auspol.info/hg7mm9 (MP3 download) #
  • Keating: The Labor govt of NSW had its moral authority torn away from it by the party organisation. @abc730 #
  • Keating: When the party secretary – Bitar – puts his hand up against the Premier at a party conference you know it's over. @abc730 #
  • Keating: If Robertson is elected leader he will have no vantage point on which to lead… @abc730 #
  • Keating: I'm a life member [of the ALP] – I'll see fly-by-nighters like him out. @abc730 #
  • Keating: A Robertson leadership endorses that amoral view of the role of the party organisation. @abc730 #
  • Keating: Bruce Hawker is out there trying to talk up Robertson's prospects – that sicko populism is what we don't need. @abc730 #
  • Keating on Gillard: All govts struggle in the polls when they take on big issues…when you run fast enough you burn up the road behind you. #
  • Even with Keating, an interview on @abc730 still can't make it to 10 minutes. #
  • New York Times paywall is offering 99 cents for the first 4 weeks. http://auspol.info/hghhiG #
  • @lyndons Yes, no hesitation whatsover. Pure quality. #
  • Tools for Thinking: http://auspol.info/f57Sfg – David Brooks on path dependence, Focusing Illusion, Fundamental Attribution Error, et al. #

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