My Latest Twitter Updates

  • The elusive Mr. Logue: http://auspol.info/eMOYwB – yet more distortions in 'The King's Speech'. #
  • In the car, wondering what I'm missing on #abc730 pull out the iPad, turn on News24, and they're covering cricket again. #
  • @samanthamaiden I can walk and chew gum… #
  • Bob Carr says putting security guards on trains at night is one way to re-engage with voters in the suburbs. #Richo #
  • @upulie I hope he gives poor old Ted Baillieu a call and tells him how to do it. #
  • "Place flange over nipple" … just the thing to do whilst listening to #Richo and Bob Carr. #
  • @stephensonk These days, I've pretty forgotten anyway. #
  • Right – I have a normal shower head again. Handyman skills reaffirmed. I must be the only tradie left who still votes Labor. #
  • @DarrenFerrari I've been spending a bit of time in Bunnings lately. It's quite interesting. Give it a try. #
  • @d_hogan Certainly one of the few left who knows how to spell it…! #
  • @StephenMinas "His car collided with a vehicle in front of him." I think they mean he was tail-gating. #
  • @DarrenFerrari The trick is to avoid Power Tools and start out in Bathrooms, Kitchens or Mats. Ease slowly into the masculine ambience. #
  • I read the responses to the Megalogenis Quarterly Essay, "Trivial Pursuit", today. Interesting, thoughtful stuff. Malouf essay a bonus. #
  • @Trisha_Jha 55 pages is a bit shorter than normal. Often they're 70-80 pages. But Malouf can do a lot with fewer words than most of us. #
  • Amazon's Digital Music Locker: http://auspol.info/hm37nQ – 5gb of free space but buy an album from Amazon and get an extra 15gb… #
  • Adventures in Reptilian Vocabulary: http://auspol.info/gCVsNm – an Egyptian Cobra is missing from the Bronx Zoo. Delightful NYT editorial. #
  • 30 years ago tonight, President Ronald Reagan was shot: http://youtu.be/aGUrBfp8G2Y http://youtu.be/yK1OZ-SpjqI #
  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard is addressing a Community Cabinet in Fremantle… #auspol #
  • Gillard jokes about a school boy taking her into the boys' toilet to show her the water-saving features… #auspol #
  • @djmattyg007 @Dawkinsb Sky News. A-PAC will probably show it later: http://a-pac.tv #
  • Every minister is introduced and allowed to talk about what they're doing, especially in WA. Rudd never did this at Community Cabinets. #
  • @sandraom It is! It's a pity no-one much is watching this – people don't get an insight into what ministers actually do. #
  • @AdsFC He's not there… #
  • And Senator Louise Pratt has had am absolutely "fantastic" week in the Kimberleys! #CommunityCabinet #auspol #
  • @littleaud1 I don't think so – I'm pretty sure Gillard will not speak for as long as Rudd used to. #
  • Some people in the audience at the Community Cabinet are busy on their phones. Where's the in-house tweeter? #auspol #
  • RT @brycewg: I note that PM welcomed Adele Charles from the Upper House, who is in fact Adele Carles, the local Greens member (Lower House). #
  • @auspoltragic One journalist and one real person! Thanks. #
  • @brycewg Tangled webs! #
  • First question about an aged care worker allows Gillard to trumpet the Fair Work Act. #auspol #
  • Second question is about sustainability and dealing with climate change. What other visionary things is Gillard planning? #auspol #
  • Gillard repeats her lines about a carbon price encouraging business to innovate and mend their ways with carbon emissions. #auspol #
  • Third question is about native title settlements – what will Fed Govt bring to the table on the biggest settlement yet? #auspol #
  • Next question is from a Maritime Union official about training and imported labour. Who's going to pull Barnett into line? #auspol #
  • A question from a Fremantle academic about the attempted suicides in detention centres. What are you doing to speed up processing? #auspol #
  • @jonkudelka Mandarin, surely? #
  • @amytheblue All right, so I'm not using the official hashtag… #
  • Chris Evans says there's a new Labor philosophy of care, respect and dignity in the detention centres… #auspol #
  • A gentleman from the South West group of local governments says QT here contrasts greatly with parliamentary question time… #auspol #
  • He suggests one-third of questions in the House be "beamed in" from members of the community… why not use technology? #auspol #
  • @jonkudelka Then he goes all Greek and smashes the crockery. #
  • @amytheblue It's way past my bedtime over here in the civilised world. #
  • Now a question from a member of the ALP in Fremantle… wants the Housing Dept taken over by the Feds… #auspol #
  • The basic problem with these Community Cabinets hasn't changed – the "people" are representing groups/lobbies/organisations… #
  • Few of them are simply all-purpose voters. If you grabbed a 100 voters off the street, I suspect the questions would be totally different. #
  • A question from a woman who congratulates the PM on the carbon tax "moving forward" and asks about gay marriage. #auspol #
  • Gillard reiterates existing policy – but we're a party of ideas and this will be debated at the Nat Conf at end of year. #auspol #
  • Gillard says the government has done a lot to equalise treatment of same-sex couples – eg. in superannuation. #auspol #
  • A young man asks if publically funded elections could be introduced to reduce the ability of mining companies et al to campaign against govt #
  • Gary Gray: all parties raise & spend about $100m/year – about a third from taxpayer funding. Howard govt restricted disclosure requirements. #
  • Gray: Transparency is the principle that guides us – we want disclosure of donations from all groups that take part in campaigns. #
  • A question about increasing Australia's foreign aid. When will Aust commit to increasing aid to Millennium Goals levels? #auspol #
  • Gillard says the govt is committed to the Millennium development goals. #auspol #
  • A young woman asks about the Beacon Foundation's transition to work programs. Gillard says she's working with Beacon. #auspol #
  • Gillard calls an end to questions. Community Cabinet in Fremantle is over. #auspol #
  • @VinnieTaskunas So where's the video of the show? #
  • Not to taken seriously… RT @TrendsPerth: Malcolm Farnsworth, @mfarnsworth is now trending in #Perth http://auspol.info/i4WGgq #
  • @lunarchic @FuchsiaUndies The person you're wasting time on has been in my TweetDeck filter for a year now. I never see anything it says! #
  • @rod_benson You recycling the Queensland jokes now? #
  • Just caught up with this very perceptive analysis of Abbott and the government's reaction to him: http://auspol.info/ekpG7m #
  • Premature memorization: http://auspol.info/gyibyn – at least the Justin Biebers of American politics aren't selling. #

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