My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged. #
  • RBA: "The board judged that the current mildly restrictive stance of monetary policy remained appropriate." #
  • RBA: "While the rising exchange rate will be helping to hold down prices… over the longer term inflation can be expected to increase…" #
  • NSW and Victorian parliamentary proceedings are available as webcasts but not South Australia – the one we'd like to see at this moment. #
  • @MIncerti Thanks – wasn't aware of that. But not on the Parliament's website as far as I can tell? #
  • Mike Rann discussing origins of legislation prohibiting identification of charged people in SA House of Ass. now: http://auspol.info/j9qGDz #
  • NSW Governor Marie Bashir is opening the NSW Parliament here: http://auspol.info/iQToEC #
  • The Victorian State Budget is being delivered now. Live streaming: http://auspol.info/g6kx9e #
  • The Victorian Budget is also on News24: http://auspol.info/cxEVHW #
  • Vic Treasurer Kim Wells claims $2 billion of cost over-runs in projects such as Myki – claims $600m of budget "efficiencies"… #vicbudget #
  • Wells on tackling "rising crime": Budget has unprecedented increase in police and protective service personnel. #vicbudget #
  • Wells announces half billion cut in stamp duty. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: 50% cut in ambulance fees. #vicbudget #
  • Wells on infrastructure and "fixing the basics": extra $100m over 4 years for ongoing rail maintenance. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: $222m for 7 new trains and new stations at Southland and Grovedale. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: Issue of level crossings must be addressed. $47m over 4 years to upgrade regional level crossings. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: $601m for key road projects. #vicbudget #
  • Wells on health: "Record" $13 billion on health – $1.3bn injection for public hospitals, 800 new beds in first term. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: $171m over 4 years for more ambulance services. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: $88m package for community based mental health services, psychiatric services and mental health clinics/services. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: $100m school maintenance fund; $208m on school capital works and new schools. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: More money to combat bullying in schools. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: $93m package of support for people with disabilities. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: $34m for palliative care; $98m new funding for child protection and early intervention. #vicbudget #
  • Wells: rural and regional Victoria is central to the Baillieu government's agenda. $500m fund over 4 years for regions. #vicbudget #
  • Full details of the Victorian State Budget 2011-12 are available here: http://auspol.info/jX9pwZ #
  • Vic Budget spending: Education 14.8bn, Health 13.1bn, Transport 5.0bn, Community Safety 5.3bn, Other 9.0bn. http://auspol.info/kGkxIX #
  • Vic Budget revenue: Grants 22.5bn, Taxation 15.4bn, Sales of G&S 6.5bn, Investment 1.2bn, Other 1.9bn. http://auspol.info/kGkxIX #
  • Vic Net Debt is predicted to be 5.9% of Gross State Product between 2012-13 and 2014-15, up from 2.6% in 2009-10. http://auspol.info/kGkxIX #
  • Vic Budget Surplus for 2011-12 is $140m, rising to $164m over the forward estimate. http://auspol.info/kGkxIX #vicbudget #
  • Vic Budget emphasises cuts in Vic share of GST revenue, combined with softer GST receipts overall – about $1bn/year. #vicbudget #
  • Victorian Government humour: press release titled "Serious Budget boost for Comedy Festival" http://auspol.info/jX9pwZ #vicbudget #
  • Vic Budget provides extra $200,000 to ACCESS Ministries for school chaplains program: http://auspol.info/l3qv0p #vicbudget #
  • @coliwilso Don't hold your breath. #
  • Vic Budget reinstates fox and wild dog bounty: $50/dog & $10/fox bounty for hunters. http://auspol.info/iYWDTz #
  • Vic Budget provides $13.5m for "zero tolerance anti-graffiti plan" http://auspol.info/jz1yrn – inc "State Assets Graffiti Clean-Up" program. #
  • Rural/regional funding… RT @JaalaPulford: yes, and just to be clear labor's plan was $631m over 5 years #springst #vicbudget #
  • Vic Budget provides $2m to train teachers "to help them manage difficult classroom behaviour" http://auspol.info/mBPpzv #
  • @crazyjane13 Let's put our dog collars on and volunteer… #
  • @mikestuchbery And think of all those productive PD sessions to train you how to use them. #
  • @mikestuchbery That's the difference between you and me. I'm going to become a chaplain instead. #
  • Mamdouh Habib tells #PMAgenda that he doesn't believe bin Laden is dead. #
  • Bin Laden, Twitter, and Gaudy Media Baubles: http://auspol.info/l8ORQS – I've had a little rave about yesterday's Twitter moment. #
  • @lyndalcurtis Sounds like I've had a bad haircut…! #
  • @sleepingdingo Exactly! It's interesting to see who got it first but… #
  • @Colvinius You coloniser, you! #
  • @Colvinius I said the mainstream media is colonising Twitter… #
  • @Colvinius You're more of an imperial power… #
  • @cjjosh Have you been arrested yet? #
  • @djmattyg007 Bugger! I've done a FOX News! And I'm stuck in a laundrette for the next hour… #
  • @bogurk @sspencer_63 @haydencooper The other two are allegedly journalists. I'm a citizen nobody. #
  • Every time I come to this laundrette it's nothing like those ads you see on TV. #
  • The Tories don't understand AV. Look at my next RT. #
  • @ollyoop That's not quite what I was hoping for, but you're on the right track… #
  • @BillfromBendigo I don't want strangers fondling my underwear… #
  • @mprimme I do too. Ditto the pointers to other things. I just think some people confuse means with ends and speed with value. #
  • @jacquiewart No, it's not. But I used that line last time I was here! #
  • Lindsay Tanner on LNL now. Streaming here: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ #
  • @angrygoat @djmattyg007 Obama is now bin Laden! Thanks for advising me – the eye sees what it wants to. #
  • RT @thomwoodroofe: The time line of the Osama bin Laden mission: http://bit.ly/lYmTmO #
  • Prophecies of the Internet, 1971: http://auspol.info/ixskEI – click on the picture to see the full list, it's quite impressive. #
  • @Colvinius @lyndalcurtis I remember being very fond of carbon paper. But I did have a cutting edge cassette tape player with AM/FM radio… #
  • Letterman on bin Laden on 10… #
  • Letterman: At least bin Laden lived long enough to see the Royal wedding… #
  • @stevescicluna That sort of requires an extra leap in your thinking, doesn't it? #
  • Letterman's Top 10 final words of bin Laden: No 2 – "I need a house full of navy seals like I need a hole in the head." #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: The #Newspoll Climate Change tables: http://bit.ly/mgIhBD – 78% believe CC is happening; 60% oppose carbon tax. #

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