My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Coming up… the content of Kevin Rudd's knapsack… #npc #
  • Rudd: I am delighted to be Foreign Minister of Australia… and that's where I'm intending to stay & my talents are best directed. #npc #
  • Sounded like gritted teeth to me… #
  • Rudd on the carbon tax and calls for political morality and an election: Core commitment of the ALP is to price carbon… #
  • Rudd: The people will have their say on this issue in due season… it's not as if it's far away, it's 2 and a bit years… #
  • Rudd: Gillard has been explicit about her change of position… #npc #
  • The things that Katter… #
  • RT @naomiwoodley: And it is worth watching the "meow" incident. http://www.twitvid.com/NKGFR #
  • Swan: "I don't think there's been an Opposition this incompetent in the history of the country." #qt #
  • Swan: "They've never seen a deficit they didn't want to make bigger." #qt #
  • The German Foreign Minister is in the public gallery at #qt Is it too much to hope that someone might do an interview tonight? #
  • A deep desire to be the Shadow Treasurer. #qt #
  • We'll get the big calls right. #qt #
  • A place-based approach… #qt #
  • Even Joe Ludwig was talking about better "outcomes" for animals the other night. #
  • I'm not going to say "meow", Abbott suggests to Plibersek, but makes sure that's what he means. #qt #
  • @AndrewCatsaras I've also been plagued by limited ambition. #
  • @AndrewCatsaras always… #
  • Plibersek: "Whenever there is conflict, we have the Opposition Leader and his senior shadow minister resorting to this sexist language." #qt #
  • Julie Bishop "counsels" the minister in stern tones. #qt #
  • It's a great excuse, the "robust chamber". #qt #
  • Pyne: "I'm a senior member of the Opposition team and I take exception to being called sexist." #qt #
  • The Speaker thinks it's all very "unseemly". #qt #
  • Julie Bishop is also a senior shadow minister & she takes offence.."in the interests of civil debate *please* ask the minister to withdraw." #
  • And here's Bronwyn… refers to page 501 of "the practice"… putting words in other mouths is quite out of order. #qt #
  • @SimonThomsen @samanthamaiden I was always quite taken with Ray's abbreviated version: "Venal prick" #
  • @SimonThomsen Only if you say it to a copper. #
  • What we've all been waiting for: the Aust Electoral Commission's 2011 Electoral Pocketbook http://auspol.info/kjd0Uo #
  • @sspencer_63 I have a complete set, you know! #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Imagine an iPad version, he fantasises. #
  • Another MPI… the threat posed by the carbon tax… Abbott says "I will keep doing this every day whilst there is breath in my body." #
  • Abbott: Let's be done with this talk of "big polluters" and talk of "big employers" … how many steel mills can you run on solar power? #
  • Abbott: These people that are so derided, so blackguarded by the govt, are absolutely essential to the economy. #
  • @stevescicluna I heard that ACA is running a spoiler… #
  • Things you learn from a Matter of Public Importance: the Rooty Hill steel mill is not in Blaxland. #
  • Meow… RT @theburgerman: Here's that part of #qt from earlier today that everybody is talking about: http://j.mp/l0xj4a #
  • RT @latikambourke: Sharman Stone just called Tanya Plibersek 'Tanya Plebiscite.' #
  • @AyaReina This is not the day to be catty… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I hope you're not referring to my retweeting policy… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin No I don't, but I am in a silly mood today… #
  • Just read this 2-day old piece from Alister Drysdale: http://auspol.info/jujQ5Y – intriguing view from an old Liberal stager. #
  • Fascinating read from Rolling Stone on "How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory" http://auspol.info/kkVu60 #
  • Julia Gillard is addressing the Minerals Council of Australia… it sounds like every MP is there… #
  • Gillard: I spend much of time explaining to people who aren't in this room tonight why the mining boom is a good thing for the nation. #
  • @NeilMcMahon New Yorker? #
  • Gillard: On carbon, our position is this: as economic leaders you all manage risk every day. Government is no different. #
  • Gillard on carbon: Our attitude is not that Aust should lead the world but that we shouldn't fall behind… if we can't act now, when? #
  • Gillard: I put carbon and resource rents together because while you're all here I need to say this: I thank you for your serious discussion #
  • Gillard: Industry has stayed at the table and been seriously engaged – it's exhausting and exhaustive… #
  • Gillard praises Rio Tinto and other miners for their work on Indigenous employment policies… #
  • Gillard on industry capacity constraints and recovery from the floods: it's been literally all hands to the pumps… #
  • Gillard talks of meeting Gladstone women working in mining… "your industry is so important to my daily work"… #
  • Gillard: It's a good time for activists and a good time for optimists. #
  • That's what you call one hell of a back scratch. #
  • @DanielleCronin Umm, no! Error message, can't find page. Perhaps get rid of spaces in file name. And is it in your public folder? #
  • @DanielleCronin That works, I got the zip file but it's only 22 bytes so there's nothing in it… #
  • @theburgerman It's fascinating. Conroy is incapable of responding to Joyce, and Richo is incapable of interrogating Joyce. #
  • Barnaby Joyce: "There's a whole menagerie of animal noises you should not be using in the Senate." #Lateline #
  • Well, I quite enjoyed Downton Abbey. #
  • She's not the Deputy Premier… RT @Frank_McGuire: Believe it or not, Deputy Premier Louise Asher missed a vote tonight in Vic. Parl. #
  • @thepromoagency1 Yes, it's on Yahoo7 Plus http://auspol.info/j071KV #
  • @acaderama Meow!! #
  • @adrallud A friend of mine watched all 7 episodes in 2 sittings and recommended it to me. I shall demand the disks this weekend. #
  • Role reversal as Liberals belt Labor with class war rhetoric: http://auspol.info/kJ5Mni – David McKnight – when adversaries become enemies. #
  • @AyaReina I wish I knew… #
  • @AyaReina What's your excuse? #
  • @AyaReina And the subject of the revision? #
  • @AyaReina I had an inkling of that… what specifically? #
  • @AyaReina Max Weber: Politics is a long slow boring of hard boards. #
  • @jessovenden Byzantine stuff. Why would it be taboo? #
  • @AyaReina Schumpeter? #
  • @AyaReina I favoured the 'hands on' subjects when I did Politics. Now, though, the theory interests me much more. Makes more sense now. #
  • @AyaReina One of my favourite units was a second year subject with Max Teichmann: "Nazism, Fascism and the Extreme Right" #
  • @AyaReina It was marvellous – still fascinates. Ditto African Politics – taught me how to spot a coup at 10 paces! #
  • Abbott has a window of opportunity, says Arthur Sinodinos: http://auspol.info/jesncX – the "punters" don't want to be educated… #
  • @AyaReina I've just been belatedly introduced to Cao Cao, Chinese warlord circa 200. Instructive stuff. http://auspol.info/lid0Pn #
  • Climate change committee is working on carbon price of between $18-23, says The Aust. http://auspol.info/m9KbAi #
  • @AyaReina Perspective is what counts. Not getting too caught up with the here and now. Theory matters. #
  • @AyaReina … he says pompously! #

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