My Latest Twitter Updates

  • The Age is now blocked on PressDisplay.com: http://t.co/v5xE03oZ – they seem determined to drive readers away at every turn. #
  • Abbott to Gillard in #qt Will you give bipartisan support to my amendments? #
  • Gillard: Our position serves the national interest because it allows the plans of either side of parliament to be implemented. #qt #
  • Which is a new and highly novel definition of national interest… #qt #
  • He's frothing and reckless, and he's going to vote with the Greens, says Gillard… #qt #
  • As the Finance Minister of the Year speaks, have a read of this hilarious piece about Keating and Costello: http://t.co/ReqIkjfZ #qt #
  • Gillard congratulates Swan on his Finance Minister of the year award. #qt See: http://t.co/SDOyVwJh and http://t.co/fBfRAnSb #
  • It is an award for the nation… #qt #
  • @GreenJ It redirects to Moody's! #
  • Geoff Gallop's road to Labor: http://t.co/lzc66sov #
  • Gillard: The advice is that the deterrence effect of Malaysia is so strong that we won't get to the 800. #qt #
  • Mr. Danby wants to know about "protection outcomes"… #qt #
  • @WNBSprague @Colvinius I haven't heard her say it before I could have been too mesmerised to notice… #
  • Mr. Pyne: I'm not trying to be arch about it… #qt #
  • Jack Waterford: Abbott toys with terrified PM. http://t.co/1UaVAh8T #
  • Opposition walks into Labor trap over asylum policy: http://t.co/kfte2cx6 – Malcolm Mackerras retracts one prediction & makes another. #
  • Heartfelt and sincere birthday greetings to Mr. Rudd from Julie Bishop on behalf of the Opposition…. #qt #
  • Guy Fawkes plot foiled in Victorian Parliament: http://t.co/jjsoRBe0 – LIb staffer blows himself up. #
  • "The least graceful performance in the history of this parliament," says Albanese of Hockey, with some considerable justification. #qt #
  • @prestontowers He joked about the email address for Euromoney redistribution permission: http://t.co/ji2DSxsC #
  • So I followed the arrow & joined Google + but now I'm going round in circles. I don't want to run into friends/family/acquaintances online.. #
  • "Upload your address book" ?? You must be joking. #Google #
  • Serious question because I haven't taken an interest till now… is it possible just to browse people of interest on Google+ as on Twitter? #
  • @TommyTudehope But I need to know who they are first, right? I found you by typing your name in but what if I'm interested in topics? #
  • @TommyTudehope Eg how would I find you as a "social media" person if I'd never heard of you? #
  • @TommyTudehope So there's really no substantial difference with Facebook? #
  • @Tzarimas And I need to know your email address to invite you over… #
  • @Mahaut1329 No worries. It's why I like Twitter – just tweet stuff I'm reading anyway and possibly chat about it. #
  • When all is lost, thump the table: http://t.co/ok9WZPPM – some thoughts on the national interest, asylum seekers and Gillard. #auspol #
  • The Re-election Tango: http://t.co/S8MZA375 – Maureen Dowd on Obama. Is he too weak and immature, or too cool and distant? #
  • Nick Bryant likens Australia's political climate to the post-Menzies, pre-Whitlam period of the late 60s. #PM #
  • @brettwp In the sense that this could be a transition from one period to another, perhaps. Something to think about. #
  • @deniswright Could be. I'm still not sure how I see him -hard to know from this distance. But I am struck by similarities with our govt. #
  • In the Ozarks, the Old Farts Club has been overtaken by a vicious and anonymous online forum: http://t.co/rFVw5jZ0 #
  • Channel 9 news leads with a story of the flag scene in 'At Home With Julia', complete with outraged soldiers in uniform & RSL bleating. #
  • @jonkudelka Indeed. #
  • @AndrewCatsaras The ABC, I suppose. But really just more of that mawkish commercial TV emotional claptrap about the flag. #
  • @mediahunter No, he'll find a medal-bedecked soldier to do it for him. #
  • @hardarchbarr Sorry, that tweet wasn't meant for you! #
  • @trib No, it's like this every day, one way or another. 9 in particular has completely given up on news coverage. #
  • @AndrewCatsaras 9 and 7 don't even pretend anymore. 10 is quite good. #
  • @hardarchbarr If you click the reply button at the wrong moment on TweetDeck you can end up talking to any old stranger! #
  • @rhysam I heard your segment on 774 in the car this morning – whimsical, discursive and quite enjoyable! #
  • The treasure that is YouTube: a rare recording of The Argonauts Club. http://t.co/OEgRAIQy #
  • @jillhill99 I was Cyrene 09 ! #
  • @jillhill99 It ended about a year after I joined, from memory. I still have my badge! #
  • #Richo Labor has won the race to the bottom on asylum seekers. "Labor looked pathetic today, introducing legislation they know will fail." #
  • @hyperdermik He could just be calling it as it is… #
  • @hyperdermik He favours onshore processing, unlike most of his old faction. #
  • @hyperdermik http://t.co/ok9WZPPM #
  • Twitter to launch political advertising: http://t.co/R2IqtNuf – stiffen your sphincters, comrades. #
  • @citizen_cam Not much… #
  • Someone just asked me for advice on feature films with a focus on Australian governance, suitable for Year 8 boys. I am utterly stumped… #
  • Governance of a different kind.. RT @tomleeaus: hawke telemovie #
  • @stemcd Yes, I was going to suggest them. Thanks. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin @GrogsGamut Well, it's not the language I would use with Year 8… #
  • @sptanna Yes, selected scenes with explanations could work… thanks. #
  • A pip more like it! .. RT @kjob85: the only one I can think of that comes close is 'The Castle' – has a kernel of Constitutional law in it #
  • Just quietly, I always thought Bill Heslop from Muriel's Wedding was the best political portrayal we've seen here. #
  • @dowsteve I'd say "what a coincidence, fancy seeing you here", but it's too open to interpretation.. #
  • @JennaPrice "Governance" for Year 8. I smell a curriculum statement. #
  • Now that's what Insiders should be like… #
  • @kjob85 Now I'm worried… #
  • Dear oh dear. #
  • @stormsnap That's excellent – thank you, I've passed it on. #
  • @mobercrankle I've never heard of it until now. The Wikipedia page isn't very encouraging! http://t.co/RNkyMk0q #
  • This tag cloud at Australian Screen is very interesting: http://t.co/rv7BgYXL (via @stormsnap) #
  • It has been a particularly graceless day in the Liberal Party: http://t.co/KASqlHdI #
  • Rigging the Electoral College: How the Republicans plan to heist the 2012 presidential election. http://t.co/DQd8kS6N #
  • 30 years on, Governor Jerry Brown finds a different political culture in California: http://t.co/v3uRsN7t #
  • The issues and the ads never really change: http://t.co/wdGqUjjg #
  • Paul Sheehan says Abbott has made "the first serious misstep of his leadership" http://t.co/XWxQPEQw #
  • Rodney Cavalier says Gillard fiddles while the apparatchiks plunder the ALP empire: http://t.co/uVWXMSwn #
  • The Australian: Asylum impasse fuels ALP tensions as Julia Gillard loses supporters. http://t.co/rJfHIU2i #
  • Phillip Coorey says Labor still holds some hope of passing migration amendments – debate brought forward to today. http://t.co/w9fExv67 #

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