My Latest Twitter Updates

  • AEC announces no change to overall numbers in the House of Representatives – still 150: http://t.co/dW9pJXka – #VitalToKnow #
  • @seamus_polsci S24, "as nearly as practicable" – could stretch that a bit. #
  • @seamus_polsci We had 125 and 127 when there were only 60 and 64 senators. Anything beyond 4-5 might provoke a challenge, I would think #
  • @seamus_polsci Purely population, or an increase in Senate numbers. Hence the 1967 referendum to break the nexus. #
  • So my digital subscription to TNR doesn't cover the iPad app? Another $19.99? Anyone else encountered this? #
  • Barrie Cassidy: "Heroes and villains, rehabilitation and grudges" http://t.co/y6TZh1q5 – & it sounded like such a great political story #
  • @greenat15 The New Republic magazine: tnr.com – outstanding reading. #
  • Michael Gawenda: Bolt committed the offence of producing bad and shoddy journalism. http://t.co/6aAGivh6 #
  • Rise of the 'glibertarians': http://t.co/gSf7R9b5 – Richard Denniss debunks libertarians & says the left forgets to fight its opponents #
  • @Gwyntaglaw They're not the only ones double-dipping like this, but at least their subscriptions are modest. #
  • @Gwyntaglaw Yes, their model is triple-dipping! #
  • "Mr Fransworth, just once, just once write a meaningful article not this silly rubbish." http://t.co/AMcQc7oe #auspol #
  • Help, help, I'm being repressed: http://t.co/MoElZD4s #
  • @cjjosh Don't forget Fawlty Towers… #
  • @adrallud You'd be amazed how often it happens. I might try it backwards. #
  • @Drag0nista I have a Victorian Government letter which addresses me as "MOICOIM"… #
  • @coldsnacks No, this was someone who couldn't transpose very neat lettering from a form… #
  • @coldsnacks Even in the 80s, half the school kids in the nation thought the Prime Minister was "Hawk". #
  • @coldsnacks Your profile says you're a student teacher. Take it from me, it's NOT fair enough! #
  • @coldsnacks I've lived through Malcom Frazer and Golf Whitlem. Even when their names are everywhere, people still get it wrong. #
  • @coldsnacks Seriously, it doesn't depend on that at all. It comes back to teaching methods, how early kids read, etc. Give no quarter. #
  • @coldsnacks Oh dear… you'd be amazed how fast your contemporary experience becomes distant and unknown history. #
  • @coldsnacks That's right – and they won't even know who John Howard is! #
  • @coldsnacks Which is why every encounter and conversation with a school kid is a potential teaching experience. Everything else is rubbish. #
  • I do enjoy the Financial Review's "Power Issue". #
  • The Fin's Cultural Power list has "Boat People" in 2nd place, with the "iPad" in 4th and "Breakfast Television" in 10th place. #
  • The Nth Melb Grand Final Breakfast: traditionally a place for PM & Opposition Leader to speak. Relive some: http://t.co/THLNOVSj #afl #
  • @sleepingdingo They've always put the PM at No1, logically so, even in a minority govt. Who else fits? #
  • @Senexx Once a month, I think. This one's an annual special. #
  • @Senexx Friday's edition always worth a read – many people buy it just for Tingle but also has other features on Fri. #
  • @Senexx She's on the inside back page most Fridays – including today. #
  • David Brooks says empathy is a sideshow, a safe way to seem virtuous without risking controversy: http://t.co/qLq14J0g #
  • @deniswright Hehe… so do I. And a very sharp observation of what happens in education now. #
  • Governor Christie and New Jersey's two senators: the animus is mutual http://t.co/qi1DoQKr – when politics is personal #
  • Obama Charts a New Route to Re-election: http://t.co/wKt5RAG3 – bypassing Ohio to get to 270 through Virginia, Colorado & Nth Carolina. #
  • RT @DanielleCronin: Worthy winners of the Ig Nobels http://t.co/iXhAIi6q #
  • Laurie Oakes says a parliamentary pay rise of around $100,000 is in prospect: http://t.co/sIEkdbBa #
  • But the Herald Sun receives no bonus for this punctuation horror: "Our politician's reward a gilt complex" http://t.co/sIEkdbBa #
  • @WAYBUZZ Well, no, that's the point of the article. And the increase will likely incorporate existing allowances to be more transparent. #
  • The Frank Sartor memoirs: Rees chosen as Premier because Bitar said there were "too many wogs" in Cabinet. http://t.co/JUT1VlcQ #
  • Sartor on Rees and Keneally: "Both of them were much better at their careers than at their jobs." http://t.co/JUT1VlcQ #
  • Extract from Frank Sartor memoirs, "The Fog on the Hill: how NSW Labor lost its way" http://t.co/akc3TFEU #
  • @prestontowers Sartor seems to arouse strong feelings in you New South Welshpeople! #
  • @adrallud Absolutely. Isn't it great? #
  • Peter Hartcher says Barnaby Joyce is the key to Abbott's campaigning style: http://t.co/KhAuqkW3 – a govt more like Joyce than Howard? #
  • @prestontowers The old DLP? Maybe, but he has different preoccupations to them. Mind you, I can see him as a Cold War warrior. #
  • @prestontowers A more intriguing question would be to know what the old Nats like Anthony, Sinclair & Nixon think of him. #
  • An interesting piece from Louise Adler on Abbott & Gillard and the new Susan Mitchell book on Abbott: http://t.co/PtxpYvMk #
  • Extract from Susan Mitchell's new book, "Tony Abbott: A Man's Man". http://t.co/yBG5a2Py #
  • Shaun Carney: Labor's values don't seem to count for much. A new leader should come ready with a new conception. http://t.co/QXgEgXpW #
  • Dennis Shanahan: The slow move to replace Julia Gillard. http://t.co/q22yF6nO #
  • Anne Henderson: Joe Lyons was a pillar of economic strength, with "the mettle for the messiness of democracy". http://t.co/Y2Mvmuft #
  • Martin Flanagan: "Bolt's barks of discontent lack bite" http://t.co/MugVPJm7 #

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