My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Oops… I should have stayed home… egregious error time. The reference in the 10th last paragraph is wrong: http://t.co/MzdehaGc #
  • Of course it was the Barr-Wong motion to put same-sex marriage in the platform that was passed on the voices, not the conscience vote. #
  • My general point about conference votes stands but it was a silly mistake made in the dead of night. Have submitted a comment to The Drum. #
  • @jarsanders Yes, thanks for that, you're quite right. I meant the Barr-Wong platform vote, not the conscience vote motion. #
  • @ryanmoore3 Yes, thanks for that, you're quite right. I meant the Barr-Wong platform vote, not the conscience vote motion. Feeling silly! #
  • @AndySHastings Yes, thanks for that, you're quite right. I meant the Barr-Wong platform vote, not the conscience vote motion. #
  • @davigla No, I made a mistake there – I meant the Barr-Wong motion on putting same-sex marriage in the platform, not the conscience vote. #
  • @davigla Fortunately, my main point is unaffected, but I got my motions mixed up when redrafting the piece. Mea culpa. #
  • @monkeytypist Yes, you're absolutely right. I mixed the two motions up in my head somehow. Have submitted a comment correction. #
  • @greenat15 It's a custom short domain service provided by bit.ly – see FAQ here: http://t.co/c7OLyL4P #
  • @greenat15 Only the domain name, about 10 dollars/year. You need a premium account with bit.ly but that's free. #
  • After a 3-year absence, I'm back on afr.com, courtesy their new pricing and trial offer. Website is very smooth, well-organised. #
  • @greenat15 The tricky bit is finding a domain name that works and isn't already registered. Check the country codes for ideas. #
  • @John_Hanna As a subscriber, I meant! I left them when they wouldn't offer a web only subscription and web access cost more than print only. #
  • RT @THEMONTHLY: Peter Hartcher's piece 'Left Behind: Why the Right Keeps Winning' is FREE online for next 24 hrs: http://t.co/wSs7FJFy #
  • @FinancialReview So is this a good time to suggest that the print-online differential still isn't big enough…? #
  • @mumbletwits See where it says "subscribe" in the top right corner?! http://t.co/xCOWdUJ3 – click on "Find out more" for the offer. #
  • @mumbletwits On this page http://t.co/xCOWdUJ3 there's a 'free trial' ribbon around the 'website subscription' box. #
  • @mumbletwits And on this page: http://t.co/aT1Fwqjv #
  • A bulwark of Vatican values… #
  • Today's Essential poll: LNP 54, ALP 46 (no change) Primary: LNP 47 (-1), ALP 34 (0), Greens 10 (-1), Othrs 9 (+1) http://t.co/74LRgkw5 #
  • Essential poll on organisations: 6% say they have been members of a political party; 1% currently a member, asterisk joined in last year! #
  • @AshGhebranious It's not dead, it's just resting. #
  • @downesy There was a conscience vote on Whitlam's Family Law Act in 1973. #
  • @downesy It's not the conscience vote that is the problem as such – more the cynical way it's being used to kill off the issue. #
  • A petition presented to the Australian House of Representatives in May 1975. via http://t.co/ylsZWy21 #
  • Debating the Family Law Bill in 1975, WC Wentworth was worried the definition of marriage allowed polygamy: http://t.co/tMfhhAzK #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin @GrogsGamut No, not directly. Peacock was moved to IR after the 1980 election. He resigned in 1981. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Peacock quoted Fraser's own words of resignation to Gorton in 1971, that the PM had "a manic determination to get his way". #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin More likely he was inviting her round for a drink… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Peacock's resignation speech discusses his arguments with Fraser over Kampuchea: http://t.co/LOIsrgiR #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Reading over that speech makes me wonder what might have happened if someone had said all that about Rudd. #
  • In the absence of #Lateline LNL has Marr and Simons on the moment… #
  • @deniswright Did you see this? http://t.co/JeCdkfme #
  • Helen Thomas… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin No! No-one on LNL could remember her name! #
  • @NeilMcMahon2 And I couldn't remember the LNL twitter handle! #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Be nice! It happens to all of us. My mother even got my birthday mixed up the other day. She's mortified. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin And after the blooper I made today… glasshouses and all that. #
  • @laceyhd Have you seen this? http://t.co/km8axC83 #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin See my comment, 15 from the top: http://t.co/MzdehaGc #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin As you know, I'm so much worse than that… #
  • Malcolm Turnbull's media release on the Australia Network tender: http://t.co/lt42rLpc #
  • Malcolm Mackerras reviews and updates his political predictions: http://t.co/zTRqlTSp #
  • Nick Dyrenfurth says the Rudd problem cannot fester for two more years. Rudd should not recontest his seat. http://t.co/OESvzoAe #
  • @chipchip1971 Who knows? Some think she's the one being demonised and Rudd gets an easy ride. #
  • Stephen Jones, same-sex marriage, and the Throsby electorate: http://t.co/baGlK6nD #
  • A little democracy goes a long way, says Graham Richardson. Thank god Gillard prevailed with the Right's support. http://t.co/9cYMuGvO #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I saved the birthday greetings until 1.18 and now you're not here…! #
  • As a counterpoint to Richardson, try Niki Savva's equally brutal assessment of the situation: http://t.co/h1IpAUEk #
  • @littleaud1 Intriguing interpretations all the same. It's rarely simple. #
  • Michelle Grattan says both Gillard and Abbott will fret over Christmas, as will the aspirants behind them. http://t.co/QMa1v24X #
  • Cute headline in the Financial Review: http://t.co/Dgs4SD0x #

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