My Latest Twitter Updates

  • "It's the government's job to make change and to argue the case for change." So there. #
  • RT @SBSNews: Michael Somare is on his way to PNG's Government House to be sworn in as PM http://t.co/vuGsGUzA #
  • RT @FinancialReview: Rudd's sister quits the Labor Party over its support for same-sex marriage http://t.co/ho69kdVI #auspol #
  • @antmac9 August 1976, Alexander Theatre, Monash Uni, the day Fraser got trapped in the toilets. I think you were with TDT? #
  • @antmac9 No-one knew which door they were trying to get Fraser out of. I think that's how we got talking and then I took your photo! #
  • Today, Dec 13, is the anniversary of the 1919 federal election, the first time preferential voting was used in a general election. #
  • WM Hughes' Nationalists won 37 seats, the Country Party and associated groups 12, and the ALP 26. #
  • Menzies House has helpfully YouTubed Senator Conroy's definition of sovereign risk: http://t.co/wrbB8jVl #
  • RT @FinancialReview: Tributes flow for former Governor-General Zelman Cowen (with photo gallery) http://t.co/4hkyWNKi #auspol #
  • Report on #PM says "politicians have just broken through a barricade of police surrounding the Governor-General's residence". #
  • "The unarmed MPs managed to barge through a barricade… and demanded to see the Governor-General." #
  • "The Governor-General says he is confused by the court's order…" #
  • This is in PNG, of course… sorry! #
  • @ibbers I omitted to point out it's in Papua New Guinea… #
  • .@Captainsuburbia Hehe… I was sitting here reading about it and the brain assumed everyone else was too! #
  • Mind you, aside from the 1919 election, today is also the anniversary of the 1975 Dismissal election, so thoughts of the GG are fitting… #
  • On this day in 1975, Malcolm Fraser's coalition defeated Gough Whitlam's Labor Party with a 7.4% swing. ALP lost 30 seats and polled 44.3%. #
  • Dec 13, 1975 election result: Lib 68 seats, Country Party 23 seats = 91 seats to ALP 36 seats. ALP won a single seat in each of Qld & WA. #
  • Audio and transcript of Whitlam's 1975 election policy speech: http://t.co/BbW06cpM – go for it @trib #
  • "You're just a journalist… you're demonstrating mass ignorance… you're out of your depth… you're letting your ideology run loose." #PM #
  • "It's no wonder people have lost faith in the ABC…" #
  • That was one of those classic #PM encounters with Ian Plimer. #
  • Josh Frydenberg delivered a moving eulogy for Sir Zelman Cowen today. Audio available here: http://t.co/TXNR9JlH #
  • @seamus_polsci Rocks in their heads? #
  • Constitutional crisis in Papua New Guinea as rivals both claim right to prime ministership: http://t.co/69AHnNKw (via @australian) #
  • Hehe…the 1970s revisited: Ch 9 reports on calls for a new eastern rail link from Huntingdale station to help with Monash Freeway problems. #
  • @Drag0nista @GrogsGamut I can't work out what you two are talking about… #
  • @Drag0nista There must be some memoirs somewhere where such an admission has been made… #
  • It was "an unfortunate swear word", says SBS News… #
  • @mpbowers I suspect most Twitter users are lurkers. Jakob Nielsen says it's 90% of online communities. http://t.co/t8Fru1Pm #
  • @Senexx And it changes your attitude if you assume most people lurk. Ignore the noise and there is more clarity. #
  • @Senexx Sometimes if I tweet in the middle of the night, there is absolutely no-one to talk to but the links get clicked in large numbers. #
  • @Senexx When we got email in schools in the 90s, kids who never said much in class started asking questions. They'd been lurking in class! #
  • @Pollytics @Senexx I'd agree with that. And I get dozens of emails daily through the contact form on my site but minimal comments. #
  • @NeilMcMahon You tell her that MY mother would never talk like that! #
  • @Pollytics What's your proportion of illiterate loonies sermonising? Mine's growing, probably 1 in 4. #
  • @Pollytics What amuses/disturbs me are the emails which assume I'm Gillard or Abbott et al , or a political party. Instructions follow. #
  • @Pollytics Even got an invitation for Keating recently. I simply don't get how even a half-literate person can make that kind of mistake. #
  • @Pollytics And just this minute I get an email in Italian intended for Nino Randazzo… thank god for Google's translation service. #
  • A Year in Retrospect, A Decade in Prospect: http://t.co/ThV3HfjX – very readable and interesting speech by Treasury Sec Parkinson. #
  • It seems that Ian Plimer is a chrysotile denier: http://t.co/n7FrM7pL #
  • @mumbletwits At least now with the transcript and some googling of terms, I have a vague idea of what they were arguing about… #
  • I think I need to have a conversation about change. #
  • @miranda18may Many apologies, but I just finished a phone call, switched on the TV and heard you-know-who… #
  • @miranda18may I know I'm a troglodyte. I promise to embrace change conversations. #
  • It's one of those nights when you have to tune into SBS News because they're the only ones likely to keep us informed about events in PNG. #
  • "Michael Somare attempting to rule from a hotel…" #
  • .@daviesbryn To be fair, the ABC has been updating – http://t.co/88paGGhp #
  • @downesy And yet it's classic tabloid fare: two would-be PMs, a mob at Govt House, an interfering court… #
  • @lianadobson That's a filthy accusation… #
  • @lianadobson Anyway, as I'm sure you know, this sludge language is everywhere now. #AllHailDonWatson #
  • National Archives loses 748 historic items in 20 years: http://t.co/C08TwGW1 #
  • If you missed them, the best of today's reads on the reshuffle – Tingle: http://t.co/yAKDV86E Keane: http://t.co/0SdfmCFu #
  • @BiteTheDust Probably, but it's a pity about those photos… #
  • I think it's the first picture of Penny Wong's baby… http://t.co/zxdjxNgs #DontYellIHaveNeverTweetedAboutBabiesBefore #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin I have just deleted three attempts to reply to that…! #
  • @janek85 Well, now that I know…! #
  • Shaun Carney: "Gillard shuffling into a showdown with Rudd" http://t.co/RY0CtrWC #
  • Ross Gittins: "The PM ticks many boxes, with a few key misses" http://t.co/mHNO2z3Q #
  • Phillip Coorey: "The demotion of..Kim Carr..has become a lighting rod for internal dissent.." http://t.co/4HXkuoIf #
  • @pipfreebairn @nat_gerritsen Two Fin Review journalists discussing baby hairstyles on Twitter. This is very disturbing. #
  • @lapuntadelfin It is very good – but have you tried a mental balance sheet? #
  • @lapuntadelfin Then perhaps you should sleep on it… in the morning, draw two columns, label them "good" & "bad", fill in policies & count! #
  • Phillip Coorey: "Keep your eye on Mark Butler, the quiet achiever who may give Shorten a run for his money" http://t.co/bwxmstet #
  • @lapuntadelfin Very sensible. #
  • Has Gillard "unpopped the cork"? http://t.co/iqqi2s12 (The Australian – registration required) #
  • Paul Kelly: "This is a reshuffle made under duress. It has the stamp of a weak PM trying to look strong." http://t.co/KTV4plQ4 (Aust) #
  • @hailants Unless, there's something different in the PNG constitution, no. The Parliament should prevail on who is PM. #
  • @hailants Even if they erred in removing Somare whilst he was ill, a decision of the Parlt NOW is the only viable solution. #
  • @hailants The Speaker doesn't take direction from the GG – he takes it from the House and conveys it to the GG. #
  • @belinda_josey And there's nothing wrong with that. I lurk in other places. Active Twitter users often don't realise who their audience is. #
  • @belinda_josey Mind you, it's wrong to say you have nothing meaningful to contribute. Your profile description is of great interest to me. #
  • @belinda_josey Indeed! That's why they invented Direct Messages and Facebook. #

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