My Latest Twitter Updates

  • PNG: Somare PM again but not sworn; rival forces demand Gov-Gen attend Parlt to reinstate O'Neill. http://t.co/gmSEH7LR #
  • #PNG tweets from ABC's @liamfoxpng are appearing here: http://t.co/agpCJfAG #
  • Quaint is perhaps the best word to describe the #PNG Post-Courier's coverage of the constitutional crisis: http://t.co/8lmYFieo #
  • @shalailah Gillard is the 5th… #
  • @KatieWeiss_ Have a read of this: http://t.co/8lmYFieo – peculiar formality, poor editing, awkward construction – quite charming! #
  • The swearing-in of the reshuffled Gillard ministry has begun… Chris Evans up first… forgets to read the affirmation… #reshuffle #
  • Bryce to Evans: "Haven't you done this before?" And as he departs: "You'll get it right next time." #reshuffle #
  • Simon Crean signs his ministerial commission – he first did this in March 1990. #reshuffle #
  • Nicola Roxon takes the affirmation. Apparently former High Court Justice Mary Gaudron is in the audience. Roxon was once her associate. #
  • Jenny Macklin, the great survivor, takes the affirmation, adding the disability reform post to her duties. #reshuffle #
  • Robert McClelland brings his own large Bible and takes the oath in his new post of emergency management. #reshuffle #
  • McClelland reminds Bryce that he is still Vice-President of her Executive Council. #reshuffle #
  • Greg Combet takes the affirmation and formally assumes a very long list of responsibilities… #reshuffle #
  • Tanya Joan Plibersek takes the affirmation as the new Minister for Health. "Thank you so much, Your Excellency," she tells Bryce. #reshuffle #
  • Bill Shorten takes the affirmation to become Minister for Employment and WorkPlace Relations. His mother-in-law countersigns the document. #
  • Mark Butler takes the affirmation and is elevated to the Cabinet as Mental Health & Ageing and Social Inclusion Minister. #reshuffle #
  • Brendan O'Connor takes the affirmation and becomes Minister for Human Services and Peter Garrett watchdog. #reshuffle #
  • Kim Carr affirms that he really wants to be the Minister for Manufacturing and Defence Materiel. #reshuffle #
  • @hyperdermik They don't – they take an affirmation. #
  • Mark Victor Arbib takes the oath as a very sporting Assistant Treasurer. #reshuffle #
  • Katherine Margaret Ellis takes the oath as Employment Participation and Early Childhood and Childcare minister. #reshuffle #
  • Gary Gray OA MP takes the affirmation as Special Minister of State and Minister for the Public Service and Integrity. #reshuffle #
  • Jason Dean Clare, a man to watch, affirms that he will well and truly serve the people of Australia as Minister for Home Affairs & Justice. #
  • Julia Marie Collins, the last of the new ministers, takes the affirmation as Min for Community Services, Indig Emp & Status of Women. #
  • Mike Kelly signs in as Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, his old stomping ground. #reshuffle #
  • RT @michellegrattan: Kim brought his own pen. can't be too careful. #reshuffle #
  • Mark Dreyfus brings a blue Bible and is sworn as Cabinet Secretary &parliamentary secretary for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency & Industry #
  • Peter, known to all as Sid, Sidebottom becomes a new parliamentary secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. #reshuffle #
  • As a new member of the Executive Council, Sidebottom gets to read out the full declaration before signing. #reshuffle #
  • And it's done… now an official photograph on the lawn. #reshuffle #
  • The real reshuffle, as Sir Humphrey once called it, lies in the departmental arrangements. @grogsgamut explains: http://t.co/GFoSrwlx #
  • Oops… my general heathenness at work… RT @brettacollett: I think you'll find that Mark Dreyfus is Jewish and that wouldn't be a bible. #
  • @GrogsGamut As much as I've grown to love The Thick of It, nothing comes close to the "realism" of Yes, Minister. #
  • RT @liamfoxpng: O'Neill and co announce the suspension of the Governor General. They say the speaker will become the acting GG. #PNG #
  • @mprimme Hehe… it's a bizarre suggestion, even for PNG. #
  • Russell Broadbent obliquely criticises Abbott's ruling against a conscience vote but says it's not a cross-the-floor issue. #CapitalHill #
  • RT @liamfoxpng: So now #PNG has got 2 Prime Ministers, 2 Governors-General, 2 cabinets and 2 police commissioners. Where to from here? #
  • .@liamfoxpng Sell the franchise to Tony Abbott? #
  • Or perhaps Kevin Rudd… #
  • @katedoak I'm here to help… #
  • If you're following events in PNG, have a read of the PNG Constitution: http://t.co/schF79hC – esp. Parts 5 & 6. Very illuminating. #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Why did I buy the DVDs if they're going to keep repeating them? Any why can't I find Series 2? #
  • Who is this Tanya Pilbersek? #Richo #
  • @PollBludger Thanks for that – I've been going by the cover which only says 'Series 1', whereas the disks says 1 & 2. I have them all! #
  • @leysie @Kimbo_Ramplin @mishaschubert NOMFuP. #
  • "Your problem is you're a Bonapartist," Paul Howes tells #Richo #
  • @topendredheeler Touche. #
  • "I've got a to-do list longer than a fucking Leonard Cohen song." #TheThickOfIt quot; #
  • "I've got more on my plate than a spinster at a wedding." #TheThickOfIt quot; #
  • "My primary focus is social mobility" … "Making people richer costs people money" … #TheThickOfIt #
  • "Malcolm thinks of himself more as a thin, white Mugabe" #TheThickOfIt quot; #
  • @boeufblogginon Are you watching ABC1? #
  • "I didn't have time to fuck the i-s and first the t-s" #TheThickOfIt quot; #
  • "Sort it or abort it" #TheThickOfIt quot; #
  • fist… not first… #TheThickOfIt #
  • "You dress is way too loud, I'm getting fuckin' tinnitus here" #TheThickOfIt quot; #
  • @aziazone the embarrassment… #
  • "How do you feel? Anxious, nervous, worried?" #TheThickOfIt quot; #
  • "What's wrong with you – you look like you've shat a Lego garage" #TheThickOfIt #
  • "Of course you have a choice – you can decide exactly how you say yes" #TheThickOfIt #
  • "What do you think of Glenn?" "That's like asking me what I think of skirting boards, I know we need them bet I'm not sure why" #
  • "Let me row back a little here… perhaps all the way to the boathouse" #TheThickOfIt #
  • "We're currently in a no commenting situation" #TheThickOfIt #
  • RT @Kimbo_Ramplin: "You're the omnishambles. From bean to cup, you fuck up." #thethickofit #
  • "See you later, state educator" #TheThickOfIt #
  • RT @illywhacker_au: Ever think that maybe you should just watch and enjoy the show rather than tweet quotes from it? #
  • What Facebook knows about Max – and you: http://t.co/MiODm2a2 #
  • @KOBCO Only ever in quotes from the show! #
  • @KOBCO Or the Minister for Broadband… #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin @BiteTheDust Never explain, never apologise… #
  • @wonk_arama Indeed not. The solution to it should be clear-cut but it seems not to be – makes you wonder about fluidity of the parl. numbers #
  • RT @BreakingNews: TIME's person of the year is the 'Protester' – @TIME http://t.co/edRFB7hm #
  • @Colvinius TIME's version of "we are us"? #
  • Sadly, TIME's story on The Protester isn't much of a read: http://t.co/wRwz1Cid #
  • RT @TIME: Person of the Year: See the cover | http://t.co/B2kkwsYn #POY2011 #
  • The devine John Howard: http://t.co/5IYBKv5Q #
  • @CbnGal And I was convinced they were going to choose the iPad… #
  • @stevescicluna Yes, it's not what it was. BTW, if you're looking for a compelling reason, The Economist is magnificent on the iPad… #
  • Phillip Hudson: Rudd-Gillard charade plays out as tension rises in both camps. http://t.co/KN0qUSKR #
  • Craig Thomson: Plagiarist. http://t.co/gko7WDiP #
  • Dennis Shanahan: "More Labor MPs are beginning to question [Gillard's] political judgment and policy acumen." http://t.co/fnTfY4je #
  • NSW HSC Top Achievers – SMH has a searchable database: http://t.co/uQowmIiz #
  • NSW HSC: Private schools all but vanquished from top 10 lists. http://t.co/xTpJg1sg #
  • Liberals vow to fight for conscience vote: http://t.co/UtRKvnIP – 31 conscience votes since 1950, Liberals had free vote on 30, ALP 25. #
  • Mark Latham – Labor: running on empty http://t.co/NOZky3Ng #

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