My Latest Twitter Updates

  • A nice little theatrical touch there from Gary Gray, displaying a parliamentary gold pass and declaring it a museum piece. #
  • @allyc1301 Yes, he has that distinctive sense of humour that political life brings out. Mind you, he's 28 out of 30 in the reshuffled list. #
  • RT @bairdjulia: Congrats to Ben Naparstek, the new editor of the Good Weekend. Here's my..Sunday Profile interview: http://t.co/cetrZlUl #
  • On A-PAC right now, Tanya Plibersek, wanting to talk about health and medical research, but questioned only on Craig Thomson & a govt split. #
  • There is a wearied look on her face… #
  • Just listening to Bob Brown on politicians' salaries. He really can be unctuous. http://t.co/Qbsq4qtU #
  • @Senexx Hard to say – probably ahead but it will vary a lot. Use of the electorate allowance is also a factor. #
  • @Senexx With these changes, it's far less opaque – that's the real point of today's announcement. #
  • @Senexx Average earnings are still in the mid 50,000 range. #
  • @GeoffPolHist Not sure if it's still the case, but unspent electorate allowance used to be taxed as income, I think, at least for state MPs. #
  • @Pollytics Depends on whether you're a Year 9 schoolgirl… #
  • @eithniu I did! #
  • @Pollytics You've lost me… what kind of model? #
  • @Pollytics Hmm… Targeted key words will do me any day. And my bible is Google Analytics. #
  • The Remuneration Tribunal's review of politicians' salaries is here: http://t.co/2OKhGAMg #
  • For the Paul Keating fans: an hour-long appearance on #TheNation on Sky News at 8pm. #
  • @richardtuffin I think so. #
  • @apmd No – they arrive online in the morning, never the night before. #
  • Keating: "Bob gave up on the reform business and when he did he was of no further use to me." #TheNation #
  • @apmd In Victoria, even back to the early '80s, schools received the results in the mail on the day students received them. #
  • @prestontowers @apmd I'm talking Victoria, no idea of elsewhere. And up to 5 years ago. I've stood and watched them printed out on the day. #
  • @prestontowers That's pretty much what happens here. Since SMS and web access, students can actually get them first. #
  • @jasonbereklewis Probably, they normally do. @theburgerman usually tweets when they go up. #
  • Keating: "In the Redfern speech, I said it all, I had all the phrases… it was bigger than an apology… it was the complete truth." #
  • RT @SBSNews: Rock legend Molly Meldrum is fighting for life after a fall from a ladder, 3AW reporting on Twitter. http://t.co/jV6MoTmn #
  • Keating: "We all have regrets… my greatest regret is that I didn't stay a bit longer… I did push the envelope a bit…" #
  • Keating: "Leaders who are 'in touch' are generally not leading." #TheNation #
  • Keating: "When the advisers are on top, not on tap, you're most likely going off the rails." #TheNation #
  • "The numbskulls of the Canberra press gallery" … #
  • Going bigger with a Bruckner symphony… #
  • Speers: "Is Julia Gillard a good leader?" Keating: "You can't win a national election without a 4 in front of the primary number" #
  • Keating: "The question of whether Gillard is a good leader is whether she can get a 4-0 in front of the number, instead of a 3-0" #TheNation #
  • "That fool Hockey… the lilliputians of the Liberal Party…" #
  • Keating on Cabinet papers: "Just dust in the cracks of the floorboards of history". #TheNation (via @boeufblogginon) #
  • Just read @mumbletwits today on Gillard, incumbency, The Leaks, and last year's election results: http://t.co/4F0urKxW #
  • Despite what Paul Murray says on #PMLive Keating is the reason we had a referendum on the republic in 1999. See: http://t.co/WMWrrpGR #
  • Keating's June 1995 speech announced the government's policy to implement a republic by 2001. http://t.co/WMWrrpGR #
  • @Pollytics I have no excuse and I am ashamed. #
  • Who is this idiot defending politicians' pay increases in the SMH? http://t.co/AB57Ds6A #
  • @citizen_cam But that's my point – *they* haven't raised it. An independent review recommended it and the Remuneration Tribunal approved it. #
  • @rhysam Ta muchly. #
  • @AndrewBartlett I know what you mean but I don't know that this is so mega given the demands, esp for a federal member. #
  • @AndrewBartlett Of course it should be cut back for those bludging senators… #
  • @citizen_cam But nor should they knock it back. The independence of the tribunal should be the end of it. Otherwise it's always politicised. #
  • @citizen_cam Using that logic, they would never get an increase because there's always a cutback somewhere. It has to be independently done. #
  • @suemackay2 Agreed – I've seen it up close. #
  • @ijoostin Of course not, but that's why I shouldn't be allowed to decide. An independent outfit should do it to take the politics out of it. #
  • @suemackay2 Hehe… #
  • The PNG constitutional crisis remains as tangled as ever: http://t.co/NqpYtnWV #
  • @deniswright I don't need you jumping on the bandwagon… #
  • Michelle Grattan says Bill Shorten's new mission is to burn Abbott: http://t.co/f7f7Q6so #
  • It's all in the numbers: http://t.co/vJ9a6vGb – @Jess_Irvine has the bottom line on weight reduction, and a spreadsheet to boot. #
  • Graham Richardson says the PM rewarded talent, not loyalty in the reshuffle: http://t.co/qX6OLBlz – and Arbib was a "talent wasted" … #
  • George Megalogenis says the Vic Liberals are "timidity's latest recruit" to the "Sisyphean search for surplus": http://t.co/BDkJQZWl #
  • Dennis Shanahan says Abbott exaggerates the level of dysfunction in the govt but tensions are palpable & growing. http://t.co/NzccZuQj #
  • @lagcamion @rhysam We've split up. #
  • @CartwheelPrint Sorry, I didn't understand your earlier tweet. #
  • Daily Telegraph's Simon Benson says "Gillard faces an almost certain leadership challenge by March". http://t.co/YrV0YawU #
  • @coldsnacks Ah… I wondered why it didn't ring a bell with me. And what does "better keep that "0" there" mean? #
  • @coldsnacks Oh! #

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