My Latest Twitter Updates

  • RT @BreakingNews: North Korea says its leader Kim Jong-il has died- @YonhapNews #
  • BBC – Kim Jong il: "His death was announced in an emotional statement read out on national television. http://t.co/4F8QJdyh #
  • BBC update quotes North Korean announcement: "…died on Saturday of physical and mental over-work." http://t.co/4F8QJdyh #
  • A man of many parts: http://t.co/6PYA3pW9 #DearLeader #
  • RT @theburgerman: North Korean state television has announced that Kim Jong-Il died of fatigue while on a train. #
  • News from North Korea or Christmas drinks with a young lady? #OverAndOut #
  • "I am announcing in the most woeful mind…" – why don't our newsreaders say things like that? #
  • RT @Gibbot5000: Tracey Grimshaw announces WITH the most woeful mind. Gotta count for something. #
  • At this hour, 20 years ago, on Dec 19, 1991, Paul Keating toppled Bob Hawke 56-51. Cameron O'Reilly remembers: http://t.co/WgeITN5w #
  • RT @FakePaulKeating: Why yes it is. And yes I am still bitter losing the 93 election you bastards #
  • .@FakePaulKeating I think it's your memory you lost… #
  • On this day in 1931, the Scullin Labor govt suffered a net loss of 32 seats & was defeated by Joe Lyons & the United Australia Party. #
  • On Dec 19, 1931, Labor's vote fell 21.7% to 27%. The breakaway Lang Labor group polled 10.5%. Labor won 14 seats in a 75-seat House. #
  • Future prime ministers John Curtin and Ben Chifley lost their seats in 1931, as did EG Theodore and Eddie Ward. Lang Labor won four seats. #
  • Peter O'Neill prevails in Papua New Guinea: http://t.co/O3RwiIlq #
  • Video of North Korean television announcing the death of Kim Jong Il: http://t.co/OEFDdPPy #
  • CORRECTED TWEET: Make that Kim, not King… Top 10 Strange Facts About Kim Jong-il: http://t.co/8zctdxpi #
  • A Ruler Who Turned North Korea Into A Nuclear State: http://t.co/yKAPXs9a – comprehensive report from the New York Times #
  • Today's Essential Report poll: LNP 54 (-1), ALP 46. Primaries: LNP 48, ALP 35 (+1), Greens 9 (-1), Others 8 (-1) http://t.co/xG3NrPVe #
  • @preciouspress Yes, I tweeted some quotes when it aired last Thursday. The full video is here: http://t.co/PtbuZGHz #
  • "The Climate Sceptics" party has changed its name to "No Carbon Tax Sceptics" – http://t.co/Us0K3E2w – does that mean what they intend? #
  • @benhider That's what I was thinking! #
  • The endemic problems of the Gillard government: http://t.co/H8V0u7hS – good piece by Don Aitkin on institutional problems in politics. #
  • Your summer holiday homework: get your pre-Budget submission in. http://t.co/P7mDwRik #
  • "The story of 2011 has been the advance of democracy and the failure of democracies" – http://t.co/zm9mCkW6 #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin Stop it! I'm two episodes behind… #
  • Paul Krugman: Will China Break? http://t.co/5dK8w1nj #
  • Bob Carr is petrified: http://t.co/m0gqdESP #
  • @GrogsGamut He's just a newbie blogger. You have to expect it. #
  • @acaderama @sspencer_63 @grogsgamut You obviously don't read enough about the civil war… #
  • @mrumens Did you even read it? He wasn't really criticising Gillard, more the way the system operates. Some debate on here about that. #
  • I am advised by @PTeren that if he was still alive, Sir Robert Menzies would be 117 today! #TheresAnniversariesAndThenTheresAnniversaries #
  • Victorian Certificate of Education High Achievers data by subject and school is online here: http://t.co/04Iykiqs #
  • Lenore Taylor says it's time for a political deal on the offshore processing legislation: http://t.co/fuyzRMEl #
  • Former MP Barry Cohen has a superb run-down of the history of MPs pay scales: http://t.co/FqCtrsmP – "now is not the time" #
  • 31 events that shaped 2011: http://t.co/4fooak60 – an excellent feature from ABC News online, with video clips for each item. #
  • George Williams says 2012 may be the year the govt's opponents widen their attack into High Court challenges: http://t.co/vxI8nrkC #
  • Colin Powell to Alexander Downer: "Alex, if Kim uses his bomb, we'll turn North Korea into a parking lot." http://t.co/Q66FtEO6 #
  • David Penberthy says it's time to find a workable solution on refugees: http://t.co/EqyIhJn8 – "onshore option is a fatal beacon" #
  • Kim Jong Il’s economic legacy, in one chart. http://t.co/dTTxY3nZ (via @apmd @alexlobov) #

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