My Latest Twitter Updates

  • What the Republican Primary Season Has Revealed About the GOP: http://t.co/h4WYrISz – William Galston, New Republic. #
  • 2012: year of the submarine. http://t.co/y6LkPt6D #
  • The wisdom of crowds: http://t.co/BxPvOQjr – The strange but extremely valuable science of how pedestrians behave (Economist) #
  • @boeufblogginon And happy new year to you too. Running into you has been a highlight. #
  • @RyanSheales I think this is the one you might be after: http://t.co/vSzUV52e #
  • "Key brand values" and "retail" messages to build Tony Abbott's "Liberal brand": http://t.co/F1XgPY77 #
  • No tats, no tweeting, and make sure you shave: http://t.co/msF9iQv2 – campaigning for Ron Paul in Iowa. #
  • @Chrisquirk Is the Pope a Catholic? #
  • @Chrisquirk From this distance I wouldn't pretend to know, but Romney seems okay for NH and the nomination – so far! #
  • @Chrisquirk Watching this discussion on SBS: http://t.co/nFdLuSas – always reliable #
  • @laceyhd It's just a cover for my loose morals… happy new year to you too. You still at it next year? #
  • @laceyhd Let me rephrase that… I meant the chalkface! #
  • 1982 Cabinet Papers: Fraser signed off on secret plan to test MX missiles from California to the Tasman Sea. http://t.co/xV9hGEh3 #
  • 1982 Cabinet Papers: Howard and Fraser's titanic budget clash. http://t.co/K2eNgREI #
  • 1983 Cabinet Papers: Combe, Ivanov and the Russian spy scandal that threatened the newly-elected Hawke govt. http://t.co/2drw6kLx #
  • 1982 Cabinet Papers: Fraser government rejected Waltzing Matilda as national anthem. http://t.co/DdwAkhrt #
  • "An apparent incongruity" – no official words for Advance Australia Fair. Fraser: "I would have liked something that stirred the blood." #
  • No mention of the Franklin Dam spy flights in 1983 Cabinet Papers: http://t.co/7SOlM3ur – Hawke: "But it didn't do any harm." #
  • At the time Gareth Evans claimed the streaker's defence: it seemed like a good idea at the time. His nickname, "Biggles" coined. #
  • 1982-83 background: Hawke menaces floundering Fraser. http://t.co/a5S22qM2 #
  • @samanthamaiden Ah… I don't understand the point about official words to Advance Australia? #
  • National Archives pictures from 1982-83: http://t.co/3VRRrrKf #
  • 1982 Cabinet Papers: Submission 5731 included a roll call of the murdered, maimed and missing Painters & Dockers. http://t.co/YxD7JrzE #
  • @stevescicluna They were completely separate incidents in different years. #
  • RT @NWBingham: Fire on top of Melbourne Art Centre Spire after fireworks http://t.co/FeFJil8I #
  • @stevescicluna He was out from July 1983 to January 1984 over Ivanov. Don't think he stood aside over Paddington bear but I might be wrong. #
  • Video of Melbourne Arts Centre spire on fire: http://t.co/7ZgLnWZa (via @seanacmulcahy @3AW693 @jaymzdj) #
  • @downesy @NeilMcMahon Dick Hamer built it. Ted Baillieu burned it down? #
  • news.com.au report on Melbourne's Arts Centre spire fire: http://t.co/ugp59lMT #
  • The Age: Arts Centre spire catches fire. http://t.co/2qKDbkds #
  • Herald Sun: Melbourne Arts Centre set alight during fireworks. http://t.co/aScnEvJl #
  • MFB spokesman: "We have got 4 appliances heading there but we can't get through because there are thousands of people there." #
  • Herald Sun: "A large piece of flaming debris fell at about 12.32am, causing smoke to rise from a lower level of the spire." #
  • RT @NakedSaints: @3AW693 Video of Arts Centre fire from @jerrylin1992 http://t.co/dao8TbfG #
  • @downesy Interesting, isn't it, that we have 24 hour news channels & stacks of radio stations, but no-one can cover this on New Year's Eve? #
  • RT @3AW693: City of Melbourne reports the Arts Centre Spire fire is now under control. Happy new year. #
  • Guy Rundle: Where's Labor's brain? http://t.co/DbfkSQfs – "the Whitlam coalition has been torn apart by class divergence" #
  • Years ago, the National Archives website used to make the Cabinet Papers available at midnight Jan 1 – no longer. http://t.co/kR4piEdd #
  • @MattCowgill Hehe… it's those 'content creators' I'm worried about. #
  • Michael Gordon says the Hawke-Keating dispute over whose idea it was to float the dollar is about to re-ignite. http://t.co/otn4lVUH #
  • @esseeeayeenn History. #
  • RT @smurray38: Transcript of Bob Hawke's media Q and A associated with release of 1983 Cabinet Papers. http://t.co/VMJHPmEh #
  • @smurray38 No, for several years they were always available. I even found them at 8pm one year. The last 2 or 3, they've waited. #
  • RT @smurray38: Hawke to Paul Kelly, after an invitation to reflect on Keating's role in the float of the dollar: "How cute you are, Paul." #
  • Hawke on coalition support for economic reform in the 80s: "I wouldn't immediately go to the word benign to describe the Opposition." #
  • The 1982-83 Cabinet Records: background information by Dr. Jim Stokes. http://t.co/DtPlcccN Audio here: http://t.co/CZKiy7Tz #
  • The Fraser Cabinet made 2330 decisions in 1982-83 and the Hawke Cabinet 3021 decisions in 1983. http://t.co/9r3cp7Ti #
  • @smurray38 It's amateur hour… it's not that hard to check these things to make sure they work… #
  • Fraser's Cabinet decided in Feb 1983 to propose simultaneous elections & 4yr terms for H/R & 8 for the Senate. http://t.co/mqU9kpsA #
  • Hawke's Cabinet in 1983 initially decided on fixed 3 & 6 yr terms. The 1984 referendum, however, only proposed simultaneous non-fixed terms. #

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