My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Gonski report – "Review of Funding for Schooling" – is available here: http://t.co/0NYcVP9L #
  • Gonski: "..a significant increase in funding is required across all schooling sectors, with the largest part..flowing to the govt sector." #
  • Gonski: "..recommends that all recurrent funding for schooling, ..state & territory.. be based on a new schooling resource standard." #
  • Gonski: Resource standard to consist of separate per student amounts for primary and secondary students… #
  • Gonski: Provide loadings for costs of meeting certain educational needs – socioeconomic background, disability, English proficiency, etc #
  • Gonski: Schooling resource standard be based on actual resources used by schools already achieving high educational outcomes… #
  • Gonski: Schooling resource standard be reviewed every four years and indexed based on actual increase in costs in schools achieving outcomes #
  • Needs-based funding? Welcome back to Whitlam… #
  • @Drag0nista You've been too long in Canberra! They have no chance of winning, whoever leads. But Gillard means slaughter. #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Essential Poll 2 Party Preferred: ALP 45 (-1) L/NP 55 (+1) #auspol #
  • Stakeholders… going forward… our continuing partners in reform… everywhere this sludge language. #Gonski #Gillard #
  • @andrew_hedge It was her and Gonski… they all do it. #
  • The questions on Rudd have started… #Gonski – will you bring Rudd home early this week? #
  • Gillard: I'm getting on with this important area of reform, etc etc… #
  • Q: Are you seriously attempting to tell us Rudd hasn't been disloyal? A: I'm getting on with my job and so is Rudd… #
  • Gillard: Of course I would prefer the only questions today be on the Gonski report… but I am focussed on the job, delivering big reforms.. #
  • Q: Will you test your support by calling a caucus ballot? A: I'm getting on with the job, I have the strong support of my colleagues… #
  • Gillard: I will continue to show my characteristic determination to get on with the job. #
  • @Jitterry I'd check the transcript when it's available but I'm pretty sure I got it right. #
  • @w_m_lewis Griffith margin is 8.46%. http://t.co/AlgQnJpY #
  • Laura Tingle on Gonski: Vast ambition a massive headache for Labor. http://t.co/BE0WxeTb #
  • Mungo MacCallum: Labor needs leadership resolution. http://t.co/BWMi99zY – definitely not a tale told by an idiot… [corrected link] #
  • @apmd It was… thanks, fixed now. #
  • Christopher Pyne: Gonski represents a fee increase for parents of children in non-government schools… an immediate hit to families… #
  • Pyne: It's a myth that we don't have a needs-based funding model – we have one now with the SES system based on accurate census data. #
  • Pyne: Labor wants to discourage private investment… it all relies on states increasing funding by 15% and hand their power to a new body. #
  • Today's Essential Report poll: LNP 55 (+1), ALP 45. Prim: LNP 48 (+1), ALP 33 (-1), Greens 11 (+1), Others 9 (0) http://t.co/QSfqAGcj #
  • @sspencer_63 Yes, and I know what that would tell me if I was a backbencher. #
  • Just been chatting to Mike Welsh on 2CC about my thoughts on The Drum today on the Labor leadership: http://t.co/WDxXhuBL #
  • David Marr on Rudd: http://t.co/PCUakno8 – "the only hurdle to Rudd's return is [those people] who know a man the public never sees" #
  • I can still be startled by the bigotry of people on here. My first block in a long, long time. #
  • @pjlogue @4Q2x I can't locate the name now! Not one I've seen before. It was a comment on Marr. #
  • @Get_Shortened No, no, I did the blocking! #
  • @Matt_Kunkel Normally only the spammers. I prefer to unobtrusively filter. #
  • @Get_Shortened It was a comment on the Marr link. Not much imagination required. #
  • @Beesmaster It doesn't surprise me either but sometimes the simple fact of it slaps you in the face. #
  • @ellepaddy Too kind! #
  • Grahame Morris says Rudd is up to Chapter 4 of the challenge handbook and hasn't done anything wrong. Advises him to wait until after Qld… #
  • Cue snickers… #
  • Bruce Hawker says Gillard can't do anything this week whilst Rudd is away. "They came for him in the night last time…" #
  • Public opinion on Channel 10 News: "Never trust a red head." #
  • @sunnyhall I'm in a little bit of trouble myself! #
  • Andrew Wilkie says he was the one who brought up the question of leadership in his discussions with Rudd. It was a "broad, general" talk… #
  • Struggling Greeks losing belief in the state: http://t.co/M0VKySbs – the slow crumbling of an entire nation? #
  • Can a return to the drachma save Greece as unemployment soars? http://t.co/GFjTGEuK – a Greek Weimar? (via @Colvinius) #
  • @AndrewCatsaras Friend of mine whose family escaped the Colonels isn't quite so optimistic as you. #
  • The Liberal campaign: School funding plans make for a means test of private education, just like private health: http://t.co/eLOEgWDh #
  • Channel 9 News: "Boiling Point" … "Gillard call on to sack Rudd" … "Mexican standoff" … and the "nothing to see here" movie clip … #
  • Channel 7 News: "Labor's leadership battle turns ugly" … "Mexican standoff" … "tensions at boiling point" … #
  • So there is a third candidate… http://t.co/DnupU6Rg RT @jonkudelka: Doesn't a Mexican standoff require 3 participants? #
  • @MichaeCarey For some reason it made me think of school holidays watching The Cisco Kid. #
  • SBS News: "Labor's Leadership – Rudd's Denial" … and a slightly different tone… #
  • @declanf I'm blushing deeply… #
  • @zmkc Thanks so much for that. #
  • @clovis_dm Thanks for that – again! #
  • As my mother would say, he's got a hide… #
  • ABC-TV News: "Leadership Shots" … "The calm before the storm" … "Labor Turmoil" … "locked in a standoff" … #
  • @wonk_arama Hey Cisco!! #
  • @wonk_arama I didn't realise it was made in 1950-56. 20-year-old repeats when I saw it and Pancho was long dead! http://t.co/SQYaj8Tb #
  • @wonk_arama http://t.co/RdGGmZgI #
  • @mumbletwits And the croupier. #
  • Party elder Simon Crean… #
  • Beattie: A ballot, that's the Australian way. You have a winner and a loser and you move on… #abc730 #
  • @lagcamion But a great fighter. #
  • I've been plagiarised. I tweeted all those stats on Saturday: http://t.co/rcEndOvY http://t.co/ZxGBjKjb #MediaWatch #
  • @crazyjane13 @mjdart Not that I'm trying to promote my Twitter feed or anything… #
  • Eva Cox: Not only was Rudd swearing but he looked as if he was acting it… #
  • Fainting maiden aunts…. we really don't see enough of conservative members of the European Parliament. #QandA #
  • "An egotistical, self-advancing, double personality." #
  • Shorten defends Rudd. Pass me that bucket. #QandA #
  • Only a "party elder" on 7.30, an "elder statesman" on #QandA #
  • Go on, Bill, you know you want to say "cockroach". #QandA #
  • "The ins and outs of the cat's arse." #
  • @jonaholmesMW It's mock pomposity on my part… sorry, I'm a big fan. #
  • @jonaholmesMW @MatonMan1 @meadea Not me. I hold a grudge. #
  • As a country boy, I do miss rural paranoia… RT @NatsforHunter: I suspect my tweets are blocked by #qanda Let's see if this works. #
  • @NatsforHunter They'll block you even quicker under the NBN… #
  • RT @Queen_UK: Bit bored of Julia Gillard now. Might ask Dannii Minogue to form a new Government in Australia. #
  • Bob Hogg on the ALP leadership: "The most unedifying spectacle I've ever seen." http://t.co/eZQxm46A #
  • Michael Gordon: A two-challenge approach means an even bigger risk. http://t.co/fHAMflvk #
  • Michelle Grattan: As the rivals wait to see who blinks first, "the ALP was simultaneously governing & imploding" http://t.co/GYFUsekP #
  • Lenore Taylor: Don't just do something, stand there – Gillard's Zen defence. http://t.co/cZYd9MFu – a passive aggressive stand-off. #
  • Phillip Coorey: Labor rebels draw up battle plan to bring on challenge. http://t.co/dkWTWcTg #
  • I've submitted my words: http://t.co/HeIEg3qN #
  • David Penberthy: Nobody will escape this episode unscathed. http://t.co/N11MtMOE #
  • Niki Savva: Too late for Gillard to save herself. http://t.co/Y0Vat5ZZ #
  • Dennis Shanahan: Julia Gillard has again failed to implement a political strategy in the full glare of the media: http://t.co/JenwKCIb #

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