My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Julia Gillard media conference in Adelaide… I have decided at 10am a ballot will be held… #
  • And of course it's in the nation's interests… #
  • Gillard: When the ballot is called, I will nominate for the leadership… #
  • Gillard: If I do not receive my colleagues' support I will go to the backbench… call on Rudd to do the same… #
  • Gillard: Under my leadership we have legislated a carbon tax… the mining tax… an historic health agreement… #
  • Gillard: Under my leadership too we have achieved the structural separation of Telstra… to achieve the NBN… #
  • Gillard: … the health insurance rebate … education reforms… a fairer tax deal deal low income earners… managing the Aust economy… #
  • Gillard: No govt is perfect, we have made mistakes… but the measure of a govt is what it achieves… #
  • Gillard: Under Labor people have the chance to get a job, get a better job… #
  • Gillard: I note that Rudd in his media statements has referred to the need to defeat Tony Abbott… I can lead Labor to that victory… #
  • RT @mishaschubert: Gillard: government is about having the courage, personal strength, discipline and method to get big reforms done. #
  • Gillard on 2010: Rudd always had chaotic work patterns… he's a good campaigner but govt requires different skills… #
  • Gillard: Rudd struggled to do that… he didn't nominate… the government had entered a period of paralysis… #
  • Gillard: I have ensured we governed with discipline and method… #
  • RT @WilkieMP: A Statement from Andrew Wilkie: http://t.co/ZZQn2Z53 #auspol #
  • Gillard: It is very important that the leadership ballot on Monday ends this once and for all… I will go to the backbench if I lose… #
  • Gillard: Over many months there have been rumours of destabilisation.. I have preferred to think the best of Kevin Rudd… it is now clear.. #
  • Gillard: There has been a concerted campaign and it is time it was brought to an end… #
  • Gillard on delaying the ballot: I am not prepared to put the nation through drift… and not fair to Anna Bligh… #
  • Gillard: This is a distraction obscuring the government from explaining its reform program… #
  • Gillard: Having lived through the days of the Rudd govt.. it became absolutely clear.. that it was focussed on the news cycle… #
  • Gillard asked whether a drover's dog could lead the coalition to victory… I'm confident we can do it provided we get past Monday… #
  • Gillard: Discipline, method, fortitude and inner determination… opinion polls go up and down… we have shown courage in adversity… #
  • Gillard: Has it cost us, things like carbon pricing, yes, was it necessary, yes… #
  • Gillard: I think this chatter about faceless men is profound insulting to my Labor colleagues… #
  • Gillard: They are people of their own mind and own resources… to suggest they are told what to do is insulting… #
  • Gillard talks of the "sabotage" that knocked the 2010 campaign… and the stoicism and calm, "my key attributes"… #
  • Gillard denies "100%" ever leaking against Rudd… absolves all journalists from any confidences if asked about this… #
  • Gillard: I became the touchstone because I was the person who had a chance of getting something done during those days of dysfunction… #
  • How can you be believed when you were part of that dysfunction? "Your question is internally inconsistent… " #
  • Gillard: It stands to reason the work I was doing would only work if it remained confidential… #
  • Gillard to pack: I will not put up with this rudeness… now it's your colleague's turn, don't be rude to him… #
  • Gillard departs… #
  • Will Labor keep marching off the cliff? http://t.co/d4jOhDE1 – some thoughts at The Drum. #auspol #
  • @nick_osborne Sorry, I couldn't tell, it was all quick and I only tweeted a bit of it. #
  • Therese Rein: Sometimes I feel there are two lands, two Australias… #
  • Rein: What ordinary people tell me is that they trust Kevin… they know he's worked hard… #
  • Rein: I think it's useful for people to tell their local MP and senator, "this is what I want" … #
  • @Captainsuburbia Very good – listen to it here: http://t.co/JOvUeVtZ #
  • @Captainsuburbia Stone the bloody crows! #
  • @Captainsuburbia Or have I embarrassed myself by getting that wrong?! #
  • Less take-up than Lithuania? #
  • Conroy: Wherever I go in the country they don't ask me about leader, they ask me when they're going to be connected [to the NBN]… #
  • Tony Abbott: Kevin Rudd is the last Labor leader to have a democratic mandate… Gillard was selected, not elected… #
  • "And all sides use the media when they can." http://t.co/upU5STkC – @mumbletwits on the leadership coverage. #
  • Tony Abbott in Warwick: "Hope, reward and opportunity… we will build a stronger economy, govt spending down, productivity up…" #
  • @Kimbo_Ramplin @eithniu @Rod_Hagen Don't forget there was a Labor split in the 50s… and the 30s was rough with Lang and Lyons splitting. #
  • @GreenJ Funny you say that – I lost cable and Telstra on iPad… just back now. #
  • @perissology And my phone went flat. It was back to the 1990s. #
  • Martin Ferguson: I'm not sure there will be a ballot on Monday. If Rudd chooses to run I will vote for him for PM of Australia. #
  • Ferguson: Kevin Rudd is best placed to take on Tony Abbott… I have no intention of getting into a sparring match publically or privately.. #
  • Richard Marles: "Julia Gillard has been heroic in dealing with the the cards she has dealt… and I think all of you know that…" #
  • @crazyjane13 He was overcome with adulation… #
  • Kim Carr accuses Gillard camp of threats, dirty tricks: http://t.co/eektmaJd – "I've got scar tissue on my back a foot thick." #
  • Just did my second spot for the week on 2CC. At this rate it won't be long before they find out I don't know what I'm talking about. #
  • RT @murpharoo: Breaking, now on The Pulse. Cabinet Minister Robert McClelland declares himself a vote for Kevin Rudd. #
  • An iPhone @Optus question: anyone got any ideas on why texts to one number won't send? Thermometer nearly makes it. A regular number once ok #
  • It doesn't happen with any number other than this one. The recipient has just recently got a new iPhone. #
  • @TheBirdwatcher Ho ho… #
  • Robert McClelland: "Kevin is the only Labor leader to win in his own right in 17 years." http://t.co/si23Wbsa – he has a point… #
  • @conceravota I'm at home but I've tried it in other places without success. It's very odd, just one number. #
  • @conceravota No, he's Telstra. Previously he was Telstra on a Blackberry. #
  • @danielstone No, it's green – but the problem has been persistent, not just today. #
  • @cullenarius With every Telstra number of just some? #
  • Stephen Smith: It's probably the case we've been heading in this direction for some time… the loser of the ballot needs to go to b/bench. #
  • Smith: When it's resolved on Monday it needs to be resolved with finality. #
  • Smith says having 2 24-hour news channels makes this leadership challenge "a bit more in your face". #
  • Smith: I've made it clear I strong support the Prime Minister. #
  • @djmattyg007 And I doubt Foxtel viewers are glued to Sky! #
  • Jason Clare: I'm a strong support of the Prime Minister and I'll be voting for her in the ballot on Monday. #
  • @Optus Thanks but that didn't work. The thermometer gets nearly to the end and that stalls. #
  • @mumbletwits Hehe… #
  • Channel 10 News says in Victoria the numbers are Gillard 16, Rudd 8, unknown 4. #ItMustBeRight #
  • My margin is about two and half per cent, says Yvette D'Ath. It's 2.51% http://t.co/X6P1Oy12 #CapitalHill #
  • @lagcamion Thanks muchly. #
  • D'Ath is right that Rudd had a large swing against him on primaries – not 10% but 9.01%. But the 2-party swing was only 3.86%. #CapitalHill #
  • The 2-party swing in D'Ath's own seat of Petrie was 1.70%. The primary swing was 6.27%. She and Rudd amongs the lowest swings. #
  • @Optus Definitely SMS. I've turned iMessage off. Thanks for this – any other thoughts?! #
  • @TrisD Indeed. #
  • A massive increase in the number of clicks on my links via http://t.co/YCL1ThmH on bit.ly over the past 24 hours. Must be something on. #
  • SBS vox pops in Greenway electorate: "I'm for Kevin Rudd." – "Why?" – "Because I saw him in that YouTube video … swearing." #
  • @Magpies59Fan It must have been that knitting pattern I linked to. #
  • Bill and Dorothy from Tranquil Waters. #ACA #
  • ABC TV news vox pops: Man – "At the end of the day it's us, the Australians, who choose a leader, not the Labor Party." #
  • @Optus Yes., everything okay. It's just this one number I can't SMS, but can call. The recipient recently moved to an iPhone with Telstra. #
  • @tim_cooke Stand by for the lectures on parliamentary processes. #
  • "Long held grudges are filling the airwaves." #7 30 #
  • Robert McClelland on supporting Gillard last time: "It was the wrong call." #7 30 #
  • McClelland: "Our primary objective is to get our policies implemented and to do that we need to win the election." #
  • McClelleand: "I don't think we have a realistic chance of winning under Julia Gillard… we have been flatlining in the polls." #7 30 #
  • Tanya Plibersek: "The real issue is we've been talking about ourselves for far too long." #7 30 #
  • RT @mishaschubert: Tanya Plibersek backs in Julia Gillard's call for Rudd to rule out any further leadership bid. #abc730 #
  • @Mahaut1329 She's definitely supporting JG. #
  • Tony Burke: "Even if you rang Kevin's mobile, it was answered by a staffer." #
  • Burke: I don't think any of us have enjoyed over the past 24 hours telling this story… people should have heard it at the time… #
  • RT @mishaschubert: Tony Burke: the fact that Rudd backers are asking for a vote on Friday shows they don't have the numbers. #
  • And the fact that Gillard backers want Rudd to commit to standing down after Monday shows they know a Gillard win will solve nothing. #
  • RT @mishaschubert: Tony Burke: it's deeply offensive to the rest of caucus for Rudd backers not to rule out a second tilt. #
  • @HillbillySkill Like Hawke's 2 challenges against Hayden and Keating's two challenges against Hawke? If the leader isn't up to it… #
  • @AshGhebranious Rudd was never going to win this. They're obsessing about him because they won't confront the reality of Gillard. #
  • @AshGhebranious Of course he will, but the electorate will draw their own conclusion that they're stuck with Gillard. It's a debacle. #
  • @Squillanzo Exactly – well said. And they will bring the whole show down around their ears rather than change. They're halfway there now. #
  • @lapuntadelfin Oh come on – she found her feet within days. It's her poor judgment and poor campaigning skills that are the issue. #
  • @AshGhebranious What do you think the caucus is going to do this time next year when they're in the same hole they're in now? #
  • Interesting to note who's been very quiet this week: Shorten, Feeney, Arbib, Howes, et al. And Albo. #
  • @Boatie86 Vote for Rudd, hope for the best, and plan for life after parliament. #
  • @PrimMich Rudd has resigned? When did this happen? #
  • A second plug – I'm feeling irresponsible: "Will Labor Keep Marching Off The Cliff?" http://t.co/d4jOhDE1 (The Drum) #
  • @RyanSheales My luck is in – I missed all three. #
  • Now I'm paranoid about my chaotic working habits. #
  • @RyanSheales Seriously, though, he didn't get involved today, as far as I'm aware. #
  • @sandycameron Oh… well that's all right, I don't have any of them. #
  • @GreenJ @AdelaideBook "I don't care who the prima donna is, as long as I'm prima donna assoluta". #
  • @StephanieAWood1 @samanthamaiden Too kind. I only wish I could enjoy saying it. #
  • This is one of those #Lateline moments… #
  • @zmkc I got it wrong. It was "chaotic working patterns". My chaotic habits preclude patterns, so I'm okay. #
  • He was when he wanted to mine uranium… #
  • I pop up to the shop for a minute and for my trouble I'm breathalysed. #
  • @ElliotG78 It's all Baillieu's fault. #
  • @GrogsGamut I'd still be sitting in the bus if I tried a line like that! #
  • @ElliotG78 That's not what people are saying about him. #
  • @ElliotG78 … That he works, I mean… #
  • @Lauren_Dubois When they were new, I once drove around the block just so I could try it. You could consider that. #
  • @ElliotG78 Given the first year, you have to wonder about that. #
  • @Lauren_Dubois I'm detecting a pattern of potential mininterpretation here… #
  • @Lauren_Dubois … misinterpretation… #
  • @NewtonMark I'm no such thing! And I resent the suggestion. Think of my reputation. #
  • @Lauren_Dubois Misinterpretation never occurs on Twitter. Everyone is too smart for that. #
  • @ElliotG78 They are pretty quiet, not that anyone will be bothered for a while yet. At least the first batch of train station cops graduated #
  • @nathanhardy Thanks for that – appreciated. #
  • A bunch of emails today from Gillard & Rudd supporters. Why do they think I'm a caucus courier? The page is clear: http://t.co/qNFbZYZu #
  • Mungo MacCallum: "…desperation might drive them to the man the polls show is their last and only hope." http://t.co/qdagmDJT #
  • Michelle Grattan: "The Gillard camp's campaign is dirty, demeaning and destructive…" http://t.co/iOkc2PJf #
  • Nick Dyrenfurth argues the removal of Gillard would condemn Labor to a 1917, 1931 or 1975 style rout: http://t.co/eo1BZpLP #
  • Tony Wright: Run on baseball bats as Labor descends into viciousness. http://t.co/XewSHPda #
  • Katharine Murphy: "Given the baseball bats are out, and swinging indiscriminately, anything could happen." http://t.co/dq1SkMEQ #
  • Jessica Irvine on student politics, the quality of our leaders and the adults running the economy: http://t.co/4d2sRaF3 #
  • Lenore Taylor: A gift to the Liberals' Mad Men. http://t.co/xeJkafWO #
  • The Australian: ALP burns its own house down as cabinet splits. http://t.co/HniUMFTt #
  • Graham Richardson: A choice between yesterday's failure or today's http://t.co/4S9euiMa #
  • Paul Kelly: Bile designed to blacken and banish Rudd. http://t.co/m1zjKhet – "Labor is trapped in two worlds" #

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