My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Anthony Albanese: I love the Labor Party… raised by a single mum who taught me to stand up for what I believed in… #
  • Albanese: Mum raised me with 3 things: Catholic Church, South Sydney and the Labor Party… #
  • Albanese: I have despaired in recent days as our legacy in govt has been devalued… #
  • Albanese lists achievements: under PM Rudd we got through the GFC better than any other country… #
  • Albanese: Under PM Gillard we have an outstanding record, especially in the light of minority government… #
  • RT @mishaschubert: Albo pauses to fight back tears as he speaks of his despair in recent days at what is happening to the party. #
  • Albo: A difficult decision to make over recent days… I rang some constituents last night who had mailed me… #
  • Albo: I rang the PM this morning … told her I will be voting for Kevin Rudd in Monday's ballot. #
  • Albo: I resigned as LEader of the House. #
  • Albo says Gillard wants him to remain LEader of the House. #
  • Albanese: I've argued against a spill and a challenge… as I did on June 23, 2010 – our difficulties date to that day… #
  • Albanese: We've only had 3 leaders take us from opposition to govt since the war: Hawke, Whitlam and Rudd – all deserve our respect. #
  • Albanese: IMonday's ballot is the only way I have to register my dissent about that night… #
  • Albanese: It has not been an easy decision… a judgment call… both Rudd and Gillard are formidiable and good human beings… #
  • Albanese: No-one has fought harder than me… I fronted up to demonstrators… I want the passsion to be channelled into defeating Abbott… #
  • Albanese: Abbott is not a conservative, he is a reactionary… #
  • Q: Why go against the majority? A: We'll wait and see the outcome of the ballot on Monday. I have not taken this decision opportunistically #
  • Albanese: This is not in my own personal interests. I am doing it because it is right. #
  • Albanese: I rang Gillard and then I rang Swan. I told Kevin Rudd. I'm old fashioned – I tell people I'm not voting for them. #
  • Albo: The problem of June 2010 is no-one had the time in the circumstances to make a reasoned decision… that's why there was such reaction #
  • Albanese: I'm not lobbying for anyone… my preferred position is a secret ballot and a secret vote… but everyone has done TV standups… #
  • Albanese: Since every single person was out there stating their position, to not go public was not what my members and constitutents want… #
  • Albo: You won't hear any criticism of Gillard or Rudd from me… they've been great PMs… I like fighting Tories, that's what I do. #
  • Albo: People who watch QT might know that I quite like being Leader of the House… I told her it was reasonable she accept my resignation. #
  • ALbo: I would simply rather have arguments with those people I agree with so strongly… #
  • Albo: This isn't aimed at influencing anyone… just transparently showing where I stand… #
  • Albo: I know there's this great science about internal polling… it's a scam made up by people like me to pretend we know more than you… #
  • Albo suggests the polls in today's paper tells the story. #
  • Albanese: My view was this shouldn't happen. The Foreign Minister was doing his job. The PM was doing her job. OThers talked it up. #
  • Albo: There isn't a single journalist I've spoken to about how I'm voting. The first person who heard was the Prime Minister this morning. #
  • What a contrast. Albanese puts in perspective the overblown smear campaign of the past week. #
  • Julia Gillard in Cessnock for Country Labor conference: After Monday's decision we must come together… #
  • Gillard asked should caucus take notice of polls: "I have the capacity to get the big things done… sometimes costs popularity" #
  • Gillard: I've known Albo all my adult life… he's a great Labor man with a great Labor heart… I disagree with his decision… #
  • Gillard: "But one thing I know is that on Monday he will be back fighting Tories…" #
  • Gillard talks of the need to "bend change" to ensure that fairness exists, eg in the rollout of broadband. #
  • Gillard: The mission of Labor after Monday's ballot is to get on with governing.I bring to that task a lot of courage and a lot of fortitude #
  • Gillard asked about a third candidate later in the year… It's not in the Labor or national interest, she says… #
  • Ed Husic: Stats don't lie… we need to re-engage the large numbers of people who have their backs turned to us… Kevin Rudd has the skills #
  • Husic: The way we've conducted ourselves over the past few days leaves a lot to be desired… #
  • Husic: We need to change the way we select the leader… something more structured, more open… #
  • Husic: We've introduced primaries to open up the process of selecting candidates… should look at something similar for the leadership. #
  • Albanese's statement is on Sky News at the moment. One for the archives. #
  • RT @tcookAU: I still think my 24 June 2010 piece holds up – "One year on – the Rudd assassination revisited" http://t.co/bMlry7RJ #
  • The largest migration in history: http://t.co/v7IYF2PQ – short video from The Economist on China's internal migration. #
  • The Economist: The Punch and Julia Show http://t.co/lxaQ4Kf9 – "the psychodrama that is Australian politics moves towards a showdown" #
  • It's up to you: http://t.co/aZ8xkG5w #
  • Channel 7 News: Item 1 Ricky Nixon, Item 2 The nation's leadership. #
  • No swinging allowed under Campbell Newman: http://t.co/Stow6Iu8 #
  • RT @drng: #Ruddmania hits Queen Street Mall (read the last line) http://t.co/0M50iG0B #
  • Michelle Grattan: Albanese integrity puts colleagues to shame. http://t.co/d5YM2Bnp #
  • In another world, a prize for Civility in Public Life: http://t.co/4fjzcSTL – see the recipients here: http://t.co/C40Bsf37 #
  • Anne Summers – The gender agenda: Gillard and the politics of sexism. http://t.co/hxqeebS5 #
  • "Lemons never change their spots" – The Liberal Party has issued revised version of the Kevin O'Lemon ad: http://t.co/DSLDK7ph #
  • Divided they stand: http://t.co/rdDjh7KG – Maxine McKew takes aim at Gillard in The Sunday Age. #
  • McKew on Gillard's lobbying in favour of dropping the ETS: "At some point the advocacy turned into a threat…" #
  • "…It was made clear to Rudd that the survival of his government was conditional on his abandonment of the ETS." http://t.co/rdDjh7KG #
  • McKew: "In the end she showed precious little conviction and instead took to heart the focus-group anxieties being peddled by Arbib." #
  • McKew: "Gillard was impatient for the top job and either stood by or was an active participant in the sense of crisis.." #
  • McKew: "In forcing a policy backflip on a cause she advocated in 2007, she has defined herself forever as just another political operator." #
  • McKew: "Her constant mantra of ''getting the job done'' earns no credit. The effort is seen as tainted." #
  • McKew: "It's because there was never a plan for what to do next. There was only ever a plan to knock off Rudd." http://t.co/rdDjh7KG #
  • The man who took the prime ministership off John Howard and the woman who took his seat make quite a double act. #
  • @Get_Shortened Well, don't forget we were promised a Citizens' Assembly and no ETS until a community consensus was achieved. #
  • @TheBirdwatcher No, she married a Labor great, a man who contributed greatly to getting state and federal Labor governments elected. #
  • @r_u_t_h I think plenty of that is coming! #
  • The Albo Effect: http://t.co/6cVgOuXQ – @mishaschubert on stemming the runaway invective. #
  • @lelaissezfaire @Get_Shortened Or as Barack Obama put it: "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." #
  • Nick Economou: PM will win but with a mortal wound. http://t.co/cIC1hppa – "Labor's core problem remains unresolved." #
  • Economou: "Rudd would still be foreign minister with little prospect of returning .. if Gillard's prime ministership had been a success." #
  • @ConcupiscentGuy I wondered what you were trying to say! #
  • Lachlan Harris (ex-Rudd press secretary): ALP's savaging of Kevin Rudd is a suicide pact. http://t.co/QYzCml3M #
  • Harris: ".. a public, pre-emptive, on-the-record, neo-nuclear strategy..is so different ..so radically dangerous." http://t.co/QYzCml3M #
  • Rudd denies Kate Ellis claim he described Gillard as a "childless, atheist, ex-communist". http://t.co/4GkOQ8wd – @samanthamaiden, Tele #
  • Therese Rein says Gillard stopped looking her in the eye in the weeks leading up to the "coup". http://t.co/DRvKfUYd #
  • Now all we need is Nancy Reagan's astrologer. #
  • Michelle Grattan: Ferguson, Bowen, McClelland, Carr – little in common but Kevin for this gang of four. http://t.co/1ybjSbmS #
  • @Harlequin11 That could easily be the case – the interview, I mean! #
  • "He's a knobhead sometimes but I have always gotten on with him." http://t.co/w6QlthdP #
  • Rudd easily survives his enounter with Oakes on Channel 9. #
  • Even his "encounter"… #
  • The thing is, one seat wouldn't have made a difference. Four would. #Insiders #
  • @ElliotG78 The leaks argument overlooks the dreadful performance by Gillard in the campaign. The loss is about much more than the leaks. #
  • @ElliotG78 Well, we all lived through it – remember asylum seekers, the real Julia debacle, the Moving Forward ridicule, etc. #
  • @ElliotG78 Right from the outset, Labor supporters were disappointed and appalled by Gillard's campaign. Leaks didn't help but more to it. #

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