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My #ausvotes twitter log, part 2

A continuation of my Twitter log of election comments, mostly but not all under the #ausvotes hashtag. Part one of this digest covered the period to Friday 30 July.

Friday, 30 July 2010:

Looks like the Liberal Democratic Party's website isn't quite launched yet. #ausvotes
Friday, 30 July 2010 11:49:31 PM

A week to go

It's nine days since I have written a proper blog post about the federal election. It's not that I haven't been paying attention - apart from my abject refusal to watch television (except for video-on-demand). It's just that there hasn't been enough for me to meaningfully comment about.

We have candidates.

The complete lists of candidates in all House of Representatives seats and Senate contests were released by the Australian Electoral Commission tonight.

Here are the people I will have to choose from, in order as they will appear on the respective ballots, and with hyperlinks to party and candidate pages where known. There are six candidates in Grayndler, while in the Senate there are a bewildering 84 candidates for New South Wales in what appears to be 33 groups.

My #ausvotes twitter log

This be a digest of my election-related tweets to date from the time that Julia Gillard called the federal election almost two weeks ago. Australia's first general election in the Twitter era has by general consensus the hashtag of #ausvotes.

Saturday, 17 July 2010:

moving forward moving forward moving forward moving forward
Saturday, 17 July 2010 12:13 PM

Debate. Yawn. Discuss.

"Just think.. if this were a soccer match we could have had 30 minutes extra time followed by penalty kicks. #ausvotes #debate #nilnil"

- me on Twitter, 7.36pm 25.7.10

The Leaders Debate between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott took place on Sunday night. There's nothing more that I can say about the content. Really. The transcript is here.

From Hey Hey It's Saturday to I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Nine days in, and the 2010 election campaign is as dismal as any I've witnessed in the past four decades. Tony Abbott defies serious appraisal, while Julia Gillard's entire first month as Prime Minister has been a massive disappointment.


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