Sachin Tendulkar AM, but what's the fuss?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 17 2012, 10:42 am

On Tuesday, Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced while on a state visit to New Delhi that Sachin Tendulkar would be made an honorary Member of the Order of Australia. . Yet on Wednesday morning, the Australian media is full of outrage. How can such a seemingly safe and popular decision be so controversial?

This social media #fail is brought to you by the USA Cricket Association

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 16 2012, 11:28 am

On Saturday, a representative of the United States of America Cricket Association posted to its Facebook page, linking to an article on Cricinfo referring to reports of internal dysfunctionality within the Association.


Will Channel Nine lose its hold on Australian cricket?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 16 2012, 11:02 am

For a third of a century, Australia’s Channel Nine has been, to use its long-running advertising slogan, Still The One for telecasting international cricket. This maybe soon to come to an end. Next March, following the end of the 2012-13 domestic Australian season, the current contract to televise Cricket Australia’s home fixtures in Australia will expire. The Nine Network, holders of those rights continuously since 1979, are currently in a battle to avoid entering administration.

An historically great speech from Prime Minister Gillard

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 13 2012, 9:18 am

History loves great speeches, and much of the time ignores their backstories. Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave a brilliant address to the House of Representatives on October 9, 2012 excoriating the current opposition leader Tony Abbott.

Daily Twitter Posts - 08/10/2012

Submitted by dailytwitter on October 9 2012, 7:20 pm

22:49 wondering why none of the tweets about #lateline matched what I was seeing on TV. Just realised I'm watching SBS News. #doh #
22:40 Kevin Rudd sound bite on Alan Jones with cardboard cutouts of Fitzy and Wippa falling over in the background. Totally priceless. #lateline #
21:44 You mean to say you're watching #qanda instead of #BlackMirror?!? #
21:02 analysis of Archbishop Jensen's address to the #sydsynod today, via @EternityNews - #
20:59 Peter Jensen's final presidential address as Archbishop to the Sydney Anglican Synod, given this afternoon: #sydsynod #
20:45 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 awarded jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka - #
20:30 not even the slightest possibility that I will watch #qanda tonight #
20:02 Australian Story. Rod Laver. Now. #abc1 #
20:00 ouch. Pinched nerve in the right buttock. What a pain in the arse that is #

Daily Twitter Posts - 07/10/2012

Submitted by dailytwitter on October 8 2012, 7:09 pm

22:59 Australia wooooooooooooooooo #
22:36 what was that URL for the credits again? #underground #ch10fail #
22:29 at last #underground is starting to look like a Crawford Production #
22:24 this would have made a great episode of Division 4. #underground #
21:37 LOAD "$", 8 #c64basic #underground #sigh #
21:14 #sigh RT @channelten: From Commodore 64 to Amiga 500, go behind the scenes of #Underground’s tech here: #
20:59 I could whistle to Philip Glass music all day. #koyaanisqatsi #underground #

Daily Twitter Posts - 06/10/2012

Submitted by dailytwitter on October 7 2012, 6:56 pm

21:48 Bob Carr in with a nomination for Tweet of the Year #
21:23 all we need now, of course, is for lightning to strike the replacement transformer #
21:21 Ha. No sooner does the #blackout end than the #thunder begins! #innerwest #
21:12 My #storify is done. Thank you linesmen, thank you ballboys, thank you @ausgrid. #innerwest #blackout #
21:06 now what was I doing 2 and a quarter hours ago when I was so rudely interrupted? #innerwest #blackout #
21:00 Power on at 8.59pm in Stanmore! All ye who doubted @Ausgrid's 9pm promise. #innerwest #blackout #
20:56 Oh no! My daughter's Nintendo DS has gone flat! #innerwest #blackout #
20:48 I must say that @ausgrid is doing a really good job in keeping everyone informed on the progress. #innerwest #blackout #
20:34 thinking of changing tonight's hashtag to #wipeout #
20:29 My #storify page of the #innerwest #blackout May have to stop soon when wifi battery dies. Follow @Ausgrid for updates #
20:10 is Lewisham blacked out? Haven't seen any reports from there (That's Lewisham, Australia, not Lewisham, Greater London) #innerwest #blackout #
19:48 My #Storify page of the #innerwest #blackout, updating till the batteries in my wifi modem runs out #
19:42 The Sydney Mashable Herald is on the case #

Daily Twitter Posts - 05/10/2012

Submitted by dailytwitter on October 6 2012, 5:47 pm

22:55 honestly, what is the point of fake Tony Abbotts on Twitter when the real one is so much better than satire? #
22:31 Repeaters. RT @everyword: repeaters #
22:26 Download the spreadsheet for yourself! RT @GuardianData: James Bond bodycount: how many people died in each film? #
22:19 "Dear Industry Professional, I hope you are well." Uh huh. #
22:07 Barcelona v Real Madrid on Sunday? Is it that time of the month already? #
21:22 if you only read one #cricket article this year, make it this on Sri Lankan capt Mahela Jayawardene by @wrightthompson #
20:56 That's gross. RT @unsungsongs: Starting a campaign to have the maximum length of a tweet extended to 144 characters. Who's with me? #
14:47 about time to mute #sensitivetony I think *yawn* #
14:06 This explains all the sirens I heard at 5 this morning - #
13:53 Another great sports writer leaves the House of Fairfax, this time it's Greg Growden - #
08:54 Margie Abbott says, rightly, that politicians families should be off limits. So why is Joe Hockey now using her for political point-scoring? #
08:48 Alan Jones' Today show spot "brought farmers in from their field" and was a "pivot around transport to schools and workplaces" acc to Flint #

Daily Twitter Posts - 04/10/2012

Submitted by dailytwitter on October 5 2012, 5:33 pm

21:24 12 match suspension for James Graham for biting Billy Slater. With Tests and pre-season that should put him out till #NRL Round 9 2013? #
20:30 Wayne Wigham. Very good player for Balmain in his day. Has just been on @ABCCatalyst talking about depression. #
19:43 hmm. Peter Slipper. Potential bankruptcy? #abc730 #
15:58 From @AtlanticCities, why the #sochi2014 Olympic slogan is the worst ever. Just because it is "Hot. Cold. Now." - #
15:42 Some sound points made by @profsarahj about the campaigns to get Alan Jones taken off the air - #
15:36 tonight is one of those nights when I really wish they had Court TV for the #NRL Judiciary. I just want to hear James Graham's defence case #
13:24 Nanny State Alert: Florida wildlife officials rule that kids' gator pool parties are unsafe - #
12:17 It appears that @SilentJimLehrer has entered the building. #variousdebatehashtags #
11:09 so we have #debate #debates #debate2012 #denverdebate #debatedenver #usdebate #presidentialdebate and of course #massdebate #
11:03 my daughter has commandeered the television. I can confirm that ABC3 is not showing the debate. #
08:36 The same $1.5b you're giving BOF? MT @TonyAbbottMHR I've committed $1.5bn to help @TedBaillieu build the East West Link. Labor must match it #
08:32 I've always liked "Heaven's Gate". RT @abcmarkscott: The resurrection of Heaven's Gate. #
08:28 Um, you're not in government. MT @TonyAbbottMHR: I'm committed to helping @barryofarrell build Westconnex duplication. I've pledged $1.5bn #
08:15 Is "a union boss walks into a police station" the journalistic equivalent of "a man walks into a bar"? #
07:20 It's a sign of how memorable Presidential debates are not when @breakfastnews replays the 1988 Bentsen smackdown of Quayle every half hour #