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Articles by John Chalmers

iSentia index: everybody’s talking about politicians rorting

Bikie laws, Sonny Bill Williams and politicians forced to repay expense claims were the hot topics this week. And Tony Abbott came out on top.

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iSentia index: Joyce and Brandis draw fire, but Abbott on top

Tony Abbott still takes the lion’s share of media mentions, despite controversy among his MPs.

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iSentia index: Labor disappears, Libs control the flow of info

Very few Labor MPs were on the iSentia list of media mentions this week, as the Abbott government proves the power of a majority.

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iSentia index: Kevin who? Albo, Shorten in media spotlight now

Anthony Albanese and Bill Shorten got almost as much press as Tony Abbott this week, as the media is not finished with ALP leadership speculation.

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iSentia index: it’s all about the Liberals now

The iSentia media coverage list looks about as it will for the next three years — Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Bill Shorten are likely to lead the list most weeks, with a smattering of Liberal ministers filling it out.

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iSentia index: where the hell is Kevin07?

It’s all over, and the media has turned its attention to what the Labor Party will be like in opposition. One thing is for sure — the Comeback Kid has not resurfaced.

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iSentia index: now or never for floundering Rudd campaign

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been acting more like an opposition leader with his promises of change, while Tony Abbott has been acting as if Kevin 07 never happened, assuming the mantle of John Howard.

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iSentia index: Abbott the king of news, talkback and social

Tony Abbott snared more media mentions than the Prime Minister, as Labor’s campaign loses steam.

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iSentia index: presidential-style politics with Abbott closing in

Tony Abbott got almost as much press as the Prime Minister this week, as the presidential-style campaign hits its stride.

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iSentia index: the age of the Twitterverse

Are the daily tabloids still relevant in this age of digital media? Kevin Rudd will be hoping not, since he is the undisputed king of the social media sphere.

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iSentia index: keep waiting for a date with Kevin

Kevin Rudd is looking mighty prime ministerial, but is still frustrating the punters with his refusal to name an election date. Meanwhile, the newspapers are still talking about Julia Gillard (who?).

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iSentia index: the little prince rules the airwaves

Kevin Rudd is still racking up media mentions thanks to his PNG asylum seeker plan, but Wills and Kate’s new bub definitely wins in the ratio of hours old: media mentions.

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iSentia index: it must be election season …

The major parties are getting the lion’s share of media coverage, and they are likely to continue to do so until the election, whenever that may be.

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iSentia index: Julia who? Rudd’s comeback complete

Kevin Rudd is top of the pops as he tries to end a Labor arrangement that allowed him to knife Julia Gillard and become Prime Minister.

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iSentia index: it’s all about Labor

Tony Abbott is the only Coalition politician in the top 20 this week as K-Rudd’s ascendancy and cabinet reshuffle take centre stage.

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iSentia index: Abbott gleeful witness to Labor’s pistols at dawn

It’s all about the machinations at the top of the Labor Party this week, but voters are jack of all the leadership speculation.

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iSentia index: will K-Rudd get to the top spot?

Everyone’s talking about Kevin Rudd, no one is talking about policy, as the Labor Party keeps sinking.

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iSentia index: Rudd’s back as Gillard sticks to her guns

Whispers of a Labor leadership spill are filling the corridors of power — is there anything to it? Will this be the real return of K-Rudd?

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iSentia index: good news is shared, but bad news is Gillard’s alone

Voters punish Julia Gillard for bad news, but Tony Abbott seems to share in the spoils of good policy announcements.

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iSentia index: PM had the running over Ford, ASIO

With all the bad news around this week, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott did what he was supposed to and kept his mouth shut.

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iSentia index: Australia’s next PM hogs the limelight

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott bested the Prime Minister for media coverage this week by a wide margin. Australia has more or less made up its mind that he will be in power come September.

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iSentia index: Swan flies into first as PM loses media ground

No surprises to see Wayne Swan win the most media mentions in budget week. But Tony Abbott shaded the Prime Minister in the fight for attention.

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iSentia index: de facto PM Abbott rides high

Tony Abbott is getting almost equal media time to the PM — as if he were now de facto prime minister.

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iSentia index: pollies filling the $12 billion black hole with spin

Suddenly, it seems, both sides of politics have accepted that the point of fiscal policy is to use it to help the country adapt to changing circumstance.

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iSentia index: O’Farrell edges out Swan, Diggers march up the ranks

Tony Abbott got more print mentions than the Prime Minister this week, and that may continue as more and more Australians see him as the likely next PM.

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