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Articles by Patrick Baume

Isentia Index: Johnny Depp’s dogs steal the budget week limelight

Australians were more interested in the fates of two celebrity dogs than the budget release.

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Isentia Index: budget sequel goes warm and cuddly

Budgets and royals got people talking this week.

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Isentia index: working families are back in vogue with childcare the main pre-Budget focus.

Discontent in Queensland and the birth of a new princess got people talking over the past week.

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Isentia index: all quiet on the fiscal front

A busy week for the government, with plenty of fodder for foreign policy and security watchers.

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Isentia index: Barnett still unhappy about GST while East-West Link fails to rise again

Broken political promises at state and federal levels got people taking this week.

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Isentia Index: GST carve up in the air as Hockey calls for change

State politics have taken a national bent, with WA fighting to keep its GST revenue.

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Isentia Index: detention centre review and budget speculation dominate political news

Political discussion returned to business as usual, despite the release of the damning Moss Review into the Nauru detention centre.

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Isentia Index: Lazarus lives on as an independent

The state election in New South Wales bumps Abbott off the top spot in radio.

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Isentia Index: Policy debate returns from a long nap

Political debate has turned back to policy, as calls for a spill die out.

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Isentia Index: the phoney war inside the government confuses everyone

Australians are tiring of leadership speculation as the media continues to stoke the flames.

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Isentia Index: Media focus on PM’s office remains intense as government sticks to security

Tony Abbott is still the most talked-about pollie in Australia, but for all the wrong reasons.

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iSentia Index: government efforts to save Chan and Sukumaran become very public

Volumes much lower this week, with much of the media moving on quickly from the no spill result to get onto more pressing matters like the cricket World Cup, but in terms of political coverage it remains all about Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the PM receiving five times as much coverage as his nearest rival […]

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iSentia Index: Queensland LNP crash heightens Abbott leadership troubles

Spills all round have kept pundits talking on air and online.

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iSentia Index: Knighthood for Queen’s Consort drowns out everything else

It’s been a busy week for Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman, with both leaders forced to defend their decisions.

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iSentia index: Queensland, Manus Island and #Tay4Hottest100

It’s been a rough week for Labor’s campaign in Queensland, with leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s media profile shrinking compared to last week.

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iSentia index: Tony Abbott reaches Rudd-like levels of media coverage in 2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dominated media coverage this year, with his mention numbers nearly eclipsing Kevin Rudd’s at the heigh of his popularity.

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iSentia index: the end of a long, long year for the government

The government finished off its last sitting week of the year with a bang.

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iSentia index: Annus Horribilis or Year of Achievement? The media marks the Abbott government down for 2014

Coalition losses and artificial intelligence got the media and media waters talking this week.

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iSentia index: Lambie leaps as PUP split dominates broadcast coverage

The split between Jacqui Lambie and the Palmer United Party kept the media entertained, but voters just weren’t into the personality politics.

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iSentia index: G20 a mixed bag for PM, despite Modi magic

G20 coverage dominated the media this week, with PUP troubles providing local relief.

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iSentia Index: Defence pay, budget woes and a “tense” Putin-Abbott handshake

PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie dominated discussions this week as she agitated for a better defence force pay deal.

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iSentia index: budget negotiations drag on as voters lose interest

Even the most hardcore political junkies are tiring of the government’s dog-whistling on terrorism, asylum seekers and the budget.

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iSentia index: Ebola finally gets some attention in a slow week for politics

The death of Gough Whitlam sparked discussion in what had been an otherwise quiet week.

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iSentia Index: grand finals over, but football slang takes over political discussion

Tony Abbott’s comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin managed to divert attention away from Labor’s take on national security laws.

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iSentia index: burqas, budget woes and Russell Crowe

The NRL grand final proved to be a welcome distraction from the argy-bargy in parliament over burqas and Queensland.

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