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Articles by Patrick Baume

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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iSentia index: terrorism, asylum seekers and George Clooney’s wedding

The marriage of the world’s (formerly) most eligible bachelor was light relief in a week of grim news.

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iSentia index: everyone’s talking terror

Jacqui Lambie is punching well above her weight in media mentions, and the nation’s media talks terrorism.

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iSentia index: war, politics and Kimye

War managed to trump celebrity gossip this week, but only just.

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iSentia index: one year on, is Tony Abbott the foreign affairs PM?

The Abbott government’s most popular minister has had a good run in the media this week, unlike many of her cabinet counterparts.

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iSentia index: military action and axing taxes dominates discussion

A surge in international conflicts has kept our defence-related politicians in the media spotlight.

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iSentia index: the Miley, Clive and Abbott show

The twerk team assembled this week, as media focus turned back home after weeks of foreign news.

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iSentia Index: offhand comments dog the big men of parliament

Another shocker of a week for the federal and NSW state governments, with ill-thought-out statements and ICAC raising the ire of the public.

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iSentia index: Federal ministers struggle with words and NSW ICAC claims two more scalps

It was a week of gaffes and general embarrassments for MPs at state and federal level.

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iSentia index: Gaza, Justin Bieber and Ricky Muir spark discussion

Social media came into its own this week, as international events continued to dominate the local news agenda.

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iSentia index: a big week in international news puts Bishop on top

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has dominated news coverage, despite the political struggles back in Australia.

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iSentia index: MH17 disaster brings foreign affairs into sharp focus

A busy week in news — from MH17 to a certain PUP senator’s requirements for a partner.

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iSentia Index: Palmer rules broadcast as Senate wrangling dominates coverage

Clive Palmer and his rag-tag bunch of senators have got people talking across all forms of media.

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iSentia Index: The first rule of Boat Club: never talk about Boat Club

Asylum seekers and the World Cup were the two biggest conversation drivers of the week.

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iSentia index: with fancy footwork, Clive outshines them all

Clive Palmer certainly knows how to keep his name in the paper.

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iSentia index: sport and foreign affairs dominate discussion

A big week for sports fans made for a quiet week politically — the first one since the budget was delivered.

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iSentia index: Victorian Parliament stumbles on while Abbott stays in the limelight

The Prime Minister’s overseas trip took the attention off the budget, at least for a little while.

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iSentia index: major parties held to ransom by their smaller opponents

Micro-parties and independent MPs caused plenty of grief at both state and federal levels this week.

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iSentia index: the Clive, Malcolm and Andrew show

A busy week in state and federal politics, with rogue MPs sparking headlines and speculation.

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iSentia index: Popes, PUP and that infamous wink

Budget woes were basically forgotten following the PM’s ABC Radio wink.

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iSentia index: nothing but the budget

The gorgeous Abbott government’s budget has sparked plenty of discussion — most of it heated and negative.

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iSentia index: budget, Border Force and Beyonce

It was Joe Hockey’s week in the sun, with the release of his first federal budget.

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iSentia index: gloves off for pollies and businessmen alike

There was plenty of biffo covered in the media this week, as the government gears up for its first budget.

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