Rehame has Howard at number one but Beazley with more mentions at two. Very odd. It’s a big gap then to Alexander Downer and a bunch of names that
we don’t see very often. Obviously a low news week.

The Politicians

Top Forty Most Mentioned Federal Politicians

Rank

Name

Mentions

Mentions Last Report

Rank Last Report

1

John Howard

3148

1980

4

2

Kim Beazley

3159

4551

1

3

Alexander Downer

737

180

10

4

Peter Cook

690

54

29

5

Roger Price

559

5

97

6

Teresa Gambaro

558

0

172

7

Petro Georgiou

399

0

172

8

Tony Smith

374

0

172

9

John Anderson

324

121

14

10

Kevin Rudd

256

3344

3

11

Julia Gillard

218

3535

2

12

Warren Truss

212

42

37

13

Jenny Macklin

189

221

9

14

Richard Colbeck

184

1

148

15

Sandy Macdonald

161

9

72

16

Chris Ellison

129

54

29

17

Peter Dutton

127

6

91

18

Brendan Nelson

125

43

35

19

Warren Snowdon

123

61

27

20

Joseph Hockey

109

4

111

21

Stephen Conroy

100

3

117

22

Helen Coonan

97

9

72

23

Anthony Albanese

95

111

15

24

Shayne Murphy

94

0

172

25

Ian Campbell

82

74

23

26

Jeannie Ferris

70

0

172

26

Mark Latham

70

754

5

28

De Anne Kelly

65

20

49

29

Bob Brown

64

6

91

30

Kay Patterson

62

10

69

30

Lyn Allison

62

84

21

32

Kerry Nettle

61

7

81

33

Joanna Gash

50

63

26

34

Julie Bishop

46

9

72

35

Guy Barnett

45

17

51

36

Ian Macdonald

43

5

97

37

Ruth Webber

39

0

172

38

Chris Evans

35

5

97

39

Peter Garrett

32

17

51

40

Craig Emerson

30

21

48

Liberal

ALP

National

CLP

Democrats

Greens

One Nation

Independent

APA

Family First

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The Leaders

Media coverage of Major Party Leaders

Print Items

Electronic items

Total Items

Talkback Callers

Letters to the Editor

John Howard

309

2839

3148

49

52

Kim Beazley

450

2709

3159

46

30

John Howard Talkback Issues

1.
John Howard, Clemency Plea – John Howard plea for the life of an
Australian man imprisoned in Singapore prompted callers to ask what he
was doing for Australians in similar positions in Bali and Spain.

2.
Mamdouh Habib – Callers wondered to what extent the Howard government
was complicit in the alleged maltreatment of freed terror suspect
Mamdouh Habib.

3.
Fed Govt, War on Iraq – The Iraqi election renewed debate as to whether
Australia should have participated in the war on Iraq.

Kim Beazley Talkback Issues

1.
Kim Beazley, General Opinion – Callers discussed what they liked and
disliked about the incoming Labor leader’s personality.

2.
Kim Beazley, Sydney Move – Kim Beazley’s announcement that he would be
spending a large amount of time in Sydney prompted mostly humourous
talkback coverage.

3.
Federal Opposition, General – Callers discussed problems within the
Federal ALP and debated whether Kim Beazley could unite the party.

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The most mentioned politicians report counts each story where a politician is mentioned and tallies the total number of stories.

Talkback callers and letters to the editor are sorted into issues and each letter or call is tallied.

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