The interest was on horses not interest and just as well for the Government. What media coverage of the election campaign could be fitted in after the really important news was uniformly bad for the Coalition and good for Labor on last night’s television and this morning’s newspapers.

The Labor victory on Crikey’s The Daily Verdict would have been much more marked but for the general indifference. As it was the speculation about the imminent rise by the Reserve Bank of interest rates made it largely a no contest.

Without a doubt tomorrow will be a Labor day as well.

Coalition ALP
Television 0.29 1.04
Newspapers 0.03 0.10
Radio 0.06 0.15
Internet 0.00 0.06
TOTAL 0.39 1.35

You will find details of the way the Daily Verdict is compiled, with the help of raw material provided by our friends at Media Monitors, on the Crikey website.