Not much change at the top as the Opposition remains on pause waiting for $55 of fun-filled frolics from the former Treasurer. Biggest mover of the week was Anthony Albanese, getting a hefty media bounce out of claiming the Opposition were raiding his nation building piggybank and the tacking on of an indigenous employment scheme to those grand infrastructure plans.

And in what surely must be the oddest “me too” for quite some time, Barry O’Farrell joined Morris Iemma in ignoring his own party’s platform, killing off electricity privatisation. We look forward to hearing Barry explain how as Premier he will get the sale through the Upper House when the “time is right”.

TW

Move

Position

Politician

Press Index

Radio Index

TV Index

Internet Index

Raw total

INDEX

1

0

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

22,084

1,000

2

1

Premier

Morris Iemma

488

536

514

519

11,534

514

3

-1

Opp Leader

Brendan Nelson

355

598

514

457

11,183

481

4

0

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

261

285

407

318

7,062

318

5

0

Backbench

Peter Costello

231

374

243

248

6,312

274

6

3

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

257

280

257

221

5,446

254

7

7

NSW Opp Ld

Barry O’Farrell

40

314

110

184

4,572

162

8

-2

Premier

Anna Bligh

286

112

99

122

2,679

155

9

-1

Premier

Alan Carpenter

230

153

35

161

3,105

145

10

2

Premier

John Brumby

212

130

149

88

2,548

144

11

0

Shadow

Tony Abbott

100

197

183

95

3,121

144

12

-2

Shadow

Malcolm Turnbull

93

182

124

164

3,541

141

13

-6

Independent

Nick Xenophon

133

78

68

197

3,026

119

14

3

Cabinet

Penny Wong

132

86

24

123

2,120

91

15

16

Cabinet

Anthony Albanese

121

90

95

56

1,667

91

16

3

Party leader

Bob Brown

89

106

20

77

1,709

73

17

-1

Minor Party

Steve Fielding

94

53

11

125

1,834

71

18

-5

Cabinet

Peter Garrett

114

61

22

81

1,468

69

19

-1

Cabinet

Stephen Smith

72

61

37

99

1,676

67

20

5

Premier

David Bartlett

135

40

14

55

1,033

61

Never a dull moment in NSW politics…the punters have to have something to listen to while they’re stuck in their train/bus/traffic.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Kevin Rudd

305

2

Morris Iemma

259

3

Brendan Nelson

118

4

Barry O’Farrell

97

5

Peter Costello

50

What do you mean she’s not a celebrity? …she’s a politician! No way!? And she shoots moose… that’s so cool… I might even vote this time.

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

INDEX

Talkback

Sarah Palin

117

85

210

139

2,940

138

68

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

 

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