Being the Minister for Everything is finally starting to see consistent media coverage returns for Julia Gillard, while being Acting PM probably isn’t hurting on the volume of mentions front either, as well as finally signing off on the end of WorkChoices.

Anna Bligh up to second because of the recent deluge across large parts of Queensland, while Malcolm Turnbull may have gone up a spot or two, but something tells us he will remain unchuffed to be getting less than a quarter of Kevin’s coverage, while Nathan Rees may be feeling far more sanguine about his gentle slide down the list.

Nicola Roxon is easily the biggest mover of the week, up into the top ten, defending the appointment of the Man from Movember, as well as a few just slightly more serious issues like prostate cancer, maternity leave and binge drinking.

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

23,578

1,000

2

2

Premier

Anna Bligh

265

430

425

118

6,198

310

3

0

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

248

393

222

260

6,780

281

4

2

Opp Leader

Malcolm Turnbull

154

268

249

292

6,364

241

5

-3

Premier

Nathan Rees

119

294

56

419

7,175

222

6

-1

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

134

203

170

287

5,552

199

7

1

Cabinet

Peter Garrett

114

133

60

113

2,568

105

8

21

Cabinet

Nicola Roxon

71

137

83

65

2,071

89

9

2

Premier

John Brumby

81

116

98

57

1,914

88

10

-1

Cabinet

Anthony Albanese

73

78

10

49

1,201

52

11

-1

NSW Opp Ld

Barry O’Farrell

7

79

10

112

1,873

52

12

0

Shadow

Joe Hockey

19

49

42

97

1,653

52

13

1

Cabinet

Penny Wong

70

46

17

67

1,238

50

14

-1

Shadow

Julie Bishop

25

65

47

56

1,303

49

15

0

Cabinet

Kim Carr

44

43

59

44

1,095

48

16

6

Shadow

Tony Abbott

10

92

33

13

873

37

17

2

Cabinet

Joel Fitzgibbon

24

65

3

25

750

30

18

-2

Independent

Nick Xenophon

13

48

10

44

878

29

19

9

Outer Min

Tanya Plibersek

21

70

4

11

605

26

20

0

Party leader

Bob Brown

22

27

14

23

530

22

The only thing worse than being talked about … can be seen at number five.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Kevin Rudd

704

2

Nathan Rees

310

3

Julia Gillard

154

4

Anna Bligh

111

5

Malcolm Turnbull

56

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Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

INDEX

Ben Cousins

178

823

1,083

173

11,925

564

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