No change at the top, the diversionary mention of the previously dreaded “R” word for the first time not completely working for a PM who clearly does not want to be dragged into an asylum seeker debate, no matter how much opinion may have moved on since 2001.

Further down the list there’s plenty of movement, mainly owing to SIEV 36, Bob Debus, Chris Evans and Sharman Stone all making rare appearances, while Peter Dutton heads back to the office to put in some more practice on those piggy, er … pithy one-liners.

The South Australian Minister for defending the local auto industry by driving really fast in your V6 is astonishingly forced to step down from his Road Safety portfolio, despite his expert knowledge of the issues involved.

TWMovePositionPoliticianPress IndexRadio IndexTV IndexInternet IndexRaw totalINDEX

1

0PMKevin Rudd1,0001,0001,0001,00017,2111,000

2

0Opp LeaderMalcolm Turnbull4096546453038,148503

3

0CabinetJulia Gillard3992945932295,412378

4

32Outer MinBob Debus1764895161725,645338

5

15PremierColin Barnett3113425191164,469322

6

-1CabinetWayne Swan2612432472784,500257

7

26CabinetChris Evans163262204862,813179

8

2PremierJohn Brumby222206161632,242163

9

7Minor PartySteve Fielding133144298652,237160

10

-1PremierAnna Bligh2641321401012,123159

11

-4PremierNathan Rees161123522743,200153

12

-8CabinetStephen Smith95165412823,425146

13

12CabinetPeter Garrett161120137921,910128

14

-2ShadowJulie Bishop58153158811,985112

15

12ShadowPenny Wong102129941182,017111

16

31CabinetSharman Stone9919986531,829109

17

-3CabinetNicola Roxon13293131801,623109

18

34ShadowPeter Dutton9575171221,12691

19

18State MinisterTom Koutsantonis8716941191,25479

20

8ShadowJoe Hockey4146100621,07362

Everybody loves a hoon.

RankPoliticianTalkback
1Kevin Rudd410
2Tom Koutsantonis236
3Chris Evans107
4Julia Gillard99
5Colin Barnett59

Our celebrity selector Neil Walker’s last pick (or should that be Pict?) is fellow Scot Susan Boyle. Is it only me that finds it appalling that the world is so shocked and delighted that someone not so pretty can have a beautiful voice?

Meanwhile — we’ll miss you Iceman, and may all your troubles be little ones.

PressRadioTVInternetTotalINDEX
Susan Boyle10265309501,759131

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

Peter Fray

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