Afghanistan has been a central issue over the past week, initially as Andrew Wilkie brought up the war as a topic deserving extensive debate, developing into an interesting diversion from bipartisanship from David Johnston but later denigrating into yet another tit for tat over procedure, schedules and silly comments from both major parties … it would almost make you think there’s something fundamentally structurally wrong with our two party system…

Anna Bligh and Kristina Keneally heading back up into the top half of the list, Anna Bligh facing plenty of problems but also with a float to sell and a troubled Opposition, while the news remains consistently awful for her southern compatriot, who is by now surely tempted to raise the middle finger to the umpire and storm off the mat in the finest Tunisian-Australian wrestling tradition.

Don’t tell anyone, but the acting Prime Minister is a Queenslander. I’m sure everything will be ok..

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Tony Abbott has copped a bit of a dusting by callers in the past few days, but no-one has come out of this issue with the glowing approbation of the talkback audience.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Julia Gillard

492

2

Tony Abbott

400

3

Kevin Rudd

312

4

Anna Bligh

203

5

Rob Oakeshott

150

The Commonwealth Games continue to entertain in almost as many different and colourful ways as a Bollywood epic.

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

Index

Hassene Fkiri

34

46

10

34

605

31

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