Jan 8, 2014

iSentia index: Bernardi riles ’em up during sleepy time of year

A Liberal Party backbencher has dominated media coverage in the first week of 2014.

Patrick Baume

iSentia Group Communications Manager

The launch of Senator Cory Bernardi’s book Conservative Revolution (you would have thought that a fundamental tenet of being conservative would be to oppose revolutions of any description, but anyhoo … ) has led to an unsurprising storm of comment on social media and plenty of public criticism from Labor, the Greens and some in his own party. Most of the criticism surrounded his comments about abortion and “non-standard” families. The silence from Cabinet ministers so far has been deafening.


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