Australia

Apr 30, 2014

iSentia index: Palmer, Hockey and Abbott dominate discussion

Between defections, elections and the budget, there was plenty of news to occupy political junkies this week.

Patrick Baume

iSentia Group Communications Manager

The daily drip feed of potential budget nasties is continuing, as the government seems to be trying to both road test its list of cuts and new taxes (sorry, temporary levies) and take some heat out of the actual sting on budget night. As we heard of pension age increases, Medicare co-payments and even a public school levy, Treasurer Joe Hockey’s media coverage headed over the 10,000 item mark. Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen leapt into the Top 20 following a long stint on the sidelines, as he pushed the line that it was all a fake budget emergency to justify broken promises.

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