Australia

May 21, 2014

iSentia index: nothing but the budget

The gorgeous Abbott government's budget has sparked plenty of discussion -- most of it heated and negative.

Patrick Baume

iSentia Group Communications Manager

Media titan punch-ups became a distant memory as the thoroughly leaked expenditure cuts finally hit home to people as a reality following Treasurer Joe Hockey’s budget speech just over a week ago. It was very much meat and potatoes across talkback and social media as punters hoed into the Government over things such as the Medicare co-payment, the fuel excise re-indexation, pension eligibility changes and education cuts. No-one cared all that much about the deficit levy on people earning over $180,000, but the Opposition’s main debating line of broken non-core promises on levy did cut through, if not as much as the spending cuts.

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