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John Chalmers

iSentia group communications manager

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iSentia index: Australia’s next PM hogs the limelight

iSentia index: Australia’s next PM hogs the limelight

May 22, 2013

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott bested the Prime Minister for media coverage this week by a wide margin. Australia has more or less made up its mind that he will be in power come September.

iSentia index: Swan flies into first as PM loses media ground

iSentia index: Swan flies into first as PM loses media ground

May 15, 2013

No surprises to see Wayne Swan win the most media mentions in budget week. But Tony Abbott shaded the Prime Minister in the fight for attention.

iSentia index: de facto PM Abbott rides high

iSentia index: de facto PM Abbott rides high

May 8, 2013 3 Comments

Tony Abbott is getting almost equal media time to the PM -- as if he were now de facto prime minister.

iSentia index: pollies filling the $12 billion black hole with spin

iSentia index: pollies filling the $12 billion black hole with spin

May 1, 2013 1 Comment

Suddenly, it seems, both sides of politics have accepted that the point of fiscal policy is to use it to help the country adapt to changing circumstance.

iSentia index: O’Farrell edges out Swan, Diggers march up the ranks

iSentia index: O’Farrell edges out Swan, Diggers march up the ranks

April 24, 2013

Tony Abbott got more print mentions than the Prime Minister this week, and that may continue as more and more Australians see him as the likely next PM.

iSentia Index: schools, trains dominate as Rudd fades

iSentia Index: schools, trains dominate as Rudd fades

April 17, 2013

The Greens are the model supporters of the government's education and high-speed rail plans, but Liberal state premiers are having none of it. And what's happened to Kevin Rudd?

iSentia Index: Libs talk broadband as Gillard gets a China boost

iSentia Index: Libs talk broadband as Gillard gets a China boost

April 10, 2013

Julia Gillard's visit to China is likely to result in a jump in the polls. Plus everyone is talking about the Coalition's broadband plan and its midwife, Malcolm Turnbull.

iSentia Index: super struggle for Labor

iSentia Index: super struggle for Labor

April 3, 2013

Labor MPs are sniping over superannuation changes, and the PM is heading to China, no doubt hoping to poll better while she's gone.

iSentia Index: last hurrah for MPs as Labor self-destructs

iSentia Index: last hurrah for MPs as Labor self-destructs

March 27, 2013

Senior Labor MPs went down in a blaze of media coverage after they fell on their swords following the spill that wasn't.

Sentia Media index: do or die on leadership spill

Sentia Media index: do or die on leadership spill

March 20, 2013

The media love to talk about themselves and were breathless on Labor's proposed media reforms. But audiences gave a big shrug, more interested in a new Pope.