Politics

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, May 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, May 2016

Snurb, 17 June 2016
We’re now well into the federal election season, and of course this is reflected in the Twitter-based news sharing activities captured in the Australian Twitter News Index as well. But – because as in previous elections [...]

#ausvotes 2016: Some Early Impressions

#ausvotes 2016: Some Early Impressions

Snurb, 14 June 2016
We’re now well into one of the longest Australian election campaigns in recent memory, and close enough to election date that we should expect the general public and not just the usual political junkies to begin [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, April 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, April 2016

Snurb, 12 May 2016
Even before Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull fired the starting gun on this year’s election campaign last weekend, Australian media were very clearly switching to election mode. Speculation about any last-minute budget sweeteners and debate about likely [...]

#ausvotes Revisited: Social Media in the 2013 Australian Federal Election

#ausvotes Revisited: Social Media in the 2013 Australian Federal Election

Snurb, 9 May 2016
As Australia commences one of the longest federal election campaigns in living memory, much attention will be paid again to how parties and politicians are utilising the latest tools available in their campaigning arsenal: social media. [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January-March 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January-March 2016

Snurb, 11 April 2016
In spite of my best intentions, I’m afraid the Australian Twitter News Index continues to be a somewhat irregular affair for the moment, and so this latest update once again covers a number of months: in [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November/December 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November/December 2015

Snurb, 22 January 2016
The Australian Twitter News Index for 2015 concludes with a double helping that covers both November and December – a time when the sharing of news stories on Twitter usually begins its slow decline towards the [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, October 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, October 2015

Snurb, 16 November 2015
After the political upheavals in September, which saw Australia’s fourth change of Prime Minister since 2010 with the return of Malcolm Turnbull as Liberal leader, it feels as if things have slowed down a little as [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2015

Snurb, 19 October 2015
One week is a long time in politics, as they say, and so the thirty days of September 2015 have been packed with more than enough upheavals – none more momentous, of course, than the successful [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2015

Snurb, 18 September 2015
Australian public affairs have continued to be turbulent during August 2015 (to say nothing of September, which will be covered in our next update), and the arrival of Huffington Post Australia as the latest overseas entrant [...]

#returnbull: How Twitter Reacted to the Latest Leadership Spill

#returnbull: How Twitter Reacted to the Latest Leadership Spill

Snurb, 16 September 2015
Australian political observers will not need to be alerted to the fact that we have a new Prime Minister: on Monday afternoon, former Liberal Party leader Malcolm Turnbull unexpectedly challenged Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the [...]