Copenhagen 1/2 price
Spectator Australia, 2 January 2010
A black and white cartoon depicting a snow dome. In the dome is a snowman that resembles Kevin Rudd. Fake snow is falling around him. Around the base of the snow dome is written 'Copenhagen'. A sign leaning against the right side of the snow dome says 'half price'.
The Copenhagen challenge
New Matilda, 8 December 2009
A colour cartoon depicting a group of people standing around a very large basket with the sign 'Too Hard' on its side. In the basket is the planet Earth. One of the group has his hands up and is saying, 'Now, if we can just agree on a way to get it out of there ...' Across the top of the cartoon is written 'The Copenhagen Challenge'.
Canberra Times, 22 January 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd and Penny Wong standing near a large steam engine mounted on a brick plinth. A large upside-down funnel emerges from the engine. Rudd and Wong stand directly underneath it, looking up into it. The funnel is labelled 'Output'. What appears to be a tiny circle of smoke drifts down out of the funnel. Rudd is saying, 'We could call that "zero emission", couldn't we?'
Now, let's have a sensible conversation
Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 2010
A mostly black and white cartoon depicting three people sitting at a table. At left is an environmentalist with a bicycle and placards that say 'No Cars' and 'End of the World!' The environmentalist wears a black and red bandanna with a propeller on top, and has a whistle in their mouth. In the middle, behind the table, sits what appears to be a moderator, dressed in suit. He has his hands up and is saying, 'Now ... let's have a sensible conversation ...' On the table in front of him is a sign that says 'The Climate Debate'. To the right sits a climate change denialist, in a suit and top hat. He has a bass drum and cymbals on his back. On the bass drum is written 'The Denialists'. He has two placards that say 'A commie plot' and 'It's all a hoax!'
Virgins!! Bring me virgins!!
Australian Financial Review, 1 February 2010
A black and white cartoon depicting Tony Abbott as a monk. He is at the top of a very tall chimney, which is belching smoke. Below him is the roof of what appears to be a factory. More chimneys are visible in the background, also belching smoke. He is shouting down to a group of people at the base of the chimney. He's shouting 'Virgins!! Bring me virgins!!' At the top left of the cartoon is written 'Climate Change Policy'.
If You Can't Stand the Heat, Scribe, Melbourne, September 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a group of penguins, seen from above. They are forming themselves into the word 'help'. The first three letters of the word are complete. The letter 'p' is incomplete — it looks like a letter 'f'. Two penguins approach the last letter from the bottom centre of the cartoon, intent on helping to complete the letter.
Global warming — two positions
Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July 2010
A black and white cartoon depicting two people, both bent over with their heads obscured. The person on the left has their head buried in soil. A duck looks at the person. Under the person and the duck is written 'Before'. The person on the right, most likely the same person, has their head submerged in water. The duck is seen again, however this time it's floating on the water's surface. Under the person and the duck is written 'After'. At the top of the cartoon is written 'Global Warming — Two Positions'.
Rudd's dangerous climate retreat
Daily Telegraph 28 April 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd wearing military clothing from the Napoleonic period. His hat has 'ETS' on the front. Like Napoleon, he has one hand thrust into his coat. He is riding a tired white horse. Around them blows a harsh wind and snow flurries. The ground is covered in snow and the background sky is dark and ominous.
A Taxing Matter
Kevin underground with mining supertax
The Australian, 26 May 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swan in an underground maze of tunnels. They are both crawling toward a dead end in the bottom right of the cartoon. Rudd leads the way, while Swan is not far behind him. Both wear orange overalls and a yellow miner's helmet with a light on it. Rudd wears his on his head, while Swan has his on his backside. Swan is about to crawl down a short ladder. He is saying, 'There's a way out of here Kev!' Rudd is saying 'Yes, this is definitely it ...'
How the west was won
Canberra Times, 10 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a wild west scene. Tony Abbott, dressed as a brothel 'madame' in a red dress, high heels, stockings and a feather boa, stands at the back of a covered wagon. A sign on the side of the wagon says, 'Madame Abbott's Devine Laissez Affaire'. A fat man in a dark suit and hat stands to the left of the wagon, talking to Tony Abbott's 'madame'. He is saying, 'Here to make your fortune too, ladies?' He is lighting a cigar with a large denomination bank note. In the background is a saloon. Kevin Rudd, dressed as a sheriff, is bursting out of a window, upside down. A fist is seen protruding through the broken window.
Glen Le Lievre
Sydney Morning Herald, 14 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard as a young girl. She is lying on the ground, on her stomach. To the left of her is scattered the contents of a model kit. The open box lies nearby. It says 'D.I.Y. Mining Tax' on the lid. A hammer and an open tube of glue lie near. To the right of Gillard is the model, which is supposed to represent a miner, in a blue singlet and khaki shorts. The miner has been assembled in an ad hoc manner. An arm sticks up where the neck should be; the head protrudes from the right arm socket; a leg protrudes from the left arm socket; an arm protrudes from the right leg of the shorts; an eyeball is stuck to the front of the singlet; the arm sticking up where the head should be holds an eyeball in its hand. Gillard looks at her creation with an expression of satisfaction.
Mine mine mine!
Sydney Morning Herald, 23 May 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a hole in the ground. A speech bubble emerges from the hole. In it is written 'Mine mine mine mine mine mine all mine!' At the top of the cartoon is written 'Mining'.
Canary knows best
Sydney Morning Herald, 11 May 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd holding a yellow canary in his hand and wearing a yellow miner's helmet with a light on the front. He bends his head down to look at the bird, so the light illuminates the bird. The background is dark. The bird is resting on its back with its legs sticking up. On the bird's side is written 'Polls'. A breath emerges from the bird's beak. In the breath is written 'Gough'. Rudd's expression is one of concern and uncertainty. He holds his chin with the fingers of his other hand.
The Age, 10 May 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a siege. In the upper left of the cartoon are two men, each wearing cowboy-style hats and smoking cigars. They are behind a barricade that has 'W.A.' written on it. To the right of the barricade is a large cannon that is going 'BOOM BOOM!'. Above the men is a Eureka Stockade-style flag, that has dollar signs on it. Behind them, a mechancial shovel with 'Mining Super Profits' on it digs up the ground. In the lower right of the cartoon, four men in blue old-fashioned police uniforms face the barricade. Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swan are two of the men; they fire guns at the barricade. The other two men are Tony Abbot and Joe Hockey; they stand with their hands up. Joe Hockey holds a white flag of surrender.
Iron Ore Man
AAP/Voice Newspapers, 24 May 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a man dressed in a red 'Iron Man' superhero outfit. He clutches a large bag with a dollar sign on it. He extends his right arm out; a bright light emerges from the palm of his hand. Bright lights are also visible on the soles of his boots. His head is not covered; he has blonde hair and a look of defiance on his face. Several men in dark uniforms with 'ATO' on them are trying to capture the man with the bag. A text panel in the top left corner says, 'Millionaire businessman by day, superhero campaigner by night, Andrew 'Twiggy' Forest, fights the evil government forces who want to steat his fortune ...' The words 'IRON ORE MAN' are in the top right of the cartoon.
Siphoning the tank
The Australian, 28 May 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd siphoning fuel from the tank of a very large yellow mining truck. The truck towers above him; only its front right wheel and part of its bodywork are visible. He has a metal jerry can, into which runs a long hose. The hose goes up to the truck's fuel tank, high above Rudd's head. His expression is one of furtiveness and annoyance.
The Henry Report
The Age, 4 May 2010
A mostly black and white cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd and Ken Henry. Kevin Rudd has emerged from a doorway, holding aloft a short piece of paper with a torn bottom edge. He smiles triumphantly. To the right of the doorway stands Ken Henry, holding a very long piece of paper with a torn top edge. He looks annoyed. Both men wear dark suits with red and white striped ties.
News of the Day
R is for revolution
Courier-Mail, 3 April 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard standing in front of a blackboard out in a school playground. She wears a white workman's helmet and looks at a group of students in purple uniforms sitting on the ground. On the blackboard is written 'Building the Education Revolution. The RRRs'. Gillard is asking the students, 'Who can tell me what these stand for? ...' One boy has his hand up and is saying 'Rort, ripoff, racket?' In the background a crane is lowering a shelter structure to the ground.
The insulation debacle
Sydney Morning Herald, 18 February 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Peter Garrett with a roof on the top of his head. Inside the roof are pink insulation batts and lots of wiring hanging down. A fire burns at the back of the roof, behind his left ear. A set of wires emerge from his left ear and connect to a power pole in the distance. A flame jumps from one of the lines. In the far distance the wires attach to the flagpole over Australia's Parliament House.
Daily Telegraph, 22 April 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd, Kristina Keneally and Anna Bligh. Rudd, between Keneally and Bligh, wears a blue surgeon's smock and holds a baby wrapped in a blanket. The baby has a long devil-like tail emerging from the blanket. Both women wear nurse's uniforms, with red crosses on them. The skirts are quite short. Keneally grins broadly while Bligh looks at Rudd with an expression of distrust.
Big Issue, 27 April 2010
A black and white cartoon depicting two women standing in a school playground. Nearby is a large pile of money, in bank notes. Children are playing in the shade created by the pile. One woman is saying to the other, 'We've only got 12 students so we just left the money in a pile for shade.' In the background are school buildings and a tree beyond a fence.
Minister Trunchbull's NAPLAN boycott solution
Canberra Times, 13 April 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard in a classroom. She wears quasi-military clothes and has her hair up in a bun. Next to her stands a man, dressed all in black with a black ski mask on his head. He has a vicious-looking black dog on a leash. Three students can be seen sitting at desks, facing Gillard and the man. Gillard is saying, '... but first, I'd like you to say good morning to the new relief teacher from Dubai! ...' A girl sitting at a desk near the man is saying '... Dad? ...'
Not smoking may be injurious
Australian Financial Review, 30 April 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a packet of cigarettes, an ashtray with a smoking cigarette in it and a half-full glass of beer. Kevin Rudd's head is on the cigarette packet, with a cigarette in his mouth. Above his head is written '25 cigarettes'. Under his head is written 'Not smoking may be injurious to our bottom line'. To the left of the cigarette packet is written 'Your passport to International Budgetary Satisfaction!'
Improvised explosive device
The Age, 19 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting an improvised explosive device. The device is seen from the side; it is buried in the ground. It is a collection of containers connected by spiralling pipes. On the containers is written 'Afghanistan government KARZAI', 'TALIBAN', WARLORDS' and '$OPIUM$'. Above the device, to the right, is an Australian soldier with a mine detector. Behind him is an armoured vehicle with 'Australian Forces' on it. At the far left of the cartoon a group of Australian soldiers are carrying a coffin draped in an Australian flag out of frame. In the backgound are rugged hills, represented by a couple of simply drawn lines. At the bottom of the cartoon is written 'IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE'.
What sort of Australia?
First Dog on the Moon
Crikey, 22 July 2010
A four-panel colour cartoon depicting Australia as a young person. In the first panel, Australia is seen walking away from a door. At the door stands a dog. Text at the top of the panel says 'Do we really wnat an Australia that is big enough to walk to school by itself?' In the second panel, Australia is at a kitchen table, making a sandwich. A dog watches from a nearby door. Text at the top of the panel says 'How about an Australia that makes its own lunch and empties the dishwasher without being asked five times?' In the third panel, Australia is seen loading boxes into the back of a ute. Both dogs watch nervously. Text at the top of the panel says, 'Because that is the kind of Australia that will eventually grow up and leave us all behind'. In the fourth panel, the two dogs are adrift in a boat on the sea. Text at the top of the panel says, 'Then where will we be?'
Australian Financial Review, 25 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd leaving for and returning from work. In the top half of the cartoon, he strides confidently toward a car. He wears a suit and carries a briefcase. The driver of the car, in uniform, stands and holds the door open for Rudd. Text above the image says, 'Rudd leaves for work ...' In the bottom half of the cartoon, he is stuffed into a green wheelie bin, which is being pushed by a man in blue work clothes. His hair is ruffled and his expression is one of astonishment. Text above this half of the cartoon says, 'Rudd returns ...'
Courier-Mail, 5 May 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd tied to a large, bright red rocket. The rocket is moving through space, in a downward trajectory. On its side is written 'Latest poll'. In the grey smoke emitting from one end is written 'Backflips'. A thought bubble emerges from Rudd's head. In it is written '... must attach myself to something going up ... think Kevin! Think! ... interest rates?'
The Australian, 17 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd, Wayne Swan, Lindsay Tanner and Julia Gillard in a kitchen. On the kitchen benches are enormous piles of dirty dishes. On a stove are several pots, all with their contents burning. Thick black smoke rises up from the pots and hangs in the air. On the door of the kitchen is a sign that says 'Kitchen Cabinet. Authorised Personnel Only'. Kevin Rudd stands at the open door, holding a pot with smoking contents. He calls the following through the door: 'Okay - who wants to help with the washing up?'
The Incredible Sulk
The Age, 13 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd as the Incredible Hulk. He is monster-sized; his trousers are ripped to shorts and his body is muscular. He holds two people in his hands. One is Tony Abbott and the other is Kerry O'Brien. At the top of the cartoon is written 'The Incredible Sulk'. Text is written around Rudd. It says, 'F**kers ratf**king me!', 'Get me a meat-free dinner!', 'You call that a hairdryer?', 'Lazy staff! Work harder!' and 'Copenhagen? Don't get me started'. At the bottom right of the cartoon a group of people run to escape from him. They are identified as voters. One of them is saying, 'I thought he was supposed to be green?' A woman stands at the bottom left, looking up at Rudd lovingly. She is identified as 'Therese'.
Herald Sun, 9 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd aboard a Roman galley. The galley is being rowed across sand dunes. Rudd, in a Roman toga, stands looking into the distance. He holds a map and is saying, 'We are behind in the polls ... it's obvious what we have to do'. Below the deck can be seen the haggard rowing crew. A speech bubble emerges from the crew; it says, 'Get a new navigator! Rudd replies to this by saying 'Ahem ... ! Working you harder is what I had in mind'.
Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 2010
A mostly black and white cartoon that has two panels. In the left panel, Julia Gillard is seen in the basket of a balloon that drifts along just above the ground. The balloon is Kevin Rudd's head. In the right panel, the balloon has detached from the basket and fallen to the ground. There is an expression of shock on Rudd's face. The basket with Gillard continues to drift along above the ground. A smile plays across her face.
United we stand
Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting previous and current Australian Labor Party leaders as Roman soldiers. They all stand in a line, facing the same direction. The line features Paul Keating, Bob Hawke, Kim Beazley, Simon Crean, Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. Each carries two knives; one is thrust into the person behind them while the other is thrust into the back of the person in front of them. There are multiple Paul Keatings and Bob Hawkes, and at least two Kim Beazleys. Under the line, written on a stone facade, is 'ALP — United We Stand'.
The fall of Icarudd
The Australian, 26 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd as Icarus. He is seen in the bottom right of the cartoon, falling from the sky. He wears trousers, a shirt and tie. He leaves a trail of feathers as he falls. The sun is seen in the top left of the cartoon. It is unmistakenly Julia Gillard, with an implacable expression on her face.
Mark Arbib — mini me
Sydney Morning Herald, 26 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Graham Richardson as 'Dr Evil' from the Austin Powers movies and Mark Aribb as 'Mini me' from the same movies. Richardson stands to the right of the cartoon, wearing a grey collarless jacket. He has the pinky finger of his right hand held up to the corner of his mouth. He looks down at 'Mini me' Mark Arbib, who stands to the left in the cartoon. Arbib wears a small version of the same jacket, and has his pinky on his right hand held to his mouth as well. He holds a stick in his left hand. On top of the stick is Kevin Rudd's head. There is blood on the stick. One of the lenses in Rudd's glasses is broken.
Courier-Mail, 21 August 2010
A colour cartoon based upon the painting The Scream by Edvard Munch. Kevin Rudd is seen standing on a long pier. He faces the viewer; he has both hands at the side of his head and his mouth open as though he were screaming. In the background on the pier stand two people in silhouette. Beyond them is a harbour with two sailing ships on it. The sky is orange and broken into layers by thick, dark wavy lines. Other dark lines appear in the landscape around the harbour. The use of the dark lines reinforces the uneasy feelings suggested by the cartoon.
Beware the Gillard
Hobart Mercury, 28 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting the entrance to a large cave. At left of the entrance, written on a rockface, is 'Beware the Gillard'. At right of the entrance is a small group of men, wearing only shorts. They have a tattered banner that says 'Liberals'. One of them carries a sword and a shield, and is being forced into the cave by the other men. He looks most reluctant. In the shadows of the cave can be seen a massive dragon-like monster, with a spiny back and large yellow menacing eyes.
Sydney Morning Herald, 26 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard sitting at a desk. On the desk is a sign that says 'P.M.' She is sitting in a large purple chair. At the left of the cartoon, a man has walked in through a door. He wears a suit, and is saying to Gillard, 'You must've broken through the glass ceiling to get here!' She is responding with 'No, just waded through the testosterone quagmire'.
All you have to do ...
Sunday Age, 27 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Tony Abbott in parliament. He sits to the left of the cartoon, wearing a suit and with a worried expression on his face. Behind him is Joe Hockey, also in a suit and resting one hand on Abbott's shoulder. Another member of the Liberal party is behind Hockey. At the right of the cartoon is Julia Gillard, who can just be seen in profile. She has an absurdly elongated nose. In front of her are the books seen on the table separating the Government and the Opposition in the House of Representatives. Hockey is saying to Abbott 'All you have to do is defame, insult, malign and vilify her without jeopardising the womens' vote!'
His Master's Voice
The Age, 30 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting John and Janette Howard at home. He is at the left of the cartoon, wearing pyjamas and a dressing gown and carrying a platter with a teapot on it. He has a downtrodden expression on his face. She is sitting at the right of the cartoon in a large blue chair reading a magazine with an image of Julia Gillard on the front. She has a look of annoyance on her face and is saying, 'First female prime minister indeed!' In the background is a fireplace with a picture of George W Bush above it.
The Australian, 4 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard standing in front of a list on a wall. She wears a green dress and jacket, and a yellow miner's helmet. She holds a marker pen in her right hand. On the list is written 'To Do 1. Appease Billionaires 2. Appease Xenophobes 3. Appease Climate Sceptics'. Item 1 is ticked off on the list. A thought bubble appears near her head. In it is written 'One down ...'
Raising the bar
The Age, 7 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard as a barmaid in a hotel. She stands to the left of the cartoon, facing the viewer. Behind her is a bench with sundry items on it, such as a flower pot with yellow flowers and two bottles. Behind her can be seen some of the patrons of the hotel. They are all men. Some wear hats; two of them wear miner's helmets. Their faces are somewhat grim. Gillard's expression is slightly smug and mischievous.
Sydney Morning Herald, 9 February 2010
A mostly black and white cartoon depicting the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament. In the foreground, in silhouette, is Malcolm Turnbull. He wears a top hat and is making a speech. In the backgound, some people can be seen in the public gallery. Two of them are talking. One says, 'Great speech ...' and the other says, 'Spoken like a leader'. In the left middle ground sits Tony Abbott, with red lips and ears.
Coming in from the wilderness
The Age, 3 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Bob Brown. He is seen sitting, visible from about the lower chest up. He wears a grey suit and a green and yellow tie. In front of him is a tiny flower pot with a seedling in it. On the pot is written 'The Green Vote'. Brown holds both hands, fingers touching, over the seedling as though he's protecting it.
The Age, 20 May 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd as vacuum cleaners. At left is Tony Abbott as a blue upright vacuum. His head is attached to the vertical part of the vacuum. Above is written 'Upright model. Lightweight! Entertaining! Class-leading suction!' At right is Kevin Rudd as a red barrel-style vacuum. His head is attached to the front, and the hose enters via his mouth. Above is written 'Compact model. Cordless. Bagless. Soulless. Charmless. Etc. Etc.' At the top of the cartoon is written 'Electors! Don't settle for more — get a moral vacuum'.
Daddy, what did YOU do in the Great Moral Challenge of our Time?
Canberra Times, 28 April 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd with two children. He sits in a large green lounge chair, wearing a brown suit. On his lap sits a young girl, in a blue dress. She has a book open on her lap. On the floor, a boy in a brown jumper plays with models of wind turbine generators and a model solar panel. At the bottom of the cartoon is written 'Daddy, what did YOU do in the Great Moral Challenge of our Time?' Rudd gazes off into space, as though he's avoiding the girl's question.
Daily Telegraph, 1 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Kevin Rudd and Therese Rein. She is wearing a red jacket and is much, much larger than him. He is shown in a dark suit, climbing down off her left shoulder, using a ladder.
New and old growth
Australian Financial Review, 19 December 2009
A colour cartoon depicting Barnaby Joyce. He wears a dark suit and stands holding a potted plant. The plant has a stalk and two branches. On one branch sprouts the head of Pauline Hanson. On the other branch sprouts the head of Bob Katter. Part of the plant appears attached to Joyce's head, suggesting he sprouted from it also.
Not looking hopeful
The Chaser, 19 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a man putting a poster up on a brick wall. The poster shows Julia Gillard, in red and blue. The word 'HOPE' is at the bottom of the poster. A woman stands to the left, watching the man. She is saying 'I wouldn't bother ...'
The Age, 10 April 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Tony Abbott as a boxer. He extends his right arm, which has a large red glove on its hand. On the glove is written 'POLITICS'. His other arm is in a sling. On the sling is written 'POLICY'. His expression is one of resolve and determination.
Sun-Herald, 6 December 2009
A colour cartoon depicting a man lying on a beach. He is red all over and wears white swimming trunks and sunglasses. In the sky above him, Tony Abbott's head is seen as the sun. Heat radiates from it, and his eyes are red.
The Week, 30 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Tony Abbott as a monk, on a stained glass window. He kneels in the centre of the image, wearing a monk's robe. He holds a small box with a key in it. Around him are flowers, food, angels and a tree with the serpent from the Garden of Eden wrapped around it. In the sky, the hand of God emerges from a cloud, giving the 'thumbs up' sign. Abbott's expression is one of amazement and thanks.
Australian Financial Review, 3 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard lying on her stomach on a bed. In the backgound is a window with the moon and night sky visible. A long curtain is blown toward the bed. Julia wears a flowing dress and a red, blue and white scarf. She rests her chin in her hands and looks at the viewer. At the left of the cartoon is a bottle of perfume, with 'Julia parfum' on it. Above the bottle is written 'Introducing Julia. 100% Gillard with a hint of desperation'.
Australian Financial Review, 23 July 2010
A mostly black and white cartoon depicting Julia Gillard in a cart being pulled through a crowd. She stands triumphant, with her arms aloft and her red hair emphasised. Also in the cart are media representatives, note-takers, two masked men, a man in an Uncle Sam-style hat and a man in a white hat. The cart appears to be pulled by several large, bearded men. In the foreground, the faces of the crowd all register despair, sadness and melancholy.
The cart before the horse
Canberra Times, 14 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard galloping across a landscape on a large horse. The horse has 'Credibility' on the blanket on its back, and is attached to a cart in front of it. On the side of the cart is a sign that says 'Election'. In the cart are several people, looking in different directions. One man has his arms folded and looks annoyed. In the sky nearby, Tony Abbott is seen pedalling a flying bicycle, with wings and a propellor on the back. He heads in the same direction as Gillard, and wears a pair of red swimming trunks. She looks up at him.
Democracy in crisis! Or perhaps just having an off day
First Dog on the Moon
Crikey, 14 July 2010
A six-panel colour cartoon depicting the federal election as a green long-snouted imaginary animal. At the top of the cartoon is written 'The Federal Election is sitting by the phone, waiting to be called'. In the first panel, the election sits in an armchair, looking bored. In the second panel, the election is making a cup of tea. At the top of the panel is written 'It makes a cup of tea'. In the next panel, the election is watching television. At the top of the panel is written 'And watches some television'. A speech bubble emerges from the television. It says, 'I'm saying Australians are naturally a people who want to go forward'. In the next panel, the election dejectedly drinks its tea. At the top of the panel is written 'It wonders to itself, what is the point? Hope and despair are the same. Nothing changes'. In the next panel, the election sits in the armchair, staring out of a window. At the top of the panels is written 'It stares out the window at the passing traffic. Maybe it's time to start taking Zoloft again'. In the last panel, the election is still in the armchair. At the top of the panel is written 'It is having a nap when the phone rings'. The election is saying 'Nzzg what?' A ringing phone is next to the chair.
Anti people-smuggling device
Daily Telegraph, 13 April 2010
A colour cartoon depicting an Australian serviceman on a ship. He wears black and grey camouflage and a black cap. He looks through a pair of binoculars. Behind him is a case attached to a wall of the ship. At the top of the case is written 'Anti people-smuggling device'. In the case is a miniature John Howard, in a blue suit. At the right of the case is a hammer on a string.
Canberra Times, 28 June 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a man in a suit on top of a large, glowing white elephant. The elephant leans down toward some houses; what appears to be multi-strand fibre-optic cable emerges from its trunk and attaches to the houses. In the background is the starry night sky.
Glen Le Lievre
Sydney Morning Herald, 7 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a golden badge. On the badge is written 'Economic Credentials'. Around the badge is a dotted line for cutting out the badge. At the left is written 'Hey kids! Make your own. It's easy! 1. Cut along dotted line. 2. Exaggerate loudly about your role in fiscal policy. 3. Wear.' In the top right corner of the cartoon is written 'As seen on TV!'
Australian Financial Review, 20 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Tony Abbott. At the top left of the cartoon is written 'Work Choices'. In the upper left of the cartoon, Abbott is furiously chopping something with a meat cleaver. Above him is written 'Kill it ...' In the upper right of the cartoon, Abbott has a shovel. Above him is written 'Bury it ...' In the lower left of the cartoon, he has a frypan and a blowtorch. Above him is written 'Cremate it'. In the lower right of the cartoon, Abbott has a wok, in which is a brown blob with one eye. Above him is written 'And serve ...'
Worming out of the election debate
Sunshine Coast Daily, 20 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a television broadcast control room. Two men sit before a large panel of knobs, dials and screens. One wears a pair of earphones. The largest of the screens has 'Election Debate Worm' at the top. In the screen, a worm has formed the 'Masterchef' logo. One of the men is saying, 'Looks like the worm has something else better to do on Sunday night too.'
I think they might have waved ...
Sydney Morning Herald, 27 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a shack in a barren landscape. A derelict car is nearby. A man stands outside of the shack, looking at a low-flying aeroplane passing by. The aeroplane tows a banner that says 'Campaign 2010'. The man speaks to a woman sitting on the step of the shack. He says, 'I think they might have waved ...' In the top left corner of the cartoon is written 'Meanwhile'.
Adelaide Sunday Mail, 1 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Jullia Gillard standing before a map of Australia on a board. At the top of the map is written 'Political Landscape'. A man stands with her, holding a clipboard. On the map, in Queensland is written 'Broadband', in New South Wales is written 'Border Protection' and in Western Australia is written 'Mining Votes'. The man says to Gillard, 'When should we do something to save the Murray?' She says, 'When it changes its course through Queensland and Western Sydney!'
AAP, 5 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting two women sitting on a couch. One holds a cup, while the other sits with her arms folded. In front of them is a coffee table with magazines and a cup and saucer on it. A cat is near the couch, to the left in the cartoon. The woman holding the cup says, 'I can't wait till after the election when everything will be perfect'.
Syndicated, 12 August 2010
A four-segment colour cartoon depicting Tony Abbott with a laptop computer. He wears red swimming trunks and a yellow and red surf livesaver's skullcap. At the top of the cartoon is written 'Tony Abbott fires off an email clarifying his internet broadband gaffe...' In the first segment, Abbott is at the laptop. Above is written 'Type it'. In the second segment, he is still at the laptop. Above is written 'Sign it'. In the third segment, he is still at the laptop. Above is written 'Address it'. In the fourth segment, he is putting the laptop into a red Australia Post letterbox. Above is written 'Send it'.
A conga line
Illawarra Mercury, 13 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Mark Latham, in green trousers and a white shirt with '60 Minutes' on it. He is walking along; as he walks, many marbles fall from his ears and bounce away behind him. Near his head is written 'Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick'. His expression is one of anger and aggression. At the top of the cartoon is written 'A conga line of marbles ...'
Our swinging state
Courier-Mail, 15 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott standing at a table. On the table is a bowl. Both hold a set of keys above the bowl; both sets have a key tag in the shape of Queensland. Gillard's tag is red, while Abbott's tag is blue. They look at each other as they hold the keys over the bowl. In the background is a wall with patterned wallpaper on it. The pattern is reminiscent of the 1970s.
Stop the boats!
The Australian, 27 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Tony Abbott standing on a beach. He wears red swimming trunks and looks out to sea through a pair of binoculars. He stands under a sign that says 'Stop the boats'. A thought bubble emerges from his head. In it he thinks, 'Start the boats! Start the boats!'
Herald Sun, 20 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a wind-up gramophone. It has a large brown speaker horn. The stylus section is made from Julia Gillard's head and nose; her nose makes contact with a record on the phonograph. Out of the horn comes 'Moving forward click Moving forward click Moving forward click Moving forward'. To the left sits a small white dog, which looks inquisitively at the phonograph. The dog appears to be a reference to the 'His Master's Voice' logo.
That sinking feeling
Daily Telegraph, 23 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard floating in water, just under the surface. She is weighed down by several weights, around her wrist, leg and ankle. Two of the weights are the head of Kristina Keneally, while the other is in the shape of New South Wales. Gillard reaches up above the surface of the water with one hand. Nearby, other Gillards sink down, attached to New South Wales or Kristina Keneally weights.
The charter of budget honesty not explained
First Dog on the Moon
Crikey, 13 August 2010
A six-panel cartoon depicting the Liberal Party campaign headquarters. At the top of the cartoon is written 'The Coalition's uncosted policies are revolting'. In the first panel, two dogs in suits stand outside a door. Above is written 'At Liberal Party Campaign Headquarters ...' On a door nearby is written 'Uncosted Policies'. Speech balloons emerge from the door. They say 'No, your mama', 'Blerrgh' and 'Yoh!' One dog says 'What on earth is all of that noise?' The other dog says 'That? Ignore it. It's the uncosted policies, they're getting a bit restless'. In the next panel, one of the dogs enters the room of the Uncosted Policies. Many small and unusual animals mill about. The dog says, 'Hey! Would you keep it down in here. Some of us are trying to win an election!' Some policies reply with 'We wanna be costed!', 'Let us go' and 'Set us free'. In the third panel, the dog says 'How many times do I have to tell you? It's not safe! You might get leaked, or even worse, you might have an errant decimal. Don't you remember what happened to the NBN interest rate calculation?' Some policies reply with 'What happened to that guy?', 'Who?', 'He still owes me $20!' and 'I don't read the paper'. In the next panel, the dog says, 'The Treasurer got hold of him and tore him to tiny pieces! And if you don't keep the noise down he might just come for you, after dark!' Some policies reply with 'Wahhh', 'Aggghh!', 'There there' and 'You made the Health Policy cry'. In the next panel, the dog says, 'Oh for Godsakes, it's only another week! If you stay quiet you might just get out here with no scrutiny at all. Now shut up!' Some polices reply with 'Sniffle', 'How rude!', 'Well, I'm bored. I'm gonna make a cubby out of cushions' and 'Cubby!' The dog leaves and slams the door. In the last panel, the dog stands outside the door, listening to what is going in the Uncosted Policies room. Speech bubbles surround the door. They say, 'Hey look! Under the couch!', 'Oh my! It's the Charter of Budget Honesty!', 'And someone's stuffed it full of marshmallows!', 'Food fight!', 'Awesome!', 'Yeah!' and 'Anyone got a candle?'
Hobart Mercury, 29 July 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a sinking ship. The ship has a red and grey hull and 'Labor' on the side of the hull. It is sinking down into the depths of the ocean, watched by some fish. On the deck stands Julia Gillard and a man. The man is saying to her, 'We've stopped leaking!'
Getting tougher with smugglers
Perth Sunday Times, 30 May 2010
A colour cartoon depicting part of a coastline. At the top of the cartoon is written 'Getting tougher with smugglers ...' Along the coastline have been erected enormous cut-out figures of Tony Abbott, wearing red swimmers and standing in a defiant pose with his hands on his hips. Each cut-out is supported by a beam attached at the back. A boat carrying refugees has approached the coast, but has turned around and is heading back out to sea. On the side of the boat is written 'Christmas Island or bust'. Someone on the boat is saying 'That's just plain cruel ...'
The real Julia
Sydney Morning Herald, 5 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard leaning against the bar of a hotel. She wears a black 'AC/DC' T-shirt, black track pants, a red, white and blue scarf and beanie. She has tattoos on her arms and holds a glass of beer in one hand. Part of her midriff is exposed. Nearby stand three men, each holding a beer and wearing very casual clothing (shorts, T-shirts, singlets etc). They all look at her, as does the barmaid in the background. Under the cartoon is written 'Apparently she reckons she's the real Julia ...'
The New Paradigm
Greens and gold
Rob Duong and Ears McEvoy
Sydney Morning Herald, 28 August 2010
An eight-panel colour cartoon depicting Bob Brown. The first panel has the title 'Greens and Gold'. In the next panel, text says 'Following their success at the election, Greens leader Bob Brown demands successful candidate Adam Bandt becomes the Minister for Sport'. Brown, wearing a Canberra Raiders rugby league jumper, says, 'For all future rugby league internationals Australia will be represented by the Green Machine Canberra Raiders'. In the next panel, several footballers are seen. At the top is written 'Advance Australia Fair will be replaced by a Tom Jones classic.' One of the footballers is singing, 'As they lay me 'neath the green, green grass of home.' In the next panel, a man pushes a boy in a billy cart. At the top is written 'V8 supercars will be cancelled and billy cart derbies will be introduced.' The man says, 'Geez, the things I've got to do to try and keep Bob onside.' In the next panel, a green and white cap is seen. Next to it is written '"Baggy" green has the connotations of plastic shopping bags — a term which offends dear leader. It will be henceforth known as the "recycled from eco-friendly hemp fibre green".' In the next panel, a man is seen smoking marijuana. At the top is written 'Doping policy will be changed to allow marijuana use.' A thought bubble from the man says, 'Woah. Another couple of tokes of this Hobart hydro and the Poms may actually have a chance of winning the Ashes.' In the next panel, a guitarist stands on a stage, arms held up. At the top is written 'Green Day will be signed for AFL and NRL grand final pre-match entertainment for the next 20 years.' The guitarist is saying, 'This one goes out to Uncle Bob ... a cover of New Order's "Everything's gone green".' In the last panel, Bob Brown stands wearing a T-shirt with a green 'Hammer and Sickle' symbol on it. At the top is written 'Halftime oranges will be replace by watermelons.' Brown is saying, 'They're green on the outside and red on the inside, just like me.'
Bob Brown — Colossus of the Senate
Sydney Morning Herald, 22 May 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Bob Brown as the Colossus of Rhodes. An enormous statue of him stands astride the entrance to a harbour. The statue is wearing a loose toga and holds a flaming lantern in its right hand. Beneath the statue, an ancient Greek ship is near the harbour entrance. Around the edge of the harbour are buildings and smaller towers. At the left of the statue, on part of the harbour wall, is written the word 'SENATE'.
West Australian, 8 September 2010
A black and white cartoon depicting Tony Abbott at home. He stands near a bench, wearing striped swimmers. He speaks into a tin can attached to a string. The string goes into a hole in the wall. Abbott, looking angry, is saying, 'Yair ... that hopeless gumby, Windsor ... said he wouldn't support me because of broadband, whatever the @#*!! that is ... what did you say? ... you're breaking up ... what?!!? ...' In the background is a lounge room with a TV in it. Julia Gillard is on the TV screen, saying 'Oi would loik to soy thank you to the poiple of Orstriua ...'
Daily Telegraph, 22 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Rob Oakeshott, Bob Katter and Tony Windsor. They all wear black Mexican cowboy suits, with red shirts. Oakeshott and Windsor wear black Mexican sombreros, while Katter wears his trademark white cowboy hat. Katter stands between Oakeshott and Windsor; he wears a pair of pistols in holsters on his hips. He has his arms around the other two. All three smile broadly.
Turning back the votes
The Australian, 23 August 2010
A five-scene colour cartoon featuring Julia Gillard. In the first scene, she is standing before Simon Crean, who sits in a chair. She holds a piece of paper marked 'Bob Katter List of Demands'. She says to Crean 'Righto Simon, make Queensland bananas compulsory in all school lunches ...' In the next scene, she stands before Stephen Conroy, who also sits. She holds a piece of paper marked 'Rob Oakeshott List of Demands'. She says to Conroy, 'Okay Stephen, get the broadband roll-out finished in Taree and Port Macquarie by Monday ...' In the next scene, she stands before John Faulkner, who also sits. She holds a piece of paper marked 'Andrew Wilkie List of Demands'. She says to Faulkner, 'John — tell him we'll have the troops out of Afghanistan by next weekend ...' In the next scene, she stands before Mark Arbib, who also sits. She holds a piece of paper marked 'Tony Windsor List of Demands'. She says to Arbib, 'Mark — hire someone to kill Barnaby Joyce ...' In the last scene, she stands before Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swan, who both sit. She holds a piece of paper marked 'Adam Bandt List of Demands'. She says to them, 'Kevin and Wayne — sorry, but the two of you will have to get married ...' At the bottom of the cartoon is written 'Turning back the votes'.
The Australian, 26 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Bob Katter, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott sitting around a campfire. There is a billy hung over the fire. Katter wears a brown check shirt, white trousers and cowboy boots. Gillard wears a grey suit. Abbott wears red swimmers. Katter holds a piece of paper and is saying, 'Tony wants you to keep your promises, Rob wants your sums to add up and I want a space program to send a cow over the moon.' Gillard says, 'We might be able to do the cow.' Abbott has his hand up and is saying, 'Two cows!'
Faceless men take hard look
The Australian, 24 August 2010
A colour cartoon depicting six men around a table. Four are sitting; one rests his head on the table. One has his feet on the table; that is all that can be seen of him. All of the entirely visible men have featureless heads, with no faces, ears or hair. On the table are papers, a laptop computer, pens and some coffee mugs. One of the men stands and says, 'We've got to take a good hard look at ourselves ...' Above him, a single lightbulb under a shade shines down upon the group.
Be free, Kevin!
Hobart Mercury, 14 September 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan standing on the lawn outside of Parliament House. Gillard holds a small box; she has opened the wire door to it. Out flies a tiny jet airliner, which is heading for the open sky. She is saying 'Be free, Kevin!' Swan watches with a peaceful expression on his face. At the bottom of the cartoon is written 'Kevin Rudd is released back into his natural habitat'.
Sun-Herald, 12 September 2010
A colour cartoon depicting Tony Abbott in a restaurant. He sits at a table. His head has been cut out of a photograph and added to the cartoon in the collage style. The rest of him is drawn very economically, in a simple black line. He holds up a glass of red wine. A waiter stands next to the table, holding up a bottle labelled 'Sour Grapes'. Abbott is saying, 'Excellent!' At the top of the cartoon is written 'To the loser, the spoils ...'
The Age, 7 September 2010
A colour cartoon depicting a beach scene, where the water and sand meet. To the left on the sand is a pair of red swimmers. To the right, a yellow and green budgerigar walks away from the swimmers. Written above the horizon, in large yellow letters, is 'THE END'. Under this, in much smaller characters, is written 'Of part one'.
The Hon Kevin Rudd MP: Minister for Foreign Affairs, former Prime Minister of Australia
Penny Wong MP: former Minister for Climate Change and Water
Tony Abbott MP: Leader of the Opposition
The Hon Wayne Swan MP: Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, former Treasurer of the Australian Government
The Hon Julia Gillard MP: Prime Minister of Australia, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Joe Hockey MP: Shadow Treasurer, Australia
Dr Ken Henry AC: Secretary to the Treasury
The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP: former Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Australia
Kristina Keneally MP: New South Wales Premier
Anna Bligh MP: Premier of Queensland
The Hon Lindsay Tanner MP: Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Australia
Kerry O'Brien, journalist
Therese Rein: wife of Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia
Paul Keating: former Prime Minister of Australia
Bob Hawke AC: former Prime Minister of Australia
Kim Beazley AC: former Australian Labor Party Leader
The Hon Simon Crean MP: former Australian Labor Party Leader
Graham Richardson: former politician for the Australian Labor Party
Senator the Hon Mark Arbib
John Howard AC: former Prime Minister of Australia
Janette Howard: wife of John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia
George W Bush: former President of the United States of America
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP: former Leader of the Opposition, Australia
Senator the Hon Dr Bob Brown: Leader of the Greens
Senator the Hon Barnaby Joyce
Pauline Hanson: former Leader of One Nation Party
The Hon Bob Katter MP: Independent
Mark Latham: former Leader of the Australian Labor Party
The Hon Adam Bandt MP
The Hon Rob Oakeshott MP: Independent
The Hon Tony Windsor MP: Independent
The Hon Stephen Conroy MP: Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Senator the Hon John Faulkner: Minister for Defence, Australia