A good day for political cartooning

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About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic at Charles Darwin University, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law) and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 12 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in he early 1990s.
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9 Responses to A good day for political cartooning

  1. My comment on the First Dog cartoon (made in the comment box after I clicked to enlarge) appears to only appear if you again click on the cartoon. Odd. Or is there something generally not right with comments today?

  2. The other great diaspora of recent times has been Larvatus Prodeo’s boat people. Quite a few have turned up at Skepticlawyer lately.

  3. murph the surf. says:

    chuckle….good one Fyodor – but I can soon see a time when mentioning Whitlam will only draw blank stares and screens.

    • Ken Parish says:

      I strongly suspect Fyodor’s reference would have gone over most readers’ heads even now. Anyway, St. Gough was only objecting to Vietnamese Balts. He probably wouldn’t have stopped Fiona’s forebears getting into the joint.

  4. Tel says:

    I laughed at the moral vacuum, and yeah the Greens are to some extent doing Tony Abbott’s job for him BUT it is a job that does need doing and as the guy who is paying for the whole shebang, I don’t really care who does the work, I’m paying for outcomes, not effort expended.

    Leunig is IMHO far more condescending than what Julia is accused of being. Go and actually read the “hangout” questions, and the many responses (particularly the high scoring questions). There are some very valid points being raised. Sure, there are some outright attacks in there as well, and quite a lot of repeats (in over 100 pages of items you expect that). If the organizers would merge the repeats into single items it would be helpful… but that’s a minor quibble only.

    No one expects Julia to give a speech addressing 100 pages of topics, but Global Warming, Gay Marriage, Immigration, Education, the War on Drugs and all the usual suspects are floating to the top of the list. Those are all genuine topical issues, and judging from the intensity of the comments there have been only minimal deletions.

    Leunig can take his cartoon depictions of fat, lazy, beer-drinking Australians and… [SELF-CENSORED TO AVOID THE BAN HAMMER].

  5. martin says:

    By now the Prime K9 will know that some of the most offensive ‘Boltistas’ came from within his own kennel :) Perhaps he should start the moralising a little closer to home ?

  6. john r walker says:

    Gee can I get a moral vacuum cleaner, my one talks dirty all the time.

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