Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Here's cartoonist PAUL DORIN's take on where the economy is right now.

Demise of democracy starts with cash in a plastic bag

"In the ACT it is getting harder and harder to fathom decisions around planning and development. The planning debacles of the city may well be simply incompetence, but how long will it be before light shines on this issue?" writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Defensive coal’s wolf in sheep’s clothing

“Strong, decisive action puts some industries under threat. None more so than the powerful coal industry. This is why it would be naïve to expect the industry to take the threat lying down,” writes MICHAEL MOORE.

Tax cuts take from the poor to give to the rich

"At a time when the divide between the rich and the poor has grown so much, what is surprising is that these tax cuts so significantly favour the rich over both the poor and the average-income earners," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Tax cuts have caught the wry eye of cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Turnbull slams Porter for ‘nonsense’ advice

Turnbull has accused Attorney-General Christian Porter of providing advice to him that was constitutional “nonsense”, as the divisive events around the former prime minister’s removal are revisited, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Compliant Kristina goes cold on the fate of refugees

"Albanese and Keneally have moved from supporting the human and legal rights of asylum seekers to supporting a system that has resulted in multiple deaths, sexual abuse, psychological harm, trauma and mental illness," writes JON STANHOPE.

Government won’t pay the price of prevention

The majority of OECD countries spend more than 5 per cent of their health budgets on prevention however, as MICHAEL MOORE laments, spending on prevention in Australia has steadily declined over the last 10 years down to less than 2 per cent.

Not such a bad election to lose…

"With the economy in trouble, this was not such a bad election to lose… but that’s a classic case of being wise after the event!" writes Gadfly columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

The election's over and, boy, is cartoonist PAUL DORIN happy or what?

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN.

Who the bloody hell is Scott Morrison?

Against the odds, Scott Morrison wants to be returned as prime minister. But who the bloody hell is he? asks MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN is on the home run to the election...

If you can’t stand ’em, just leave a blank space!

"You have the power to choose who you think will be the best representatives and senators, and leave blank spots next to those you don’t want," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN characterises some voters’ dilemma.

Absent Zed the butt of meeting’s jokes

Where’s Zed? PAUL COSTIGAN went to a “politics in the pub” sessions to hear from candidates in the upcoming election, but there was no Senator Seselja.

Use vote to send a message to the big parties

“For the first time in many years the Liberals are looking vulnerable. Unlike former senators Gary Humphries and Margaret Reid, the Liberal Party is no longer represented by a reasonably progressive senator," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Can old dog whistlers be taught new tricks?

Columnist MIKE WELSH highlights the dangers of taking the politically astute and now fully engaged millenials for granted in the upcoming Federal election.

Dose of Dorin

Bill Shorten's Budget-in-reply speech caught the wry eye of cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Government centres this election around tax

The government wants this election to be all about tax, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.

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