Best of cartoons, June 27, 2022
The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists.
‘It’s looking really ugly over time’: Home buyers to pay price as rates rise to stem inflation
Economists warn home buyers may be “burned” as ultra-low interest rates and easy budget policy come to an end.
- by Shane Wright
Albanese’s crossbench staffing cuts about politics, not fairness
Cuts to the staffing allocation of crossbench MPs is a slap in the face for newly elected independents and a setback for good governance and cultural renewal in Canberra.
- by Sophie Scamps
‘Recent phenomenon’: Albanese doubles down on cuts to crossbench staff numbers
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says it isn’t the case that crossbench politicians have to do more work than major party backbenchers and so need more staff.
- by Katina Curtis
Anthony Albanese goes to Europe to talk about Ukraine but with China on his mind
Australians must not dismiss Russia’s war in Ukraine as something that does not affect them.
- by Rob Harris
The latest illustrations from artist Alan Moir
Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald's political cartoonist, sketches the political unreality.
Independents consider disrupting Senate after PM cuts staff allocation
The government could face an embarrassing loss of control of the Senate next month over cuts to independents’ staff allocations.
- by Dana Daniel
State health ministers to ask for crackdown on vaping products at the border
State health ministers will push the federal government to crack down on illicit vaping imports after research found they are serving as a “gateway” to cigarettes.
- by Dana Daniel
Has business learnt its lesson from climate wars?
What is being said on wages mirrors business’s approach to defeating the mining tax and carbon price – actual data was brushed aside in favour of false claims.
- by Sean Kelly
‘Stats nerd’ Leigh in dream job on the eve of census
Economics academic turned Assistant Minister for Treasury Andrew Leigh says he’s been training for 20 years for this job of overseeing the census.
- by Rachel Clun
The latest illustrations from artist Cathy Wilcox
The latest work by Sydney Morning Herald editorial cartoonist Cathy Wilcox.