The Prime Minister tries a Trumpy tack on citizenship rules.
(The Canberra Times, 21 April 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
The government is trying to blame failures in the National Electricity Market on renewable energy. Ross Gittins sees the sleight of hand; Richard Denniss deploys a nice metaphor using prawns to completely demolish the stage.
Inside Parliament, ministers brandished a lump of coal; outside, Professor Clive Hamilton resigned from the Climate Change Authority. It is “crystal clear that the Government has no interest in sensible climate change policy”:
(The Canberra Times, 11 and 7 January 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
Funded by cutting Landcare, a risible fig leaf for the Coalition’s nakedness on climate policy, and underfunded as a proper employment program, there were lots of reasons to facepalm Tony’s Green Army plan. But I can’t celebrate its demise. “It is not an environmental program. It is an employment program, and a bad one at that” said Greens leader Di Natale, Shouldn’t we be trying to develop programs that are both? Sounds like it was a good experience for many participants; was there scope to improve it? A voluntary scheme for unemployed kids, working with local groups, add a little more citizen science training to the environmental remediation work, and improve the pay rates?
(The Canberra Times, 6 December 2016 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
‘Oh Lord, give me the strength to change the tone of modern politics… but not just yet’
(The Canberra Times, 9 March 2016)
(The Canberra Times, 5 March 2016)