The Bureau of Meteorology says 2017 was Australia’s third hottest year on record. Seven of Australia’s 10 warmest years have now occurred since 2005.
(The Canberra Times, 11 January 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
Giles Parkinson: “Finkel decoded: The good, the bad, and the very disappointing”
(The Canberra Times, 9 June, 15 June 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
The government announces changes to higher education funding: student fees up 8%, HECS debts to be repaid earlier, and budget cuts.
Keane in Crikey [paywalled]: What, exactly, motivates this government’s passionate loathing of young people?
(The Canberra Times, 2 May 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
Well common sense concern about, rather than positions on, at any rate.
(The Canberra Times, 22 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)
My Fairfax colleague James Joyce (true!) has written a survey of my cartoons for 2016 to accompany a gallery of the year that was (I picked the first 7, and wrote a couple of comments, James picked the rest).
I’m having a short break but will be back drawing in the first week of the new year. Best wishes to you all for 2017.
At this rate, the climate policy review table looks set to be cleared even faster than the tax reform one.
(The Canberra Times, 7 December 2016 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
(The Canberra Times, 24 November 2016)