Well may we say “God save my Mother-In-Law”…

The Australian, 24 August 2010

Look, I don’t want to be treasonous or anything, but eating scones and cutting ribbons aside, the Governor General is employed to do one really important job, which is to make the big calls if things go a bit pear-shaped on the constitution front.

Now I’m not a constitutional law expert, but if you ask me (don’t, by the way), the whole conflict of interest because Bill Shorten is The GG’s son in law thing is a storm in a really expensive teacup, at least until he brutally knifes Julia in the back and becomes ALP leader.

However, if you did have some niggling doubts on whether you might possibly have a conflict of interest making important decisions during a constitutional crisis when your job specifically involves making important decisions during constitutional crises, wouldn’t it be better to get everything squared away well before you actually have a looming constitutional crisis?

I know I’m just a cartoonist so getting ready for work pretty much involves remembering where I left my pen, and in my time off I am a keen amateur slob, but even to me this does seem just a little bit sloppy.

Posted in political cartoons, The Australian, Election Cartoons.


  1. I’m sorry, but according to my nan it’s not the truth until it’s in a newspaper cartoon.

    Think of the people that dont have the broadbands.

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