Non-working families

The Hobart Mercury, 12 Febtober 2011

There’s a hole in the budget, dear Lara, dear Lara, and we all know what that means.

The first job to go was that of Airdy, the previous treasurer, who apparently wants to sit on a few corporate boards and help out in third world countries, which is the inevitable fate of any country in which Airdy is allowed to sit on corporate boards. Let’s hope he only sits on corporate boards in countries very far away.

The second job to go was David “Backflip” Bartlett’s, who rather fortunately for everyone is unlikely to be allowed to reverse his last decision as premier.

Not a bad start, really.

Posted in political cartoons, The Mercury.


  1. Hey Jon, what I don’t get is the sheeting home of the blame to just Barto and Airdo – isn’t it Cabinet that signs off on the expenditure? And wasn’t Lara in Cabinet? It seems to me that, by ‘defending her two predecessors’ she’s effectively distancing herself from the blame.

  2. Very good point, but in all honesty, giving Lara the benefit of the doubt by assuming she didn’t have a clue what was going on right in front of her nose isn’t that much of a stretch.

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