Abbott's asylum seeker gospel


'Abbott's asylum seeker gospel'

Fiona KatauskasFiona Katauskas' work has also appeared in ABC's The Drum, New Matilda, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, The Financial Review and Scribe's Best Australian political cartoon anthologies.

Topic tags: fiona katauskas, Eureka Street, Tony Abbott, Asylum Seekers



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It is a shame that Fiona can't give us a perspicacious cartoon about Julia Gillard and her present government. After all it is Julia and her cohorts who are in power, not Tony Abbott. By all the articles and cartoons vilifying Tony one would think that he is running the government, or could it be that there is a bias against Tony in the land of tolerance and fair play?

Trent | 11 July 2012  

Good On you Trent, I have wanted to express the same observations for some time, I am over the bias also. Thank you.

juliana clemesha | 12 July 2012  

Trent and Juliana, maybe it is just getting a bit of balance back. No Abbott is not runnning the country but certainly wants to so from that point of view his "policy" stances and him are fair game. Keep it up Fiona.

Bob | 12 July 2012  

Fiona, human altruism is thought to be based, in part, on empathy. To be empathetic, you need to understand the thoughts, tragedies and desires of others. If Tony Abotto is saying, let the boat people eat cake, your unempathetic cartoon, is saying, would they like another slice?

Monica | 13 July 2012  

Why do critics of Tony Abbott have to make fun of and ridicule his religious beliefs?

John Tobin | 13 July 2012  

There's so many other "gospel messages" that need addressing obvious to us all here, and have been for decades. Unfortunately not according to Tony's.

L Newington | 14 July 2012  

It is a shame people cannot see the funny side to a very drab and negative political landscape. Abbott is fair game as by all accounts he will be our next PM. I just wish someone would come out and say, 'let's front this issue here', after all we are all boat people (apart from 1st Nation people) and it is our issue. Keep it up Fiona, I enjoy your views.

Eugene | 15 July 2012  

That's right Bob. To balance the pronounced bias of this Blog toward Tony Abbott in its articles and cartoons, etc. Understood.

HH | 15 July 2012  

John, he's a narcissist if I ever met one, with his "blood oaths" etc.
Psychologist Julie Hart puts it well.
A narcissist is someone who after taking the trash out gives the impression he has just cleaned the whole house.

L Newington | 16 July 2012  

Normal people use a variety of abstract concepts and psychological constructs to relate to other persons. Emotions are such modes of inter-relatedness. Narcissists are different. Their "equipment" is lacking. They understand only one language: self-interest.

Bernstein | 16 July 2012  

Narcissistism and grandiocity go hand in hand from what I've seen. Put them together with strong conservative Catholicism and a perceived "calling from God", is a good combination. Especially with "friends in high places" with the same spiritual mentality. Don't put it down to Bob Santamaria either, there was none so down to earth than him.

L Newington | 17 July 2012  


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