Morrison's Victory


Fiona Katauskas' cartoon 'Morrison's Victory' shows a grinning Scott Morrison with blood on his hands raising a glass to 'stopping the boats' while in the background we see a stylised rendition of the tragic aftermath of the asylum seeker riots on Manus Island

Fiona KatauskasFiona Katauskas' work has also appeared in ABC's The DrumNew Matilda, The Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeThe AustralianThe Financial Review and Scribe's Best Australian political cartoon anthologies.

Topic tags: fiona katauskas, Scott Morrison, asylum seekers, Manus Island



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Well, after that excellent cartoon on Shorten, it's back to the main game, eh, Fiona? 1. Blood on Morrison's hands? For the record: no one has died at sea as a result of the Coalition policy: it's a policy which has (so far) actually prevented deaths. Around a thousand died at sea under Rudd/Gillard/Greens. I don't seem to remember any of your cartoons portraying them (and the Greens) with bloody hands. Which is it: splinters and beams, or pots and kettles? 2. How did all those people behind the nasty barbed wire get there? Again, for the record: it was Labor/Greens hubristic dismantling of the Howard scheme that opened the floodgates.

HH | 18 February 2014  

Why not keep Downer at home and send Morrison to London

James kane | 19 February 2014  

Fiona correctly distinguishes between refugee deaths due to violence in Australia's custody, and deaths due to acts of God at sea. It is the Australian Nation as currently represented by Scott Morrison which has blood on its metaphorical hands.

Harry | 19 February 2014  

HH - ditto. Also, Prof Triggs, HRC, do not treat with contempt the resounding result of the last election for tighter control of Aust borders. Too much drug, arms and human (of unknown character) trafficking is to the detriment of society. Our children will reap what we sow. What also galls me is the asylum seeker gravy train, as if there are not enough Aussie Lawyers/Advocates, what with foreign ones coming over to cash in on the act.

Mary Borg | 19 February 2014  

Good work, Fiona. It's a graphic commentary on a shameful policy. Your image has certainly ruffled feathers and made some people very defensive. Hit the mark, I'd say.

Justine Coverdale | 20 February 2014  


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