Picking your battles


Fiona Katauskas' cartoon Picking Your Battles depicts the contrast between Tony Abbott's enthusiasm for two separate causes - the fight against Middle East extremists and Ebola.



Fiona Katauskas Fiona 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, Ebola, terrorism, Middle East, Iraq, Syria, Tony Abbott



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If you see me walkin' down the street/And I start to whistle each time we meet/Don't start to cry, I'll just walk on by/Make believe that you don't see the fear/I'll walk on by, walk on by. (With apologies to Burt Bacharach)
Pam | 21 October 2014

It really makes me angry when I think about this government saying we are in the red and we need to cut x y z services. Yet they are funding a war at the cost of $500,000,000 per year. They don't have money to educate people but they have money to kill brown people overseas. Disgusting leaders we have all around. The one and only politician who has yet to lie through his teeth is "Vladimir Putin" and all western leaders are telling me that I should hate him based on statements without proof. I find it disgusting that in today's world it is acceptable that a politician lie. A leader who lies is ok now. Since when did lying become a norm ??? .... No wonder the whole world is burning with liars and thieves in the highest positions of society. Enough whining for today :)
Maximus | 22 October 2014

The Australian Government, reflecting the attitude of perhaps a majority of Voters, seems to have a narrow focus when it comes to humanism. Future generations, Asylum seekers, and the disadvantaged seem to miss out in favour of Big Earners, whether those big 'Earners' can be really said to 'earn' their wealth or not.
Robert Liddy | 22 October 2014

Very good Pam. This PM is pathetic. He's got to go. Turnbull is the only decent one they've got. I'm a left-winger by the way. I wouldn't dream of voting for this Tory bunch.
Louw | 24 October 2014

Hubris is a wonderful thing - it clouds the mind wondrously.
hilary | 24 October 2014


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