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Second class citizenship




Visitor's section of a prison, on the far right is an Australian–Indian father talking to his wife and child. The guard comments, 'He's in here for theft, he's in here for assault and he's in here for exercising his rights as as Australian citizen.'



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, India, Australia, COVID-19, Greg Hunt



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And I thought exercising was good for you!

Pam | 05 May 2021  

I fail to understand who is "the person" the cartoonist is referring to. Is it of an Indian origin or some other new Australian citizen?

Biku | 06 May 2021  

If it’s beyond reproach for a Pharisee to break the Sabbath and rescue his donkey from a well, then it’s possible for an Australian government to extract its citizens from the overseas equivalent of a well --- possible, not compulsory, because we live in compulsorily value-neutral times in which the power of cultural stories is diminished because cultural stories are ‘deplorable’, along with guns and bibles.

roy chen yee | 07 May 2021