Julia Gillard

2011 marked Julia Gillard’s first full year as Prime Minister of Australia. While making significant progress on her legislative program, her government was continuously buffeted by controversy. Polls conducted throughout the year reflected a collapse in support for her government. As a figure caught by events often beyond her control, Gillard provided a compelling subject for cartoonists.


Ward O'Neill, The Australian Financial Review,

Beady Little Eyes

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

The Big Picture

Bill Leak, The Australian,

Time to Get Real on Refugees

Rocco Fazzari, The Sydney Morning Herald,

Sustainable Paddling

John Spooner, The Age,

The Red and the Greens

Tom Jellett, The Australian,

Julia's Dream

Jo Brooker, Walkley Magazine,

My Fair Minister

Christopher Downes, The Mercury,

Keeping Focussed

Fiona Katauskas, New Matilda,

The Real Fake Julia

Paul Zanetti, Syndicated,

The Light on the Hill

John 'Polly' Farmer, The Mercury,


Sean Leahy, The Courier-Mail,

At Home With Julia

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald,

All in a Day's Work

John Tiedemann, Money Magazine,