Expert Makeover

In October 2001 then Prime Minister John Howard said in his election campaign speech: “We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come”. Jon Kudelka portrays Julia Gillard changing into John Howard as she utters the same phrase, signalling a change in Labor Party policy on this issue:

Reading between the lines

Look closely at this cartoon. What is happening to Julia Gillard as she speaks?

In your own words, explain what you think the cartoonist’s message is?