We've Come a Long Way Since the Old Days

At the time this cartoon was published Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce John Button was busy trying to overhaul the manufacturing industry. In an article accompanying the cartoon Button is quoted as saying that Australian manufacturers ‘lacked the courage to take up export opportunities’ and they were not investing heavily enough in research and development. Nicholson’s witty approach to the issue reflects Button’s frustrations.

Donated by Dr Barry Jones AO

Museum of Australian Democracy collection