“A video was leaked on YouTube that showed Kevin Rudd getting frustrated and cursing over a speech. I felt that the leaked Rudd outtakes made him more popular than the intended damage.” Christopher Downes, 10 October 2012

Reading between the lines

We can’t see Julia Gillard’s face but we know it is her. What clues tell us this?

It isn’t appropriate to write ‘rude’ words in a cartoon. Instead, cartoonists use symbols. What do you notice about the symbols in the speech bubble above Julia Gillard’s head?