United We Stand

In September 2012, after five Australian troops died in one week, the Prime Minister said: “We went to Afghanistan to deny terrorists a safe haven for training…it was right to go and it’s right to stay there”. Paul Zanetti’s cartoon suggests public opinion is changing.

Reading between the lines

Cartoonists often change people’s faces to make them look funny. This is called caricature. What features are changed on the faces of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott? Can you see other examples?

What are Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott drawn as? Why are they worried about the missile?