Glass Half Full

In June 2012, Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia said: “For Australians, the glass is well and truly half full”. The Prime Minister criticised “doomsayers and sceptics”, including the Leader of the Opposition, for talking down the economy. Sean Leahy’s cartoon captures these different views.

Reading between the lines

Cross hatching is a drawing trick that uses pencil lines to add shadows. Find an example in this cartoon.

The three glasses show three views of our economy. The Reserve Bank Governor’s glass is half full meaning that he is happy about the economy. How do Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott feel about the economy?