Australia rightly claims a place at the top table of political cartooning and this mixture of topical, imaginative, funny and fresh cartoons, covers the centrepiece of our democratic system of government, the federal election, from every conceivable angle. Behind the Lines tells the story of the dramatic events leading up to the ballot, one party’s electoral defeat and another’s victory. It is a tale of broken parliamentary alliances, caucus instability, leadership spills, prime ministerial change, of corruption scandals, cabinet reshuffles, policies and opinion polls.