Bottomless pit

In February 2013 Treasurer Swan announced that the mining resource rent tax raised $126 million in the first half of the financial year, a lower result than expected. A slowdown in China triggered production cuts and hit mining profits and company tax revenue.

Reading between the lines

Cartoonists can write and draw about lots of different topics. Cathy Wilcox says it is important to “read, watch, listen—fill your head with knowledge and culture—you can always make use of it. Be curious about the world, and humble about what you know - there’s always more to find out.”