Gender cards

On 11 June 2013 Prime Minister Gillard linked “men in blue ties” to abortion rights. On 12 June Opposition Leader Abbott and Liberal National Party candidate, Mal Brough, apologised to the Prime Minister for an offensive LNP fundraiser menu that mocked her. On 13 June the Prime Minister was interviewed in Perth about her partner’s sexual orientation. Radio 6PR apologised “unreservedly to Ms Gillard and Mr Mathieson for allowing these matters to be raised.”

Reading between the lines

In this cartoon, David Rowe uses symbols to show a swear word. David says “You can be quite creative using different symbols, bombs and skulls.”