Bipartisanship (sort of)

During the first week of May 2013 Prime Minister Gillard and Opposition Leader Abbott debated how DisabilityCare (formerly National Disability Insurance Scheme) should be paid for. After the Prime Minister released the full details of who would be covered by DisabilityCare the Coalition agreed to support a 0.5 per cent rise in the Medicare levy to 2 per cent to finance it.

Reading between the lines

This cartoon by Cathy Wilcox has a whole conversation in it, but some cartoons have no words at all. Cathy says “Language is meaningful and useful—even rude words, sometimes. Study press freedom in countries like Iran and Syria and realise how lucky we are to have the choice to use all kinds of words without fear of death or torture.”