Mosul Smugglers

The Battle of Mosul saw the Iraqi Government and its allies fighting to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State. Peter Broelman’s dark cartoon draws a comparison between the damage suffered by the city, and that inflicted on the federal Coalition as a result of perceived undermining by former prime minister Tony Abbott.

Reading between the lines

Did you know that in some countries political cartooning is banned? In Australia, political cartooning is considered an important part of the right to freedom of expression. What do you think – should cartoonists be able to ‘poke fun at’ politicians? Why or why not?