The Lion’s Roar

When lions roar, they expect to be heard. We explore how cartoonists speak truth to power, while tap-dancing across a shifting media landscape. This year saw First Dog on the Moon’s cartoons increase in word count and, at times, despair as he develops his role as activist agitator – a possible trajectory for the political cartoonist that is perceptively charted by Andrew Weldon. Challenging issues continued to emerge, such as lack of progress on Indigenous disadvantage and the reception of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Climate Scientists

Judy Horacek, The Age,

Helping Hand

Andrew Dyson, The Age,

Closing the Gap

Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald,

Journalists After Newspapers

Andrew Weldon, The Big Issue,


Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Indigenous Voice

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald,

Constitutional Recognition Day

David Pope, The Canberra Times,


Fiona Katauskas, Eureka Street,