Curiouser & Curiouser
Follow us down the rabbit hole for an exploration of the strange and topsy-turvy Wonderland of politics.
What a strange and unnerving political world it was in 2018! This year Behind the Lines is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the classic tale of a young girl who falls down a very deep rabbit hole into a topsy-turvy world where nothing is quite as it seems.
The comparison with federal parliament seems particularly apt—politicians from across the parliament were felled by the Constitution’s Section 44, a former prime minister loomed ominously over his party, and the deputy prime minister was replaced.
To top it all off, some in the federal Liberal Party decided a change of leader was essential, giving the long-suffering public its sixth prime minister in 11 years.
To many people, including cartoonists, it felt as though the world of politics just kept getting ‘curiouser and curiouser’.