Great Southern Land

Touring this Great Southern Land of ours, by pen if not by bus, cartoonists this year captured some perennial tunes about land, water and climate.

They drew attention to the prolonged lack of water in the Murray–Darling Basin, and the competing interests of farmers and the river ecosystem.

Other issues included the changing weather, the war on waste, animal extinction, bushfires, the poor health of the Great Barrier Reef, and approvals given by both the federal and Queensland governments to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin.


Judy Horacek, The Sydney Morning Herald,

All Here in Black and White

Fiona Katauskas, Eureka Street,

The Great Barrier Grief

Peter Broelman, Sunshine Coast Daily,

Adani Money

Costa A, Self Published,

Greetings from the Last Resort

Fiona Katauskas, Eureka Street,

The war on waste

John Ditchburn, The Ballarat Courier,

Murray-Darling Tower

Pat Campbell, The Canberra Times,

The Last Straw

Matt Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald,

Stay Cool

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald,