Political Life Lines

Palmistry and the art of political survival  

A cabinet reshuffle, an uncomfortable compromise and a move to the backbench are all pretty standard stuff for parliament.

Yet the return of Barnaby Joyce — the cartoonists’ darling and one of Australia’s most resilient politicians — was an event unforeseen by most political pundits.

Two former prime ministers (from different sides of the aisle) joined forces to challenge a media baron, and the Leader of the Opposition took heat for a policy backflip. 

The PM of No Responsibility

Jim Pavlidis, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Daddy What Did YOU Do?

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

One of these Days You’ll Push Me Too Far

Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Sour Grapes

Warren Brown, The Daily Telegraph,

An Immune Response

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Drover's Dog

Jon Kudelka, The Saturday Paper,

Home to Bilo

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

Bin Night

Matt Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Clive Palmer Erases Himself

John Shakespeare, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

The Wheels of Justice Roll Along

John Shakespeare, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Blind Trust

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Political Actors

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

Free Speech, Baby!

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Human Shield

Glen Le Lievre, Patreon,

Gold Standard

Glen Le Lievre, Patreon,