Spaceship Earth

We are all astronauts on Spaceship Earth, but some astronauts use up more oxygen than others. As ever, the actions of world leaders, past and present, across the globe dominated many headlines in 2022.

On 24 February Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, despite global condemnation and the imposition of sanctions.

In the United States, former President Donald Trump continued to make headlines, holding a tight grip on American politics even as FBI agents raided his luxury home. The US Supreme Court rolled back historical protections for women and expanded gun rights.

And, in the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson felt the heat both figuratively and literally, wilting under public scrutiny over ‘Partygate’ as the nation sizzled through record heatwaves. By September, there was both a new prime minister and a new monarch.

Big Week for SCOTUS

Megan Herbert, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,


Christopher Downes, The Mercury (Hobart),

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

A Toast to Partygate

Matt Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,


Brett Lethbridge, The Courier-Mail,

Royal Duties

Christopher Downes, The Mercury (Hobart),

April Sun in Our Cuba

Mark Knight, Herald-Sun,

A Black and White Issue

Christopher Downes, The Mercury (Hobart),

China's Four Demands

Badiucao, self-published,

Welcome to the Mild West

Johannes Leak, The Australian,

Putin's Warped View

Greg 'Smithy' Smith, The Sunday Times (Perth),

Special Linguistic Operation

Philip Somerville, Line of Thought,