Take me to your leader

Australia may have a parliamentary party system, but there is no avoiding the fact that party leaders soak up most of the media and public attention.  

Party leaders also attract the keen attention of our cartoonists. While some artists grieved the loss of their favourite targets for caricature at the election, others were over the moon to find perennially cartoonable Peter Dutton now sitting in the captain’s chair of the starship Liberal Party.

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison quintupled their fun when it became known he had secretly arranged to be sworn in as a minister of five different portfolios. 

Scotty's Old-time Ukelele Hits

Warren Brown, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney),

Scott Man 2020

First Dog on the Moon, The Guardian Australia,

Last Act, First Act

Matt Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

You're a Prime Minister, Harry!

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

Go the Hawkitohs!

Warren Brown, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney),

The Buck Stops Here

Fiona Katauskas, The Echidna,

Hurtful Symbolism

John Spooner, The Australian,

There's a New Boogeyman in Town

Nordacious, self-published,

A Union of Vegetables and Minerals

Matt Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Lurch to the Right

Johannes Leak, The Australian,

Guess Who Else?

Adele K Thomas, self-published,

Jobs for the Boy

Peter Broelman, The Advertiser,