One from the Archives

I came across this classic old cartoon that I just had to share. It's by Bulletin and Sun cartoonist Tom Glover, who died, at his desk, aged only 47, just a few years after this cartoon was drawn. In 1935, Labor politician William Maloney, a dedicated social reformer, appeared in a film appealing for free …

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The Upside-Down Politics of Australia

To the first Europeans to arrive here, everything about Australia seemed upside-down and paradoxical. To many, Australian politics still seems the same. Our conservatives are "Liberals", and our "Labor" party are all wealthy professionals. Here's a rough guide to the upside-down politics of Australia ...Do read on ...

Of Curmudgeonly Interest This Week – 13 April 2017

I normally post these on a Sunday, but seeing as we have Easter coming up, plus it's been a few weeks between posts, I thought I'd get in early. There's only a couple of items this week, but I think they're all well and truly worthy: Panpan Wang's story about Chinese tourists; A Paradoxical Millennial's thoughts on Brexit, nine months on; and Roaming Millennial's reflections on fatherless homes. Do read on ...