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Federal Politics

Rocco Blog-Go

This blog has evolved from a regular update of the artist/cartoonist's privileged view of the newsroom's world of politics, celebrity and associated charlatans to discussing, sharing and developing a concept and tackling suitable metaphors, methods of drawing and application of colour to complement the topic of the day. It's also the only blog that we know of that provides a forum for serious political commentary, art criticism and accommodates post -post modernism in its posts in one. Most of it's a lot of fun.
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I'm not alarmed -no no

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Rocco Fazzari For the most part, we have remained alert and relatively calm, but there are some matters about which we remain alarmed.

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Clive Palmer's army

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Rocco Fazzari The Abbott government is making its mark offering its services to deal with battlefields offshore, while its budget fight at home is proving to be just as tough.

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I got you Joe

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Rocco Fazzari It's Groundhog Day and Parliament is in full swing

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Tony's Failing

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Rocco Fazzari Tony Abbott’s world tour has provided not just us but the rest of the world with much humour.

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Clive talking, what's all that jive?

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Rocco Fazzari This week's political musical parody takes us into the world of Clive Palmer.

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Tony Abbott's fight club

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Rocco Fazzari Tony Abbott and his "not-for-wimps" government now finds himself in a familiar place.

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Dammit Abbott! What a horror show!

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Rocco Fazzari Tony Abbott and co’s selling of the budget is rapidly spinning out of control.

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Lies? Tony it's a big suprise!

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Rocco Fazzari Being lied to really does upset the masses.

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Sweet Budget Time 2014

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Rocco Fazzari It's budget time again, a time of angst and bitterness for many.

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Bob Carr "first class" foreign minister

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Rocco Fazzari The recent pre-budget hype has buried what was becoming the political literary story of the year.

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Tony's knights and dames arise!

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Rocco Fazzari Welcome back to the future as the realm of Australia is revived through the reintroduction of knights and dames, titles banished from this country for more than 30 years.

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Abbott's men (and one woman)

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Rocco Fazzari We are about six months into the Abbott government and among the few things we can glean so far is that his main men are Treasurer Joe Hockey, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and Communications...

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There's a message there somewhere

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Rocco Fazzari Good old-fashioned spin doesn't work any more – what's needed is more mumbles and less cohesion.

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Joe struts his stuff

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Rocco Fazzari The converging of the world’s most powerful and important economic figures this weekend gives our Treasurer an opportunity to tell everyone exactly how countries should be run.

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No loving from Canberra

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Rocco Fazzari Sharing and caring - the basis of any loving relationship - is sadly amiss there.

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It's Tony's ABC!

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Rocco Fazzari PM Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey might be able to rein in the cost to 23 cents a day, while providing that extra bit of diversity that we are told it lacks

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Australian mongrel

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Rocco Fazzari A riff on what it means to be Australian by animator Roco Fazzari.

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The year of the Abbott: 2013 in review

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Rocco Fazzari This year we saw three prime ministers, an election and lots of promises end, while Tony’s poll figures took a slide.

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Where did it all go wrong Kev?

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Rocco Fazzari The resignation of Kevin Rudd brings an end to a bizarre chapter in Australian politics.

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Women in Tony's world

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Rocco Fazzari Let’s get one thing absolutely straight – Tony Abbott has no problem with women and their rightful place in the world.

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