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Best of cartoons January 18, 2019
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Best of cartoons January 18, 2019

Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day.

Labor vows to expand Finance Department's role, end agency 'caricature'
Public service

Labor vows to expand Finance Department's role, end agency 'caricature'

Opposition finance spokesman Jim Chalmers said the department could wield influence beyond preventing bad spending.

  • by Doug Dingwall
A need for a broader role for finance in government
Opinion
ALP

A need for a broader role for finance in government

Our economic and social challenges need collaborative and cost-effective solutions and the finance portfolio can and should play a bigger role in finding them.

  • by Jim Chalmers
'At least $50 million': Clive Palmer to spend more than Liberals and Labor in huge election binge
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Clive Palmer

'At least $50 million': Clive Palmer to spend more than Liberals and Labor in huge election binge

Cash splash could outstrip spending by the major parties but potentially fail to secure a single seat for his fledgling party.

  • by Max Koslowski
Australia and Fiji are 'family' after coup

Australia and Fiji are 'family' after coup

Australia and Fiji are family again after Scott Morrison's visit to the Pacific, ending a diplomatic freeze in place since a 2006 military coup.

  • by Angus Livingston
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'Prosecco-like?': EU digs in over fight to rename Australian wine and cheese
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Food

'Prosecco-like?': EU digs in over fight to rename Australian wine and cheese

European trade officials are digging in over a fight about whether Australian producers can keep using household food names.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Dead fish could stink up the election campaign
Opinion
Federal election

Dead fish could stink up the election campaign

The Darling's mass fish kill may send a stench through the federal election campaign.

  • by Shane Wright
From robo calls to spam texts: annoying campaign tricks that are legal
Federal election

From robo calls to spam texts: annoying campaign tricks that are legal

The chances of Palmer rising again, like the proverbial political soufflé, are remote. But what of his campaign methods?

  • by Graeme Orr
'Where goes Queensland, goes the nation': Bill Shorten on bus tour
Bill Shorten

'Where goes Queensland, goes the nation': Bill Shorten on bus tour

Labor needs Queensland, the Opposition Leader says, launching his nine-day bus tour of the state.

  • by Felicity Caldwell

The latest illustrations from artist Cathy Wilcox

The latest work by Sydney Morning Herald editorial cartoonist Cathy Wilcox.