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The latest illustrations from artist Matt Golding

Illustrations by the artist from The Age.

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Best of Fairfax cartoons May 24

Best of Fairfax cartoons May 24

Fairfax Media's talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day.

Scott Morrison reveals new details on income tax cuts as Labor votes for full package
Income tax

Scott Morrison reveals new details on income tax cuts as Labor votes for full package

Treasurer Scott Morrison has revealed the full cost of the final phase of his sweeping personal tax cuts.

  • by David Crowe
Malcolm Turnbull personally intervenes to save Ann Sudmalis from preselection defeat
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Federal election

Malcolm Turnbull personally intervenes to save Ann Sudmalis from preselection defeat

PM shields his government from the loss of another female MP - but firebrand conservative Craig Kelly faces likely defeat.

  • by Michael Koziol
David Pope: The Canberra Times editorial cartoonist's latest work

David Pope: The Canberra Times editorial cartoonist's latest work

Cartoons from The Canberra Times editorial artist.

The unlikely accord between Penny Wong and Mathias Cormann
Penny Wong

The unlikely accord between Penny Wong and Mathias Cormann

When Cormann accused Wong of “channelling Pauline Hanson”, it wasn’t hard to suspect that any former understandings between the pair were cast adrift forever.

  • by Tony Wright
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Maiden speeches a fleeting glimpse of ideals quickly abandoned
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Ged Kearney

Maiden speeches a fleeting glimpse of ideals quickly abandoned

If maiden speeches dictated the course of political careers then our country would be a radically different place. Take what Peter Dutton said, or Kevin Rudd, or even a young Tony Abbott.

  • by Andy Marks
All aboard: private sector rushes to join latest government gravy train
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Disability

All aboard: private sector rushes to join latest government gravy train

Two key weaknesses that helped spark the pink batts and school hall policy debacles are about to strike again. This time, the National Disability Insurance Scheme and home care packages for the elderly or those with a disability are in the firing line. 

  • by John Hewson
First charges laid in Leighton corruption scandal
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Anti-corruption

First charges laid in Leighton corruption scandal

British authorities have finally charged middleman who allegedly paid bribes for Leighton Holdings' international arm.

  • by Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker
Malcolm Turnbull lodges second complaint with the ABC about Emma Alberici
ABC

Malcolm Turnbull lodges second complaint with the ABC about Emma Alberici

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield also complained to the national broadcaster about the story.

  • by Michael Koziol
'Obviously' ... Turnbull can use old one-liner to back down on company taxes
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Company tax

'Obviously' ... Turnbull can use old one-liner to back down on company taxes

It’s how marriages end in divorces, how deputies abandon their prime ministers - and how ministers walk away from commitments they've sworn to see through.

  • by Peter Martin