Alan Moir is one of Australia's wittiest and most insightful political cartoonists, and in this superb new collection, Are We Nearly There Yet?, he dissects the new Labor era in his own inimitable way.
From Kevin Rudd's extraordinary election victory over John Howard in 2007 to the election of 2010, Moir tells the story of this change from conservative governments to, well, slightly less conservative governments.
Domestically we saw the apology to aboriginal Australia, the promise to act on climate change and the failure of the ETS, the meltdown of the global economy, stimulus packages, pink batts, education revolutions, and of course a procession of Liberal leaders from Moir's one-eyed Howard to the hapless nightwatchmen Brendan Nelson, the Napoleonic narcissist Malcolm Turnbull, and the budgie smuggling Tony Abbott. Internationally, a major shift was promised with the end of the Bush era and the accession of a visionary black US president. But within a year Barack Obama had gone from walking on water to drowning in it, from saviour to anti-Christ.
Alan Moir is a brilliant caricaturist, a penetrating political commentator, and, of course, a scintillating wit. Are We Nearly There Yet?
is the perfect guide to contemporary politics.
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