Author(s): Michael Yardney
It has been a year of madness like no other. America elected a President like no other. Cardinal Pell is returning home in an effort to restore his memory. Newspapers are under threat. Human rights are constantly under threat. And truth fi nds it diffi cult to get a guernsey in this digital age. The AFL is attempting to show moral leadership that Canberra has been incapable of providing for quite a few years now. Asylum seekers remain incarcerated on islands, having been useful for governments wanting to retain power. Although Canberra's spin doctors may have to start looking elsewhere as the public can only remain gullible for so long. The public has turned away from the major parties. They'd prefer to watch brilliant footballers goal scoring rather than mediocre players in Canberra pointscoring. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ron Tandberg began producing cartoons for metropolitan newspapers in 1972 when the great Graham Perkin decided to use his work as an integral part of the layout of the front page of The Age. His insightful cartoons cut through to the essence of the big news stories of the day with razor-like humour. Tandberg's work has been recognised with eleven Walkley awards including two Gold Walkleys.