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  • 1
    rhwombat
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    It seems we’ve sublimated, as in turned from solid to vapour or transferred our ego-based traumas to another focus, rather than achieved the sublime. Poor fellow our country.

  • 2
    paddy
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Tragically brilliant toon, for a tragically sad and shameful day FD.

  • 3
    Michelle Imison
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Picture an army of lost souls, haunted and broken, scrubbing, scrubbing, scrubbing in the tropical sun.’

    Wow… that line alone made me want to cry. Unfortunately FD, you’ve summed up this mess perfectly.

  • 4
    zut alors
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    You’re in top form, Mr Dog.

    The old pea and thimble trick - c’mon people, why are we allowing those combined jerks in Canberra to pull these cruel stunts? The govt is catering for a few rednecks, hoping for a sprinkling of extra votes to hold onto government. At any human cost.

  • 5
    Andybob
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Its all Terra Nullius again ! Lets hope no enterprising seaman with an eye to the main chance plants a flag and claims us in the name of King Zog. Actually, that might be preferrable to the mob we’ve got.

    I can feel the High Court practising their harrumphs.

  • 6
    Mark Duffett
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Australia’s migration policy, inspired by The Goodies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Goodies

  • 7
    ianjohnno1
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Welcome to the Twighlight Zone: Terra Australia Incognito (incognita?)

  • 8
    ianjohnno1
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Terra Australis.

  • 9
    Stevo the Working Twistie
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    At times like these I wish we could get rid of the National Character and just keep the stain.

  • 10
    Microseris
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Visa applicants are required to complete an “Australian Values Statement” which includes:

    respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual
    equality of men and women
    freedom of religion
    commitment to the rule of law
    parliamentary democracy
    a spirit of egalitarianism that embraces mutual respect, tolerance, fair play, compassion for those in need and pursuit of the public good
    equality of opportunity for individuals, regardless of their race, religion or ethnic background.

    We should impose a compulsory values statement on politicians..

  • 11
    Thteribl
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    I felt a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. “Out! Out, damned spot!

  • 12
    zut alors
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Meantime Jame$ P@cker is urging that Oz visas be fast-tracked for Chinese tourists (aka ‘gamers’). Apparently the current system involves sending off a visa application with their passport and being without the latter for 5 days, an outrageous inconvenience. JS says he wouldn’t trust his passport in the postal system. It’s too risky, things can get lost in the post…

    And in his casinos.

  • 13
    drmick
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Zut
    How did it get to this?
    Pretty easy really. Redneck radio jocks like jones appealing to a pathetic less than one per cent of population getting all the main sewer media coverage, and our “press gallery ongoing joke” door-stopping the leaders and demanding they ignore 99% of the population and give a response suitable to be printed in their rag or on their TV so they can misrepresent it. kn` marvellous isn’t it?

  • 14
    Andrew L
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Can we please “excise” Canberra and move it to Nauru?

  • 15
    AR
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    So sad and so true - it recalls the “Death of the Climate Change Policy” from the Krudd interregnum.

  • 16
    Mr Tank
    Posted Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    First Dog, this is one of the great cartoons, as effective and as telling as anything ever done. Thank you. I got my Australian passport today but I think I might use my Kiwi one for awhile. This policy is a stain on our character and what’s more will not solve the problem. Short of a global utopia nothing will.

  • 17
    Jennifer Kirkby
    Posted Thursday, 1 November 2012 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Dear First Dog on the Moon, leaving aside the fact that I’m already married and far too old for you, please marry me! You’ve summed up my feelings about this disgusting national charade perfectly and I’m so grateful that someone has said so elegantly and poignantly. I love you, First Dog!

  • 18
    Chris Johnson
    Posted Thursday, 1 November 2012 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Can I still call Australia home?

  • 19
    Kevin Tyerman
    Posted Friday, 2 November 2012 at 3:50 am | Permalink

    Sadly, I don’t think it is a stain. I think it is a birthmark…. and there is probably not that much character either.

  • 20
    fractious
    Posted Wednesday, 14 November 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    @ thteribl, reading this toon has made me wish the Noalition and Alternative Liberal Party memebers who’ve assented to this a tear in their throats and a lump in their eye.

    @ microseris, was the “Australian Values Statement” drafted while I. Rony was on holiday?

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