Political, topical and editorial cartoons by Chris Slane.
Cartoon,Productivity,Yacht,tax,cuts,incentive,wealth,rich,inequallity,economics,.."Tax cuts - such a fantastic incentive to greater investment and productivity" clains one rich yachtsman to another.
If reform stops now all our sacrifices will have been in vain" claims a businessman sitting in a plush office - refers to damaging market monetarist reforms of the 1980s led by Minister of Finance Roger Douglas.
Must Show Everyone How Bad My Enemies Are (1x1)
Man struggling to carry heavy buckets of slime labelled 'Vile' and 'Views' is saying "Must Show Everyone How Bad My Enemies Are" towards a fountain of slime with a Twitter logo.
64 Double-cab Utes are imported into New Zealand each year for every one electrical vehicle - "Bugger!" says the planet earth.
Bonfire of Regulations
'I only got into politics because I really wanted to unmake a difference’ #cartoon #sketch #concept #nzpol says Simon Bridges holding a garden tiki torch standing next to a pile of papers labelled with various beneficial laws and regulations aimed at improving life in New Zealand and the planet.
Free Speech Money Megaphone
Wealthy rolling up their money as a funnell/megaphone to promote their views in the name of free speech.
Don't Standing Orders On Me
"Help - my freedom of expression is being infringed" claims politician as he uses his own boot to stamp his face.
How Recessions Begin
"Hell - look at him - things must be really bad!" think two depressed -looking businessmen as they pass each other a dark blue cloud hovering over each...Subtitle; 'How Recessions Begin'
Snail Vs Turtle
Fast follower,snail,turtle,carbon,trading,scheme,Helen Clark,john Key,.."Woah there Speedy - slow down" cries snail John Key to turtle Helen Clark who is flying a tattered flag reading 'Carbon Trading Scheme'...2008
Weed Bad For You
Weed should not be legalised - it's bad for your health" says a wine drinking elderly white man over the fence to his dark-skinned neighbour who is watering his marijuana plant while behind him a towering policeman is about to beat him with a massive mallet labelled 'Decades of punitive justice.'
Terrorist Blindsight Redhats
"No terrorists here - only people who look like us." exclaims a military-style policeman to a spy as they contemplate a crowd of individuals made up of policemen soldiers and occasional swastika-marked nazis all wearing similar para-military equipment and guns...security,forces,terrorism,terrorists,military,style,police,spy,policemen,soldiers,swastika,nazis,para-military,guns,blindsight,right-wing,far-right,alt-right,blindspot,blindsight,cartoon,camouflage,ultra,neo-nazi,fascist,Republicans,Twitter,conservative
"No terrorists here - only people who look like us." exclaims a military-style policeman to a spy as they contemplate a crowd of individuals made up of policemen, soldiers and occasional swastika-marked nazis all wearing similar para-military equipment and guns.
National Casino Economy
Shows Prime Minister John Key standing on a red carpet in front of the entrance to 'National's Casino Economy Conventions', surrounded by glitzy Las Vegas-style signs: 'Revisit the '80s', 'No social cost', '1000s of jobs', 'Buy shares', 'Mining', 'No environmental impact', and 'Last night: Aaron Gilmore in "Utu"'. Refers to a 35 year deal signed between the government and SkyCity Entertainment group. In return for operating a $400 million convention centre in Auckland, SkyCity will receive an exclusive casino licence. Aaron Gilmore is a former list MP for the National Party who resigned in May 2013, and vowed 'utu' or revenge on his enemies.--Alexander Turnbull Library
Tech Giant Shakedown
Tech Giant mugger shakes down a kiwi bird ( NZ) of his loose change - while Kiwi says "Ok- I'm gonna get tough on you- You're only going to keep 98% of your profits."
Kiwi bloke picnics among pollution at beach: "Bloody tourists coming over here trashing the place taking our jobs..."
A dirty SUV polluting the air is labelled 'economy' while a bearded man labelled 'Blue-Green' has placed a new wheel cover labelled ' I love (heart-symbol) trees - indicating lip-service to green issues..
"Remember you are power companies - competing lowering prices - no gouging consumers" - says Max Bradford as he is about to unlock redeo gates with ferocious bulls panting to charge out into the arena like wounded bulls.
Collins Cat Sketch
Cartoon of Simon Bridges as a lion-tamer held captive by a giant lion in the person of Judith CollinsMP.
Capitalists blame left-wing government for harming their confidence but also want a bail-out.
Dirty Politics Light
Here’s the conflict between science-based policies and those popular with supporters of political parties.
Pretty Greens Stall
"Why can't you Greens stick to selling pretty flowers? I don't need all the other stuff" states National Party leader Simon Bridges to Greens Co-Leader Marama Davidson who is behind a stall selling boxes labelled 'green issues' 'social justice' & non-violence public services.
Self-fulfilling Sentencing Cycle
Describes a cycle of sponsored lobby groups - pressuring politicians in government- passing punitive laws - sentencing more people to prison - construction of private prisons...
Laws Cost To Business
"Basically we feel every law is a cost to business" says one man representing a wealthy minority.
Cartoon shows Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges, lying on the ocean floor. A drilling rig labelled, TV3, drills into his skull, and dark oil spills out of his mouth. Text reads, 'Exploratory drilling'. Cartoon references an interview on the current affairs television programme, Campbell Live, where John Campbell and Simon Bridges sparred over the potential danagers of deep sea oil drilling.