Behind the Lines

Behind the Lines

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Posted 2017-06-28 by Kirstyfollow

Mon 19 Jun 2017 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

In 2016, a sense of destiny seemed to reshape the broad contours of the political landscape both in Australia and abroad. It was a double-dissolution year, the Olympics were on in Rio and there was a census. There had never been a more exciting time to be an Australian.



Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's calibrated actions shaped the final months of the 44th Parliament and would decisively influence the makeup of the 45th. Whilst, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten positioned his team for a make-or-break showdown



Around the world, the United States was in for a polarising presidential election, while Britain pondered its future. All three countries had a date with destiny. And with the many tumultuous events, it was another rich year for our nations cartoonists, who continued our vibrant, fearless tradition of political cartooning.



Each year these cartoons bring home to us that their voices are ours, capturing the spirit of our democracy in all its passion, scepticism and above all, humour.


2016 is a travelling exhibition from the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, proudly supported by the National Collection Institutions Touring and Outreach program. An Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

To make a day of it why don't you also have a look at other galleries in the Old Treasury Building such as the Wild Colonial Boys Exhibition or the other displays at the museum.

#humour
#galleries
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#comics
#city_of_melbourne
#cbd
#art
#city
#museums
#victoria
#june
#july
#august
!date 19/06/2017 -- 25/08/2017
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