The Pickering Post
Friday, 19th October 2018

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Paul Zanetti

Paul Zanetti is a Walkley award winning syndicated cartoonist with over 30 years in the media. He blogs at



The devil is always in the detail .....

Got to ask just saw that Newspoll has Bull Shitten ahead of Abbott as preferred Prime Minister and Labor a healthy lead in preferred Party is Australia f%##%$% or what??

The final numbers are not in yet but just wondering how Hockey is going to go with the loss of $2.4B in import tariffs over the next 4 years on Chinese cars etc. Will he make it up with a new levy (not a tax ok!) on something or just cut spending?

The 10 years has been a job for a lot of public servants who want to be able to say "I worked on the Australia-China FTA" and have it on their resume, plus politicians who want to claim they have done something. None of them will be accountable if it turns out, as is likely to be the case, being a net cost to Australia. They just want to claim "a result". It is a situation guaranteed to harm the country.

That's clever, I love it for its humour and wit. But I think we need to give these FTA's a fair go. We can be suspicious of everybody but the country would come to a standstill if we don't take the chance and try. I'm feeling ok about it and how else do we get out of Labor's debt, deficit and illegal arrivals.

I'm a bit amazed that the Chinese would buy something that's almost completely halal certified.

oh the toon I always enjoy them

there are so many bi-lateral trade agreements floating around, not all can be compiled with and which contain dormant seeds for dis-agreement.

Bloody Leftists.

Almost everything has a "Made in China" label on it. That is because the unions have destroyed manufacturing in Australia with unsustainable wage and condition demands.

Good morning Mr Deep river eyes :)) Thankyou for your art & humor Mr PZ*.

The fine print actually says: "Haha, you have been rat-fucked."

Does this mean that the Chinese will sell to us without the inflated price to profit from our exchange rate seeing their currency is 1/6 of the $ US same as India ?

Have a look at Bill Shorten in the background of the photo. Abbott and Xi Jinping celebrating with a drink whilst Shorten looks pissed off. What is Shorten listening to on the headphones - rap(e), the words of Chairwomen Gillard, AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, or nothing (just like what is between his ears)