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Newsflash! Outbreak of 'pre-election ear'. Symptom- Sudden ability to hear the public voice. Cure- No cure required...ears drop off immediately patient is re-elected. 27 July 2005.

Reference Number: DCDL-0000008

The cartoon shows from left to right: Michael Cullen, Minister of Finance, Helen Clark, Prime Minister, and Trevor Mallard, Minister of Education - each has a pair of enormous ears. In front of Michael Cullen is a briefcase bearing the words 'Money for anything Brash happens to mention' and Trevor Mallard is holding a notice saying 'Knee-jerk plans to fix wastage and ethnic patronage'. Refers to Labour's efforts to stay ahead in a tight struggle with National in the run up to the election. Labour has just announced a decision that if elected there will no longer be interest on student loans - this has had a big impact and since National had kicked the student loan ball off with a promise to allow some tax refunding, National is livid.

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1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Rt Hon Helen Elizabeth Clark, Hon Dr Michael John Cullen, Garrick Tremain, Dr Donald Thomas Brash, Hon Trevor Colin Mallard, Otago Daily Times (Newspaper), Promises, Public opinion polls, Politicians, Bribery, Politicians - Public opinion, Elections, Ear and Hearing.

Part of:
Tremain, Garrick, 1941-:[Includes all digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times from 25 July 2005 onwards plus a selection from December 2004 to July 2005], Reference Number DC-Group-0022 (628 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg images - Resolution 200 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 1307 x 1024. Single art work

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