The Cartoonist

A worried Menzies sits in a foxhole, wearing a military helmet, as a series of missiles streak towards him. The missiles are labelled Child endowment increase, More for education, Free health plan, Extra maternity allowance, cheap housing loans and increased-pensions. A smug Arthur Calwell, also wearing a helmet in a foxhole, looks on, the missiles having been fired from launchers behind him.

Opening barrage

The Herald, 7 November 1963

The previous evening, Arthur Calwell had delivered his televised policy speech in which he attacked the Menzies government on several issues.