The Cartoonist

A woman, labelled Australia, sits on a couch. Bob Hawke, an angry look on his face, approaches her holding a cactus like a bouquet of flowers. The cactus is labelled Strikes.

Saying with flowers!

Unpublished, 1 January 1977

Bob Hawke, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), was hostile to the Fraser government and union-led strike action in industry was common, leading to a somewhat strained relationship between the government, business and unions. Hawke would later be a Labor Prime Minister from 1983 to 1991.