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Behind the Lines

Melbourne

  • Behind the Lines 2016

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20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002

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.

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.

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.

Behind the Lines 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.

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This is a free event

Facilities

  • Public toilet

Accessibility

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times

Entry cost

Free Entry