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Lotus eaters?

Treasurer William McMahon in the Liberal Government of Prime Minister Harold Holt had the task of presenting the 1967 annual Budget. It was a time of severe drought in Australia and the Budget was austere in the area of pensions and social service payments.

No Hook as this cartoon was one of a regular weekly contribution to Tasmania's Saturday Evening Mercury. The cartoonist's two baby sons were a regular inclusion.