Stop 3: Inheritance - Matt Golding

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This cartoon is titled 'Inheritance', by Matt Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age, 17th of May 2021. Hands behind their backs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg strut away from a crowd of glum-faced, wide-eyed children.

Morrison wears a flowered red Hawaiian shirt. Frydenberg says, "We'll leave you generations of debt". Morrison adds,"And climate change". Then both men say, "Don't grow up too soon!".

Label text: Following substantial federal stimulus in 2020, the government’s May Budget forecast gross debt levels of $1.2 trillion within four years. Matt Golding alludes to this and the yet-to-be quantified impact of global warming on future generations.