This cartoon by Tom Scott appeared in feminist magazine Broadsheet in May 1977. The target was Bert Walker, the minister of social welfare, whose balding head has attracted a pair of darts. The cartoon was prompted by the minister's statement that a women should not receive the DPB if they had male lovers, and that these men should be financially responsible for the women and their children. Neighbours were encouraged to report regular visits by male friends to the Department of Social Welfare and benefits were withdrawn from over 500 sole parents.
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