The Australian’s Chief Editorial Cartoonist Johannes Leak has depicted Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk making “no apology” for working “tirelessly” to extort money from the federal government in one of his latest cartoons.

Mr Leak said he could not resist drawing Queensland’s government figures as “gangsters”.

“They’re using the border as a sort of bargaining chip; they’re not going to open the border until they get their demands for more federal money met,” he said.

“But I sort of wanted to hint at the idea that extorting money is pretty hard work and she (Palaszczuk) has made no apology for working tirelessly to extort that federal money for Queensland.”

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