social & general
2010

2010-836P 21Dec10  World's largest bong.
Pocket cartoon that went with article about big drug bust at an Australian Naval base.
2010-744 18Nov10 Demand for ever larger televisions.
Esoteric look at our insatiable demand for larger widescreen televisions.
2010-710 5Nov10  Different views of the killing animals.
Sideways look at an incident involving the killing of a pet rabbit that sparked national outrage.
2010-700 2Nov10  The human survival race.
Uses a horse race as a metaphor for the social and environmental challenges facing the human race.
2010-685 28Oct10  The dog on the tuckerbox today.
Rising level of imported fruit and vegetables.
2010-666 20Oct10  Political choice expressed as food.
Lack of real choice in politics.
2010-661 19Oct10  Exit strategy map of Afghanistan.
The difficulty of extracting troops from Afghanistan due to the ongoing nature of the insurgency.
2010-657 18Oct10  Our priest is a saint.
The canonisation of Mary Mackillop used to highlight the child abuse by Catholic priests.
2010-645 6Oct10  Ambulance response times race.
Poor ambulance response times in the State of Victoria.
2010-632P 1Oct10  Reactions to daylight savings.
Pocket cartoon that went with article about the change to daylight savings.
2010-630 1Oct10  Aussie multiculturalism.
Lighter look at multiculturalism in Australia.
2010-621 28Sept10  The rules of engagement for soldiers in Afghanistan.
The difficulty of applying military rules of engagement when the situation is as complex as the one in Afghanistan.
2010-583 15Sept10  The incredible shrinking man today.
Affordable housing becoming more and more out of reach for the average Australian.
2010-573P 10Sept10  Not allowed to sing about the Saints.
Pocket cartoon that went with article about the Catholic church's ban on popular songs at funerals, including football songs.
2010-476 5Aug10 Tobacco industry python.
Tobacco industry running a campaign opposing the Federal Government's plan to introduce plan packaging for cigarette packets.
2010-487P 10Aug08  Free condoms for students.
Pocket cartoon that went with article about plan to give out free condoms to high school students.
2010-480 6Aug10  No repayments until you get to the end of the chain.
The dangers of debt traps.
2010-464 30July10  Shut the door.
Naive belief that all we have to do to stop refugees arriving by boat is to have tougher restrictions, which ignores the causes of why refugees come.
2010-460 29July10  Children's building blocks.
Many pokies venues have family friendly children's creches which arguably have the potential to indoctrinate children into the gambling habit.
2010-436 21July10  Processing asylum seekers offshore.
Australia's policy of processing asylum seekers on offshore islands and the looming threat of rising sea levels caused by global warming.
2010-410 12July10  The student part time workforce.
Fair Work Australia's three hour minimum work requirements adversely impacting on students with part time jobs.
2010-386 1July10  Tackling mental health problems.
Pointing out the shortfalls in tackling mental health problems without dealing with underlying social problems.
2010-403 8July10  Asylum seekers offshore solution.
The dangers that offshore processing of asylum seekers  poses to both asylum seekers themselves and the Government.
2010-375 28June10  Modern nursery rhyme.
The negative social effects of saturation alcohol advertising.
2010-364P 22June10 Acceptable to abuse a black person.
Pocket cartoon in response to spate of racist comments by sporting commentators about black people.  White maggot is a derogatory term used to describe an umpire.
2010-360P 21June10  Sporting precinct.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on manhunt in Melbourne's sporting precinct for a shotgun wielding robber.
2010-323 3June10  We'll be able to afford a candlelit dinner now!
The granting of a $26 a week wage rise in Australia to workers on a minimum wage.
2010-317P 1June10  I have an Australian passport.
Australians detained during aid flotilla assault and Israeli agents using fake Aussie passports in assassination of Hamas leader.
2010-305P 27May10  Claiming scalps.
Pocket Cartoon that went with article about the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission.
2010-301 27May10  Power.
Announcement that power companies will now be able to disconnect households who can't pay their bills, abandoning the policy of guaranteeing basic amenities for the poor.
2010-300P 26May10 St Kilda supporters.
Pocket cartoon that went with an article about two St Kilda players who had sex with a schoolgirl and got her pregnant
2010-299 26May10 Explaining football tactics.
Two St Kilda football players accused of having sex with a schoolgirl they met during a school football clinic.
2010-294 24May10  Effort and reward.
Putting another perspective on the recent debate about good and bad teachers getting paid the same.
2010-291 21May10  Outback view of the burqa.
Lighter hearted Aussie view of the burqa.
2010-289P 20May10 Holding the Man.
Pocket cartoon about Jason Akermanis' comments that gay AFL footballers should not openly express their homosexuality.
2010-282P 18May10 Bangkok tourist advice.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on travel agent's risk assessment on tourists travelling to Bangkok.
2010-278 17May10 Mobile phones that will definitely kill you.
Research into cancer link with heavy mobile phone use.
2010-277 17May10  Achievement and the social strata.
A look at how the financial and social status of a person has a big impact on what they are capable of achieving.
2010-265P 11May10  NAPLAN test attendance roll.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on the Government's instance that schools conduct the unpopular NAPLAN tests.
2010-258 7May10 Burqa postbox?
Pocket cartoon that went with article calling for  Australia to ban the Burqa.
2010-244P 30April10  Smoking today.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on the Federal Government raising the price of cigarettes by 25%.
2010-243P  30April10  Carl's coffin covered in gold.
Pocket Cartoon that went with article on the funeral of Carl Williams, a notorious gangland murderer.
2010-238P 29April10  Cheaper to smoke twenty dollar notes.
Pocket cartoon about the federal government raising the price of cigarettes by 25%.
2010-236 29April10  Cigarette plain packaging.
cigarette companies opposing the planned introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes by the Australian Government.
2010-229P 23April10  This won't hurt a bit.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on immunising children under five being suspended due to some adverse reactions.
2010-224P 22April10  Reg Dickinson's battle medals.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on an assault on an elderly RSL veteran.
2010-207 16April10  The works anonymous.
Ongoing problem of drug and alcohol abuse, gambling and violent behaviour amongst AFL players.
2010-201 13April10  Would you stand up for God Save the Queen.
Announcement by the RSL that God Save the Queen will no longer be played at the ANZAC Day Dawn service.
2010-196 26March10  Full up.
Yet more changes in asylum seekers policy after the Christmas Island detention centre is full.
2010-167 16Mar10  Used to being overstretched.
Perceptions that police resources in the State of Victoria are being overstretched.
2010-164 15Mar10  News in Australia today.
The Australian Media's obsession with Lara Bingle's break up with cricketer Michael Clarke.
2010-128 26Feb10  The Australian flag according to Mossad.
Mossad agents from Israel allegedly used fake Australian passports when they assassinated a Hamas leader In Dubai.
2010-122 24Feb10  New student identification numbers.
Plans to issue every school student with an identification number.
2010-108 18Feb10  Government and private school differences today.
Assessment of the increasing number of students carrying knives in the wake of the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy at a private school.
2010-100P 15Feb10  Credit card shadow.
Pocket cartoon that went with article about excessive credit card debt.
2010-077 5Feb10  Australia's views on population.
Perception that Australia is an empty land, now and in the past.
2010-086 9Feb10  A racism problem?
Fear of violence amongst the general population as well as darker skinned people.
2010-066 1Feb10  Speed and speeding signs.
High number of young people speeding and the increasing number of makeshift roadside memorials marking where people have died in car accidents.
2010-061 29Jan10  My school website car race.
The new schools ranking website highlights the disparity between rich private schools and under funded government schools.
2010-057P 28Jan10  How did our school rank?
Pocket cartoon that went with an article about the Government's new schools' ranking website.
2010-055 27Jan10  Passing the education baton to the next generation.
TAFE and HECS fees placing a heavy burden on young people that was not there for earlier generations.
2010-054 26Jan10  The different ways we celebrate national pride.
Some Australians using nationalism to justify racist violence.
2010-049 25Jan10  Australia Day and night.
Australia Day celebrations in light of recent racist violence.
2010-047P 22Jan10  Current method of crushing hoon cars.
Pocket cartoon that went with article about calls for the cars of hoons to be crushed after three driving offences.
2010-046 22Jan10  Mega fauna that is thriving.
Using research about the demise of Australia's mega fauna as a springboard to highlight Australia's obesity problem.
2010-041 20Jan10  Community reaction to racist violence.
Went with article about racist violence and how to deal with it.
2010-040 20Jan10  Why school rankings aren't accurate.
Plans to rank schools based on student results in each of the schools.
2010-035P 18Jan10  P plate driver speeding.
P plate drivers who speed while under the influence of alcohol and with
other people in the car are at high risk of being killed in a car accident.
2010-014 8Jan10  Society's view of young people.
Tendency for society to assume that antisocial behaviour by some young people is typical of the behaviour of all young people.
2010-019 11Jan10  Nitin Garg's funeral pyre.
Negative reaction in India to the murder of Indian student Nitin Garg in Australia.
2010-011 7Jan10  Using swine flu vaccination stocks.
Only one quarter of the millions of swine flu vaccination doses ordered have been used.
2010-005 5Jan10  Market forces.
Aggressive marketing of alcohol contributing to the upsurge in alcohol related violence.