social & general
2017

2017-394P  Living within their means
For article on a pending rates rise and the stress it will place on home buyers.

2017-393P  If pavements were carpets
For article on the rising numbers of homeless people.

2017-386P  We wouldn't sell our weapons willy-nilly
For article about Christopher Pyne announcing plans to export military weapons to other countries.

2017-385P  I am here to teach you about god
For article on calls to stop the teaching of religious instruction in public schools.

2017-366P  This is a huge financial impost
On the multi-million dollar legal costs awarded against Philip Morris.

2017-349P  The Tax burden
For article on how wealthy people are avoiding tax.

2017-348P  Stimulating the economy today
For article on stagnant wages and the sluggish economy.

2017-339P  I plan to return to Australia to defend myself
For article on Cardinal George Pell's plans to return to Australia to defend himself against sexual abuse allegations.

2017-335P  Australia's religious fervour for football
For article on the census statistics on religious preferences.
2017-333P  Crashed computers census statistics
For article on the release of the Australian census statistics.

2017-311P  Taxpayers shouldn't have to subsidise this lot
For article on the government releasing a list of so called welfare “bludger hotspots”.

2017-307P  Today's definition of a classless society
For article on the widening gap between the rich and the poor.

2017-299P  We are recession free
For article on Australia not being in recession for 103 consecutive quarters.

2017-290P  We have a law and order problem
For article on rising crime rate in regional Australia.

2017-288P  Margaret Court defends herself
A wider look at what constitutes tolerance via the Margaret Court anti-gay comments furore.

2017-264P  When a brick house won't protect the three little pigs.
Went with article on the Rental affordability index being at an all time low.

2017-262P  And we've thrown in a free set of steak knife
For article on the Adani Carmichael coal mine deal.

2017-256P  It could be worse
For article on Sydney's rental affordability being at a record low.

2017-255P  The trouble with you Millennials
For article on claims that Millennials are bad at saving for a house.

2017-250P  The Federal government's carrot and stick approach to welfare
For article on the Federal Government's latest welfare measures.

2017-245P  Welfare recipients are likely to test positive for drugs
For article on the Federal Government's plans to drug test welfare recipients.

2017-241P  An Oliver Twist perspective.
For article on the 2017 Australian Federal budget.

2017-240P  The free education you get when you don't have free education.
For article on big fee increase in university fees.

2017-237P  What did you learn today
For article high stress levels amongst primary school students sitting the NAPLAN test.

2017-236P  Burying investigative journalism
For Article about the rapidly declining number of investigative journalists employed by newspapers.

2017-229P  Public service jobs move to the country.
For article on Government plans to move some government departments to regional centres in an attempt to boost regional emplyment.

2017-222P  The wealthy feeling the pinch of housing costs.
For article on mortgage stress hitting wealthy suburbs as well.

2017-220P  Hooking a student up to the university fees calculator.
For article on calculating how much HECS fees will go up due to the Federal government's latest funding cutback to tertiary education.

2017-218P  The government driving innovation.
For article on the Federal Government's planned funding cutbacks to tertiary education.

2017-210  The benefit of rising house prices for homeless people.
The impact rising house prices on the homeless.

2017-207P  A pessimist's view of war.
Remembrance of past war does little to prevent future wars.

2017-206P  I think therefore I am underfunded.
For article on protests by academics over university funding cuts.

2017-197P  Same sex selection gender.
For article on non-medical gender selection.

2017-191P  Homosexuality goes against all the laws of nature.
For article on criticism of the Australian Safe Schools Program on religious grounds.

2017-187P  Type 200 diabetes.
For article of the rising numbers of people developing type 2 diabetes due to the excessive consumption of sugary drinks.

2017-183P  The other typical Australian.
For article on the ABS profile of what is a typical Australian drawn from the recent census data.

2017-178P  The elephant in the street corner.
For article on the adverse consequences of negative gearing.

2017-162P  The housing policy that's set in stone.
For article on Australia's unaffordable house prices.

2017-157P  Our casualty rate is low.
Went with article on high suicide rate amongst Australian Ex-soldiers.

2017-159P  The future robotised world.
For article on the trend towards a robotised world.
2017-156P  Low paid workers are in often in high-income households.
For article on Liberal party senator Michaelia Cash's claim that low-paid workers often in high-income households.

2017-153P  Trickle down economics.
The failure of trickle down economics to provide benefits to low income workers.

2017-149  Helping young people to cross the unemployment desert.
The high youth unemployment rate and the poor support offered to them.
2017-143P  Quick way to resolve the marriage equality impasse.
The other reservation about a postal plebiscite on gay marriage…

2017-142P  How will you pay for the childcare changes?
Childcare changes funding bill tied to welfare cuts.  Robbing Peter to pay Paul?
2017-136P  Question - Why do we need 18C?
A look at the 18C racial discrimination act debate.

2017-130P  Worker’s rights today.
My view of the concept of a legal and illegal strike.

2017-116P  boardroom power for most women.
For article on International women's day.

2017-110P  cutting penalty rates will mean more job.
Went with article on the claim that cutting penalty rates will result in more jobs.

2017-104  Responding to homelessness today.
Drawn in response to the rising numbers of homeless people.

2017-101P   The rebounding Australian Economy.
For article on an upturn in the Australian economy which described it as a rebound.

2017-096P  We've only made a small cut.
For article on the long term ramifications of the cuts to Sunday penalty rates.
2017-095P  Future Sunday double time.
For article on the cuts to Sunday penalty rates.
2017-090P  The views of the Australian flag on Australia Day.
Drawn for article on a local council’s plans not to conduct citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day in support of opposition to 26th January being a day of national celebration due to its invasion connotations.

2017-071P  The Aged pension eligibility application form in the future.
For article on LNP'S policy to raise the pension age to 70.

2017-065P  We've hired a new public relations firm.
For article on the Catholic Church's response to sexual abuse by priests.

2017-059P  Common live music today.
Went with article on the decreasing number of live music venues.

2017-060P  Unsafe disposal of drugs.
Went with article on the safe disposal of unused prescription drugs.
2017-056P  The robo-debt system didn't let down Australians.
For article critical of the Federal government's robo-debt recovery system.

2017-052P  The benefits and drawbacks of signing a free trade deal.
For article about free trade deals.

2017-051  Rising employment rates.
Higher employment statistics offset by the rising number of underemployed.

2017-034P  Pensioner's walking stick.
For article on the
on the use of the robo-debt recovery system on aged pensioners.
2017-020P  12Jan17 Basic universal income verses privileged tax deductibility.
For article discussing the possibility of a basic universal income to tackle poverty and unemployment.

2017-015P  How long do I need to keep my payslips?
For article on Centrelink misinformation on how long people on welfare need to keep their payslips for casual work they have done.

2017-011P  Adjusting the automated debt recovery program.
For article on the strong reaction to the government's automated debt recovery program.

2017-010  Welfare debt clawback.
Drawn in response to the Australian Government's welfare debt clawback program.

2017-008P  Modern forceps delivery.
For article on the AMA claiming women are being discharged from hospital too soon after giving birth.

2017-006P  Centrelink debt - ball and chain.
Went with article on the debt many welfare recipients have been saddled with due to changes in Centrelink management policy.

2017-003P  Putting a positive spin on it.
For article on recent cuts to pensions.