social & general
2018

2018-322P  Common definition of religious freedom.
People often want religious freedom, but only for their religion.

2018-300  Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow today.
The quest for liveable cities being stymied by our dependency on cars.

2018-296P  The wheels of democracy today.
National Security legislation eroding civil liberties.

2018-287  Society's view of men.
Looking at the definition of violence in society.

2018-283  High density living today.
Rising numbers of homelessness in Australian cities.

2018-280P  Confusing food labelling.
On the debate on whether vegetarian products should be in the meat aisle.

2018-274  The cost and price of compensation.
Compensation for victims of institutional child sex abuse coming too late for many victims.

2018-262P  The fully funded NDIS.
Questioning the level of funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

2018-259P  Support for refugees.
The Federal government's seemingly less than supportive handling of refugees.

2018-258P  The infrastructure mining boom.
On squandering the tax revenue accrued during the mining boom on tax cuts for the wealthy.

2018-250P  World no tobacco day advertising.
On World No Tobacco Day.

2018-233P  Fully automated board of directors.
On social impact of automation in the workforce.

2018-224P  Wages growth expressed as a plant.
On wages growth being stuck at 2.1% despite forecast of higher growth rates.

2018-223P  The impact of NAPLAN testing on life outcomes.
On the relevance of NAPLAN testing.

2018-210P  The dietary guidelines Gordian knot.
On confusion over dietary guidelines.

2018-205P  What Newstart allowance recipients really live on.
On claims by MP Julia Banks that she could live on the $40 a day Newstart allowance.

2018-192P  The culture wars eternal flame.
Support of war memorial display honouring boat turnbacks feeding the latest round of the “culture wars”.

2018-163P  Melbourne is a liveable city.
On Melbourne's liveable city rating.

2018-162P  Naplan testing is important.
On the usefulness of Naplan testing.

2018-151P  Extra funding for schools.
Widening inequality in educational resources in Australia.

2018-132P  The fallout from data mining.
Personal data mining highlighted by the antics of Cambridge Analytica undermining us all.

2018-118P  It seems we are no longer down and out.
On homelessness in Australia rising 14% in five years.

2018-110P  Rise in the minimum wage.
Comparing minimum wage rises and tax cuts.

2018-100P  The wage rises winners podium.
On wage stagnation while executive salaries have soared.

2018-079P  Right To The Night pokies fear.
Using the Right To The Night campaign to point out the danger gambling poses.

2018-067P  Plenty of money for lawyers.
On the question whether churches have enough finances to cover payouts to church child sex abuse victims.

2018-052P  Wonderful view of export gas tankers.
feature version of an earlier pocket toon on rising domestic gas prices.

2018-065P  Proof that homeopathy works.
Concern over untested claims about the efficacy of some homeopathic products.

2018-061  Stock market crash airbag.
Ordinary people are the biggest losers when the stock market crashes

2018-037P  Charitable groups rights.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission pushing for new powers to regulate charities.

2018-032P  Drawing Australians together on Australia Day today.
Controversy over the date Australians celebrate Australia Day.

2018-030P  Wouldn't catch me using mind altering substances.
Criticism of drug use by alternative festival goers by the wider community.

2018-024P  Trial by media.
Increasing tendency of the media to act as judge and executioner when people have been accused of crimes.

2018-019P  Fast fat food.
On the fast food industry concentrating its outlets in low socio economic areas and the subsequent health issues for residents.

2018-003P  African or Australian gangs.
Furore over so called African gangs in Melbourne.

2018-001P  Stopping poor people falling through the cracks.
Announcement of yet more draconian rules for people on welfare.