social & general
2020


2020-399  Being the fastest not necessarily the best.
Exiting out of the coronavirus lockdown fraught with risk.
2020-397P  This meeting has been rigged.
Lightweight toon that went with an article about a local council bringing in a cat curfew.
2020-387P  Vigilance this summer.
Went with article on the need to be viglentg agains coronavirus this summer.
2020-388P  BYO parkland.
Went with an article on the lack of parkland space in new estates.
2020-386P  Social distancing at the cinema.
Went with article on cinemas reopening as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.
2020-381P  Safe social distancing.
Went with article on coronavirus lockdown restrictions being eased, including allowing people to play the pokies again.
2020-380  Tree or traffic change.
Increasing numbers of city dwellers moving to the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-379P Major Roads Project Victoria view of NAIDOC week.
Went with article on NAIDOC week celebrations. Refers to Major Road Projects Victoria cutting down some significant aboriginal cultural heritage trees as part of the duplication on the Western highway (Victoria).

2020-378P  Back to normal after the ring of steel.
Went with article on the raising of "the ring of steel" around Melbourne.
2020-375P  Democracy, now and then.
Went with article about the 75th anniversary of the end of the world war two.  A reminder that maintaining democracy is not just about voting.
2020-370P  You are breaking lockdown restrictions.
Went with article about Melbourne people being caught trying to break the regional travel ban.
2020-366  Closed Cafes.
Reflecting that things have been worse in the past than the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-365P  Footy fever we do not want.
Went with article about the risk of spreading coronavirus due to people breaking lockdown and distancing rules during AFL Grand Final parties.
2020-362P  Lockdown reality TV.
Went with article about the stresses of living during the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-359P  Australia post.
Went with article about Australia Post facing tough times as it transitions to being largely a parcel delivery service.
2020-351P  Tax and JobKeeper cuts.
Went with article on the social impact of planned cuts to the JobKeeper payment.
2020-353P  Remembering the class of 2020.
Went with an article on a ban on school class photos due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-348  Lockdown, lockout.
Poorer people being denied access to affordable housing.
2020-345  Assisting the elderly.
Superannuation tax breaks more generous than the pension.
2020-344P  Coronavirus lockdown wedding cake.
Went with article about weddings during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
2020-340P  Coronavirus distancing compliant mosh pit.
Went with article about live music gigs during the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
2020-337 Steps towards a coronavirus free world.
Steps towards ending the coronavirus pandemic not straight forward.
2020-334P  UV rates are low.
Went with article warning people about rising Ultraviolet levels as we head towards summer.
2020-335P  On the open road today.
Went with article about grey nomads caravanning locally due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
2020-333  Revoking responsible lending laws applied to mice.
On the Federal government revoking introduced responsible lending laws.
2020-332P Only a small cut.
Went with article about the economic and social impact on the unemployed of the cut to the JobSeeker payment.
2020-331P  What do you want to do when you grow up?
Went with article about children’s life prospects being curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-327P  Coronavirus pandemic era wedding.
Went with article on the difficulty of getting married during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
2020-326  The feeling that our opinions are being manipulated.
Facebook and Google controlling what users see.
2020-325P  Different views of the lockdown.
Went with article about nursery sales booming as people turn to gardening during the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-322P  The extra ball for students to juggle.
Went with article about VCE students experiencing extra stress due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-315  Coronavirus waves.
The end of our pre-coronavirus way of life.

2020-316P  Online fishing instructions.
Went with article about online fishing lesions created by a primary school student.

2020-314P  Single people catching up for coffee during the coronavirus lockdown.
Went with article about it being difficult for single people to catch up with other singles during the coronavirus lockdown.

2020-300P  The work prospects impact of coronavirus.
Went with an article on work prospects being worse for women in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-295P  Dangerous illnesses for the elderly.
Went with an article on an increase of elder abuse during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

2020-293P  Current hospitality industry career path.
Went with article on hospitality workers leaving the industry due to lack of work opportunities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-291P  Desert Islands.
Went with an article on mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.

2020-284  The pot of gold at the end of the coronavirus rainbow.
The road to the end of the coronavirus pandemic fraught with risk.

2020-287P  Black red and yellow controlled by white.
Was designed to go with an article about the copyright for the Australian indigenous flag being owned by a non-indigenous company.

2020-283  Coronavirus for young people.
Drawn in response to an article about young people being hit particularly hard by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-282P  Catching coronavirus.
Went with an article on the lingering aftereffects of catching coronavirus.

2020-281P  Ignoring the signs.
Went with an article on people ignoring playground shutdown regulations.

2020-276  Coronavirus restriction signs.
A reminder to people annoyed at the coronavirus pandemic restrictions why those restrictions are in place.

2020-271P  Coronavirus fashions.
Went with article about using coronavirus face masks.
2020-268P  Reading material during the lockdown.
Went with an article on a rush on library books prior to the commencement of the latest lockdown.

2020-265  Modern day Sisyphus.
Seemingly endless battle against coronavirus.

2020-266P Face mask problems.
Went with an article about people with glasses having problems wearing facemasks.

2020-267P  Golfers coronavirus face mask.
Went with article on how the tighter coronavirus restrictions apply to golf.

2020-264P  The end of coronavirus pandemic.
Went with article on mental health problems during the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-260P  Coronavirus title fight.
People experiencing fatigue in the fight against coronavirus.

2020-258  Caring for the elderly today.
Coronavirus pandemic running rampant in nursing homes.

2020-257P  All too common aboriginal heritage sign.
Went with article about aboriginal heritage signs being installed.

2020-256P  I call it poetic justice.
Went with article about wearing facemasks in public being made compulsory.

2020-253P  Walking down the isle today.
Went with article about couples delaying getting married due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-249P  Job seekers seeking working.
Went with article about job seekers being required to search for work to get the Job Seeker payment, despite there being few jobs.
2020-247  You do not need that.

Resistance to coronavirus lockdown.

020-248P  Coronavirus face masks.
Went with article about people not social isolating when they have flu like symptoms.

2020-245P  Coronavirus Catch 22.
Went with an article on the difficulty in getting accurate information about the spread of coronavirus.

2020-244P  Government debt fuse.
Went with article on extension of JobKeeper and Job Seeker payments.

2020-243P  Only drive to church on Sundays.
Went with article on enforcing coronavirus travel restrictions.

2020-242P  Positive and negative social media.
Went with article about social media discourse becoming more negative in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-240  Dodging the coronavirus bullet.
Multiple waves of coronavirus.

2020-239P  Coronavirus must have been really tough in those days.
Lighter look at the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-238P  Running from coronavirus.
Went with article on officials not releasing specific details of coronavirus outbreaks.

2020-237P Zorro mask not acceptable.
Went with article about the Ballarat Base hospital making it compulsory for visitors to wear face masks.

2020-235  Adversity in the time of coronavirus.
The impact of coronavirus is much more severe for some people.

2020-233P  School crossing this term.
Went with article about many students home schooling in the wake of the coronavirus infection rate resurgence.

2020-230P  Coronavirus lockdown art.
Went with article on increased mental health stress due to the coronavirus lockdown and trying to combat it with art.

2020-229  Coronavirus pandemic as a road trip.
The end to the coronavirus pandemic still a long way off.

2020-223P  He reckons I don't need a test.
Coronavirus test refusals.

2020-222P  Future seatbelt design.
Went with article on driver safety, including wearing seatbelts and not using a mobile phone while driving.

2020-220  Still have media diversity.
Lack of Media diversity in Australia.

2020-216  The scales of justice for female lawyers.
Widespread sexual harassment within the legal profession.

2020-214P  Dead and buried.
Coronavirus resurgence in Australia.

2020-211P  Universities will still be able to teach philosophy.
On the Federal government’s announcement that fees for university humanities courses will double.

2020-204  Opening for business.
Australia easing lockdown restrictions, in comparison to America still recording significant numbers of deaths due to coronavirus.

2020-207P  Business version of coronavirus.
Coronavirus a ticking time bomb for many businesses.
2020-195P  Free childcare ending domino effect.
Ending free childcare when the impact of the coronavirus lockdown is still being felt will cause severe economic stress for the childcare industry.

2020-191P  Musician keeper.
Musicians missing out on the Australian job keeper payments.

2020-177P  School drop off mums social distancing.
Went with article on children returning to the usual school routine after the easing of the coronavirus social distancing restrictions.
2020-176P  Social housing supply and demand.
Went with article about social housing construction being outstripped by the by the demand for social housing.
2020-174P  Real estate market renewal we don't want.
Went with article speculating about the renewal of the housing market when coronavirus restrictions are relaxed.
2020-172P School crossing safety today.
Social distancing coronavirus - SCHOOL EDUCATION AUSTRALIA
2020-170  Taking the foot off the break peddle.
Coronavirus Trump America - HEALTH AUSTRALIA
2020-156P  What did Pell know?
Went with article on the Royal Commission’s finding that Pell knew about pedophile priests in 1970s.
2020-153  Testing the easing the coronavirus lockdown restrictions waters.
Donald Trump's reckless approach to preventing the spread of Coronavirus.
2020-155P  No new coronavirus case in ages.
Debate on when to lift coronavirus social distancing restrictions.
2020-146P  Early back to school crossing.
Debate on when will it be safe for children to return to school in the wake of the coronavirus.
2020-145  Jumping the gun.
Debate over easing coronavirus isolation restrictions.

2020-144P  The family violence black dog.
Went with an article on the psychological impact on victims of family violence.
2020-134  The spirit of ANZAC today.
ANZAC Day and the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-136P  The state of soccer during the coronavirus pandemic.
Went with article on the negative impact the corona virus pandemic is having on soccer clubs.
2020-132P  Respecting the dead and the living.
Went with article on the difficulties of commemorating ANZAC Day during the coronavirus lock down.
2020-127P  Social distancing alternative.
Went with article on congestion in parks and on walking tracks making it difficult to comply with social distancing regulations.
2020-131P  Virtual council meeting.
Went with article about local councils turning to virtual council meetings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-125P  Social distancing duck hunters.
Went with article on plans to allow the Victorian Duck season to go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-124P  Coronavirus aware last post.
Went with article on how to commemorate ANZAC Day doing the coronavirus lockdown.

2020-122  Temporary lockdown.
Concerns that social lockdown is too harsh due to the damage it is doing to the economy.

2020-115P  Time for another walk.
Went with article on people walking their dogs as a way of getting out and about during the coronavirus lockdown.

2020-114P  Police undercover sting this Easter.
Went with article on police checking camping grounds this Easter to enforce the ban on camping due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-114P  Police undercover sting this Easter.
Went with article on police checking camping grounds this Easter to enforce the ban on camping due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-112  I told you I was clean.
Cardinal George Pell's acquittal on child sex abuse charges.

2020-111P  Being held down in School today.
Went with an article predicting that poor students will be disadvantaged using the new online education system due to the lack of or old computer equipment.

2020-109P  Caught on a 1.4 metre coronavirus breaking strain.
Went with article on the ban on people fishing in Victoria as part of the restrictions on movement to limit the spread of coronavirus.

2020-108P  Desperate times, dog skid row food coronavirus.
Went with article on shortage of pet food due to hoarding.

2020-107   Funding the economic recovery after coronavirus.
Squandering of the mining boom tax windfall on tax cuts instead of devoting it to a sovereign wealth fund.

2020-101  I only buy one or two extra items each shopping trip.
Hoarding of food during the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-103P  Coronavirus testing in the country.
Went with article about delays in the country in processing coronavirus test results.

2020-104P  When no news is not good news.
Went with article about closures of country newspapers.
2020-100P  Cyclists' social distancing.
Went with article on the need for cyclists to observe social distancing.
2020-099P  CFA social distancing.
Went with article on the problems CFA volunteers face trying to work in the face of the coronavirus threat.

2020-097  Stranded on a desert island today.
The pariah status of cruise ships during the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-096P  Contact sport today.
Went with article on what sports people can still undertake during the coronavirus pandemic.

2020-094  Social distancing.
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-095  Modern day Titanic.
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  Cruise ships

2020-092  Ignoring social distancing.
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-093  Intimate candle lit dinner today.
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-090  Pretty safe dear.
Misunderstanding and ignorance about how coronavirus spreads.

2020-089P  But it is and emergency!
Panic over coronavirus causing unnecessary strain on hospital emergency departments.

2020-081  The ascent of virus infected man.
Each subsequent virus outbreak seemingly to be getting progressively worse.
2020-077  What wrong with the old treaty.
Plans for a modern indigenous treaty.

2020-074P If exercise was the cure.
Coronavirus panic.

2020-069P  The women in politics glass ceiling.
Went with article on women in politics and the difficulties they face in the largely male world of politics.
2020-045P  News censorship.
Went with article about press freedom under threat.

2020-042P  New suburb green spaces.
Went with article about the lack of green space in new suburban developments.

2020-036  Why koalas commit suicide.
Using Koala habitat lose as a metaphor for society's failure to tackle the causes of suicide.

2020-021 I know how you feel.
Highlighting both the Australia Day protests and the recent damaging bushfires.