all cartoons by date of publication
2007   july to december

December 2007 
2007-692   Aussie spirit of Christmas.
Have a great Christmas, Hanukkah and Eid-al-Adha.

2007-788 20Dec07  Ideal stocking filler for a farmer.
Long term drought conditions making farmers desperate for water.
2007-787 20Dec07  Aussie Christmas Carol.
Reflection on Australia's hot dry climate.
2007-775 14Dec07  Failing sex education.
Wry look at the importance of sex education.
2007-783 17Dec07  Exposed to the sub prime mortgage market.
The impact of the sub prime mortgage market collapse on small investors.
2007-782 17Dec07  Reaching Agreement at the Bali Climate Change Conference.
Failure to come to a clear agreement on greenhouse gas
reduction targets at the Bali Climate Change Conference.
2007-774 14Dec07  Kevin Rudd climate change.
Kevin Rudd backtracking on climate change commitments
made during the Federal election campaign.
2007-772 13Dec07  Need cash fast.
The US Federal Reserve desperately trying to shore up the American economy.
2007-770 12Dec07  Fluoridated or non fluoridated water.
Fierce debate ranging in a number of Australian Regional
towns over whether to add fluoride to the water supply.
2007-767 11Dec07 Alexander Downer comments on Julia Gillard.
A backwards look at Alexander Downer's famous fishnet stockings incident.
2007-763 10Dec07  Greenhouse gas reduction target.
The world falling well short of greenhouse gas reduction targets.
2007-758 7Dec07  Kangaroos up there Cazaly.
The AFL forcing the Kangaroos to relocate to the Gold Coast.
2007-759 7Dec07  Future Christmas tree?
Climate change causing dryer conditions in many parts of the world.
2007-755 6Dec07  Window dressing mannequins.
The sidelining of Peter Garrett (the Minister for the Environment) by Kevin Rudd.
2007-754 5Dec07 The democratic process in some countries.
Military control of the democratic process becoming
increasingly common in some parts of the world.
2007-750 4Dec07 Finally decided to ratify Kyoto.
Australia finally going to ratify Kyoto.
2007-741 30Nov07   Answer - A protest movement.
A look at the controversy that surrounds the genetic modification of food.

 November 2007 
2007-737 29Nov07 Modern fairytale.
The high cost of housing.
2007-719 22Nov07  Uncomfortable feeling.
Global warming changing habitats.
2007-732 27Nov07  Political Phoenix rising.
Need for the Liberals to make a clean break from the Howard legacy.
2007-727 26Nov07  Howard's legacy.
Jaded look at Howard's Iraq legacy.
2007-722 25Nov07  The political map of Australia today.
The complete dominance of Labor in Australian politics.
2007-718 22Nov07  Aussie desert island castaway.
Voter fatigue with the Australian Federal election campaign.
2007-717 21Nov07  Illicit reading.
John Howard's strong denial that the Coalition planned
to introduce a second phase of their Workchoices IR policy.
2007-708 16Nov07  Lake Dreams housing development.
Global warming, drought and development.
2007-707 16Nov07tense  Time of the year again.
Police apprehension over Schoolies Week.
2007-704 15Nov07  Applying the current level of violence in children's television to Play School.
Complaints that the level of violence depicted in children's' television is way too high.
2007-665 25Oct07  The little inflation engine.
Tax cuts proposed by both Labor and the Liberals tipped to drive up inflation.
2007-696 9Nov07  When it's definitely time to give up gambling.
Negative impact of gambling.
2007-70P 12Nov07  Crowd behaviour soccer ball.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on violence by soccer fans.
2007-699 12Nov07  Risky circus act.
The double whammy of inflation and interest
rate rises impacting on people with home loans.
2007-695 8Nov07  The interest rate rise moat.
Using the quote to "A man's home is his castle" to highlight the
threat rising interest rates pose to people with large home mortgages.
2007-694 8Nov07  Drug pushers today.
The recall of the children's craft bead toy called Bindeez due
to the drug like toxic reaction to the beads if  swallowed.
2007-689 5Nov07  Generation Rent.
Speculating that the generation that comes after
generation Y will be known as the Rent generation.
2007-691P 5Nov07  First home buyer today.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on housing affordability.
2007-693 7Nov07  Punters at the Interest Rates Stakes race.
The negative impact of the latest interest rate rise on the Howard government.
2007-688 5Nov07  Racing incentives.
Fear of the ever present threat of horse flu.
2007-682 2Nov07  The Kangaroos' up there Cazaly.
The AFL pressuring the Kangaroos to relocate from Melbourne to the Gold Coast.
2007-679 1Nov07   Australian culture Dog on the Tuckerbox.
The American Halloween celebration creeping into Australian culture.

 October 2007 
2007-678 30Oct07  Global warming evidence.
Ongoing drought making convincing many Australian farmers of the reality of global warming.
2007-673 29Oct07  Drought map of Victoria.
Reducing water flow in  the Murray river.
2007-669 26Oct07  Inflation balloons.
Rapidly rising price of vegetables in Australia.
2007-668 26Oct07  Future forest regrowth?
Deforestation and global warming.
2007-664 25Oct07  The worm and the python.
The damage interest rate rises do to John Howard's election campaign.
2007-663 24Oct07 The nurse patient ratio applied to the bed patient ratio.
Nurses dissatisfied with the poor nurse patient ratio.
2007-659 23Oct07   Today's body image.
Contrasting the body image of catwalk models with that of the general public.
2007-655 22Oct07  Giving and election speech.
Kevin Rudd's policies often not differing greatly from John Howard's policies.
2007-649 18Oct07  This year's Spring racing carnival.
Using horses to highlight the impact of drought.
2007-648 18Oct07  Making use of umbrellas today.
Umbrellas rarely used in the current drought conditions.
2007-647 17Oct07  Ben Cousins my hero.
Ben Cousins' drug problem making him a dubious sporting hero for young people.
2007-644 16Oct07  How tax cuts can protect you from global warming.
The latest proposed tax cuts will cut the funds available to fight global warming.
2007-642 15Oct07  Placing an each way bet on the Federal election.
Light hearted look at the similar  statures of John Howard and Kevin Rudd.
2007-638 12Oct07  Reconciliation marches.
Prime Minister Howard's somewhat late embracing of aboriginal reconciliation.
2007-633 11Oct07  Back to teaching Australian history the traditional way.
Prime Minister Howard's plan to implement a more
traditional Australian History syllabus for schools.
2007-632 11Oct07  Spot the Labor Party politician.
The gagging of ALP politicians to prevent them commenting on the death penalty debate.
2007-631 10Oct07 The start of the Federal election race.
John Howard postponing calling the Federal election until the last possible moment.
2007-629P 9Oct07  Making a pokies revenue donation.
Senator Julian McGauran's family hotel has been implicated in
withholding poker machine revenue money that  was meant to go to charity.
2007-624 8Oct07  Lots of dust to lots of dust.
A look at the plight of farmers effected by the ongoing drought.
2007-627P 8Oct07  Water price scale.
Ongoing drought impacting on the price of water.
2007-623 8Oct07  The last grain of sand.
John Howard postponing calling the Federal election until the last possible moment.
2007-620 5Oct07  The black arm ban view of history.
Look at the Government's suspension of of humanitarian immigration from Africa.
2007-616 4Oct07  A full field at this year's Spring racing carnival.
The impact of the horse flu outbreak on horse racing in Australia.
2007-615P 3Oct07 The Minister for immigration's in and out trays.
Pocket cartoon that went with an article on Kevin Andrews'
suspension of humanitarian immigration from Africa.
2007-612 3Oct07  The dog on the tuckerbox today.
Very Aussie look at the ongoing drought in Australia.  The Dog on
the Tuckerbox is a monument to the Australian pioneering spirit.
2007-610P 2Oct07  The Kevin Andrews citizenship test.
Pocket cartoon that went with an article on the Federal government suspending
humanitarian immigration from Africa.  Kevin Andrews is the Minister for Immigration.
2007-607 2Oct07  Modern Three Little Pigs.
A look at mortgage stress through the Three Little Pigs tale.

 September 2007 
2007-601P 20Sept07  Teacher's pet today.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on security
measures to protect teachers from violent students.
2007-582 13Sept07  The one sports club that isn't worried about the water shortage.
The water shortage effecting sporting clubs.
2007-596 19Sept07  Uranium for medical purposes.
Assurances by Russia that uranium sold to them by
Australia will only be used for medical purposes.
2007-593 18Sept07  Credit card size.
Large and ever increasing credit card debt.
2007-591 17Sept07  Green sportsground.
Ongoing drought in South Eastern Australia making
it very difficult to keep local sportsgrounds green.
2007-587 14Sept07  Victorian police line-up.
Alleged links between serving Victorian police and organised crime.
2007-586 14Sept07  John Howard team player.
Claims that Prime Minister Howard has now become a team player.
2007-581 13Sept07  Davids and Goliaths.
Speculating on how John Howard and Kevin
Rudd see themselves in relationship to each other.
2007-579P 12Sept07  Does anyone want a change?
Pocket cartoon that went with article about leadership change
speculation in the Liberal Party because of poor opinion polls.
2007-578 12Sept07 Driza-Bone bathers.
Using the iconic Aussie coat Driza-Bone to highlight the
ongoing drought conditions in South Eastern Australia.
2007-576P 11Sept07  Still in control.
Pocket cartoon that went with an article on Howard's leadership problems.
2007-574 10Septe07  Lower violence in Iraq.
The scale of the violence in Iraq and the effectiveness of efforts to reduce it.
2007-572 10Sept07  APEC shirts.
A look at President Putin's penchant for not wearing a shirt.
2007-564 6Sept07  I think it stands for 'Made in China'.
More recalls of Chinese toys because of safety problems.
2007-556 4Sept07  A full rain gauge today.
Shaping up for another dry Summer in South Eastern Australia.
2007-565 6Sept07 Farmers' Grim Reaper.
Destructive effect that drought has on farmers.
2007-561 5Sept07  The running of the Horse Flu Stakes.
Economic impact of the horse flu outbreak in Australia.
2007-555 4Sept07  APEC detention centre.
Comparing APEC security and detention centres.
2007-559P 4Sept07  Horses at this year's Melbourne Show.
Pocket cartoon on the banning of horses at this year's Melbourne Show due to the horse flu.
2007-550 31Aug07 Race calling today.
Rapid spread of the horse flu outbreak in Australia.
2007-546 30Aug07 The steeplechase hurdles this year.
Horse flu devastating the Australian racing industry.

 August 2007 
2007-545 30Aug07  Kevin Rudd's balanced industrial relations policy.
Both unions and business critical of Rudd's IR policy.
2007-537 24Aug07  The consultation process today.
Increasing tendency by governments to use a pseudo
consultation process to rubber stamp their programs.
2007-542 28Aug07  Reaction to the horse flu outbreak.
Sideways look at the effects of gambling on family life.
2007-540 27Aug08  The running of the Melbourne Cup this year?
Equine flu outbreak in Australia threatening the running of the Melbourne Cup this year.
2007-531 24Aug07  The interest rate rise lever.
Another interest rate rise would damage the Howard government.
2007-530 23Aug07  Pulp mill fiction.
The questioning the environmental impact assessment
process for the Gunns pulp mill in Tasmania.
2007-527 22Aug07  Dog on tuckerbox today.
Massive Federal government surplus.
2007-520 17Aug07  Stock market roller coaster.
The bumpy ride of the stock market in recent times.
2007-524 21Aug07  Pole dancing.
Quirky look at the Rudd strip club incident (there apparently was a pole dancer).
2007-522 20Aug07  Hot night on the town.
A look at Kevin Rudd's drunken night out at a strip club.
2007-514 16Aug07  Al Qaeda torture manual for fund managers.
Quirky look at the fear arising from the stock market downturn.
2007-515 16Aug07  Wedgie politics.
Kevin Rudd and John Howard joining forces against
Peter Beattie's council amalgamation plans.
2007-511 15Aug07  Outback Punch and Judy show.
Endemic violence in the Aboriginal community.
2007-507 11Aug07  Terrorist threat in Pakistan.
Speculating on Pakistan's reaction to Australia selling uranium to India.
2007-508 14Aug07  Horror today.
Panic over a particularly virulent strain of flu this year.
2007-505 13Aug07  The Stations of the Cross today.
Both major political parties clambering for the Christian vote.
2007-502 10Aug07  WorkChoices applied to Roman galley slaves.
WorkChoices is the the Federal Government's
program to further deregulate the labour market.
2007-455 19July07  Drugs in sport.
Quirky look at the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.
2007-491 7Aug07  Aboriginal Dreamtime today.
Legislation that will take control of Aboriginal land from Aboriginals.
2007-495P 8Aug07  Interest rate rise to support.
Pocket cartoon that went with article
on the latest interest rate rise.
2007-490 7Aug07 Scares John Howard.
The threat that rising interest rates pose to John Howard.
2007-487 3Aug07  Definition of a green corridor.
Rising pressure to use land earmarked as green
corridors (open space) to developed for housing.
2007-486 3Aug07  The generation gap today.
The rising level of obesity in the younger generation.
2007-485 2Aug07 Modern scales of justice.
How the media is used to distort and manipulate cases before the courts.
2007-483 1Aug07  The lurking submarine.
The crisis in the US subprime mortgage market
and it's potential impact on the world economy.

 July 2007 
2007-479 31July07  Another suspicious person.
A look at the handling of the Mohamed Haneef case
by the Federal Immigration Minister, Kevin Andrews.
2007-478 30July07  Modern version of The Last Supper.
A look at over eating through Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper.
2007-473 27July07  AFL club boardroom.
Drawn in response to a spate of sackings of AFL coaches.
2007-474 27July07  Reaction to Premier Steve Bracks' resignation.
A look at the Costello Howard leadership battle via the resignation of Steve Bracks.
2007-472P 26July07  Tour de France road sign.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on the Tour de
France cycle race being dogged with drug taking scandals.
2007-471P 26July07  Paying off your mortgage.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on the high percentage
of total household income going to pay off the mortgage.
2007-469 26July07  Celebrating John Howard's birthday.
Long standing rivalry between Howard and Costello.
2007-458 20July2007   Australian convicts.
A housing shortage in Australia is having a crippling
effect on renters and people with mortgages.
2007-464 25July07  If Bracks and Howard were neighbours.
Steve Bracks and John Howard feuding over the
management of the Murray Darling river system.
2007-462 24July07  Rule Britannia.
Massive floods in Britain.
2007-461 24July07  Kevin Rudd's forest policy.
Kevin Rudd's Forrest policy primarily aimed at unseating John Howard.
2007-460 23July07  All is not well.
Publication of the last book in the Harry Potter
series.  "All was well" is the last sentence of that book.
2007-457 20July07  Janette Howard's influence.
Look at the relationship between Prime Minster Howard and his wife Janette.
2007-454 19July07  Four on the floor Ford Falcon.
600 jobs to go at the Ford engine plant.
2007-451 18July07  Driving and Australian made Ford car.
Closure of the Ford engine plant in Geelong.
2007-446 17July07  Letting Mohamed Haneef out on bail.
Terrorist suspect Mohamed Haneef detained in an immigration detention
centre by the Federal Government after he was released on bail by the court.
2007-444 16July07  John Howard really worried.
Speculating that Costello is unlikely to challenge
Howard for the leadership until after the election.
2007-438 11July07  Traditional quarter acre block in the future.
Urbanisation of Australia spelling the end of the traditional quarter acre block.
2007-440 12July07  Company bankruptcy domino effect.
A look at the impact on small investors when a company collapses.
2007-434 10July07  Housing affordability.
Owning your own home becoming increasingly more difficult for the younger generations.
2007-433 9July07  The Seven Wonders of the World.
The Bush government's obsession with oil.
2007-432 9July07  Listening to the Live Earth concert.
Questioning how much of the Live Earth
concert's message will convert to practical action.
2007-429 6July07  Low-paid works wage rise.
$10.26 a week wage rise given to low payed workers by the Fair Pay
Commission in stark contrast to wage rises for higher salaried workers.
2007-427 5July07  Middle East peace dove.
Securing oil resources a key factor in the Iraq war.
2007-426 5July07  No longer stuck in a drought cycle.
Recent persistent rain may spell the end of a ten year drought cycle.
2007-422 4July07  The arms race.
The potential global catastrophe posed by the arms race.
2007-417 3July07  Removing aboriginal children from harm.
The removal of Aboriginal control of Aboriginal land is a key
plank in the Federal Government's aboriginal welfare reform.
2007-416 3July07  Out in front in the Federal election.
Union boasts about controlling Kevin Rudd have damaged Labor's election chances.
2007-415 2July07  The jet set.
International flavour of terrorism.
2007-410 29June07  Fighting crime in Australia.
The Federal Government taking control of Aboriginal owned land as
part of their crackdown on crime and poverty in Aboriginal communities.