all cartoons by date of publication
2011 January to June
2011-408 29June11 Political fortunes golf.
Abbott's strong political position as much to do with Gillard's poor performance as his own skills as a politician.
2011-406 28June11 Human activity not impacting on the planet.
Claims that human activity is not impacting on the planet and it's climate are farcical.
2011-405P 27June2011 Cultural difference police line-up.
Went with article about W.A. police pushing for a law change to require people to remove burqas when being questioned by officers.
2011-403 27June11 Sailing close to its debt ceiling.
Debate in the US over the need to raise the US government's debt ceiling.
2011-400P 24June11 Airline industry profits chart.
Went with story on volcanic ash cloud causing numerous cancellations of airline flights.
2011-393 23June11 Images of Australians.
The obesity epidemic in Australian and the fact that Australians are largely in denial about it.
2011-395P 23June11 J. K. Rowling's magic wand.
Went with article about Rowling's Harry Potter books going digital.
2011-397 24June11 Australian troops in Afghanistan.
The presence of Australian troops in Afghanistan untenable without the Americans.
2011-394 23June11 Filling the departing American shoes.
The planned withdrawal of the main American fighting force will leave a big gap in the fighting capabilities of their allies and the Afghan government.
2011-391 22June11 plebiscite that cost Australia more.
The failure to implement Rudd's super tax when even conservative economists said it was a sound and logical tax has cost the Australian people a massive amount of lost taxation revenue.
2011-388 21June11 The one thing that goes up in price.
The price of water rising steeply despite wetter conditions significantly increasing water reserves.
2011-384 20June11 Rudd Lazarus rising.
The rise in Kevin Rudd's standing being boosted by Julia Gillard's poor performance in the polls.
2011-377 16June11 The Arab Spring and Summer.
Protests in support of democracy across the Arab world, dubbed the Arab Spring, followed by military crackdowns by a number of Arab governments.
2011-381 17June11 Simon Overland explaining why he resigned.
Simon Overland effectively forced to resign by a media feeding frenzy.
2011-379P 16June11 Time for Simon to go.
Went with article on the resignation of Victorian Police Commissioner Simon Overland.
2011-376 16June11 Rome, Paris, London, Phillip Island.
Holiday travel plans thrown into turmoil by volcanic ash cloud drifting across Australia.
2011-375 15June11 The ash cloud over parliament.
Using the volcanic ash cloud drifting over Australia as a metaphor for the cloud over Nicola Roxon for her soliciting of the tobacco industry for donations.
2011-371 14June11 The value of agricultural products expressed as a barter.
Comparing the falling price of beef due to the live cattle export ban and the high price of bananas as a result of severe damage to the banana crop inflicted by cyclone Yasi.
2011-314 19May11 The ascent of Abbott and Gillard.
Both Gillard and Abbott performing poorly when it comes to tackling global warming.
2011-365 9June11 Australia's two speed economy.
Parlous state of Australia's manufacturing industry while the mining sector is booming.
2011-369 10June11 The direction the ALP is heading.
The ALP's reliance on focus groups to set policies is drawing the party away from it's traditional values.
2011-366P 9June11 Top cut and under cut.
Went with article on cheap beef from NT. and Queensland flooding into Victoria as a result of the suspension of live beef exports to Indonesia.
2011-364 9June11 Man on the live cattle export industry land.
Sudden suspension of all live cattle sales to Indonesia pending an investigation threatening the livelihood of many cattle farmers.
2011-363 8June11 Western outrage today.
Sometimes the West shows a greater concern for the welfare of animals than of people.
2011-358 7June11 Campaign to end all racism
Racism back in the headlines following racist outburst at an AFL football match.
2011-355 6June11 Police line-up in Europe.
E. Coli outbreak in vegetables in Europe.
2011-349 2June11 Then we don't have to consider hiring him.
Religious groups exempt from anti discrimination legislation.
2011-353 3June11 Asylum seeker child's ball.
Detention of unaccompanied asylum seeker minors by the Federal Government.
2011-351P 2June11 Occasional childcare funding.
Went with article on cuts to funding for occasional childcare centres.
2011-348 2June11 Gillard moving forward on the economy.
Julia Gillard and the current shaky economy.
2011-347 1June11 Our relative problems.
Comparing problems faced in Western countries with those of countries suffering war and/or famine.
2011-344P 31May11 Won't swear on the bible.
Went with article on plans in Victoria to introduce a swearing fine.
2011-343 31May11 Turn off or dead end?
Sideways look at the live cattle trade morality debate.
2011-341 30May11 Dissent in the Federal Liberal Party.
Malcolm Turnbull's mildly dissenting view on the Lib's response to global warming.
2011-336 27May11 Canning industry market forces.
Loss of 1,000 jobs worldwide from Heinz canning factories.
2011-335 27May11 Australia's Godzilla.
Startling statistic that Australia has 21% of the world's poker machines.
2011-334P 26May11 Is this the fraud department?
Went with story on inaccurate Victoria police crime statistics.
2011-332 26May11 Complain about plain packaging.
Strong opposition by tobacco companies to the introduction of plain packaging for cigarette packets.
2011-325P 23May11 The dissenting priest's cross.
Went with article about priest calling for reform in the Catholic church.
2011-330 25May11 Narrow and broad views of Afghanistan.
Australians/the developed world have a much narrower view of Afghanistan then they might think.
2011-328P 24May11 Future goal umpire?
Went with article on the AFL investigating a series of recent betting plunges with fears that clubs may be leaking sensitive information.
2011-327 24May11 No refugees or global warming allowed.
Somewhat naive belief that Australia can isolate itself from the problems of the world.
2011-326P 23May11 People wearing akubras.
Went with article about Bob Katter canvassing the formation of a new political party.
2011-322 23May11 Windows of opportunity.
Comment on the Climate Commission's report stating there is a limited widow of opportunity to tackle climate change.
2011-318 20May11 Ted Baillieu's smoking ceremony.
Sideways look at Premier Ted Baillieu's dropping of the compulsory acknowledgement of traditional Aboriginal land owners by Ministers and public servants at official events.
2011-317 20May11 Gillard bullfighting.
Gillard's attempts to sell the carbon tax and the risk to her as Prime Minister.
2011-316P 19May11 Police planking line up.
Went with article about planking being seen as a form of criminal activity.
2011-315P 19May11 Acknowledging both black and white.
Went with article on Premier Ted Baillieu's dropping of the compulsory acknowledgement of traditional Aboriginal land owners.
2011-313 19May11 Acknowledge the current owners.
Premier Ted Baillieu's dropping of the compulsory acknowledgement of traditional Aboriginal land owners by Ministers and public servants at official events.
2011-311 18May11 Carbon tax starter's orders.
Abbott determined to scuttle the carbon tax whatever the starting price.
2011-309P 17May11 The Queen's Irish corgis.
Went with article on tight security for the Queen's visit to Ireland.
2011-302 16May11 Julia Gillard reverse planking.
Using the recent activity of planking to highlight Julia Gillard's massive drop in popularity.
2011-304P 16May11 Gillard's light on the hill.
Went with article about Julia Gillard's dismal standing amongst voters.
2011-286 9May11 Sweeping the refugee problem under the carpet.
Piecemeal attempts by the Gillard Government to deal with the refugee problem.
2011-298 13May11 Syrian election ballot box.
The Syrian government's violent crackdown on country's pro democracy movement.
2011-299 13May11 Religious education class detention.
Furore over the use by Christian groups of religious education classes in Government schools to proselytise.
2011-294 12May11 Response time race odds.
Complaints about ambulance and taxi response times.
2011-293 11May11 Middle ages budget assessment.
Abstract view of how the impact of a government budget is analysed, focusing on petty comparisons but not the big picture.
2011-290P 10May11 The budget red line.
Went with article on the Federal budget.
2011-288 10May11 Playing Victoria Police cops and robbers.
Another look at the serious management problems in the senior ranks of Victoria Police.
2011-287 9May11 Victoria Police senior management service revolver.
Serious management problems in the senior ranks of Victoria Police.
2011-285 6May11 Current pokies limit.
Debate on setting limits on poker machines.
2011-284 6May11 Blood sports in Victoria.
Accident at a jumps meet in Warrnambool where a riderless horse jumped into a spectators area.
2011-281 5May11 Getting cash today.
Spate of bank computer failures making it difficult at times to withdraw money from ATMs.
2011-278 4May11 You definitely have the right to remain silent.
Revelation that Bin Laden wasn't armed when shot has lead to a debate about his rights and due legal process.
2011-275 3May11 Gotcha!
The US finally killed Osama bin Laden after many years of trying, a process that also inflicted a lot of collateral damage.
2011-273P 2May2011 Deaf US Republican's reaction to the news.
Went with article on reaction in the US to the death of Osama Bin Laden.
2011-271 2May11 Any revolutions to declare.
Widespread political unrest in the Middle East.
2011-261 19April11 Little red Hen help.
Pressure being placed on Julia Gillard by industries and interest groups over the introduction of the carbon tax.
April 20112011-270P 21April11 Pray for at Easter.
Went with article on massive chocolate Easter bunny and egg sales at Easter time.
2011-266 20April11 School bullying uniforms.
High number of reported incidents of bullying in schools.
2011-265 20April11 Extended AFL ladder.
The Australian Football League's newest team, the Gold Coast Suns, doing very poorly.
2011-263P 19April11 Ordnance stock discrepancies.
Went with article on Defence Department audit showing discrepancies in control of ordnances.
2011-262 19April11 The soaring American Eagle?
Rising national debt threatening to cripple America.
2011-260P 18April11 See the mass destruction first hand.
Went with article on Julia Gillard announcing that she intended to tour the tsunami ravaged area when she visits Japan.
2011-258 18April11 Selling the carbon tax door to door.
Julia Gillard finding it very difficult to sell the carbon tax to Australian voters.
2011-255 15April11 Revolts caused by global warming.
Highlighting the pettiness of the so called carbon tax revolt in Australia when compared with the impact of rising world food prices on poor people, mainly caused by global warming.
2011-254 15April11 Assisting disability pensioners.
Calls by politicians for the tightening of disability pension eligibility to force more disability pensioners back to work. This flies in the face of the difficulties faced by disability pensioners in getting work.
2011-251 14April11 Should we encourage more women in war?
Calls for Australian women soldiers to take on combat roles and the destructive nature of war on male soldiers.
2011-249 13April11 Australian Defence Force Academy discipline.
System discipline problems and poor culture a contributing factor in the recent sex scandal that's rocking the ADF Academy.
2011-245P 12April11 Julia Gillard's female symbol.
Went with article on Julia Gillard voicing strong support for female soldiers taking frontline combat roles.
2011-242 12April11 Playing the pokies reform.
Fierce opposition from the pokies industry of planned legislative reform of the use of poker machines.
2011-243P 11April11 Political asylum from France.
Went with article about France banning the wearing of the burqa.
2011-241 11April11 Supermarket price war no man's land.
Supermarket price war damaging the livelihood of farmers.
2011-238 8April1011 Preferred brown packaging.
Using the government's plain brown packaging legislation for cigarette packets as a segway to look at Julia Gillard's apparent visceral hatred of the Green's leader Bob Brown.
2011-237 8April11 Kevin 007
Kevin Rudd appearing to be destabilising Julia Gillard.
2011-236P 7April11 Space suits.
Went with article on Qld. Uni doing research on making beer that can be drunk in space.
2011-234 7April11 The Australian army on parade.
Australian Defence academy sex scandal.
2011-232 6April11 On doctoring student school photos.
Comment on the case of an elite Melbourne private school allegedly doctoring student school photos to make the students look better presented.
2011-228 5April11 What the Labor Party stands for.
Contemporary Labor having difficulty working our what it stands for.
2011-227 4April11 The food price war.
Rising world food prices threaten to crush the petty food price cut/market share manipulations of Australia's two major food companies.
2011-217 30March11 Global warming mushrooms.
Likening the threat of global warming to the symbol of nuclear destruction, the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb.
2011-224P 1April11 Expanding Melbourne.
Went with article about the Vic. Government urging population growth in regional cities to alleviate Melbourne's overpopulation.
2011-223 1April11 Disability pensioners trickle down effect?
Tony Abbott's call to tighten up on pensions to people with disabilities.
2011-219 31March11 The Family Court scales of justice.
Acrimonious nature of the Family Court.
March 20112011-218 30March11 Qantas departure line.
Announcement by Qantas of significant cutbacks.
2011-216P 29March11 Ponting decides to walk.
Went with article about Ricky Ponting announcing that he is stepping down as Captain of the Australian Cricket team.
2011-212 28March11 When a glowing report is not good.
Ongoing radiation leaks at the crippled Fukushima power plant.
2011-211 28March11 Kristina Keneally's 'light on the hill'
The ALP's massive loss in the 2011 NSW state election.
2011-204 24March11 Calls for democracy in the Middle East.
Rulers across the Middle East giving guarded support for calls for democracy, except in their own country.
2011-208 25March11 Processing asylum seekers offshore today.
Australia now processing asylum seekers on the Australian mainland while claiming they are being processed as offshore applicants.
2011-202 23March11 Being led by the nose.
Fosters strident opposition to attempts by supermarkets to manipulate the price of beer.
2011-201 23March11 International intervention?
Lighter look at the beer price war in Australia between Fosters and Woolworths.
2011-199 22March11 Very tough on boat people.
Using the plight of asylum seekers arriving by boat to highlight the very poor living standards in many remote aboriginal communities.
2011-196P 21March11 Britannia rules the wave again.
Went with article about Prince William's visit to the flood affected areas of Northern Victoria.
2011-195 21March11 Democracy in the Middle East.
The power of the gun in repressing democratic movements in the Middle East.
2011-184 16March11 Why would you want all of these?
A dig at people who protest against wind farms.
2011-193P 18March11 Christmas decorations.
Went with article on the Christmas Island detention Centre rioting.
2011-192 18March11 The peace dove's big brother.
The UN's decision to impose a no fly zone over Libya.
2011-186 17March11 Obesity in Australia.
The obscenely large profits poker machines extract from the community.
2011-185 16March11 No fly zone flies.
Heavy loss of life if the UN does not impose a no fly zone over Libya.
2011-181P 15March11 The rising and setting sun?
Went with article about the threat of a nuclear meltdown at a Japanese nuclear power station.
2011-179 15March11 Nuclear meltdown tsunami?
Threat of a nuclear power plant meltdown as a result of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
2011-172 10March11 Oil sheikh shake.
Autocratic rulers across the Middle East worried about the upsurge of democratic movements in the region.
2011-177 11March11 Following in America's footsteps.
Julia Gillard's unqualified support of US policies and methods during her visit to America.
2011-171 10March11 Gender equality today.
Class has as big, if not bigger, an impact on life opportunities as gender.
2011-167P 8March11 New definition of the great outdoors.
Went with article on proposal to allow commercial buildings to be built within national parks.
2011-170 9March11 Newest sheriff in town.
Tony Abbott seemingly appointing himself sheriff to hunt down Julia Gillard for trying to introduce a carbon price.
2011-166P 8March11 International women's Day and Year.
Went with article on International Women's Day.
2011-164 8March11 International Women's Day and Men's Year.
Using International Women's Day as a segway to comment on the amount of male violence in the world.
2011-161P 7March11 They don't pay me a cent.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on the Senate enquiry into the supermarket cut price milk war.
2011-159 7March11 Now everyone can afford to buy milk.
The supermarket discount milk war having a negative effect on the livelihood of dairy farmers.
2011-155 4March11 Aussie no fly zone.
Dig at the lack of general knowledge regarding international affairs of some Australians.
2011-156 4March11 The scales of schools funding justice.
Significant inequality in the Australian schools system fuelled by funding disparities
2011-152 3March11 Action on global warning that won't cost anything.
Thinking that it is possible to tackle global warming without incurring some cost to society is delusional.
2011-149 2March11 Another rise in carbon emissions.
Fierce battle between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott over the planned introduction of a Carbon tax.
2011-096 2Feb11 Plans to lower carbon emissions.
No serious plans to lower carbon emissions.
2011-143 28Feb11 Different views of tax.
The different reactions of the major taxes to the Goods and Services Tax and the planned Carbon Tax.
February 20112011-138P 25Feb11 Gaddafi holding onto power.
Gaddafi only holding onto power with the barrel of the gun.
2011-137 26Feb11 Rubbish removal in Canberra.
History of breaking promises from both sides of politics.
2011-139P 25Feb1 Gillard selling the carbon tax.
Gillard faced a barrage of criticism when she announced the planned introduction of a carbon tax.
2011-136 25Feb11 Tackling global warming.
Gillard's carbon tax proposal in stark contrast to Tony Abbott's response to global warming.
2011-132 24feb11 Environmentally friendly high country grazing.
Esoteric look at the controversial decision to reintroduce cattle to the Victorian high country national park.
2011-131 23Feb11 The latest Middle East monument.
Democratic movements blossoming in the Middle East.
2011-127 22Feb11 The banner to match the team's performance.
Multiple sex scandals that have rocked the St. Kilda football club.
2011-124 21Feb11 Gaddafi stepping down.
Gaddafi's bloody response to protests in Libya in stark contrast to Mubarak's actions in Egypt.
2011-123 21Feb11 The Australian flag in Afghanistan.
Australian soldiers fighting and dying in Afghanistan.
2011-120 18Feb11 The fall of Mubarak.
The Fall of Mubarak having a destabilising impact on other autocratic rulers in the region.
2011-117 17Feb11 Asylum seeker child's playpen.
Inhuman treatment of asylum seeker children.
2011-116 17Feb11 Australia's highest mountain.
Record mining profits for Australian mining companies in the wake of the watering down of the mining supertax.
2011-114 16Feb11 Clinics for kids.
Reflection on Peter Costello's comment that AFL players are not qualified to teach life skills to children.
2011-110 15Feb11 Unravelling.
Julia Gillard's revised health plan means the end of Kevin Rudd's health plan.
2011-107 14Feb11 Monuments in stone and sand.
Musing on the fall of Egyptian President Mubarak.
2011-106 14Feb11 Declarations of undying love on Valentine's Day.
The publicity surrounding Shane Warne and Liz Hurley over their romance.
2011-103 11Feb11 The road that used to go to Gundagai.
Extensive damage of country roads due to the widespread flooding. The Road to Gundagai is a traditional Australian folksong.
2011-104 Mubarak 11Feb11 Mubarak reading his resignation speech.
Mubarak refusing to resign as President of Egypt despite strong pressure to do so.
2011-102P 10Feb11Intimate candlelit dinner for 200.
Went with article on the media pack following Warne and Hurley's every move.
2011-099 10Feb11 Shit does indeed happen.
Another look at Tony Abbott's 'Shit happens' quote.
2011-097 9Feb11 Very big shit happens.
Different perspective on the term 'shit happens' which Tony Abbott used to describe the death of a soldier in Afghanistan.
2011-093 8Feb11 Wayne Swan's washing.
Comments by Treasurer Wayne Swan that the floods and cyclone could cause the economy to shrink.
2011-088 7Feb11 Removing Mubarak from power.
Mubarak stubbornly resitting efforts to remove him from power.
2011-092P 7Feb11 Future lollipop lady?
Went with article of allowing schools to conduct weapons searches on students entering school grounds.
2011-089 7Feb11 Flood business opportunities.
A quirky look at the impact on businesses of the widespread flooding.
2011-084 4Feb11 'The Big' in Australia today.
More widespread flooding.
2011-083 4Feb11 Banana's in tattered pyjamas.
Devastation of almost the entire Queensland banana crop by cyclone Yasi.
2011-080 3Feb11 The cyclone that's about to hit.
Anticipating a political wrangle about how to fund the reconstruction after cyclone Yasi.
2011-079 2Feb11 Today's map of Australia.
Devastating impact of cyclone Yasi.
2011-078 2Feb11 Waving to a neighbour in Queensland.
The devastation of recent flooding and cyclone Yasi on Queenslanders.
2011-075 1Fab11 Floods in Australia and Egypt.
A look at the massive protests in Egypt from a flood perspective.
2011-073P 31Jan11 Modern Egyptian mummy.
Went with article on rioting in Egypt.
2011-069 31Jan11 Safe hormone free beef.
Lighter look at the use of hormones to promote growth in beef.
January 20112011-066P 28Jan11 Preselection ballot box.
Went with article about ALP members in Broadmeadows being prevented from participating in the preselection process for their local member.
2011-061 27Jan11 The flood effecting independent dairy farmers.
Discounted supermarket brand milk having a negative impact on the livelihood of dairy farmers.
2011-062P 27Jan11 Gillard's levee bank.
Pocket cartoon that went with article about Julia Gillard's proposal of a tax levy to pay for flood reconstruction.
2011-065 28Jan11 Suitable alternative national flag.
Rye look at the National flag debate and the current widespread flooding.
2011-060 27Jan11 Cooperating during the floods.
Political bickering while the general public gets on with battling the floods.
2011-058 26Jan11 Reactions to the high cost of vegetables.
Lighter look at the high costs of vegetables of a child's perspective.
2011-052 24Jan11 Water in the carburettor.
The negative impact of the floods on the Australian economy.
2011-051 24Jan11 Now showing - True Grit. Coming soon - Flood Peak.
Preparations for predicted flooding along the Murray valley.
2011-031 14Jan11 The dam we will eventually have to build.
Calls for the building of more dams in the wake of devastating floods ignores the key to our water problems - overpopulation.
2011-031 14Jan11 The dam we will eventually have to build.
Calls for the building of more dams in the wake of devastating floods ignores the key to our water problems - overpopulation.
2011-048 21Jan11 Navigation in Australia.
Massive variability in Australia's weather.
2011-041 19Jan11 Surplus.
The budget surplus in the past and the current surplus of water due to the floods.
2011-036 17Jan11 The eternal optimist.
Optimism in the face of the devastating floods in Australia.
2011-035 17Jan11 Slightly higher high country.
Reintroduction of cattle into the Victorian alps, sometimes known as : the high country.
2011-032 14Jan11 The man versus mother nature title fight.
The incredible power of the elements.
2011-034P 14Jan11 Flood Mitigation Department
Pocket cartoon that went with article about slow progress in implementing flood mitigation works.
2011-027 13Jan11 Yet another Aussie disaster.
Lighter look at the devastating floods inundating much of Eastern Australia.
2011-026 13Jan11 Most popular names.
Highlighting the strong culture of gun ownership in America.
2011-028P 13Jan11 Map of Australia today.
Pocket cartoon that went with article about extensive flooding in Eastern Australia.
2011-030 13Jan11 Reading the warning sign.
Floods this Summer in sharp contrast to the usual threat of Summer fires.
2011-025 12Jan11 Lost in Queensland.
Widespread devastating floods inundating much of Queensland.
2011-024P 11Jan11 Signs that the flooding is very extensive.
Widespread severe flooding in Southern Queensland.
2011-022 11Jan11 Queenslanders putting on protection.
Devastating floods inundating much of Queensland.
2011-020P 10Jan11 First training session.
Pocket cartoon that went with article about teenage girl at centre of St Kilda players nude photo scandal turning up to the players' first training session for the season.
2011-018 10Jan11 The future political map of America?
The shooting of US Congress woman Gabrielle Giffords and a number of bystanders.
2011-008 6Jan11 You should pay tax for the good of the country.
Calls from retailers for the GST exemption on internet sales under $1,000 to be removed seems somewhat hypercritical.
2011-013 7Jan11 Royal wedding will be shown on prime time TV.
The televising of the Royal wedding bound to conflict with football broadcasts.
2011-009 6Jan11 Britannia rules the waves again.
England dominating the Ashes test series and the widespread flooding in Eastern Australia.
2011-007 5Jan11 Distances in Australia today.
Widespread flooding in Eastern Australia.
2011-001 4Jan11 The race to Easter.
Easter eggs and hot cross buns already on sale in the shops.