all cartoons by date of publication
2012 July to december
2013-348 4July2013 Multiculturalism in Egypt.
Political and social unrest in Egypt.
2012-759 21Dec12 Next year's calendar.
Putting to bed the Mayan doomsday calendar prediction and renewed hope for a better year in 2013.
2012-757 20Dec12 Just ignorant superstition.
Extreme Christian religious doomsday doctrine just as outlandish as the Mayan doomsday calendar.
2012-756 19Dec12 Why Santa still uses reindeers.
the annual Christmas holiday petrol price hike.
2012-751 18Dec12 Tony Abbott popularity low tide.
Despite support for the Liberal Party in general Tony Abbott's popularity continues to fall.
2012-746 17Dec12 The level playing field today.
The level playing field is not as level as it is made out to be.
2012-747P 17Dec12 VCE results.
Went with article on VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) results.
2012-745 17Dec12 The American flag today.
The almost daily occurrence of shooting massacres in America.
2012-741 Little Red Riding Hood today.
The predatory practices of mobile phone companies as they spruik complex and often misleading mobile phone plans to young people, especially young women.
2012-736 12Dec12 Another Ginger Meggs.
Red headed PM Julia Gillard and the recent poor ranking that the Australian education system received in the global education tests report. Ginger Meggs is an iconic Australian comic book character who was a poor scholar.
2012-735 12Dec12 Very violent TV.
A look at the rise of violence on the streets and the extreme violence many children are subjected to on TV screens.
2012-733 11Dec12 Different views of the economy.
Reinterpreting Robert Kennedy's dictum that "The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment"
2012-727 10Dec12 Extracting a budget surplus.
Attempts to get a budget surplus at all costs causing a lot of pain with little result.
2012-726 7Dec12 Transport myth and reality.
Esoteric look at the realities of modern city driving.
2012-720 5Dec12 I've been to schoolies week.
Schoolies week dogged by a lot of violent incidences.
2012-719 5Dec12 Christmas rate cuts.
The Reserve Bank rate cut not being passed on in full by the big banks.
2012-718 4Dec12 The new royal carriage.
Prince William and his wife Catherine expecting a baby.
2012-708 30Nov12 The elephant in the ceiling.
The Threat of Global warming potential a much greater threat than the current economic woes.
November 20122012-704 28Nov12 City dweller's image of Australia.
City dwellers are largely cocooned from the reality that Australia is a very continent.
2012-698 27Nov12 Politics is just like cricket.
Musing that politics is played with similar tactics to cricket but with much more deadly intent.
2012-699 27Nov12 The Murray Darling basin water allocation cake.
Attempts to undermine the Murray Darling basin plan.
2012-695 23Nov12 Cracking down on betting.
The Racing Integrity commissioner cracking down hard on jockeys placing bets on horse races.
2012-694 23Nov12 Asylum seekers' punch and Judy show.
Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott both getting much tougher on asylum seekers.
2012-690 21Nov12 Asylum seekers musical chairs.
Australian offshore detention facilities completely overloaded.
2012-686 20Nov12 Political leaders popularity race.
Rudd and Turnbull are the voters' preferred leaders over Prime Minister Gillard and opposition leader Abbott.
2012-681 19Nov12 The three wise men today.
The pressure to get into debt at Christmas time at Christmas time.
2012-679 16Nov12 The medical case against euthanasia.
Excessive medical intervention often gets in the way of people dying naturally and with dignity.
2012-678 16Nov12 A workplace romance.
More Job losses at Ford.
2012-673 15Nov12 Judge and jury in the Middle East.
The commonplace use of missiles in the Middle East to assassinate people and as a form of retaliation.
2012-674 15Nov12 Keating's view of Australia's future.
A Speech by Paul Keating advocating that Australia's future lies with Asia.
2012-667 14Nov12 Unearthing sexual abuse in in the church.
The Royal Commission into sexual abuse in the church likely to unearth much evidence of sexual abuse and at a faster rate.
2012-666 13Nov12 Racing today.
Damien Oliver betting scandal highlights the practice of jockeys betting on horses.
2012-665P 12Nov12 Signs that homelessness is on the rise.
Went with article on a rise in the number of homeless people.
2012-663 13Nov12 Crucifixions.
The church's abuse of young people in their charge.
2012-660 9Nov12 The sexual abuse inquiry confessional.
The Catholic church not forthcoming with information on sexual abuse.
2012-655 8Nov12 Using electricity.
The increasing complexity involved in the supply of electricity.
2012-654 7Nov12 The media's map of the world during the American election.
Saturation coverage of the American election.
2012-652 6Nov12 Flying the American flag today.
the impact of hurricane Sandy on America.
2012-647 5Nov12 The economics horse race.
Using the Spring racing carnival as a springboard to highlight Australia's lacklustre economic
2012-645 2Nov12 Short Melbourne Cup odds.
Drawn in response to an article on excessive consumption of alcohol at the Melbourne cup.
2012-638 31Oct12 Finding religious common ground in New York.
A look at how adversity can bring people of different religious faiths together.
2012-639 31Aug12 Mickey mouse Imperial stormtrooper,
Comic look at Disney buying Lucasfilm, the owner of the Star Wars franchise.
2012-633 30Oct12 The mother of all Mary Poppins.
Hurricane Sandy hitting New York.
2012-628 26Oct12 Modern version of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.
Using May Gibb's famous Snugglepot and Cuddlepie children's books as a metaphor for the collapse of the Banksia Financial Group. In the books the Banksia men were the evil villains.
2012-627 26Oct12 Mining policies back in 2010.
Revelations that Julia Gillard took an active role in the demise of Kevin Rudd back in 2010.
2012-619 25Oct12 Lance Armstrong's career speed hump.
Lance Armstrong's drug taking disgrace.
2012-622 24Oct12 Australian Mr. potato head.
Concerns raised by the Australian potato growing industry over the importation of New Zealand potatoes due to potato diseases in New Zealand that are not present in Australia.
2012-603 9Oct12 Men and women's sport.
Media coverage of elite sport heavily favours men's sport.
2012-616 22Oct12 Marching into Afghanistan.
The cost of the Afghan war on the ordinary soldier.
2012-612 Twitter privacy.
The dangers of tweeting as if you are having a private conservation.
2012-608 11Oct12 The ascent of man?
Modern man still not able to eradicate the scourge of unemployment.
2012-606 10Oct12 Political cannonballs.
Misogyny and feminism used as weapons in the Peter Slipper debate.
2012-593 3Oct12 Scarecrow, scarefarmer.
Australian farmers' worried over the return of the El Nino dry weather pattern.
2012-601 8Oct12 The family man politician.
A look behind the mask of the 'family man' politician.
2012-595 4Oct12 Little red riding hoods.
The sexualisation of young girls by the fashion industry.
2012-594 4Oct12 The mining booms.
A look at the mining boom in Australia and the large profits Australian banks are making, which are partially fuelled by the charges imposed on customers.
2012-592 3Oct12 The banks passing on.
The banks habit of not passing on the full reserve bank's rate cuts to its customers while at the same time heaping them with large bank fees.
2012-591 2Oct12 Measuring a child's growth.
Rapid increase in childhood obesity.
2012-587 1Oct12 Alan Jones forced to eat his words.
Fiery talk back commentator Alan Jones forced to back peddle after inappropriate comments about Julia Gillard's father.
2012-582 28Sept12 The glass footpath.
Drawn in response to the abduction and murder of Jill Meagher. This cartoon takes a broader view of the threat to all women walking the footpaths.
2012-577 27Sept12 The new Aussie banknotes.
Using the planned introduction of new Australian banknotes to highlight the difficult job market.
2012-576 26Sept12 Football coin tosses.
Football manufacturer Sherrin's controversial use of child labour to make their footballs.
2012-571 25Sept12 Missing notices.
Drawn in response to the abduction of Jill Meagher off a Melbourne Street. This cartoon takes a broader look at safety in the community.
2012-569P 24Sept12 Brownlow fashion positions.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on fashion at the AFL Brownlow medal night.
2012-568 24Sept12 Falling commodity prices.
Loss of government revenue due to falling commodity prices threatening Wayne Swan's budget surplus plans.
2012-558 19Sept12 El Nino has visited Australia before.
Drier conditions in South Eastern Australia heralding another El Nino dry weather cycle.
2012-559 20Sept12 Lighting the religious violence fuse.
Violence upon others often leads to violence being perpetrated on you.
2012-560 20Sept12 Bridging the cultural divide in Australia.
Esoteric view of the Muslim cultural divide.
2012-545 13Sept12 Only a small cut to to the CFA budget.
Funding cuts damaging the Country Fire Authority's ability to fight fires.
2012-556P 18Sept12 Fireman's old flame.
Went with article on the coming fire season in Australia.
2012-549 14Sept12 Australia's endless campaigns.
A look at the endless rejigging of Australia's refugee policy.
2012-552 17Sept The Values being taught to the young.
Indoctrination of young people in the use of violence to solve disputes.
2012-548 14Sept12 The American Flag.
Anti American protests in the middle east and America's efforts in saving the world from totalitarianism in the 1940's.
2012-480 15Aug12 Aussie manufacturing bushfire.
Large numbers of job losses in the manufacturing sector consistent with damage caused by a bushfire.
2012-543 12Sept12 It's what's inside that counts.
Parody of the slogan on Peter Stuyvesant cigarette packets. The slogan has been placed to counter the effect of cigarette plain packaging legislation.
2012-540P 11Sept12 Generation XL.
Went with article on Generation Y being heavier drinkers and smokers than Generation Y but that Generation Y were fatter.
2012-534 10Sept12 Services easily accessible to teenagers.
Lack of services for teenagers but easy access to things like alcohol and gambling.
2012-535 10Sept12 Social intersection.
Sharp increase in crime linked to increase in economic hardship.
2012-526 5Sept12 Gina Rinehart comments on stair users.
Gina Rinehart's comment that Australians need to work harder ignores the fact that her privileged background has made life much easier for her than the average worker.
2012-528 6Sept12 How to trap a monkey.
Using the monkey trap as e metaphor for the dept trap.
2012-524 4Sept12 Education revolutions.
Julia Gillard's education revolution and the revolt by Victorian teachers over wages and conditions. Ted Baillieu is the Premier of Victoria.
2012-515 29Aug12 Lowering the carbon floor price.
Gillard's announcement of a flexible carbon floor price.
2012-522P 3Sept12 Window shopping today.
Went with article about a downturn in retail sales.
2012-521 3Sept12 Better education.
Rising crime rate linked to education inequality.
2012-518 31Aug12 Green and blue on grey.
A look at the fear and suspicion caused by the green on blue killings in Afghanistan.
2012-517 30Aug12 Super trawler bycatch.
Super trawlers threatening the livelihoods of smaller trawlers.
2012-512 28Aug12 Views of a glass.
Using the glass half full half empty metaphor to highlight the habit of many Australians to be extremely pessimistic even when times are relatively good.
2012-513 28Aug12 Andrew Demetriou holding the man.
A look at the AFL's new campaign declaring war on homophobia. 'Holding the man' is AFL game rule.
2012-510P 27Aug12 Education doors today.
Funding cuts reducing opportunities for people to enrol in TAFE courses.
2012-508 27Aug12 A giant leap for mankind.
Using the moon landing to remind people of the giant leap that will be needed to avert the more destructive elements of global warming.
2012-502 24Aug12 National park signs.
Victorian State Government allowing mining and commercial tourist development in national parks.
2012-498 23Aug12 Qantas economic logo.
Qantas' posting of a 244 Million dollar loss.
2012-496 22Aug12 ADF training according to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner.
Claims by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner of discriminatory practices in the ADF.
2012-489 19Aug12 Julian Assange gunboat diplomacy.
England's efforts to extract Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
2012-490 20Aug12 Education funding.
Education reduced to somewhat ruthless manipulations of funding.
2012-486 17Aug12 Racing support vehicles.
Corruption in the Australian racing industry.
2012-483 16July12 Army cigarette plain packaging.
Quirky take on the Australian government introducing cigarette plain packaging. The colour being an olive green.
2012-481 15July12 Asylum seekers monopoly board.
The reintroduction of offshore processing for asylum seekers
2012-477 14July12 Gillard's asylum seekers policy shadow.
Julia Gillard adopting much of John Howard's original policy of processing asylum seekers offshore.
2012-474 13Aug12 The Syrian games.
Using the Olympic symbol to highlight the games the Syrian government is playing as it tries to retain power.
2012-472 10Aug12 The light on the hill electricity bill.
Rapidly rising cost of electricity damaging Labor's core constituency.
2012-468 9Aug12 Saint George and the dragons.
The carbon tax seen by many as a threat while the much bigger threat of global warming is often ignored.
2012-466 8Aug12 Extension cord problem.
Excessive electricity use a bigger cause of high energy bills than the carbon tax.
2012-463 7Aug12 Four eyes, five eyes.
Obsessive viewing of the London Olympics by some.
2012-460 6Aug12 The political impact of the carbon tax.
The political impact of the carbon tax stronger than its actual impact.
2012-453 3Aug12 Participating in Sport.
Look at passively watching elite sport as opposed to actively playing sport.
2012-441 30July12 The view of our world in the next few days.
The fixation on the London Olympics at the expense of most other news.
2012-449 1Aug12 Songs that inspire Australians.
Wayne Swan's declaration that he is inspired by the singer Bruce Springsteen sparking a succession of comments about inspirational music.
2012-444 31July12 Going for gold in Bangladesh.
30% rise in the world wheat price threatening the poor.
2012-442 30Juky12 Incentive for Australian swimmers to swim faster.
Harsh criticism of the Australian swimming team by the media for not performing as well as expected.
2012-433 25July12 Economic Olympic games.
The European Union and America still performing poorly.
2012-434 26July12 Disability insurance scheme just around the corner.
Dispute over funding for the disability insurance scheme holding up the implementation of the scheme.
2012-432P 25Juky12 Leisel Jones' body.
Went with article on media criticism of Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones' body shape.
2012-431 25July12 Climb a tree app.
Today's children not as active as previous generations due to technology.
2012-425 23July12 We seem to be losing height.
Signs that the Australian mining boom is drawing to an end.
2012-426 23July12 Gun control in America.
Spate of shooting massacres in America augmented by its liberal gun laws.
2012-420P Jack Cowin's Shadow.
Went with story about Jack Cowan, a supporter of Gina Rinehart, being appointed to the Fairfax board.
2012-421 20July12 The domino effect in Syria.
The brutal Assad regime in Syria reaping what it sows.
2012-410 13July12 The Chinese economy slowing down.
The Chinese economy still doing miles better than the American economy.
2012-408P 12July12 Why women like reading about sex.
Went with article on why women like reading novels about sex.
2012-404 11July12 Afghan male and female symbols.
The regular execution of women in Afghanistan by Afghani males.
2012-403 11July12 Aussies towing boats.
Abbott's expressed intention of having boats coming to Australia with asylum seekers on board towed back to Indonesia.
2012-400 10July12 When prices drop like a stone.
Companies driving their staff wages and conditions down in order to beat their competitors' prices.
2012-396 9July12 The impact of the carbon tax.
Exaggerations from both sides of politics about the impact of the carbon tax.