all cartoons by date of publication
2016   January to June

June  2016

2016-384  29June16 Punch and Judy shows.
The crackdown on welfare sales pitch that seems to become a part and parcel of modern election campaigns.

2016-383  28June16  The gay marriage plebiscite parameters.
Musing on the ulterior motives of the LNP Government in proposing a direct plebiscite on gay marriage.

2016-377 27June16  Another Scottish independence referendum.
For article on the high likelihood that Scotland will hold another independence referendum in response to Great Britain voting to leave the EU.

2016-375P 27June16  Brexit, Breakit.
For article on Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the threat that poses to the stability of the EU.

2016-373P 24June16  So far so good.
For article on Britain voting to leave the European Union.

2016-370P 24June16  The NBN.
For article on difficulties in combining copper and fibre and all fibre areas when rolling out the NBN.

2016-367P  23June16  Australia described as having been settled or occupied but not invaded.
For article on Tony Abbott's comments on the 'invaded' term.

2016-366P  23June16  Caroline Wilson no longer at risk of being drowned.
For Article on Sam Newman's follow up attack on Caroline Wilson.

2016-364P 22June16  If this should be a plebiscite.
For article claiming the gay marriage legislation is too important not to go to a plebiscite.

2016-363P  22June16  Outsourcing Medicare services would save millions.
For article claiming outsourcing Medicare would save money.

2016-362P  21June16  Putting a positive spin on the environment.
For article on coral bleaching and the government's poor response to it.

2016-359P  21June16  Aussie rules kicks.
For article on Eddie McGuire's indiscrete comment about Caroline Wilson.

2016-353P 20June16  Eddie McGuire defends his drowning comment gaff.
For article on McGuire's indiscrete comment about Fairfax journalist Caroline Wilson.

2016-352P  20June16 Bodies in the Medicare morgue.
For article on Malcolm Turnbull's assurance that he won't sell off Medicare.
2016-351P  20June16  Betting payouts on Britain leaving the EU.

For article on Britain's pending referendum on membership of the European Union.

2016-348P 17June16  Land of hope but not glory.
For article on the murder of British politician Jo Cox.

2016-347 17June16  Breaking the barrier.
The inaugural women's AFL competition which is due to start in 2017.

2016-344P   16June16  Free education in the past and today.
User pays education limiting the options for lower socio economic young people leading some of them to seek a life of crime.

2016-343P  16June16  Caught green handed.
For article on high price of avocados resulting in a spate of thefts of avocados in New Zealand.

2016-342P  16June16 The definition of fulltime work today.
For article on recent stats showing the trend towards casual part time jobs at the expensive of permanent full time ones.

2016-338P  15June16  British bulldog US free trade leash.
For article questioning the merits of the trans Atlantic trade deal for Great Britain.

2016-337P  15June16  Winston was more afraid of mice now.
Went with article on how what people look at using web browsers is tracked by marketers.

2016-336P  14June16  Rights in America today.
for article on the Orlando massacre in the US.

2016-335P 14June16  Keeping journalists out of Nauru.
For article on Mathias Cormann's comment that keeping journalists out of Nauru had helped stop the refugee boats.

2016-332P  10June16  The side order question that is never asked.
For article on the negative health effects of excessive sugar consumption.

2016-331P 10June16  Correctly filling out ballot paper.
For article on the new rules for correctly filling out ballot papers to be used in the upcoming Federal election.

2016-329P  9June16  A different view of the state of the Great barrier reef.
For article on denial from some quarters of the damage being done to the Great Barrier Reef.

2016-325P 8June16  If sharks could drive.
For article on the heated response to the second shark attack within a week in Western Australia.

2016-324P  8June  Stoking the fast return to budget surplus furnace.
For article on pledges to return the budget to surplus.

2016-323P  8June16  The logic of politics.
For article on political pledges to save the Great Barrier Reef.

2016-322  7June16  Not reading the fine print.
Many politicians not heeding the obvious signs of global warming.

2016-321P  The white Australia policy, then and now.
For article on the destruction of large portions of the Great Barrier Reef due to coral bleaching.

2016-319P 6June16 Toorak lovers tryst.
For article on sales of SUVs rising as they are increasingly seen as a status symbol in more affluent suburbs.

2016-318 6June16  Aussie lifeguards in the future.
Increased coastal erosion due to rising sea levels.

2016-319P  6June16  Toorak lovers tryst.
For article on surge in support for independents at the expense of the major parties.

2016-314P  2June16  Permanent tenure prospects at Latrobe University.
For article on Latrobe Uni academic suspended for criticising the Australian flag as racist.

2016-311P 1June16  I want you to stop using the word ‘guys’.
For article on campaign to stop  the use of gender-based terms like 'guys' in the workplace.
2016-310P 1June16  Reactions to wage anomalies.
For article on Turnbull vow to stop 'excessive' pay rises for construction workers.

2016-308P 30May16 The minimum wage applied to minimum chips.
For article on the latest minimum wage decision.

2016-309P 30May16  Immune whistle blower.
For article on Federal police cracking down on whistleblowers who embarrass the government.

2016-307P 30May16  The sex party's polling booth - pole dancing.
For article on The Australian Sex party.



May  2016

2016-301P 30May16  Informing the public about climate change risk.
For article on climate change risk not being disclosed to prospective property buyers.

2016-300P 30May16  The dead heart of Australia, then and now.
For article on the sever coral bleaching along the great barrier reef.

2016-299 27May16 The global warming three wise monkeys.
Global warming denialism persists despite overwhelming evidence.

2016-298P 27May16  The revised UN climate report expressed as a billboard.
For article on censorship of the UN climate report by the Australian Government. 

2016-297P 27May16  Changes to the Senate according to Paul Keating.
For article reporting on a Senate candidate’s comments on changes to how people cast their vote in the senate. 

2016-296P 26May16  Australia is indeed a nation of lifters.
For article on the folly of negative gearing which included a quote about Australians being a nation of 'lifters'.

2016-295P 26May16  You pensioners are a worthless burden to society.
Went with article which mentioned that some sections of society see pensioners as a worthless burden.

2016-291P 25May16  Couldn't we have a shark cage instead.
For article on condemnation of the Government's assistance package by dairy farmers.

2016-290P 25May16  We set a very high standard here.
For article on abuses of privilege amongst elite private school students.

2016-289P 24May16  Labor's spending black hole.
For article on the Federal election funding commitment debate. 

2016-287P 24May16  The political debate on climate change.
For article on the lack of debate in this election campaign on climate change.

2016-283P 23May16  We want political donations to be more transparent.
For article on political parties hiding political donations.

2016-282  23May16  Riding on the dairy cow's back.
Diary supply companies driving the price of milk down so low that many dairy farmers can't make a living anymore.

2016-281P 23May16  Politics Animal Farm.
For article on politicians' perks.

2016-280P 23May16 Jobs and growth.
For article on the Government's election campaign slogan of 'jobs and growth' not matching the economic trends

2016-278P 20May16  Reaching the 400 parts per million milestone.
For article on the carbon dioxide level reaching the 400 PPM milestone.

2016-277P  20May16  Speakers' Corner in the past and today.
For article on the treatment meted out to Duncan Storrar News Corp Australia newspapers.

2016-273P 19May16 The Australian political dictionary.
For article on the influence of Nick Xenophon on the outcome of the coming election.

2016-272P  19May16  Seven out of ten Australians think  the government  should do more to help refugees.
For article on survey on Australian attitudes to refugees.

2016-270P 18May16  Refugees will take jobs, except if they come in on a 457 visa.
For article on Peter Dutton's negative comments about refugees.

2016-269P 18May16  My party stands behind me.
For article on the Liberal Party transferring its support from Sophie Mirabella to the National Party Candidate.

2016-268P 18May16 Money can't buy happiness.
For article on whether money can buy happiness.

2016-267P 18May16  Eating potatoes is bad for our health.
For article on research claiming eating potatoes is bad for people's health.

2016-266 17May16  Sentencing without the suspended sentence option.
Not having the suspended sentencing option means judges are forced to hand out jail sentences for petty crimes, the cost of which is a huge burden on taxpayers. 

2016-265P 17May16  Removing negative gearing will destroy the housing market!
For article on scaremongering on possible changes to negative gearing.

2016-263P-V 17May16  Local white, imported red.
For Ballarat Courier article on the impact the planned new backpacker tax would have on the local wine industry which relies on backpackers to pick its grape harvest. 

2016-260P 16May16  Economic decisions have been less and less favourable to families.
For article on Catholic bishops warning against marriage equality. 

2016-261P 16May16 Zika virus proof condoms.
For article about Australian Olympians to be given Zika virus-proof condoms at Rio Games 

2016-259P 16May16  Global warming sceptics view.
For article about the latest record breaking above average global temperatures.

2016-258P 16May16  Fly in my soup, gorilla in my corner.
For article on debate over the Productivity Commission's right to adjudicate over weekend penalty rates.

2016-257 16May16  Educational requirements today.
Requirements that people seeking work obtain certificates for even the most menial of tasks somewhat excessive.

2016-253P 13May16  In a government approved humidicrib.
For article about asylum seeker mother and premature baby being moved from Nauru detention centre to Australia for care.
2016-254P 13May16  Shakespeare's Hamlet (approx)
For article on funding cut to the Australia Council which allocates arts funding.

2016-255P 13May16  Geelong, Adelaide Collingwood grudge matches.
For article on the Geelong Adelaide football match which as been billed as a grudge match.

2016-252P 13May16  George Zimmerman's gun auction.
For article on gun vigilant who shot an unarmed black man auctioning the the gun he used.

2016-248P 12May16  Have you heard about tax bracket creep?
For article about Q&A star Duncan Storrar needing to seek tax advice about the money donated to him.

2016-247P 12May16  The reason why it's called 7-ELEVEN.
For article on 7-ELEVEN under paying its staff and the battle to get recompense. 

2016-244P 11May16  Twenty thousand to buy a toaster?!
For article on large sum of money raised for Duncan from Q&A a toaster.

2016-243P 11May16  We are out in the cold.
For article on CSIRO climate scientist redundancies.

2016-242P 10May16  What are you complaining about?
For article on Q&A debate on whether the tax free threshold should be raised.

2016-241P 10May16  Turnbull's tax measures are on the nose.
For article on the Institute of Public Affairs criticism of Turnbull's superannuation tax changes.

2016-240P 10May16  The law of the jungle book.
For article warning that there will be a flood of cheap imported books into Australia if the ban on parallel book imports is lifted.

2016-239P 10May16  Political choice today.
For article on politicians not responding to what voters want, which explains the high turnover of governments.

2016-234P 9May16  Housing worries.
Housing worries are proportional depending on your position in the housing market.

2016-233 9May16 Your tax cuts at work.
What’s missed in the equation when considering tax cuts.

2016-234P 9th May PaTH service leave.
Questioning look at the PaTH internship scheme for youth unemployed…

2016-231P 9May16  Assessing the state of Australia in the lead up to the election.
For article on election commitments by the political parties.

2016-229P 6May16  Ideal site for a detention centre.
For article on proposal to put an offshore detention centre on Norfolk Island.

2016-226P 5May16  Police beer gut feeling.
For article on NSW police being able to detain Muslims based on their 'gut feelings' and not any hard evidence.

2016-225P  5May16  Asylum seekers' future crystal ball.
For article on Nauru asylum seekers.

2016-223P 4May16  Doctor hanging out his shingle in the future.
For article on the extension of the Medicare rebate freeze likely to undermine bulk billing.

2016-222P 4May16  Applying for a first home buyers loan in the future.
For article on Turnbull suggesting parents 'shell out' to help their children buy property.

2016-221P 3May16  Career's advice for young people in the future.
For article on automation and computerisation destroying jobs for young people.

2016-214P 2May16  Australia Post packaging.
For article on Australia Post charging a late fee if customers fail to collect packages left at the post office after five days.

2016-213P 2May16  Not a housing bubble.
Went with article on whether the booming housing market is being driven by negative gearing.
April  2016

2016-210P 29April16  The Guinness book of record global temperatures records.
Global temperature records being repeatedly broken.

2016-201 27April16  Climate sceptics science.
Dubious science used by global warming sceptics.

2016-206 28April16  I rent and I vote, I invest I give political donations.
On the influence political donations have on party policy.

2016-205P 28th April Sixty minutes, sixty months.
On ‘child recovery specialist’ Adam Whittington being abandoned by sixty Minutes in a Lebanese jail.

2016-200P 27April16  Will work for organic food.
Went with article on environmentalism and inequality.

2016-199P 27April16 Negative gearing explained.
For article on negative gearing which gives an unfair advantage to investors over first home buyers.

2016-197 26April16  El Nino applying for permanent residency.
The El Nino phenomenon that causes dryer conditions seems to have become more prevalent in  Australia.

2016-196P 25April16  The housing market scales of justice.
For article on the social and economic impacts of negative gearing.

2016-188P 21April16  Pokies play area
For article on extra pokies licences granted to a pokies venue because they put in a children's play centre.

2016-187P 20April16  Improved banking watchdog.
For article on Fed. Govt. boosting funding to ASIC to try and crack down on banking industry misconduct.

2016-180P 18April16  Voting in the US.
Pocket cartoon for article on the massive campaign contributions that fuel the US election.

2016-179P 18April16  Country risk signs.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on high road toll in the country.
2016-173 13April16  Not respecting Australian flags.
Looks at calls to restrict the use of the Australian Eureka in response to its use by extremist groups.

2016-170P 12April16  In favour of a Royal Commission.
The real winners of Royal Commissions have been the legal profession.

2016-169 11April16 The wealthy taking action on climate change.
The wealthy looking after their own interests at the expense of the greater good.

2016-162 7April16 Why young people are so depressed.
The raw deal young people have been given.

2016-157 6April16 The tax avoidance burden.
Tax avoidance means many wealthy people can avoid paying their fair share of tax.

2016-153 30March16  Federal Government major tax changes.
For article on planned major tax tax changes.

March  2016
2016-152 29March16  Where Ku Klux Klan members like to holiday.
Severe coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

2016-150P 29March16  Dog waiting for the postie today.
Went with article on Australia Post slow delivery times.

2016-145P 22March16 Running for election.
For article on former PM Abbott's assertion that Malcolm Turnbull is running for election with the benefit of his policies.

2016-141 21March16  Automated...
Technology destroying jobs.

2016-139P  17March16  Fairfax journalist who hasn't lost his job.
For article on another round of major job losses at Fairfax.

2016-135 15March16 The threats to world security.
Rising see levels may pose a greater risk to global security than any conventional military instability.

2016-130P 11March16  Bore water windmill drought.
Went with article on drought conditions causing artesian water levels to drop.

2016-132 11March16 I'm only window shopping!
Malcolm Turnbull's firm reassurances that there is no Double Dissolution election planned runs counter to other indications that one is likely.

2016-128P 10March16  Carbon emissions reduction target maps.
For article on accelerated land clearing in Queensland jeopardising Australia's emissions reduction target.

2016-125 9March16 The glass and class ceilings.
Updated drawing of an older cartoon suggesting that class can play a stronger role in determining life opportunities than gender.

2016-118 3March16  The global warming evidence debate in the past and today.
Overwhelming evidence that the planet is indeed warming up muting the once ferocious global warming debate.

2016-114P 1March16  Senate preference voting today.
For article on the Senate voting reform debate.

2016-109P 29Feb16 The need for NBN speed.
For article about leaked document on the NBN that revealed that speeds are much slower than predicted.

February  2016

2016-107P 26Feb16  Time for your medicine Mr. Mulkearns.
Bishop Mulkeans forced to appear before the Royal Commission into Child via video link from his nursing home.

2016-106P 26Feb16 Prices and profits are down.
For article on Woolworths' three billion dollar loss.
2016-100 25Feb16  For whom the Pell tolls.
Bishop Pell to give evidence to The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse via video link from the Vatican instead of attending the Commission's hearing in person.

2016-098P 23Feb16  The Ideas Boom.
Pocket cartoon to go with article on the 'Ideas Boom' that is being promoted by the Australian Federal Government.

2016-095 22Feb16 SCIRO monitoring climate change in the future.
Climate change research being targeted for cutbacks and redundancies at CSIRO.
2016-092 19Feb16  The weight reducing Paleo diet.
A lighter look at the Paleo diet, specifically the claim that it reduces weight.

2016-089 18Feb16  Smoke in the Vatican chimney again.
To what extend was sexual abuse within the the Catholic church covered up at the very highest levels.

2016-086 17Feb17  How much is that doggie in the window.
Increasing number of Illegal puppy farms that breed dogs in often appalling conditions for the pet market.

2016-085 6Feb16  Charity today.
Charitable acts in Australia seem at times to be reduced to a tax deduction ploy rather than an act of actual charity.

2016-082P 15Feb16 Fill her up!
Went with article on service stations not passing on the falling oil prices to their customers.

2016-081 15Feb02  Tax breaks for all.
Negative gearing favours the better off while an increase in the GST has a relatively heavier impact on poorer people.

2016-073 9Feb16  Closing the gap.
The Closing The Gap campaign designed to close the social and health outcomes gap between the indigenous population and the rest of Australian has done little to reduce the incredibly high indigenous incarceration rate.

2016-070P  Slow food movement in Victoria.
Went with article on the high number of Vline trains that run late.

2016-062 4Feb16  Watching wildlife in Australia.
Environmental degradation due to Urbanisation making Australians disconnected with the wonders of Australia's wildlife.     

2016-059 3Feb16  Little brothers and sisters are recording you.
Mobile phone cameras posing a serious threat to the right to privacy.




January  2016

2016-051 29Jan16  The first race of the Brazilian Olympics.
As well as causing panic across the Americas the Zika virus threatens to seriously disrupt the Olympics in Brazil if it is not contained quickly.

2016-048 28Jan16  Where does it hurt?
Hospital funding shortfall gradually crippling the hospital system.

2016-043 27Jan16  The match fixing winners podium.
Max fixing in the form of throwing games for money a serious problem in a number of sports.

2016-041 25Jan16 Australia Day barbecue firelighters.
Resurgent and sometimes heated debate on whether Australia should become a republic or maintain its ties with the British monarchy.

2016-036 22Jan16  The global warming level playing field.
Global warming will impact on the wealthy as well as the not so well off, the rich and poor countries.

2016-024 20Jan16  The good news is we've got mobile coverage.
While mobile phone coverage is an important safety tool in a bushfire prone area relying on it without taking other precautions is unwise.

2016-019 18Jan16 The nail gun fight at the OK business corral.
Woolworths selling its Masters hardware chain after failing to make inroads into the retail hardware market dominated by Bunnings.

2016-020 18Jan16  Tennis racquet bags.
allegations of max fixing of elite tennis matches.

2016-008 13Jan16  Multicultural rural Australia.
Multiculturalism used to highlight the extreme hot and dry conditions afflicting much of Australia.

2016-007 12Jan16  Essendon players doping scandal verdict.
The World Anti-doping Authority's punitive punishment of football players caught up in the Essendon doping scandal.

2016-004 11Jan16  The modern revenant, stock market finance.
Using the recent hint movie the Revenant, which centres around the mauling of a hunter by a bear, as a metaphor for the current stock market woes.