all cartoons by date of publication
2016 july to december
2016-689P Today's economic thinking applied to agriculture.
For article on the Australian Government's poor response to the challenges of global warming.
2016-690P Going straight through the pool room.
For article on the possible destruction of the house used in an iconic Australian movie the Castle.
2016-685P Putting a positive spin on it.
For article on the scrapping of the Nanny scheme which was a key Liberal party initiaative.
2016-684P Common political donation declaration.
For article on political donation declarations.
2016-681P The pension cut expressed as a cake.
For article on the cuts to pensions on the first of January.
2016-677P Who got the highest approval rating?
For article on poor approval ratings for both Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull.
2016-680P Surveying voting intentions of middle Australians
For article on increasing voter disgruntlement of the major political parties.
2016-674P Remembering our fallen original inhabitants.
For article on Hobart mayor Sue Hickey's comment she did not want a proposed memorial to Aboriginal people killed by settlers to be a “guilt-ridden place”.
2016-673P The failing older white men scales of justice.
For article on the Australian Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs' critical comments on reporting of the commission’s work, including the claim it was “failing older white men”.
2016-671P 9Dec16 Answering robocalls
For article on robocalls.
2016-670P 9Dec16 On corporations that pay no tax
For article on the high number of major corporations that paid no tax in the last financial year.
2016-669P 9Dec16 RIP Green Army.
For article on the disbandment of Abbott's Green Army scheme.
2016-668 8Dec16 At risk of not hitting your carbon emissions target.
For article on the Finkel report warning that the government is at risk of not meeting its carbon emissions reduction target.
2016-665P 6Dec16 One Nation.
For article on dissident One Nation MP Rod Culleton.
2016-658P Labor wants rich white kids to pay less tax.
For article on Malcolm Turnbull's attack on Labor's attempts to reduce the backpacker tax.
2016-657P Concerns about Direction Action.
For article on the Government's Direct Action carbon emissions reduction program's funding is about to run out.
2016-656 The tax burden.
Revision of an earlier pocket cartoon but without the specific Backpacker tax rate displayed.
2016-652P Australian tax burdens.
For article on the passing of the 15% Backpacker tax. Links with the negative gearing tax debate.
2016-650P Japanese downhill skiing.
For article on furore over Japanese ice skating ring with dead fish frozen it its ice base.
2016-649P customer information signs.
For article about the cashless society that is approaching.
2016-644P 24Nov16 Banking sector animal farm
For article recommending that Bank executives be fired for regulatory breaches.
2016-643 24Nov16 The impact of sugary drinks.
The high cost of the excessive consumption of sugary drinks.
2016-637P 21Nov16 Common view of the ABC
For article on yet another strident criticism of the ABC by a well known political figure.
2016-636 Reading a patient's vital signs.
Health care driven by funding and profit motives at the expense of actually providing health care.
2016-634P The Australian Government is ranked pretty low on CO2 emissions.
For article on Australia being ranked fifth-worst for emissions and policies among developed countries.
2016-633 The fear of crime.
Fear of crime is almost always bigger than the actual threat of crime.
2016-630P Wage negotiations today.
For article on Australian wages growing at the slowest rate on record.
2016-629P And she is stable as well.
For article Reporting that in the past three years CO2 emissions have largely been stable.
2016-627P Donald Trump on immigration
For article on Donald Trump's plan to clamp down on immigration.
2016-624P How much light does this provide?
For article on the rise in the amount of electricity supplied by renewable energy.
2016-623P Hillary Clinton's glass ceiling.
The fall of the very privileged Hillary Clinton.
2016-622 We have a global warming problem.
Global warming a symptom, not the cause.
2016-620P 11Nov16 The voting public.
For article talking about the high levels of voter dissatisfaction.
2016-619 Down On Republican Penny's farm
A rural perspective on the likely effectiveness of Donald Trump as president.
2016-618 10Oct16 The statue of liberty in the next four years.
A comment on the coming four years of Donald Trump's presidency.
2016-616P The triumph of the will?
Donald Trump election victory in the US.
2016-613 8Nov16 Section 18C limits the right of Australians to Free speech
Calls by some MPs to have Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act watered down.
2016-606P Crocodile tears 3Nov16
For article on the impending closure of the Hazelwood power station in Victoria
2016-603P Having twins - paid parental leave double dipping.
For article on the pain parental leave double dipping.
2016-602P The policy to deal with the causes of refugees - paper bag
For article on the latest refugee policy debate.
2016-601P 31Oct16 But politicians do.
For article on cashless welfare card being trailed in some aboriginal communities.
2016-592P 25Oct16 Public servant giving Frank and Fearless advice
For article on Solicitor general’s treatment heralding a bleak future of public servants who give frank and fearless advice.
2016-591P 25Oct16 Consulting Smith and Wesson
For article on the Federal Government's one sided consultation process when it reviewed Australia's gun laws.
2016-590P The Solicitor General resigning.
Solicitor General Justin Gleeson resigns claiming intolerable interference from the Attorney General George Brandis.
2016-589P Red tape is stopping you entering the housing market.
The Fed. govt. blames planning red tape for the unaffordable housing market while ignoring negative gearing and capital gains tax discounts.
2016-588P 21Oct16 Gun lobby's toe in the door.
Debate about relaxing Australia's tight gun laws to allow the importation of the Adler lever action shotgun.
2016-574 Blackouts in South Australia and Victoria
Massive protest when South Australia (which generates a high percentage of energy from renewable sources) suffered widespread blackouts due to storm damage but when predominately coal fire powered Victoria suffered similar blackouts there was total silence.
2016-584P The Reserve Bank's inflation target.
For article on the reserve bank of Australia struggling to keep Australia from going into deflation.
2016-583P 17Oct16 A politician's definition of 'Lest we forget'.
For article on how ANZAC Day has been used to create a myth about Australian history.
2016-582 17Oct16 The new children's education blocks.
TV gambling adds being seen by children.
2016-577P 13Oct16 We are the party of freedom.
Far article on the parliamentary Liberal party being prevented from having a free vote on the Marriage equality bill.
2016-576P 12Oct16 Pay and conditions for subcontractors.
For article on companies hiring subcontractors to avoid the normal pay and conditions that payed employees get.
2016-575P 11Oct16 Left waiting in the Altar.
For article on the latest manoeuvres over marriage equality.
2016-573P 11Oct16 The good and the bad news.
Went with article the cancellation of the greyhound ban in NSW.
2016-572P 10Oct16 Blooding greyhounds today.
For article on possible back down by the NSW government over.
2016-571P 10Oct16 Rome, Paris, London, Victoria.
Went with article speculating on a possible influx of greyhounds from NSW to Victoria in order to avoid the NSW greyhound racing ban.
2016-568P 7Oct16 Have you got certainty?
For article on the need for certainty in the carbon emissions reduction target.
2016-565P 4Oct16 Depression linked to taking the pill.
For article about study reporting that depression can be a side effect to taking the birth control pill.
2016-564 4Oct16 Global conflict betting odds.
Contemplation of the horrific consequences if the world was to get embroiled in a nuclear war.
2016-543 031016 Charity in America.
A look at America's rampant gun culture and seemingly indifferent attitude to struggling poor people.
2016-561P 031016 The mistake you won't see printed in the age.
For article on the Age newspaper accidentally publishing a full page spread commiserating the Western Bulldogs for losing the Grand Final (they won).
2016-558P 290916 Murder investigation in South Australia.
For article on widespread blackouts in South Australia being blamed on renewable energy.
2016-554P 270916 Food fashion in the past and today.
For article on rising levels of food wastage due to our increasingly fussy tastes.
2016-550 260916 Animal farm biting debate.
Esoteric look at attempts to repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act on the grounds that it stifles free speech. Could apply to any situation where the powerful can use their positions to attack the vulnerable.
2016-549P Waiting for the second coming.
For article on the Western bulldogs fans hoping for a grand final win for the first time since 1954.
2016-546P 23Sept16 Gen Y wasting apples.
For article claiming Gen Y waste more food than any other generation.
2016-544 22Sept16 Economic theory applied to the environment.
A somewhat esoteric response to the common perception that unemployed people are lazy despite the fact that there are five unemployed people for every job.
2016-542 22Sept16 Australian climate road signs.
A look at Australia's climate extremes.
2016-538 20Sept16 Why do politicians say this when they leave office?
A critique of what I see as the somewhat banal comment many politians make when they leave office, that they "want spend more time with their family".
2016-537P 19Sept16 Self-harm in Nauru and Australia.
For article on high rate of self harm by inmates at the Nauru detention centre.
2016-530P 30Aug16 The future dissenting view.
For article on the dissenting view on the Climate Change Authority's report.
2016-529P 30Aug16 Student online access today.
For article on a website hosting explicit images of Australian schoolgirls.
2016-528P 30Aug16 Beware of the poor fencing.
Went with article on the danger to motorcyclists of wandering stock.
2016-527P 30Aug16 Spring Racing Carnivals.
Went with article on the arrival of spring weather.
2016-526P 29Aug16 Climate and Energy Committee freezing.
For article on The climate sceptic Liberal MP Craig Kelly being appointed as chairman of the Climate and Energy Committee.
2016-524P 29Aug16 Voting on marriage equality.
A look at the likely outcome of a plebiscite on marriage equality.
2016-521P 25Aug16 Donald Trump's medical check-up.
For article on the campaign run by Republicans questioning Hillary Clinton's medical fitness.
2016-520P 25Aug16 The numbers stack up!
For article on appeal by scientists for the government to take action over global warming.
2016-511P 23 Aug16 Future fire air services.
Went with article replacement of Erickson Air-Crane with a smaller fire fighting helicopter.
2016-514P 22Aug16 Fireman's pole designed by politicians.
For article on the politicisation of the dispute IR dispute between the CFA and the metropolitan fire brigade.
2016-515P 22Aug16 You won't invest in coal for political reasons.
For article on Scott Morrison claiming super funds are not investing in coal for 'political reasons’
2016-512P 22Aug16 Sports betting today.
Went with article on the Victorian Government banning sports betting near schools.
2016-510P 19Aug16 The defence of free speech today.
For article on the push to amend 18C of the racial Discrimination Act by those claiming it limits free speech.
2016-507P 19Aug16 I've been teaching for thirty years!
Went with article on the high number of teachers on short term contracts.
2016-505 18Aug16 Greyhound racing winners podium.
The practice by some greyhound racing owners of killing dogs that aren't fast enough.
2016-500P 15Aug16 The new great Australian bight?
For article on plans to drill for oil in the pristine Great Australian Bight marine park.
2016-497P 11Aug16 Back to normal.
Links with articles on census website shutdown and incriminating Nauru files leak.
2016-488P 8Aug16 It is the road to political corruption.
For article on Tony Abbott warning that domination by lobbyists within the Liberal party could lead to corruption.
2016-485P 5Aug16 Hauling the big for banks before the parliamentary economic committee.
For article arguing that bringing the big 4 banks before the economic committee is just for show.
2016-481 4Aug16 The ascent of global warming awareness man.
The refusal of large sections of society to recognise the threat global warming presents to humankind.
2016-475P 2Aug16 Lower interest rates assisting the homeless.
For article on the latest drop in the official interest rate.
2016-470P 1Aug16 It turned out to be lot of coal smoke and mirrors.
For article on failed renewable energy scar campaign by the coal industry.
July 20162016-468P 29July16 Good cop, bad cop in the Northern Territory.
For article on the NT government taking legal action against boys allegedly abused in juvenile detention.
2016-462P 27July16 Juvenile detention Royal Commission parameters.
For article on the government's announcement of a Royal Commission into juvenile detention in the NT.
2016-460P 26July16 The shadow of Abu Ghraib.
For article on the abuse of inmates at the Don Dale juvenile detention centre in the Northern Territory.
2016-456P 25July16 Vulnerable young people not dependent on welfare.
For article Coalition plans to use data analysis to prevent and stop welfare dependency.
2016-454P 25July16 This year's Spring racing carnival?
Went with article on very wet conditions threatening a regional jumps racing carnival.
2016-451P 22July16 Not so crazy.
For article on plans to allow counter terrorism agencies greater access to mental health records of Australian citizens.
2016-447 21July16 Man on the land today.
Large tracts of prime agricultural land in Australia being lost to mining and urban sprawl.
2016-439 19July16 The arms race in the US.
Massive gun sales in the US fuelling the out of control gun violence.
2016-436P 18July16 We are holding fast to our non-core promise to reform superannuation.
For article on the government backsliding on its election promise to reform superannuation.
2016-435P 18July16 Shopping strip in the future.
For article on online shopping having a negative impact on traditional shopping strips.
2016-429P 14July16 The ascent of meat eating man.
One of the main problems with the modern diet is that it is too easy to eat excessive amounts of meat.
2016-426P 13July16 The lessons learnt from history.
For article on China flexing its muscles in the South China Sea.
2016-425P 12July16 The only winners would be Apple, Google and Facebook.
For article pointing out the shortfalls of electronic voting.
2016-415 11July16 Police line-ups in the US.
A look at the disproportionately high numbers of blacks shot by police in the US.
2016-421P 11June16 A zombie apocalypse would go unnoticed.
For article on the Pokémon Go mobile phone game that has taken off.
2016-416 8July16 Blood sports in Australia.
My take on the 48,000 greyhounds that have been killed in NSW in the last 12 years for not being fast enough.
2016-406P 7July16 Someone who would do it all again.
For article on Tony Blair's justification of the Iraq war.
2016-404P 7July16 There were no lies, just non-core promise.
For article on Howard defending his decision to go to war in Iraq.
2016-402P 5July16 Warning conservatives not to undermine Malcolm Turnbull.
For article on Liberal moderates hitting back at a coordinated push by the conservative wing of the Liberals to undermine the authority of Malcolm Turnbull.
2016-401P 5July16 The cutting edge of ABC journalism today.
For article on the axing of the ABC's opinion website, the Drum.
2016-398P 4July16 Passing on the baton.
For article about the baton of failure that has been passed onto Turnbull.
2016-397 4July16 Election winners and losers.
Whatever party they represent all Politians are winners compared to the average worker.
2016-394P 1July16 Finding Nemo and Dory in the future?
For article about how much money will be needed to save the Great Barrier Reef.
2016-393P 1July16 Good environmental news in the future?
For article about the ozone hole shrinking.
2016-391 1July16 Animal farm election.
Cynical view of the modern democratic process.
2016-387P 30June16 The ALP electoral chances map of Australia?
For article on the dispute between the CFA and the Victorian state Labor government jeopardising Labor's chances in the upcoming Federal election.
2016-386P 30June16 A big slice of the company tax cut cake.
For article on research that 40% of the LNP's proposed company tax cut money would end up offshore.