all cartoons by date of publication
2018   July to Dec.

DECEMBER  2018


2018-534P Thirteenth day of Christmas...
Went with article on the amount of wrapping paper rubbish that is generated at Christmas time.

2018-535P  Investigative journalists job loses.
Loss of investigative journalists jobs.

2018-532P  Naked young farmer.
Went with an article on the publication of a Young Farmers’ nude calendar.

2018-529P  We have to do something about global warming.
The fossil fuel industry's stymieing of attempts to cut carbon emmisions.

2018-525P  Career paths for the young.
The future for young people if global warming is not checked.

2018-524P  Implementing the latest recycling policy.
Failure of the Liberal Party to come up with a credible policy to reduce carbon emissions.

2018-519P  Youth underemployment.
Went with article on underemployment amongst young people.

2018-521P  Why there aren't many gravity deniers.
Not believing in global warming is like not believing in gravity, it ignores the facts.


NOVEMBER  2018

2018-518  Global warming cruises.
Cruises may not be so pleasurable if global warming continues apace.

2018-515P  Monitoring farm noise.
Went with article on more stringent monitoring of wind turbine noise.

2018-514P  Liberal Party direction.
On debate within the Liberal party after its crushing defeat in the Victorian State election.

2018-513P  The impact of global warming.
The differing impact of global warming on rich and poor.
2018-511P  When I grow up.
The reason why students are striking over climate change.

2018-509P  Liberal party broad church.
On comments by Josh Frydenberg that the Liberal party being at its best when it is a “Broad church”.

2018-505P  How to vote cards.
A voter’s view of how to vote pamphlets.

2018-503P  What you get when you combine smoke and mirrors.
On the massive dust storm sweeping across NSW.
2018-501P  Political promises recycling.
Went with article on press releases by politicians announcing funding promises that were already promised much earlier in different guise

2018-498PV  Modern definition of a wildlife corridor.
Went with article on housing developments encroaching on land reserved for wildlife corridors.

2018-497P  Media diversity in the future.
On the steady loss of media diversity.

2018-493P  Aquatic version of the Newstart allowance.
On the inadequacy of the Newstart allowance.

2018-491P  Safety regulations.
Putting the Bunnings sausage sizzle onion safety furore into perspective.

2018-490  Fire season preparation risk sign.
The lack of preparation for the fire season by so many people living in fire risk areas.

2018-488P  Restoring funding to the Foodbank.
On the reversal of the Coalition’s funding cut to Foodbank after protests against the cuts.
2018-487P  Environmental election promises.
Election promises aimed at addressing environmental problems totally inadequate when it comes to dealing with the current pace of environmental degradation.

2018-486P  The Government's definition of recycling.
On the woeful state of recycling in Australia.

2018-485P  Foodbank piggybank funding.
On the Coalition cutting funding for the Foodbank charity by $323,000 a year.

2018-483P  Abbotts idea of taking back the heart of the Liberal party.
On Tony Abbott’s campaign to take back control of the Liberal party.

2018-481PV Affordable rental today.
Went with article on the lack of affordable rental properties.

2018-479  The global warming ascent of man.
Originally draw in response to Australian students planning school strikes to protest against climate inaction but relevant worldwide.
2018-478P Centrelink playgroup.
On single parents being forced to attend activities such as playgroups or lose Centrelink payments.

2018-476P  Not a good idea to put money in an offshore island tax haven.
On tax evasion robbing the world of billions that could be used to tackle global warming.

2018-473P  It is not global warming.
On climate change sceptics downplaying the impact of global warming on the severe drought in South Eastern Australia.

2018-458  The elephant in the drought corner.
Feature cartoon version of an earlier pocket cartoon on the Coalition’s planned $3.9bn drought future fund.

OCTOBER  2018

2018-467P  Siphoned off indigenous advancement funding.
On indigenous advancement funding being redirected to cattlemen and fishing groups by Indigenous affairs minister Nigel Scullion.

2018-463P  Future new estate sports ground.
On the lack of sportsgrounds in new Australian housing estates.

2018-466P  Getting through to Centrelink today.
On new figures showing that 48 million calls to Centrelink went unanswered in the last financial year.

2018-462P  Deploying the changing the PM parachute.
Support for the Coalition continues to slide after the dumping of Malcolm Turnbull as PM.

2018-458P  The elephant in the drought corner.
On the Coalition’s planned $3.9bn drought future fund.

2018-453P  Government could support new coal.
Scott Morrison’s support for coal fired power stations.

2018-452P  Right to the night.
On 'The Right To The Night' campaign to improve safety for women at night.

2018-451P Outback last signs.
On the planned rollout of an ‘ultra-rapid’ electric car charging network across Australia.

2018-447  OK to be white, OK to be black.
On the motion affirming that “It’s OK to be white” put to the Australian Senate by One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.

2018-443P  OK to be white.
On the Coalition backing One Nation’s ‘OK to be white’ motion and its support for anti-discrimination law exemptions for religious school.
2018-438P  Mug punter today.
On the Federal government’s continued support for coal in defiance of IPCC climate warning.
2018-437P  Cutting emissions cost.
Went with article on the cost of building more environmentally friendly housing.

2018-432P  Global warming aquaculture opportunities.
The Federal government's attempts to allay farmers’ concerns about global warming.

2018-417P  Definition of poor today.
Went with article on the bad state of poor people's teeth due to not being able to afford to go to the dentist.

2018-429P  Regain the trust of voters.
On the loss of trust in politics by the voting public.


SEPTEMBER  2018

2018-420P  Your government ABC.
On the latest allegation of political interference in the running of the ABC

2018-419P  Assessing economic and social performance.
On the latest economic performance assessment.

2018-416P  The reason for Michelle Guthrie’s sacking?
Speculating on why the head of the ABC was sacked.

2018-413P  The government's support for the nanny state.
On the Dutton Nanny Visa furore.

2018-411P  Sustainable housing, affordable housing.
Drawn for article on the overall high cost of housing.

2018-412  suburban sports facilities.
Drawn for article article about new suburban developments not having enough sporting grounds.

2018-408P  the glass ceiling not the only problem for women in politics.
On Bullying of women in politics.

2018-407P  Scott Morrison version of fishes and loaves parable.
Scott Morrison’s religious views and his support for the coal industry.

2018-406P  Stirred up a hornet's nest.
On the adulterated Capilano honey furore.

2018-404P  Reducing global warming expressed as parachuting.
Morrison 'not convinced' pulling out of Paris treaty would cut energy prices.


AUGUST  2018

2018-402P  The pressed Council.
On GetUp’s Carla McGrath being ousted from the Australian Press Council after pressure from Murdoch’s News Corp.

2018-398P  Man on the land today.
Extreme drought conditions in NSW.

2018-394P  Special envoy appointments.
On the appointment of Tony Abbott as special envoy on indigenous affairs.

2018-393P  The drought politicians always take action on.
The politics of dealing with climate change induced drought.

2018-389P  Tony Abbott's promise.
On Tony Abbott’s claim that “the era of the political assassin is over”.

2018-387P  The political undermining process.
Australian voters have a track record of punishing political parties that dump their Prime minister.

2018-383P  Latest Liberal Party leadership race.
On the latest Liberal Party leadership race.

2018-379P  Reporting on federal politics today.
A look at the brutal leadership battle currently unfolding within the Liberal Party.

2018-378P  Tackling global warming options on offer thus far.
Failure to seriously tackle global warming.

2018-376P  Modern version of walk to school.
Walk to school days doing little to counter the high number of school kids that are driven to school.

2018-375P  Unsafe green bags.
On claims by those opposing the phasing out of singly use plastic shopping bags that green bags are unsafe due to the risk of food poisoning.

2018-373P  If environmental water flows were supplied by bucket.
Barnaby Joyce accused of tilting Murray-Darling authority towards irrigators.

2018-372  Modern and old fashioned food waste disposal.
A look at how we dispose of waste food.

2018-370P  Factors influencing life expectancy.
Results of recent research indicates that Australians are living longer.

2018-365P  Diverting environmental flows to help drought stricken farmers.
On calls for Murray Darling environmental flows be diverted back to drought stricken farmers.

2018-364P  The Government's preferred ABC comedy.
On the ABC axing the comedy show Tonightly.
2018-362P  Waste recycling problem.
Quality control being overwhelmed by the sheer scale the amount of recallable material that has to be processed each day.

2018-361P  I am colourblind.
Racism much more prevalent in Australia than many educated Australians think.

2018-360P  The complete food pyramid.
Drawn for article on the drought affecting NSW farmers.

2018-359P  Sky News balanced coverage.
On Sky News’ interview with the far-right extremist Blair Cottrell.

2018-356P  Why one hundred percent drought declaration is serious.
On NSW being declared 100% in drought.

2018-355P  This step is too high!
If we can’t do something as simple as stop using single use plastic shopping bags then we have no chance of tackling the much tougher challenges that face us if we are to avoid the looming environmental disaster.

July  2018

2018-353  Emissions reduction targets expressed as safety net.
The states at odds with the federal government’s weak emissions reduction target.

2018-349P  Democracy would be perfect if it wasn't for the voters.
On John Howard’s comment that Jacinda Ardern’s victory in the recent New Zealand election was “disappointing, unjust and unfair”.

2018-347  Fairfax staff cutbacks?
Musing on possible extreme Fairfax staff cutbacks in the future.
2018-343P   Nine gun salute at the funeral.
The takeover of Fairfax Media by the Nine network.

2018-342P  Accessing your personal My Health Record.
Any potential privacy breaches of My Health records pail into insignificance when compared to the systematic breaches of all aspects of personal privacy currently being undertaken by companies and organisations via platforms such as Google and Facebook.
2018-341  If you are black and do the crime you do the media airtime.
The media frenzy whenever black African youths are involved in criminal activities.

2018-339P  The war on waste progress report.
Still a long way to go for victory in ‘The War on Waste’
2018-336P  The current required immigration values.
On Turnbull’s comment that Australia will consider adding a “values test” for those considering permanent residency.

2018-335P  Working week lengths
A different view of the four day working week debate.
2018-333P  Russia meddled in the US election.

Russia, interference in the US elections and the nerve gas attack in Britain.

2018-330P  Dead and buried.
The looming end of single use plastic shopping bags.
2018-329P  We have to do something about overpopulation.
The current efforts to deal with overpopulation.

2018-327P  NATO summit thought bubbles.
On military commitment negotiations at the NATO summit.

2018-326P  The "workforce" today.
Low wages growth and rising cost of living forcing increasing numbers of people to work two jobs.
2018-325  Choices for electricity consumers.
High electricity prices for consumers despite a big choice in electricity providers.

2018-323P  ABC digital platforms.
Attempts by the LNP to limit the ABC’s use of digital platforms.
2018-322P  Common definition of religious freedom.

People often want religious freedom, but only for their religion.

2018-318P  Conservatives for action on global warming.
Conservatives reluctant to abandon coal, even those who recogniser the threat global warming poses.

2018-316  Diets.
ABC funding cutbacks threatening the very survival of the ABC.

2018-313P  Use of paper.
On businesses using paper instead of plastic.
2018-311P  Sorting option that should also be considered.
On the recycling sorting options debate.

2018-310P  Democracy according to David Leyonhjelm.
Australian politician David Leyonhjelm's misogynistic view of female politicians.

2018-306P  Tax options expressed as a road.
Pointing out that tax cuts usually lead to cuts to services and infrastructure.

2018-305P  Cost effective way to cut the use of plastic.
On efforts to cut the use of single sue plastic.