all cartoons by date of publication
2019   January to June


June  2019

2019-270P  Single use plastic bottles not single.
Went with article about a call to ban single use plastic drink bottles.

2019-269P  Diet options in some suburbs.
Went with article about the concentration of fast food outlets in poorer suburbs and the lack of healthy food alternatives.

2019-264P  kids flocking to basketball.
Went with article about the big rise in the number of teenagers playing basketball.  The cartoon segues into problem of the high concussion rate amongst football players.

2019-263P  Under staffed national park.
Went with article about understaffed National parks.

2019-261P  Waiter there is a fly in my soup.
For article on the rise in the number of restaurants underpaying their staff.
2019-256  Great wall of China tentacle.
On China attempting to tighten its control over Hong Kong.

2019-255P  Graduation podium steps.
Went with article on too many people doing university courses, many of which offer limited employment prospects.

2019-250  Our expanding world.
The expansion of the size of TVs seemingly in tandem with the expansion of bodies.

2019-249P  Wildlife clairvoyant.
Went with article on loss of koala habitat.

2019-248  Plastic recycling numbers.
On a study claiming people could be ingesting as much as a teaspoon of micro plastic every week.

2019-245  Three percent minimum wage minus the penalty rates cut.
On the rise in the minimum wage coinciding with the cuts to penalty rates.

2019-242P  Trying to hit the zero emissions target with coal fired power.
Went with article on Victoria not on track to reach its carbon emissions reduction target.

2019-243  Shedding light on government activities in the future?
The ability of the media to report on government activities being eroded by increased Australian Federal Police powers to investigate and charge journalist who publish articles using information provided by whistleblowers.
2019-241P  Not on the computer all the time.
Went with article on teenagers spending too much time using electronic equipment.

2019-236  Selfie that's a big hit with his friends.
On the increasing number of people being killed in car accidents due to being distracted with their mobile phones.

2019-237P  The new Mount Everest.
Went with article on the mounting difficulty in disposing of used tyres.

2019-239P  Modern triage.
Went with article about training for hospital staff to detect signs of family violence.

2019-235P  The admitting the abuses of the past road to Damascus
Went with article on George Pell appealing his conviction on child sex abuse charges. 

May  2019

2019-229P  Telling farmers about the water shortage.
Awareness in the city of the ramifications of the latest drought catching up to what the country has long been experiencing.
2019-228  Growth expressed as trees.

The low wages growth and the high cost of living.

2019-226  The NDIS funding process in action.
The difficulties that some disabled people are experiencing with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

2019-225P  Football stars.
Went with article on the high concussion rate amongst AFL players.

2019-221P  Alien encounters.
Queensland voting habits often baffling to the rest of Australia.

2019-218P  Asylum seekers in out trays.
Went with article on the trials of a Tamil family seeking refugee status.

2019-217  In an Australian coastal city in the future.
Australians seemingly more interested in saving negative gearing and franking credits then the environment.

2019-213P  Accurately interpreting voting intention polls.
Voter intention polls are seemingly becoming increasingly inaccurate.

2019-209P  Democracy is the worst form of government.
Went with article on where to vote on Election Day.

2019-203  Trade expressed as a gun fight.
While free trade is an economic battle that can be very destructive a tariff protection war is tantamount to economic suicide.

2019-200P  Voting preferences.
Went with an article on the high number people who are voting early.

2019-199P  Current definition of endangered.
Very rubbery definitions of what “endangered” wildlife means appears to on the rise.

2019-194P  Grass is greener on the other side.
Went with article on using goats to control blackberries but I think that it also acts as a metaphor for how humans are often trapped within a narrow desire mindset.

2019-191P  Betting on global warming.
In response to Tony Abbott betting $100 that the climate will not change in the next 10 years.

2019-190P  Live music today.
Went with article on the shrinking number of live music venues

2019-189P  Compost week teenager, mum room.
Went with article on compost awareness week.
2019-184P  The texting grim reaper.
Went with article on the increasing number of road deaths due to drivers being distracted while using their mobile phones.

2019-188P  The new look CWA.
Went with article on younger women joining the Country Women’s Association.

2019-179P  Autumn winds.
Went with article on autumn leaf fall.


April  2019
2019-178  The first buyers road to home ownership.
Negative gearing placing first home buyers at a distinct disadvantage.

2019-177P  Plant growth this Autumn.
On the low rainfall in Western Victoria this Autumn.

2019-176P  The pensioners and unemployed rental market race.
Almost impossible for low income people to find and affordable rental property in the current property market.
2019-170  Profit driven aged care.
For profit aged care not in the best interest of the aged.

2019-169P  Current attempts to raise people above the poverty line.
Many laws and programs initiated by governments ensure that poor people remain below the poverty line.

2019-167P  No carbon emissions beyond this point.
The necessity of achieving carbon neutrality as quickly as possible.

2019-165  Politicians slinging mud.
Sideways look at the parched Murray Darling basin.

2019-161  Searching for the pot of gold at the end of the Adani rainbow.
Adani being fast tracked just prior to the Australian federal election.

2019-160  A land of funding droughts and flooding rains.
Election funding promises favouring marginal seats.

2019-159P  Paleo restaurant vegan protest.
A lighter look at the vegan protests.

2019-146P  Koala hitchhiker.
Falling Koala numbers due to environmental degradation.

2019-147P  Rain dance kit.
Went with article on extremely tough dry conditions farmers are currently experiencing.



March  2019
2019-138  Plenty of NRA funding ammo.
On One Nation seeking funds from the American Rifle Association.

2019-135P  The cyclist who never wears a helmet.
Went with article about campaign against wear bicycle helmets.

2019-134P  The indicators aren't good.
A look at both economic and environmental indicators.

2019-133P  High protein kitchen garden.
Went with article on kitchen gardens.

2019-127  Crack denialism.
A look at Global warming denialism through the use of a metaphor.

2019-125P  Medical training in the future.
Went with article on increasing number of attacks on hospital medical staff by patients and members of the public.

2019-124P  My psychiatrist is very cheap.
Went with article on the mental health benefits of gardening.

2019-122 Mortgage trailing fees applied to grocery bags.
Mortgage trailing fees an expensive impost on people taking out mortgages..

2019-118P  The writing on the wall.
World wide student climate strike.

2019-117  On top of the recycling problem.
A look at the recycling materials glut.

2019-115P  Communicating with Facebook.
Facebook undermining face to face human contact.

2019-113  Brexit, the plan and implementation.
Brexit seemingly exploding in Britain's face.

2019-112  Dealing with rising sea levels today.
A look at the serious problem of dealing with garbage.

2019-106P  Australia will reach its carbon emissions reduction  target.
The Australian Government avoiding its commitment to reaching Australia’s carbon emissions reduction target.

2019-104P  The redress scheme thus far.
Delays in implementing a proper redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

2019-103P  The other SunSmart action.
Went with an article on the SunSmart campaign for schools.





February  2019

2019-100  The fall of bishop Pell.
The conviction of Cardinal George Pell a heavy blow to the Catholic Church.

2019-098P  Counting koala numbers today.
Went with article on falling Koala numbers in South Western Victoria.

2019-096P  Manus Island Detention centre triage.
Questioning the effectiveness of the medical evacuations bill.

2019-095P  The bigger climate solutions fund, reduction change.
More of the same ineffectual response to the threat of climate change from the federal government.

2019-092P  Glencore coal mining reduction commitment.
Glencore decision to cap coal production only a token commitment to fighting climate change.

2019-090P  Did you lose weight?
Went with article on ineffective and costly fad diets.

2019-089P  Murray Darling Basin Authority water fountain.
Murray Darling Basin Authority mismanagement.

2019-087P  Waste management department.
On Australian recycling facilities being flooded with more material than they can process.

2019-084P  Good and bad news on the Darling river.
On mass fish kills on the Darling river due to global warming, drought and poor water management.

2019-078P Children should be seen and not heard.
On the world wide student protests about climate change.

2019-072P  Climate policy costing votes.
The LNP's poor climate policy costing them votes.

2019-071P  Higher education in the future.
Went with article on courses being set up to train technicians for the expanding renewables industry.

2019-060P  Action on climate change in the future?
Inaction on climate change.

2019-058P  Longest horse race of all.
Widespread corruption in the Australian racing industry.

2019-057P  Very high cost of water today.
High cost of water in rural communities in times of drought.


January  2019
2019-051P  Future farm gate sales, climate change global warming.
Climate change threatening the livelihoods of Australian farmers.

2019-049P  Economic indicators applied to the environment.
Economic indicators inadequate way of assessing health of the environment.

2019-048  Different views of planet earth.
Putting our dependence on a healthy planet into perspective.

2019-043P  Precipitation this week.
Record breaking hot dry weather.

2019-042P  Australia day smoking ceremony.
Protests over celebrating Australia Day on the day colonisation of Australia began.

2019-040P  Life on earth in the next century.
On David Attenborough, host of the Life On Earth wildlife documentary series, urging immediate action on climate change.

2019-039  Australia day celebration snag.
Rising protests over celebrating Australia Day on the day colonisation of Australia began.

2019-029P  Pill testing today.
On calls to allow pill testing at concerts and festivals to reduce the risk of death from drug overdoses.

2019-028P  The Government rethinking Murray Darling environmental flows.
Environmental flows to the Murray Darling basin grossly insufficient.

2019-024P  Australia Day is a celebration of our freedom.
The Federal Government seeking to stop councils conducting citizen ceremonies on alternative dates.

2019-023P  Reading the Guinness book of records today.
Temperature records being regularly broken.

2019-019P  Consulting widely over environmental flow policy.
Environmental flow policy favouring narrow interests.

2019-015  Why do politicians use buses to campaign.
Environmental policy failures contributing to the drying of the Darling river.

2019-012  Fly fishing on the Darling.
On mass fish deaths on the Darling river due algae bloom and lack of water.

2019-010P Weather statistics.
The Australian government ignoring weather statistics that show evidence of global warming.

2019-008  Action on global warming applied to the Titanic.
Inaction on global warming.

2019-007P  Secure Jobactive jobs.
Jobactive program not providing secure jobs for the unemployed.

2019-004P   Fraser Anning's immigration view.
Senator Fraser Anning associating himself with far right anti immigration groups.