all cartoons by date of publication
2019   January to June


May  2019

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.