all cartoons by date of publication
2019   July to December


September  2019

2019-371P  Over the hill.
OLDER AGE UNEMPLOYMENT - ECONOMIC SOCIAL AUSTRALIA

2019-370P  Dealing with recycling materials today.
RECYCLING MATERIALS GLUT, RUBBISH - ENVIRONMENT AUSTRALIA WORLD

2019-367  NDIS entrance.
MAZE, SOCIAL, DISABILITY, HEALTH - AUSTRALIA

2019-363  Modern version of the sorcerer's apprentice.
RECYCLING GLUT, RUBBISH, ENVIRONMENT -  AUSTRALIA WORLD

2019-359P  Action on global warming expressed as a parachute.
CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBAL WARMING, ENVIRONMENT - AUSTRALIA WORLD

2019-353P  Of course I work hard for my wealth.
INEQUALITY SOCIAL AUSTRALIA WORLD

2019-352P  We need more bins.
RECYCLING PACKAGING ENVIRONMENT AUSTRALIA

August  2019

2019-349P  Trying to clean up Australia.
For article on roadside rubbish problem.  Uses littering as a segue to the recycling materials stockpile problem.

2019-344P  New estate football oval.
Went with article on the lack of parkland in new estates.

2019-339  Pacific island nations voting for Australia to take action on climate change.
On the Australian government’s poor response to calls at the Pacific Islands Forum by Pacific Island Nations for action on global warming.

2019-332P Which battle did you fight in.
Went with article commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.  The article also looked at PTSD amongst Vietnam vets.  Coral was another major Vietnam battle that Australians fought in.
2019-328P  Political response to democratic decay.
Drawn in response to Banking royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne delivering a scathing judgement on the “democratic decay” in Australia.

2019-326  Towards infinity.
The Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) Towards Zero campaign seemingly an abject failure in the wake of the rapidly rising road toll.

2019-325  Treating mass shooting in the US as exclusively a mental illness problem.
Mass shootings in the US more to do with lax gun laws than the mental state of the shooters.

2019-318  The war on waste.
Australia losing the war on waste.

2019-316  Newstart allowance expressed as flight.
Unemployed people unable to live on the Newstart allowance.

2019-314  Modern day Titanic.
Looming recycling materials glut, largely due to a failure of policy.
2019-313P  Gambling figures.
Went with article on the release of the latest gambling figures which showed a rise in the amount people are spending on the pokies.

2019-310  Boris dancing.
Boris Johnson now leading the Brexit charge.


July  2019

2019-299  Men talking about suicide.
Men are often reluctant to seek help when they feel suicidal or even to talk about.
2019-296  I'd hate to see how they treat their own planet!
Using the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon as a segue into how humans treat planet earth.
2019-295P  Rural red light district.
Went with article on red warning lights on top of wind turbines to warn low flying aircraft.
2019-294  The trickle down effect.
The impact of pollution falls mainly on those that can least afford it.

2019-290P  Universal language.
Went with article about the social and cultural benefits of young people playing sport.

2019-286P  Skiing uphill.
Went with article about using snowmakers to create snowfields.

2019-279P  Road safety conference.
Went with article on the rising number of road accidents attributed to driver distraction, mostly due to people using mobile phones while driving.

2019-278P Vitruvian man, modern Vitruvian child.
Went with article on a survey that showed that Australian children are eating a lot of snack food in between meals which is part of the reason why obesity amongst children is rising.

2019-277  Ascent of Facebook comments man.
Refers to the high level of verbal abuse on Facebook.

2019-275P  Fifty years since little Timmy walked on the television.
Went with article on the fiftieth anniversary of the first man to walk on the moon. Many students watched it on TV at school.  In an era when TV reception was notoriously poor the image of the moon walk was particularly fuzzy and distorted.  Many an aerial was juggled by hand in an effort to get better reception.

2019-276P  There goes plastic free July!
Went with article about the plastic free July campaign that urges people to give up the use of single use plastic during the month of July.