global social & general
2011-806 23Dec11 Manufacturing industry declining profits.
General slowdown in the manufacturing industry, except for arms manufacturers.
2011-798 21Dec11 Occupy wall street movement.
Retrospective look at the birth of the 'occupy' protest movement this year.
2011-795 20Dec11 The Arab Spring, the English Summer.
Retrospective look at two of the key civic unrest events in 2011.
2011-781 15Dec11 Progress today.
Incessant NIMBY protests stymieing attempts to tackle the major challenges facing us today.
2011-756 6Dec11 Raising public transport fees.
The Victorian (Australia) Government's announcement of a steep rise in public transport fees highlights the disconnect with politicians' lives and those of ordinary people. Based on an action in Australia but would be relevant to a number of countries.
2011-744 2Dec11 Christmas gifts kids don't need.
The sordid underbelly of Christmas mass consumerism.
2011-736 30Nov11 Tabloid press investigative journalist.
Dig at dubious Tabloid press activities being exposed by the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press.
2011-710 18Nov11 The return of hot weather.
Light weight toon celebrating Summer and its devotees, hot blooded young men and cool as cucumbers young women. The dance of life goes on.
2011-693 11Nov11 Man does not live by bread alone.
Philosophical look at the epidemic of obesity in our modern society.
2011-695 14Nov11 Shaking hands on a free trade agreement.
Free trade agreements mainly benefit the better off in each country.
2011-671 2Nov11 Desert mirage.
Our sterile society with illusions of perfection,
2011-689 10Nov11 Free offers.
So called "free offers" are usually just a to in the door to get money off people.
2011-682 7Nov11 Where people stand on Afghanistan.
Different views on the war in Afghanistan.
2011-678 3Nov11 The future third umpire?
Comment on the latest cricket match fixing scandal.
2011-677 4Nov11 The Greek democratic process.
The European Union forcing Greece to accept its austerity package.
2011-654 25Oct11 Easy debt.
Musing on how easy it is to get into debt today, and the danger that entails.
2011-573 9Sept11 Memorials to civilians killed.
Looks at how we remember civilians killed by terrorists and ignore civilians accidentally killed in the war on terrorism.
2011-489 2Aug11 What people think about gay marriage.
The introduction of gay marriage will inevitably create more work for divorce lawyers.
2011-474 26July11 Weight gap between rich and poor.
A look at obesity as a marker for the gap between rich and poor.
2011-470 22July11 The ascent of modern man.
A look at mankind's culture of violence.
2011-463 21July11 Gen. Y castaway.
The Gen. Y obsession with IT technology to communicate with one another.
2011-443 13July11 Today's definition of a tyrant.
Many people today only interested how the actions of leaders benefit themselves, often overlooking what's best for the country.
2011-439P 12July11 Harry pot of gold.
Pocket cartoon that went with article on the opening of the last Harry Potter movie.
2011-428 7July11 The big picture.
We seem to be no longer interested in the big issues of life.
2011-422 5July11 Protest Catch 22.
Rye look at conflicting protests about mobile phone services.
2011-413 1July11 Our relative economic problems.
Economic problems of the better off often overshadow really serious economic problems in society.
2011-363 8June11 Western outrage today.
Sometimes the West shows a greater concern for the welfare of animals than of people.
2011-347 1June11 Our relative problems.
Comparing problems faced in Western countries with those of countries suffering war and/or famine.
2011-325P 23May11 The dissenting priest's cross.
Went with article about priest calling for reform in the Catholic church.
2011-330 25May11 Narrow and broad views of Afghanistan.
Australians/the developed world have a much narrower view of Afghanistan then they might think.
2011-316P 19May11 Police planking line up.
Went with article about planking being seen as a form of criminal activity.
2011-299 13May11 Religious education class detention.
Furore over the use by Christian groups of religious education classes in Government schools to proselytise.
2011-270P 21April11 Pray for at Easter.
Went with article on massive chocolate Easter bunny and egg sales at Easter time.
2011-266 20April11 School bullying uniforms.
High number of reported incidents of bullying in schools.
2011-171 10March11 Gender equality today.
Class has as big, if not bigger, an impact on life opportunities as gender.
2011-166P 8March11 International women's Day and Year.
Went with article on International Women's Day.
2011-164 8March11 International Women's Day and Men's Year.
Using International Women's Day as a segway to comment on the amount of male violence in the world.
2011-001 4Jan11 The race to Easter.
Easter eggs and hot cross buns already on sale in the shops.