Welcome to The Courier's resident artist John Ditchburn's best toons of 2019 - part two.
More commonly known throughout Ballarat as 'Ditchy', the veteran cartoonist brings you a different take on what's making news in Ballarat.
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You've probably seen his work in our print edition, as well as in our online stories, but we now bring it to you all in one place.
Look back at some of his best from the year below.
SEE PART ONE HERE
READ MORE: BALLARAT'S DITCHY IS A MAN OF MANY PARTS
SEPTEMBER: Recycling has been one of the main issues in Ballarat in 2019.
Ditchy produces his unique look in the below toons.
AUGUST: The City of Ballarat is putting its recycling contingency plan into place as the gates of its contractor SKM remain closed.
OCTOBER: The no-glass recycling regime came into effect just after the AFL Grand Final. Here were the results from week one.
SEPTEMBER: The end of the classic parking inspector 'chalk and walk' is nigh, as City of Ballarat prepares for a move towards licence plate recognition for parking spaces.
OCTOBER: It was another year of train pain for V/Line passengers.
MARCH: A report by the liquidators investigating the collapse of the Biennale of Australia Art (BOAA) has put forward that the entity was possibly trading while insolvent, and may have made unfair preferences in payments to creditors.
JULY: As winter continues, the state of rural roads is again in focus - the rain and other conditions can quickly cause larger potholes, which in turn need to be repaired to protect other road users.
Senseless car fires continued to frustrate firefighters during 2019 - and still in 2020.
NOVEMBER: A group of residents is asking Ballarat City Council to ban roosters on rural blocks.
NOVEMBER: One look at paddocks around Ballarat just two months ago you would have presumed it had been a wet year across the region.
Heavy rains in May and June, coupled with a weekend of snow in August gave the impression 2019 had been drenched.
But incredibly, unless another 202mm falls in the next two months, it will be the 18th year in the last 21 that the city has received less than its long-term average rainfall.
READ MORE HERE
SEPTEMBER: When the Hawke government recast Whitlam's Medibank as Medicare in 1984, it was described as the one of the largest social reforms in the country's history.
The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, will be as far-reaching - and as difficult to initiate - say providers and developers.
STORY CONTINUES HERE
SEPTEMBER: The City of Ballarat is one of the critical subjects of a scathing IBAC report into procurement corruption released today.
READ OUR IN-DEPTH REPORT HERE
NOVEMBER: An administrative oversight could be exposing hundreds of council decisions over the past two years to legal and financial risks, a former mayor has warned.
Bonus toons on global warming:
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