Philip Ruddock retires from politics

The government has created a job with travel perks to entice a mate to retire from his safe Liberal seat, as preselection battles in the NSW branch of the Liberal Party heat up.

And to prove that satire is not dead, it’s a human rights envoy job.


(The Canberra Times, 9 February 2016)

“Budget Emergency”. Ahahahaha.

I’ve never drawn anything as grand as David Rowe’s tattooed Ruddock (which a quick Google search has failed to locate, unfortunately). But here are a couple of Phils I managed to find in the archive – amending the Marriage Act to exclude same-sex marriages, and the legal treatment of David Hicks.



New website

The first Scratch! Media website was built last century in Notepad (‘Teach Yourself HTML4 in 24 Hours!’). It’s probably time to update it.

Please bear with me while I kick it into shape between daily deadlines. This cartoon outfit is not unlike the government’s tax reform one:

Cartoon of the government's tax reform process

(The Canberra Times, 9 February 2016)

The old site can be found here. And you can find all my recent cartoons in my Canberra Times gallery.