Deflating expectations

Polling research by Essential finds public perceptions adjusting to the reality of Malcolm Turnbull PM, “a leader that opens up debates then closes them down; who calls for a contest of ideas then slams his opponents with scare campaigns when they engage; who lacks the will to take on his own party on the issues that had previously defined him”.

Cartoon: the Canberra Political Hot Air Balloon Spectacular

(The Canberra Times, 17 March 2016)

No unicorns

The Treasurer says Labor is selling the public “a unicorn” with it’s negative gearing savings (costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office and modeled at the ANU). I was happy to hang up Joe’s ears when he left, but after Mr Morrison’s performance at the National Press Club, the unicorn comment was a gift too hard to pass up.

Cartoon: Treasurer calls Labor tax policy a unicorn

(The Canberra Times, 19 February 2016 | cartoon gallery)

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.