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‘Early Childhood Education – worth fighting for’. Illustration for Emma Lowe’s article on the squeezing of early childhood education, in the November Australian Education Union AEU Journal (South Australian branch).

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Australia’s Turnbull government rejects a call for a First Nations voice to the parliament which had been endorsed by indigenous consensus through the Uluru Statement from the  Heart. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Humans vs robots – this month’s The Big Story in New Internationalist considers many aspects of automation, technology and robots. Here are some of the cartoons illustrating Noel Sharkey’s article warning that ‘we urgently need to slam the brakes on automated violence’ and dispelling some of the myths about the newest arms race, Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS) -Killer Robots.

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Cartoon recording from the Barwon Regional Assembly (Regional Development Victoria), Geelong, on the 14th September. Above, a summary graphic showing the top 5 priorities for the Barwon region from the assembly; below, some of the cartoons from the evening.

 

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Butchers paper cartoon recording at the St Vincent de Paul Congress, St Aloysius College, Adelaide, 6-8 October. Keynote speakers Phil Glendenning (Director, Edmund Rice Centre) –  ‘Daily Acts of Solidarity’, and Larissa Behrendt (Director of Research, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology Sydney) – ‘Sign of the times’, inspired the 180+ participants in “creating new solutions to ‘problem space’ opportunities”. Facilitators for the Congress were Future Friendly, Sydney Australia.Congress collage.png

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The Scratchy Lines cartoon in the October New Internationalist.

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This week’s Pro Bono news cartoon, inspired by the post On Marriage Equality, Australia’s Progressive Instincts Have Been Crushed by Political Failure by ANU professor of history Frank Bongiorno.

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Today’s Pro Bono Australia news cartoon, inspired by Eva Cox’s opinion piece ‘Welfare needs a radical restructuring’Pro Bono Australia is Australia’s leading news, jobs, events, research and funding resources for the not-for-profit and charity sector.

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The Scratchy Lines cartoon in the September issue of the New Internationalist.

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.id consulting services are demographers and more, interpreting census data for local government and business decision making. Their blog posts are informative on so many quirky issues embedded in the statistics. And most have a cartoon! To see where older people DO live around Australia, click  here for the blog post.