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Cartoons for the Change Fest community policy document ‘Grow Australia– leading up to the Change Fest Conference in Brisbane later in November. ‘… the best place to put the effort is with kids. Putting the effort in early makes the difference to last a lifetime‘.

 

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Options cover October 2018

 

The October issue of the quarterly Australian Options is out this week. Here are a few of the cartoons illustrating the far more substantial articles on democracy, inequity, tax and gender, the concept of The Common, urban policy and more.

 

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. There’s a lot of word hijacking going on apparently, whatever that means…

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. The federal government has recently increased the participation requirements jobseekers must fulfil to continue their income support. In particular, this affects older jobseekers who now need to do more hours per fortnight PAID voluntary work. As a result they are cutting back on their (unpaid) volunteer hours – and searching for paid volunteer work – to meet the half paid/half unpaid requirement. In turn this significantly impacts charities and not-for-profits who rely on (unpaid) volunteers. Confused? For more about a getting-even-more-complex system see  Welfare Changes Causing Anxiety for Jobseekers on the Pro Bono website.

A short video introduction to Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) nursing in the Northern Territory, Australia – the Remote Context.

The second video outlining the Scope of Practice :

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NAPLAN (the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) are tests of basic skills administered to Australian students. NAPLAN data is used to rank each school’s performance against all other schools.  This cartoon illustrates ‘The rating Game’ in the latest Australian Education Union Journal (South Australia Branch). Author Lara Golding argues that NAPLAN is ‘fatally flawed’.

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Last week’s Pro Bono news cartoon: the Government announces a Royal Commission into aged care quality and safety.

South Australian Power Networks Draft Plan 2020-2025 animation, inviting feedback :