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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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We are doing our bit… it’s all in the paper work.

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Australian Budget cartoon, Pro Bono news today.

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon – last for 2018.

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Democracy Co launches its new training: Raising the Citizens’ Voice. ‘Trust is on the decline’, Democracy Co use ‘deliberative approaches to help governments and communities to reform together’.

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Thursday’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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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. 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.

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