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Category Archives: Australian politics

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Oxfam Australia is halving its full time staff. ‘The charity, which delivers aid internationally as well as in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia, pointed to ongoing financial issues and a persistent decline in overseas aid budgets from before the outbreak of COVID-19.’ read the post on the Pro Bono website here.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Cartoons for the latest issue of Australian Socialist.

 

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Is there a local ‘heartbeat’ economy that can keep beating despite the damage wrought by crazy global economic storms raging or spluttering around us?

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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‘Over 3 million Australians locked into poverty’, today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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‘Australian aid groups have slammed the federal government’s decision to bow out of the Green Climate Fund, saying it will not only affect their ability to carry out front line work but will hurt the world’s most vulnerable people’. Yesterday’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Aggressive Denial, Deflection, Paternalism and Complacency… today’s Four Horsemen.

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. For more see the post Charities urged to stay vigilant on advocacy rights.

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‘The best form of welfare is a job’, the government’s mantra opposing raising the Newstart (unemployment benefit) rate – which hasn’t been raised in real terms since 1994. Homelessness services, for example, are struggling to cope with a huge increase in Newstart recipients seeking housing assistance. Read more here. This week’s Pro Bono news cartoon.