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Category Archives: Australian politics

Disability advocates have slammed proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme detailed in leaked draft legislation, amid fears the government plans to deny vulnerable people support and shut out the voices of advocacy groups‘. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon

Who would have thought ….. As federal parliament continues to erupt with allegations of harassment and abuse, one of the responses from our most senior leaders has been empathy training.

Just when we need a leader on so many issues, we are plunged into a cesspool of abuse, misogyny, self-pity and missing-the-point mush. Read what he said on Tuesday, and more of the background.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. The women’s march was a huge success. Now comes the hard part: how to actually get something done.

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report has been released by the Federal Government. Stephen Duckett and Anika Stobart write ‘…the commissioners diverged on a number of large and some smaller recommendations. This makes the already complex path to reform even more confusing. It reduces the power of the final report. More disappointingly, it gives the government room to pick and choose recommendations as the cabinet likes.’ Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Winter is coming …

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Sports facilities for young women? Safety cameras for your local community? Bushfire relief funds? This government has the funds – if, according to their handy colour-coded charts, you are in a preferred electorate.

Some of the cartoons illustrating articles for the next two issues of The Alternative Law Journal. Topics include Aboriginal Law and Australian Law, the certification of native foods, the global warming protests, the value of wildlife, the non-disclosure culture, gaps in the law regarding students and others on work experience, and lawyers suffering vicarious trauma from their cases.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Pro Bono is ‘a group of socially-minded individuals who help purpose-driven people and organisations … to grow (their) impact. We believe society is better off when there is a thriving social economy.’