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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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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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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 Kneebone cartoon on the Pro Bono news  website.

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Cartoons from the current issue of Australian Options. The issue considers fairness, the crisis in capitalism and Basic Income -‘an idea whose time has come?’ Visit the website to subscribe.

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27 May 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1967 referendum for the Aboriginal people of Australia. Read the .id blog post here.

.id  are the largest team of demographic specialists in Australia and New Zealand.

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Illustrations from the Quality of Life Report, the work of community leaders of the Aboriginal human services sector in South Australia, presented to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Citizens’ Jury 2, late last month.

To quote from the report:  ‘The government wants us to have a conversation about nuclear. As Aboriginal community leaders and NGO service providers we say “No” to this proposal… We want the government to understand that we want a different conversation; one that focuses on unfinished business, including our experience of Maralinga; on the sickness that it created in our people and in the land; and the pain and loss that it caused. Our people need to have a future’.

The citizens’ jury was run by DemocracyCo, and more information about citizens’ juries and other research alternatives can be found at new Democracy.

 

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The magazine Australian Options has been appearing four times a year for over 20 years. Issue 84, Spring 2016 is now out with articles on Brexit, the Chilcot Report, the economy, inequality and more. Each issue has a cartoon commentary.

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‘Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies cost taxpayers $9.6 Billion over three years’. Last fortnight’s Pro Bono News cartoon.