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Category Archives: Charities

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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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Today’s Pro Bono news  cartoon.

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Charities and Not-for-Profit organisations increasingly rely on the generosity – and favour – of philanthropists to achieve significant good (and relieving government of some obligation…). Subtle social engineering or just the usual market forces?

Yesterday’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Who is Pro Bono and what does ‘Pro Bono Publico’ actually mean, see here.

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This week’s Pro Bono News cartoon. Volunteers and unpaid workers do not have the same legal protections that paid workers have facing sexual harassment in the workforce. See the Pro Bono News post here.

 

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A new Oxfam report finds a record increase in the number of Australia’s billionaires –  from 33 to 43 in 2018.  ‘Australia is among the wealthiest nations in the world, yet the pervasive gap between the haves and the have-nots persists’ says Oxfam Australia’s chief executive Helen Szoke. Read more here. This week’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Elderly Australians can be assessed for home care ‘packages’ – funds to purchase services to enable them to keep on living in their own homes.  This government funding has made providing these services a growth industry.  Demand exceeds funding – many people have long a wait (some even have died) before their package comes through.  Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

 

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

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How much does Australia spend on foreign aid? Not quite as much as we think. For the fifth most prosperous country in the OECD we rank 21st in generosity. Read more here on the Pro Bono website. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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The Australian Not-For-Profit sector is larger than Australia’s agriculture sector, it employs more than each of the retail, mining, manufacturing and construction sectors. Unlike these sectors it lacks a champion within the Australian  government, as Krystian Seibert argues, ‘It’s time we had a not-for-profit sector ombudsman’.  This week’s Pro Bono news Kneebone cartoon.

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Today’s Pro Bono news Kneebone Cartoon. See the post: ‘Australian philanthropists sign an open letter urging foreign donations bill redraft’