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Cartoons for the Change Fest community policy document ‘Grow Australia– leading up to the Change Fest Conference in Brisbane later in November. ‘… the best place to put the effort is with kids. Putting the effort in early makes the difference to last a lifetime‘.

 

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NAPLAN (the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) are tests of basic skills administered to Australian students. NAPLAN data is used to rank each school’s performance against all other schools.  This cartoon illustrates ‘The rating Game’ in the latest Australian Education Union Journal (South Australia Branch). Author Lara Golding argues that NAPLAN is ‘fatally flawed’.

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First published by Sane Australia in 2003 You’re Not Alone: A Sane guide to mental illness for children, originally 37 pages, is available as a 24 page e-Book. A comic book ‘intended to provide information which helps children to understand and cope better with their situation’. Designed by Sane Media and illustrated by Simon Kneebone.

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A new report renews calls to raise welfare payments.Today’s Pro Bono news Kneebone cartoon

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Cartoon illustrations from The People’s Policy for Children’s Well-being. The result of a process created and run by democracy co, in South Australia.

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“The People’s Policy for Children’s Well-being is a world first for democracy, with everyday community members coming together in a ‘People’s Panel’ to hear evidence, deliberate and develop robust public policy on ‘what needs to happen to avoid the need for children to be removed from their families'”.

 

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New Internationalist Scratchy Lines cartoon for July-August. Visit New Internationalist Australia for subscriptions, blog, shop and more here.

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250 Ideas for Engaging Children and Young People a forthcoming e-book by Moira Deslandes, Moira Deslandes Consulting. A few of the cartoon illustrations.

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‘The number of Australian school children seeking help from homelessness services has increased by more than 80 per cent over the past three years, according to new data analysis.’ Almost 40,000 school children sought homelessness help last year posted on the Pro Bono news website.

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For more information or getting copies of the book contact the author Sue Coad  -suecoad@adam.com.au   or visit www.facebook.com/unofficial:Our Home