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The last Pro Bono news cartoon for 2021. Pro Bono Australia is a voice for the social sector, ‘… a group of socially-minded individuals who help purpose-driven people and organisations … grow (their) impact. We believe society is better off when there is a thriving social economy. So over two decades ago, before the words “social enterprise” even existed, we started one. Our mission is simple: to activate good intentions.’

Independence Educational Publishers are “Cambridge-based educational publishers of books and online resources that tackle important social issues. Our products present accessible information on topics such as drugs, relationship abuse, racial discrimination, poverty, and many more.” These are some of the cartoon illustrations from their latest set of books on Alcohol Addiction, National Health, Housing, Disability, Pregnancy and Teen Self-care.

Machines can do most of a psychologist’s job. The industry must prepare for disruption. There are 39,000 registered psychologists working in Australia and there are 122,000 members of the American Psychological Association. With the advent of Artificial Intelligence how many will have full employment within the next decade?

University of South Australia Adjunct Professor Mike Innes developed the original concept for this comic. Together with Macquarie University Senior Lecturer, Organisational Psychology, Ben Morrison, they have been alerting psychologists, students and anyone considering psychology as a career, to the impact AI is going to have on the profession.

Many years ago Mike Innes was my honours supervisor. Working with him on this project has been wonderful fun!

Independence Educational Publishers UK publish Issues, a series of resource books, now containing over 70 titles, covering a variety of subjects, used primarily by librarians and teachers to help their students gain a better understanding of the world around them and the issues which affect their lives. Read more here.

Just published Issues:

Each book has cartoon illustrations by Angelo Madrid and Simon Kneebone. Here are some of my cartoons from the latest books:

In 2004 Darren Roberts, a deaf man, founded The Auslan Company, the only privately Deaf owned and non-government funded Auslan training organisation in Australia. In 2015 he wrote My Daddy is Deaf which I illustrated. This year we have revised the layout, added a new cover and some new illustrations ready for publication. The price is $30 including postage, contact Darren at learnauslanonline@gmail.com

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Inspired by the post The future of ethical AI.

Independence Educational publishers UK produce Issues a series of high quality cross-curricular resource books for secondary school students. Six new books in the series have just been published: Active citizenship, Bullying, Business, Health & fitness, Waste & recycling and Privacy. Each book includes a number of cartoon illustrations by cartoonists Angelo Madrid and myself. Some of my illustrations are below.

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.

Sue Tomat, owner at GumLeaf Green, has posted the next instalment of The Reality-Check Alphabet: The dot point dilemma.

The Reality-Check Alphabet: Curiosity. Each month Sue Tomat, owner of Gumleaf Green adds to her Reality Check Alphabet on Linkedin.