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‘Australian charities are self-silencing for fear of risking their financial security or attracting political retribution’, today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Cartoons from the 2017 annual Power to the People National Conference in Melbourne, 5th & 6th December. The Municipal Association of Victoria and The Bank of I.D.E.A.S. jointly create the conference each year. This year’s theme was ‘Rebooting Democracy’ and the role of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)  in community mobilisation.

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‘Government called on to stop the war on charities’ , major Australian charities unite to oppose federal government moves to ‘silence Australians’today’s Pro Bono News cartoon.

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Independence Educational Publishers UK  produce Issues, a series of cross-curricular resource books for 14 -18 year olds. Each book (there are currently 70 in print) has a number of cartoon illustrations by three (Australian!) cartoonists – Don Hatcher, Angelo Madrid and me. These are a few of my cartoons from the latest books covering health, eating disorders, housing, child abuse and money issues.

 

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Cartoon recording from the Barwon Regional Assembly (Regional Development Victoria), Geelong, on the 14th September. Above, a summary graphic showing the top 5 priorities for the Barwon region from the assembly; below, some of the cartoons from the evening.

 

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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 Pro Bono Australia news cartoon, inspired by Eva Cox’s opinion piece ‘Welfare needs a radical restructuring’Pro Bono Australia is Australia’s leading news, jobs, events, research and funding resources for the not-for-profit and charity sector.

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.id consulting services are demographers and more, interpreting census data for local government and business decision making. Their blog posts are informative on so many quirky issues embedded in the statistics. And most have a cartoon! To see where older people DO live around Australia, click  here for the blog post.

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Today’s Kneebone cartoon on the Pro Bono news  website.