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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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Australia’s millennial “baby blip” is now over. .id the population experts‘ latest blog post charts the ‘total fertility rate’ from the post war baby boom down the slippery slope to the baby blip and beyond…

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And read about Menindee here.

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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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Some of the cartoons for Democracy Co’s new website.

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

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‘Possibilities of the humanitarian robot’ This week’s Pro Bono news Changemaker Lizzie o’Shea explores ‘the human influence on making technology, keeping people to account, and the democratic underpinnings of technology’.

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Democracy Co launches its new training: Raising the Citizens’ Voice. ‘Trust is on the decline’, Democracy Co use ‘deliberative approaches to help governments and communities to reform together’.

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Thursday’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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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