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Category Archives: democracy

This week’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Last year’s amendments to the federal government’s political campaigners bill restricts the advocacy role of charities and not-for-profits, the ‘requirements are onerous and stifle the voices of community groups’ (read more here). It appeared to be a double standard when the CEO of Guide Dogs Victoria appeared in election campaign material for the federal treasurer, below (and read here).

18-year-old Ashjayeen Sharif is an arts student, a climate activist and now a contender for a seat on the board of AGL, Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter.‘ He is preparing to address AGL’s annual general meeting (AGM) next month. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. The women’s march was a huge success. Now comes the hard part: how to actually get something done.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Sports facilities for young women? Safety cameras for your local community? Bushfire relief funds? This government has the funds – if, according to their handy colour-coded charts, you are in a preferred electorate.

A cartoon illustrating an article on the Culturico website: The explanatory Failure of ‘Luck’ by Steven D. Hales. Contrasting ‘lucky’ Donald Trump, born into wealth and privilege, with ‘unlucky’ Frederick Douglass, born into slavery; the point is made that ‘instead of passively dismissing life outcomes as matters of luck, we should work towards making those nations and cultures truly equitable ones for all‘.