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Disability advocates have slammed proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme detailed in leaked draft legislation, amid fears the government plans to deny vulnerable people support and shut out the voices of advocacy groups‘. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report has been released by the Federal Government. Stephen Duckett and Anika Stobart write ‘…the commissioners diverged on a number of large and some smaller recommendations. This makes the already complex path to reform even more confusing. It reduces the power of the final report. More disappointingly, it gives the government room to pick and choose recommendations as the cabinet likes.’ Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

‘Disability advocates fear the introduction of independent assessments in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a cost cutting measure to reduce the number of people in the program, despite the government’s insistence the change will make the eligibility process simpler and fairer.’ Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. 

Some pages from an easy-English booklet produced by Queensland Advocacy to assist people with an intellectual disability understand the new Queensland Human Rights Act.

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Cartoons used in Aged Care Matters director Sarah Russell’s research report: Older People living well with in-home support presented to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission in Adelaide today. Dealing with service providers was like “going to war”, read news report here.

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

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The Uncomfortable Revolution is ‘the place to have fun with the awkward situations that arise from chronic illness or disability‘. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the awkward stories people are sharing.

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The Uncomfortable Revolution‘s first book Glossary of Awkward is coming soon to Kickstarter. ‘Written by UR co-founders, Brendan McDonald and Corinne Gray, and featuring original cartoons illustrated by Simon Kneebone, Glossary of Awkward™ is the perfect gift to buy for someone touched by cancer (a whole lot better than flowers). Use it as a conversation-starter, or to connect with someone you’ve been meaning to check in on.’

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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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Cartoons from the ‘Co-Designing Care’ workshop, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 20th March. A joint project between QUT, the Ageing Revolution – and a number of carers!

One carer’s story:

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