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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

As Australia enters its eighth week of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, thousands of the nation’s most vulnerable are still waiting for their first dose. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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

‘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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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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Today’s Pro Bono cartoon. Kelly Vincent’s Pro Bono News post ‘The soft bigotry of low expectations’ was the inspiration. She writes

‘It is safe to say that politically I don’t have much in common with George W. Bush, former president of the United States, but he used a phrase to describe institutional discrimination and bias that seems as apt today as when he spoke it, back in 2000. He described it as the soft bigotry of low expectations. Even today in 2017, it is a real thing and it is forming a barrier around people with disability every day and in all aspects of their lives’.

Kelly Vincent MLC is the youngest woman ever elected to an Australian parliament, the first elected on a disability rights platform and leader of the Dignity Party in the South Australian Legislative Council.

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John Mckenna, disability commentator, has resumed his blog after a break. This comic strip evolved from John’s observation that in negotiating with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) it was surprising that people with disabilities and their families did not seem to be taking third party support people with them, that having this extra set of eyes and ears was good value – and a good practice generally.

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The Pro Bono News Kneebone cartoon.The UK CEO of social enterprise giant The Big Issue has warned delegates to a Melbourne disability employment conference to be wary of the personalised care model to be introduced under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. – read the full article here.