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Brian Lim and his small team at Wise Networking have been innovating an air-deployable mobile cell network solution – a miniature mobile phone tower that can be air dropped into a disaster area to quickly restore mobile coverage. Each miniature tower sits within its ‘Gyrochute’ which gently drops the tower to the ground. Read the full story featured in this month’s International Fire Fighter Magazine, pages 84-86, and watch the prototype Gyrochute in action here. These are some of the drawings to help explain the concept and its potential.

Zero sum emissions targets?! Pfffft….

Mining company Rio Tinto’s destruction of the Juukan Caves in the Hamersley Range, Western Australia, provoked Parry Agius of Linking Futures to develop a series of images targeting investors in mining companies. The aim is to encourage investors to consider indigenous heritage sites as libraries of knowledge, history and humanity spanning thousands of years and appeal to their moral judgement in reassessing their investment. The Juukan Caves site showed evidence of 47,000 years of human occupation. Other sites across the country show evidence of up to 60,000 years. Here are some of the images:

Complexity Science explained, a video for Greening Marion: ‘a trial project using a new, collaborative approach to help people work together for greener, cooler and more sustainable suburbs.’ Written by Catie Payne. Background music: Tom Kneebone.

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Well-being and Care posters for Equitation Science International and Horse SA.  The principles apply to the care of elephants as well as horses.  The information developed (and the posters evolved) from workshops Dr Andrew McLean of ESI held in Asia and Australia. Dr Andrew McLean: “Equitation science is an extremely exciting new field, changing the traditional methods of horse training to a clear, ethical and systematic approach.” 

 

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

 

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. For background see Fundraising efforts must continue  and Bushfire response: do Australian Not-for-Profits have a trust problem? on the Pro Bono website.

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‘Political advocacy is an essential task for charities and is something that must be protected’, Greenpeace’s response to comments by Senator James Mcgrath that the charity should be stripped of its tax deductible donations status. Assistant Minister for Charities Zed Seselja said “I would expect all organisations who are subsidised by the taxpayer to act in line with their obligations and in line with the expectations of the public,” – read the post on the Pro Bono website here. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.