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Category Archives: human rights

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Pro Bono news: Community organisations are being encouraged to challenge “racist myths” targeting African-Australians after an incendiary television report on “African gangs running riot”’. This week’s cartoon.

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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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How much does Australia spend on foreign aid? Not quite as much as we think. For the fifth most prosperous country in the OECD we rank 21st in generosity. Read more here on the Pro Bono website. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Today’s Pro Bono news Kneebone cartoon. Welfare advocates are calling for proposed legislation which would force new migrants to wait four years before they could access social security benefits to be rejected. Read the post here.

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The Scratchy Lines cartoon in the June issue of New Internationalist magazine.

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Australian Options – cartoons from the March quarterly issue. One focus is on the Australian government’s dismissal of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  The Statement was issued by the Referendum Council on behalf of 227 First Nations delegates, ‘the most proportionately significant consultation process that has ever been undertaken with First Peoples’.

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The Senate is urged to reject the Welfare Reform Bill. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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December New Internationalist Scratchy Lines cartoon.

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‘Government called on to stop the war on charities’ , major Australian charities unite to oppose federal government moves to ‘silence Australians’today’s Pro Bono News cartoon.