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Cartoons from the current issue of Australian Options. The issue considers fairness, the crisis in capitalism and Basic Income -‘an idea whose time has come?’ Visit the website to subscribe.

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27 May 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1967 referendum for the Aboriginal people of Australia. Read the .id blog post here.

.id  are the largest team of demographic specialists in Australia and New Zealand.

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Some of the illustrations for the World Vision Community Feedback and Response System Field Guide.

 

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‘Family rejection is a major driver of homelessness for LGBTI people.’ See the post on the Pro Bono news website here. This week’s cartoon.

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Schematic illustrations from the paper Sami-state collaboration in the governance of cumulative effects assessment: a critical action research approach  (Larsen, Raitio, Stinnerbom, Wik-Karlsson) in Environmental Impact Assessment Review 64 (2017) 67-76. More about the indigenous Sami people here, and similarities with Australia’s indigenous peoples’ experience here.

 

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web thumbAustralian Options Summer 2017 edition is out now. Focus is on the US Election outcome, the economic consequences and racism. And Castro’s audacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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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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Illustrations from the Quality of Life Report, the work of community leaders of the Aboriginal human services sector in South Australia, presented to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Citizens’ Jury 2, late last month.

To quote from the report:  ‘The government wants us to have a conversation about nuclear. As Aboriginal community leaders and NGO service providers we say “No” to this proposal… We want the government to understand that we want a different conversation; one that focuses on unfinished business, including our experience of Maralinga; on the sickness that it created in our people and in the land; and the pain and loss that it caused. Our people need to have a future’.

The citizens’ jury was run by DemocracyCo, and more information about citizens’ juries and other research alternatives can be found at new Democracy.

 

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‘Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies cost taxpayers $9.6 Billion over three years’. Last fortnight’s Pro Bono News cartoon.