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Category Archives: human rights

Robodebt was a policy fiasco… and The decision to settle the class action before it was heard in court … a missed opportunity to … obtain a legal precedent to prevent a similar scheme in the future. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Today’s cartoon for Pro Bono news.

A cartoon illustrating an article on the Culturico website: The explanatory Failure of ‘Luck’ by Steven D. Hales. Contrasting ‘lucky’ Donald Trump, born into wealth and privilege, with ‘unlucky’ Frederick Douglass, born into slavery; the point is made that ‘instead of passively dismissing life outcomes as matters of luck, we should work towards making those nations and cultures truly equitable ones for all‘.

‘Sovereign Citizens’, self-centred saboteurs of sense, safety and society ….

Australia’s borders are shut, so where does that leave refugees? This week’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Melbourne towers residents translated Covid-19 information sheet into 10 different languages in 24 hours‘. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Black lives matter, by Kate Auty, the Last Word article in the next quarterly issue of The Alternative Law Journal. Auty refers to Chris Owen’s 2016 book on the Western Australian policing of Aboriginal people – Every Mother’s son is guilty, and in particular the cover photograph, taken around 1900, of nearly 100 Aboriginal men and boys neck chained for ‘cattle killing’. The significance of the woodpile in the background is explained. Auty underlines the links between the needs expressed in the Uluru Statement – voice, treaty and truth telling – ‘with both the colonial past and the contemporary anger and grief which sits under the campaign about why black lives matter and why protest is critically important.’

Here is my cartoon to illustrate the article and the cover of the book.

This week’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.

Deaths in custody LR pic

Yesterday’s Pro Bono news cartoon.