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Category Archives: Political cartoons

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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

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Yesterday’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Charities and not-for-profit organisations have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis – Charities continue to struggle through coronavirus – and How should social organisations emerge from COVID-19?

Pro Bono News is the number one news outlet for Australia’s social economy. Today’s cartoon.

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Oxfam Australia is halving its full time staff. ‘The charity, which delivers aid internationally as well as in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia, pointed to ongoing financial issues and a persistent decline in overseas aid budgets from before the outbreak of COVID-19.’ read the post on the Pro Bono website here.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Cartoons for the latest issue of Australian Socialist.

 

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Is there a local ‘heartbeat’ economy that can keep beating despite the damage wrought by crazy global economic storms raging or spluttering around us?

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.