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Butchers paper cartoon recording at the St Vincent de Paul Congress, St Aloysius College, Adelaide, 6-8 October. Keynote speakers Phil Glendenning (Director, Edmund Rice Centre) –  ‘Daily Acts of Solidarity’, and Larissa Behrendt (Director of Research, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology Sydney) – ‘Sign of the times’, inspired the 180+ participants in “creating new solutions to ‘problem space’ opportunities”. Facilitators for the Congress were Future Friendly, Sydney Australia.Congress collage.png

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Today’s Pro Bono Australia news cartoon, inspired by Eva Cox’s opinion piece ‘Welfare needs a radical restructuring’Pro Bono Australia is Australia’s leading news, jobs, events, research and funding resources for the not-for-profit and charity sector.

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Today’s Kneebone cartoon on the Pro Bono news  website.

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‘The number of Australian school children seeking help from homelessness services has increased by more than 80 per cent over the past three years, according to new data analysis.’ Almost 40,000 school children sought homelessness help last year posted on the Pro Bono news website.

 

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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. Oxfam has released a report, An Economy for the 1%, showing that the gap between the world’s richest and poorest has widened in the last year. For an overview see Xavier Smerdon’s Pro Bono post ’62 People Make as Much Money as Half The World’. Oxfam Australia’s CEO Helen Szoke says ‘As a first priority, there must be an end to the dodgy tax practices and use of tax havens that allow corporations and individuals to accrue phenomenal wealth while others’ suffer’.