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Charities holding the place together, and even they will be struggling …. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Australian companies are failing to comply with modern slavery laws, “When you speak to a glove worker in Malaysia forced to work around the clock to make PPE for the COVID crisis, or a migrant worker on an Australian farm working in terrible conditions, it brings home just how much more needs to be done,” Freya Dinshaw, a lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Pro Bono news cartoon for this week – World Homeless Day and World Mental Health Day coincide this week, ‘new analysis shows the number of people with mental health issues who need homelessness support has doubled in the past decade’.

This week is Homelessness Week.  While government spending cuts to housing and homelessness over the past decade are set to exceed $1 billion, new data shows that private rentals and houses are more unaffordable than ever. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Last week’s Pro Bono news cartoon, sparked by this post: ‘It’s just horrible’: Community sector dismayed by homeless ‘tent cities’ in WA

Independence Educational publishers UK produce Issues a series of high quality cross-curricular resource books for secondary school students. Six new books in the series have just been published: Poverty, Body image, Animal rights, Racism, Ageing and Understanding sexual health. Each book includes a number of cartoon illustrations by cartoonists Angelo Madrid and myself. Some examples of my illustrations are shown below.

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‘.

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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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‘Over 3 million Australians locked into poverty’, today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.