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Category Archives: social issues

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report has been released by the Federal Government. Stephen Duckett and Anika Stobart write ‘…the commissioners diverged on a number of large and some smaller recommendations. This makes the already complex path to reform even more confusing. It reduces the power of the final report. More disappointingly, it gives the government room to pick and choose recommendations as the cabinet likes.’ Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Winter is coming …

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Sports facilities for young women? Safety cameras for your local community? Bushfire relief funds? This government has the funds – if, according to their handy colour-coded charts, you are in a preferred electorate.

Some of the cartoons illustrating articles for the next two issues of The Alternative Law Journal. Topics include Aboriginal Law and Australian Law, the certification of native foods, the global warming protests, the value of wildlife, the non-disclosure culture, gaps in the law regarding students and others on work experience, and lawyers suffering vicarious trauma from their cases.

The Reality-Check Alphabet: Curiosity. Each month Sue Tomat, owner of Gumleaf Green adds to her Reality Check Alphabet on Linkedin.

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Pro Bono is ‘a group of socially-minded individuals who help purpose-driven people and organisations … to grow (their) impact. We believe society is better off when there is a thriving social economy.’

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.