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The January/February New Internationalist Scratchy Lines cartoon. For the Australian New Internationalist site – including blog and shop – click here.

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‘Australian charities are self-silencing for fear of risking their financial security or attracting political retribution’, today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Cartoons from the 2017 annual Power to the People National Conference in Melbourne, 5th & 6th December. The Municipal Association of Victoria and The Bank of I.D.E.A.S. jointly create the conference each year. This year’s theme was ‘Rebooting Democracy’ and the role of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)  in community mobilisation.

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Independence Educational Publishers UK  produce Issues, a series of cross-curricular resource books for 14 -18 year olds. Each book (there are currently 70 in print) has a number of cartoon illustrations by three (Australian!) cartoonists – Don Hatcher, Angelo Madrid and me. These are a few of my cartoons from the latest books covering health, eating disorders, housing, child abuse and money issues.

 

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‘Early Childhood Education – worth fighting for’. Illustration for Emma Lowe’s article on the squeezing of early childhood education, in the November Australian Education Union AEU Journal (South Australian branch).

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Australia’s Turnbull government rejects a call for a First Nations voice to the parliament which had been endorsed by indigenous consensus through the Uluru Statement from the  Heart. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Humans vs robots – this month’s The Big Story in New Internationalist considers many aspects of automation, technology and robots. Here are some of the cartoons illustrating Noel Sharkey’s article warning that ‘we urgently need to slam the brakes on automated violence’ and dispelling some of the myths about the newest arms race, Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS) -Killer Robots.

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Cartoon recording from the Barwon Regional Assembly (Regional Development Victoria), Geelong, on the 14th September. Above, a summary graphic showing the top 5 priorities for the Barwon region from the assembly; below, some of the cartoons from the evening.

 

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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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The Scratchy Lines cartoon in the October New Internationalist.