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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. The first episode of Pro Bono’s podcast How Can I Help? looks at what you can do when you see someone sleeping rough.

Following Rio Tinto’s destruction of Juukan Gorge in 2020, a new toolkit is here to help investors better understand and protect First Nations rights and cultural sites’. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon 

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

Sacred Heart College, Brighton South Australia held its Marist ‘Beating as One Heart’ Liturgy celebration on Friday 24th September. The event was captured in cartoon style on a long panel. A copy was made after the event for the college’s other campus. The school colour is blue. A video of the celebration activities including the artwork can be seen here.

The Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit (SVRPU), The University of the Sunshine Coast, hosted a one-day symposium on September 8th, the first of its kind, bringing together national and international experts to discuss the importance of context for preventing sexual violence and abuse and improving community safety. 

There is growing recognition, and a developing evidence base, supporting the contextual dynamics of sexual violence and abuse. Lessons learned from Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, for example, drew attention to contextual factors (organisational leadership, policies and practice) that create conditions that might either increase risk, or protect against, sexual abuse. Multidisciplinary research evidence also shows how family, peer, school and neighbourhood settings may also contribute to abusive behaviour. Collectively, this highlights the need to ensure prevention strategies, as well as responses to sexual abuse, are contextualised.‘ 

Caricatures of the presenters, including a rough diagram summary of their presentation, were prepared earlier:

… and some of the cartoons drawn during the symposium:

Spinning out of control…https://www.crikey.com.au/2021/09/10/pfizer-forget-hindsight-heroes-deal-foresight-failure/

18-year-old Ashjayeen Sharif is an arts student, a climate activist and now a contender for a seat on the board of AGL, Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter.‘ He is preparing to address AGL’s annual general meeting (AGM) next month. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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.

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