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Today’s Pro Bono news website cartoon. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has been under threat of closure by the government for many months. Social Services Minister Scott Morrison almost conceded that it will not be abolished (Morrison fudged ACNC announcement). The situation presents a great challenge to new Prime Minister Turnbull (Turnbull does not mean easy ride for Social Sector).


Budget 2015

Today’s NFP Kneebone cartoon for Pro Bono, the not-for-profits on-line hub news page.

Q of Political will pic

The Winter edition of Australian Options is out. The focus is on the 2014 Australian Budget. Launched in 1995, ‘Australian Options is a quarterly journal which aims to challenge the ideas dominating Australian mainstream debate’. Here are some of this issue’s cartoon illustrations.

Higher education pic




Q of Political will pic2

‘Prime Minister Tony Abbott has placed the abolition of the charity regulator, the ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission)  on the top of his repeal day hit list describing the process as the biggest bonfire of regulations in the country’s history’ writes  the Pro Bono news website post ACNC In Repeal Day Bonfire. Social Services minister Kevin Andrews has introduced a Two-stage Plan to Abolish ACNC, removing ‘unnecessary regulatory control’ and  directing the sector to ‘self-manage’.

9500 other ‘unproductive regulations’ are also to be abolished. Hey, who needs government?

ACNC end

Here is today’s Pro Bono News cartoon.

The not-for-profit sector is set to do it tough under our new conservative government. The government has said it will abolish the charities regulator (ACNC), and the minister in charge of the new Disability Care (NDIS) is not in the cabinet. Read more here.

On the bright side, the UN World Happiness Report has ranked Australia in 10th place. Read the Pro Bono article here.

Happiness Top Ten pic


The new Australian government will be writing all it’s own punchlines…

Manning Up LR pic

Invisible stuff LRpic