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This month’s New Internationalist Scratchy Lines cartoon. See seven good reasons to subscribe at the Australian New Internationalist site here.

Today’s Pro Bono News  cartoon, inspired by the post Youth Payments Violate Human Rights: Report.

Obligations pic

Conference poster

Conference poster

The Local Government Managers Australia (SA Division) 2014 conference Active Citizenship – The Future of local Government had a facilitated ‘World Cafe’ as its final session. There were two tables for each of five key questions and participants ‘speed dated’ their way around the tables; the responses to the questions reported back to the conference at the end of the hour session. It is an intense brainstorming process and an effective way of collecting the feelings of the group, at the end of a conference, on the main issues.

Although I do cartoon/illustrate as a form of recording at conferences I don’t specialise in graphic recording – recording people’s responses on the spot, in real time, in a coherent graphic. There are a number of very skilled graphic recorders around. So for me, I needed to do some preparation for recording the responses at the end of the Active Citizenship ‘World Cafe’.

Knowing the five questions beforehand, I was able to get a graphic in mind for each. The facilitator suggested basing them on conference’s ‘people tree’ poster image – a great suggestion as it was a good image to borrow and play with. Once the session started I moved around, listening in on each table, to get a feel for what was being said. From this I saw that three of my graphic ideas seemed to fit, but I had to rethink the other two. In the times when participants were changing tables I drew up my images on butcher’s paper – leaving room to add in the actual responses. This paid off. Although it was a rush as the reporters read out their lists, I was able to get down most of the responses to each question, incorporating them into each graphic.Here are three of them…

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Corruption pic

In the lead up to the G20 meeting of Global leaders in Brisbane Australian Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has declared that ‘We must continue efforts to combat corruption which is one of the greatest barriers to global growth’  (more in the Pro Bono News post here), while persisting with the government’s ‘promise’ to make a bonfire of pesky red and green tape – including the independent charities and not-for-profits regulator ACNC. Not considering that a lot of pesky red and green tape helps keep many organisations on the straight and narrow (see this post, ‘…there are powerful groups… that do not want the scrutiny of an independent body…’). Here is my Pro Bono News cartoon take on things.

 

This week’s NFP Kneebone cartoon for the Pro Bono news website:

Budget 2014 pic

Australian Options is a quarterly  journal ‘which aims to challenge the ideas dominating Australian mainstream debate’. Major articles are by ‘activists and progressive thinkers on contemporary political, social and cultural issues’. It is now heading into its 19th year of publication – and of my ‘cartoon commentary’ illustrating many of the articles. Here are some from the last couple of issues.

A Opts cover

Iraq pic

Coalface pic

What's Left pic

Metaphor

Refugees pic

 

‘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

Rapid appraisal of emerging issues in the oil palm sector in Palawan Island (The Philippines): Environment, livelihoods and corporate accountability, was a scoping report produced by a collaboration between Palawan State University and the Stockholm Environment Institute. It aimed  ‘to feed the ‘rich picture’ that emerges from the preliminary results back to people in Palawan’.

As part of the feeding back the results these three diagrams were developed to be used in presentations. There was a lot of ‘rich picture’ to juggle onto each page.

Oil Palm pic A

When the pic

Pathways pic B

 

Two posters designed for the South Australian Electoral Commission to explain how to vote in the upcoming state election. The posters are designed for voters who are unfamiliar with how the process works or have limited English. Originally it was intended that the posters would work without any text however some words were necessary to help make the process clear. One of the posters has been adapted for remote communities where Electoral officials are flown or driven in, and it has been translated into the Pitjantjatjara language.

EC LR poster

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Sign Low Res fileThis is a mock-up of one sign to be on a forest and discovery trail at the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre, near Luang Prabang, Laos. The wording will be translated into Lao – and other languages.