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A community exhibition to mark one year on after the devastating Sampson Flat bushfire here in South Australia was held earlier this year. A number of community organisations were involved. The Red Cross section featured feedback and comments from interviews  with the community affected by the bushfire by local  Jeff Ayers in the weeks following the event . Here are some of the cartoon posters, based on the interviews, from the display.

A video for the City of Port Phillip, Victoria, encouraging the community to tell what is important to them in keeping their city great. The feedback helps guide the annual budget preparation and Council Plan. Read more here.

Voiceovers by Max McHenry and Ellie Parnell, music by Tom Kneebone.

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Illustrating an article by researcher Sarah Russell in this weekend’s The Age newspaper. Read the complete article here.

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This week’s Pro Bono News cartoon. The ideas came from Karen Mahlab’s  (founder of  Pro Bono Australia) blog post ‘The social economy – working towards the common good’. As the intro to the post says: There is a noticeable shift from purely profit-driven capitalism towards integrated social citizenship, which is happening in Australia and around the world, writes Karen Mahlab in her latest blog.

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‘Australians foresee a future where their society is more skilled but less friendly and moral, Queensland University of Technology research has found.’ Read the Pro Bono post: Gloomy Aussie Outlook Forecasts Unfriendly Future. This is the latest Pro Bono news cartoon.

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

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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.

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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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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.