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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon following this week’s Four Corners (ABC TV) investigation into the payday loans industry. Read more on the Pro Bono website here.

 

 

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The Summer edition of Australian Options is out now.  ‘Discussions for Social Justice and political change’ with articles on the ACOSS Report on poverty in Australia, growth issues and alternatives, the Middle East and more.

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One of the featured Australian Options articles, ‘Too Big to Gaol‘, by Evan Jones, considers the Australian financial system.

 


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G20 in OZ: can it save the world? is the focus of the Spring issue of Australian Options. Topics covered in a wide range of articles include: Australia may be hosting the G20 but it is no G20 leader, the BRICS bank proposal versus the G20, the widening gender pay gap is about to get worse, inequality in Australia, and developing an alternative progressive economic agenda.

The editorial, ‘The unseemly rush to a war without end’, can be read here. To subscribe, go to the website membership page.

Here are a few of the cartoons illustrating this issue.

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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.

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This month’s New internationalist Scratchy Lines cartoon.

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

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Australian’s are told they will have to do ‘the heavy lifting’ to get the budget out of deficit. In this political climate many not-for-profit community organisations face uncertain funding – and futures.

Posts on the Pro Bono news website give plenty of background, and here’s the NFP Kneebone cartoon from the website.

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.

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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.

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