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Homeless pic

If you are homeless, don’t hold your breath. Governments don’t, they keep talking, and promising and shelving – see this post on  the Not For Profits Pro Bono news website. Here is today’s fortnightly NFP Kneebone cartoon on the same website.

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

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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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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.

 

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‘Supporters of the Not for Profit peak body Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) have responded to the Federal Government’s cut to the peak body’s core funding – donating $50,000 in two days to its emergency funding appeal. …RCOA chief executive officer Paul Power said that he was still astounded by Minister Scott Morrison’s decision to remove funding that was in the Immigration Department budget that he got through Federal Cabinet just a few weeks earlier.

“Mr Morrison’s suggestion that he was not aware that his Department was funding RCOA is difficult to accept,” Power said.

“The only conclusion one can draw is that either Mr Morrison is being disingenuous in claiming he wasn’t aware of the funding or he has little comprehension of what is happening in the portfolio for which he has responsibility.” ‘

Read the full post on the Pro Bono News website here. The cartoon is today’s Pro Bono News NFP Kneebone.

 

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.

‘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?

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It was easy to become a Foodhero at WOMAD over the weekend –  by having your Foodhero photo taken. The unisex superhero character was drawn up for Oxfam Australia’s stall promoting their Our Food System is Broken campaign.

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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.