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Today’s Pro Bono News cartoon. Illustrating  that ‘Peak welfare Not for Profits ACOSS and State and Territory Councils of Social Service have issued a collective New Years Resolution for the Federal Government to stop devastating funding cuts to community organisations across Australia’. Read more of the post here.

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Regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield said:

“None of us are served – Governments, providers, participants, potential participants, carers – none of us are served by anything other than a clear-eyed realism in relation to the Scheme.”

As posted on the Pro Bono Australia website ‘The “Stressful” State of the Disability Sector – Report’

Here is this fortnight’s NFP-Kneebone cartoon for Pro Bono Australia news.

 

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Abuse of people with disability in institutionalised services was exposed in this week’s 4 Corners – ABC Television program, in particular sexual assault in homes run by Yooralla, one of Australia’s largest disability support organisations. A number of posts on the Pro Bono website give background and more detail of the situation (Independent inquiry call over Yooralla abuse, Yooralla CEO quits, Government rejects Disability Abuse Inquiry).

 

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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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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.

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

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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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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.