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From today’s Pro Bono News federal budget coverage here is the Kneebone cartoon. Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2016 federal budget last night and this is what it looked like (not really… and I should have put in Overseas Aid as a negative peanut – read about aid CUTS here!).

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Yesterday Treasurer Scott Morrison spoke to the National Press club  warning that it will be a slow path back to a budget surplus, and calls for spending cuts (read here). In contrast, ACOSS, Australia’s peak welfare body,  says the next budget must support essential community services and ‘realign its spending priorities and strengthen the tax base’ (read the Pro Bono post here).

And now you can explore the new look Pro Bono website!

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Today’s Pro Bono news website cartoon. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has been under threat of closure by the government for many months. Social Services Minister Scott Morrison almost conceded that it will not be abolished (Morrison fudged ACNC announcement). The situation presents a great challenge to new Prime Minister Turnbull (Turnbull does not mean easy ride for Social Sector).

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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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‘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.