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This week’s Pro Bono News cartoon: the Queensland Government’s approval of the Adani coal mine increases the risk of further damage to The Great Barrier Reef. See “‘Trifecta’ needed to save Great Barrier Reef” on the Pro Bono website.

 

 

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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.

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The March New Internationalist Scratchy Lines cartoon. Visit the Australian New Internationalist site for the blogs, shop and more 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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Todays Pro Bono News cartoon. After months of negative attention Shane Warne has closed his charitable foundation (see the Pro Bono post here).

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There are three cartoonists involved in illustrating a number of articles in each UK published Issues series resource book for high school students – all Australians: Don Hatcher, Angelo Madrid and me. Above are three examples of mine from the latest set of books.

Independence Educational Publishers, Cambridge UK, produce 6 new resource books in their Issues series, three times a year. Aimed at 14- to 18-year-olds, each book gathers a wide range of information on an important social issue. Titles in the latest set,released this month, are Global Tourism, Gender Equality, Sustainability, Social Class, Discussing Crime and Our Changing Population.

 

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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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A couple of days ago Optus took down an advertising billboard in the Sydney suburb of Casula. The sign was written in Arabic, and is part of a campaign targeting multicultural groups with a simple message “We can speak to you in your language”. Optus received a barrage of negative feedback on Facebook. Read the original news article and see the poster here. This cartoon illustrates today’s blog post on .id the population experts dispelling the myths about Australia’s Arabic speakers (read the full blog.id post here).

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This month’s New Internationalist ‘Scratchy lines’ cartoon. For the New Internationalist Australia, including its Fair trade shop click here.

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A recent post on the Pro Bono news website reports that the Abbott Government is accused of trying to silence Not for Profit organisations. “I’d like to know why the Abbott Government has, across the board, been cutting funding to advocacy work of the Not for Profit sector,” Founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Kon Karapangiotidis said.