Daily News - Friday 6 December 2013
Jane McAdam, The Drum
The fate of asylum seekers shouldn't be left in the hands of any one minister whose decisions can't be reviewed - that's why we need complementary protection legislation, writes Jane McAdam.
Martin Young, Bruce Doran, Francis Markham, The Conversation
Living close to a pokie venue is a risky business. This was a key finding from our comprehensive 2010 survey of gambling behaviour in the urban centres of the Northern Territory.
Freyla Ferguson, ProBono Australia
Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has revealed his first move to axe the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
Labor and the Greens have cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Government's border protection policy after an asylum seeker boat made it to Christmas Island undetected.
Monique Ross,T he ABC
After initially failing to secure support to increase the debt limit to $500 billion, the Government has now clinched a deal to scrap the ceiling altogether.
Patricia Karvelas, The Australian
FOR the first time in the nation's history, two Aborigines will head a parliamentary committee after Labor nominated Nova Peris to be deputy chair of a panel charged with delivering a referendum to change the Constitution to recognise indigenous Australians.
James Bone, The Times
SHOCK-JOCK Rush Limbaugh has accused the Pope of preaching Marxism, reflecting an unease among US Christian conservatives with the pro-poor stance of the first pontiff to come from South America.
Lucy Carroll, The Sydney Morning Herald
A group of Rohingya asylum seekers spent three days camped out on a Christmas Island beach unnoticed, eating crabs and coconuts to survive, after their boat sank on Monday.
Tomas Chamberlin, Rob Kidd, The Courier Mail
THE man appointed to oversee and plan for the state's worst disasters says there is a "real risk" of earthquakes in Queensland.