Daily News - Monday 17 March 2014

Posted 17 March 2014 9:48am
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For Tassie and SA, it was all about the jobs

Paula Matthewson, The Drum

The Greens can search for meaning in the Tasmania and South Australia election results, but the truth is it all boiled down to a battle over jobs.

Coalition to extend income management

Patricia Karvelas, The Australian

The controversial welfare quarantining system known as income management will be rolled out to other disadvantaged communities in Australia, after Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews concluded that it had been a success and needed wider application.

State Government announces a $4 million supported accommodation facility for Redcliffe to help homeless

Jamie-Leigh Mason, The Courier Mail

A 20-bed apartment complex will be built on the Redcliffe Peninsula, north of Brisbane, as the State Government tries to deal with the increasing number of people living rough.

Church abuse crisis and the law

Carmel Ross, Eureka Street

Reports from the Royal Commission this week have focused on the efforts of John Ellis to have his experience of sexual abuse as a teenage boy, perpetrated by a Catholic priest, acknowledged and adequately addressed by the Church.

Tony Abbott's war on red tape starts with repeal day

James Massola, The Sydney Morning Herald

The federal government's promise to cut $1 billion in red tape annually will be put to the test on Wednesday when it begins repealing more than 8000 redundant regulations and laws.

Tony Abbott still unpopular with voters

Michael Gordon, The Age

The big take-out from the latest Age/Nielsen poll is that the Abbott government continues to be the least popular incoming administration in four decades.

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