Youth jobless rate a “crisis” that can’t be ignored, says welfare group
Michelle Grattan, The Conversation
Unemployment among Australian young people has risen to an “alarming” 12.2% in the year to January, compared with 8.8% in 2008, the Brotherhood of St Laurence says, launching a national campaign to get draw attention to the “crisis”.
Manus Island riot: a plague on both your houses
Paula Matthewson, The Drum
Labor will attack Scott Morrison over the Manus Island riot, but both sides of the political divide are guilty of inhumane policies spanning more than two decades.
Liberal MP Kelly O'Dwyer incorrect on Australia's refugee intake
ABC Fact Check
In the ongoing debate over Australia's asylum policies, the question of how many refugees Australia accepts and how that number compares to other countries is often not addressed.
Care location key when focus is a feed for babies
Patricia Karvelas, The Australian
WHEN babies want to be fed at the childcare centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne, the educators often dial mums who are working or studying on campus and suggest they come in as soon as they can take a break and feed their infants.
Feds Initiate NDIS Workforce Strategy
The Coalition Government is to begin a workforce development strategy for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Tony Abbott’s cuts directly hurt Aboriginal children
Padraic Gibson, The Guardian
Indigenous specialist services have been slashed by a tidal wave of cuts. This has a direct impact on the health and safety of thousands of Aboriginal children