Daily News - Monday 28 October 2013
Lauren Wilson, the Australian
Former Labor frontbencher Bob Carr has claimed his party's bungled handling of asylum-seeker policy was "the biggest issue against" the previous government, causing more electoral damage than carbon pricing.
Dan Box, the Australian
More than half of Catholics who attend mass believe the response of their church's leadership to cases of child sex abuse by clergy has been inadequate and shows a complete failure of responsibility.
Anna Patty, the Sydney Morning Herald
The NSW government plans to transfer all its disability services to the private sector from next year in preparation for the introduction of the national scheme, DisabilityCare, in 2018.
Steven Scott, the Courier Mail
Cairns could become the Canberra of the north under a plan to force public servants to move from the national capital to the tropics.
Andrew Markus, the Conversation
If you were to believe some reports in the mainstream media earlier this week, Australians are now more racist, alarmed by immigration and much more negative about asylum seekers arriving by boat.
Norman Hermant, the Drum
Everyone agrees that wages for childcare workers need to rise, but the question then is who gets slugged with the bill, writes Norman Hermant.