THE federal government has announced a boost to pension payments to help 3.6 million pensioners keep pace with rising living costs.
Denis Shanahan, The Australian
AFTER three days of federal parliament wallowing in the grubby and exaggerated politics of corruption, ministerial misdeeds, point-scoring and calculated attempts to damage credibility for longer-term political gain, Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt pinpointed the heart of the issue this week when he asked: “Where is parliament’s moral compass?"
'Pope Francis is very different,' says Cardinal Pell. 'Not only does he mean it, but he has the capacity to get it done.'
Paula Mattewson, The Drum
With three elections coming up and all the talk of jobs, jobs jobs, both major parties will engage in negative campaigning and try to pin the blame for unemployment on their opponent.
Katherine Fallah, The Guardian
The private security firm's alleged role in the Manus riots will not surprise anyone familiar with the history of serious abuse allegations faced by the company, from South Africa to the UK.
Rick Wallance, The Australian
KEVIN Rudds flagship social housing scheme - designed to help low-income Australians afford homes closer to their workplace - has become a windfall for universities with international students.
Fact Check, The ABC
As Tasmania's March 15 election nears, the Government and Opposition are ramping up their rhetoric on jobs.
Leslie Cannold, The Drum
Victoria's new Mental Health Act will move it from the back of the human rights bus to a leader in individually-empowering patient care.