Daily News - Thursday 10 April 2014

Posted 10 April 2014 10:53am
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Successful youth unemployment service facing axe as government stays silent on funding

Lisa Cox, Sydney Morning Herald

The federal government is set to axe a $50 million a year service that has steered thousands of at -risk young people into jobs and work experience, including with top companies NAB, Qantas and Woolworths.

 

Charities commission to get Senate lifeline: hopes

Judith Ireland, Sydney Morning Herald

The charities watchdog could be thrown a lifeline in the new Senate, with the Palmer United Party and other key crossbench senators yet to make up their minds over how to vote on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

 

Welfare a safety net not cargo net: Hockey

The Australian ($)

Treasurer Joe Hockey is flagging a new era of personal and corporate responsibility in the lead-up to the budget, declaring that welfare must be a "safety net, not a cargo net".

 

Pension costs us way too much

David Uren, The Australian

The last commission of audit recommended a cold bath for pensioners. Gough Whitlam’s 1972 benchmark that pensioners should receive a quarter of the average male full-time wage was no longer a relevant indicator of a minimum living standard and should be abandoned, it said.

 

Federal Court quashes government decision that refuses protection visas for asylum seekers convicted of crimes

Anna Henderson, ABC News

The Federal Court has quashed a government decision to refuse protection visas to a group of refugees who were convicted of offences while in detention.

 

Family Violence Orgs Unite For National Plan

Pro Bono News

The Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) have joined forces to deliver a national approach to preventing violence against women and their children.

The three-year partnership’s first priority will be the development of a national framework to provide a shared understanding of what it will take to prevent the violence.

 

Second govt MP hits out at racial changes

The Australian ($)

A second government backbencher is publicly opposing the Abbott government's proposed changes to racial discrimination laws.

Western Sydney Liberal MP Craig Laundy fears the changes could adversely affect his multicultural community

 

NSW University study: half of teenagers do not drink alcohol

Sue Dunlevy, Herald Sun

More than half the nation’s teenagers are shunning alcohol to become teetotallers as the internet consumes more of their time.

 

G20: where does equality sit on the agenda for Australia?

Raffaele Piccolo, On Line Opinion

If we are serious about improving people's lives then we must be prepared to not only grow the pie (the economy) but we also have to be prepared to change the way we cut it (distribute wealth).

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