Daily News - Thursday 10 April 2014
Lisa Cox, Sydney Morning Herald
The federal government is set to axe a $50 million a year service that has steered thousands of at -risk young people into jobs and work experience, including with top companies NAB, Qantas and Woolworths.
Judith Ireland, Sydney Morning Herald
The charities watchdog could be thrown a lifeline in the new Senate, with the Palmer United Party and other key crossbench senators yet to make up their minds over how to vote on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
The Australian ($)
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".
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).