Daily News - Thursday 16 January 2014
David Crowe, The Australian
URGENT reform will be needed to prepare the nation for another global economic shock, according to a dire warning from Tony Abbott's Commission of Audit that clears the way for severe cuts in the May budget.
Residents in Victoria and South Australia are facing the prospect of further power cuts as a scorching heatwave keeps the country's south-east sweltering.
The Charity Ball
Charities chase government money, and governments chase charity approbation. There is a better way.
It's the institution in which the vast majority of child sexual abuse occurs but the victims won’t be able to tell their stories at the current Royal Commission.
Daniel Hurst, The Guardian
Tony Shepherd tells Senate inquiry that audit will be guided by 'fairness', not government orders.
Brad Farrant, The Conversation
Pop culture parenting styles like “Helicopter” and “Snowplow” have received a lot of recent media attention. Such coverage tends to overlook the findings of decades of parenting research.
Peter Gunders, ABC
Farmers hit the spotlight in latest internet meme.