Social justice with a smile
Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street
Some named days are warm and fuzzy. Think of Mothers Day. Others are hard edged, among them World Day of Social Justice, which we celebrate this week.
Forget debt - it's our jobs we're worried about
Peter Lewis and Jackie Woods, The Drum
For all the debate about debt and taxes, polling shows one issue reigns supreme when it comes to economic management: employment.
Immigration privacy breach 'outrageous' as asylum seeker details published online
Judith Ireland, The Sydney Morning Herald
The Privacy Commissioner and the Immigration Department have launched investigations into how details of thousands of asylum seekers in Australia were inadvertently made accessible online.
When Australia stops the boats, you can't ignore the wave of human misery
Lenore Taylor, The Guardian
Despite being so far out of sight, what happens to the 1340 men on Manus remains Australia’s legal and moral responsibility.
Medicare plans: Health Minister Peter Dutton flags overhaul, calls for discussion on GP co-payments
Health Minister Peter Dutton has flagged an overhaul of Medicare, suggesting Australians who can afford it should pay more for their healthcare.
Death of National Drought Policy takes us back to policy on the run
Linda Botterill, The Conversation
Australia’s National Drought Policy, introduced in 1992 and recognised internationally as world’s best practice, now appears to be dead.
ACNC Discretionary Move on Annual Reports
Charities can submit their annual financial reports already lodged with State regulators under a discretionary decision by the charity regulator, the ACNC.