Daily News - Thursday 20 March 2014

Posted 20 March 2014 9:08am
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Family faces eviction in Millers Point

Stephen Nicholls, The Sydney Morning Herald

Luke Ayres has spent 23 of his 26 years in the three-bedroom Millers Point terrace with his mum, sister and his two nephews. 

$14m mental health unit still lies idle

Henrietta Cook, The Age

A much-needed $14.2 million health facility that includes 22 new beds for mentally ill patients has sat idle since construction was completed almost seven months ago.

Two-stage Plan to Abolish ACNC

ProBono News

The Federal Government says it has a two-stage plan to abolish ACNC in line with its election promise to demolish the charity regulator.

Migrants in Hobart tell their stories to fight rascism

The ABC

Migrants studying at Hobart's TasTAFE hope telling their stories will create understanding and fight racism in the community.

Parental leave scheme overlooks the fathers

Ben Moxham, The Age

Giving incentives to new dads so they can take time off work could help to close the gender pay gap. 

Inquiry looms for childcare wage deal

Patricia Karvelas, The Australian

THE former Labor government’s $300 million boost to lift childcare wages - attacked as a means to spread union coverage in the sector - will be investigated by the Auditor-General.

Government goals and policy get in the way of our happiness

Brian Martin, The Conversation 

Australian government policy and happiness research are pointing in very different directions.

Asylum seekers attempt suicide on Manus Island as details of living conditions revealed during inquiry

News.com.au

TWO Iranian asylum seekers have attempted suicide on Manus Island after reading reports by Papua New Guinea’s government lawyer, Ian Molloy, who suggested detainees were in high health.

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