Daily News - Thursday 5 December 2013
The UK’s charity regulator has come under fire for not being tough enough on charities in an annual national audit of its operations.
Mark Kenny and Peter Martin, The Sydney Morning Herald
Joe Hockey has reached an extraordinary last-minute deal with the Greens - once dubbed ''economic fringe dwellers'' by the government - to scrap Australia's $300 billion borrowing limit.
Brad Thomson, The West Australian
Cash-strapped WA farmers will not be allowed to use money from a $50 million Federal Government financial support package to buy fodder or chemicals to help put in a crop.
Labor has accused both the Greens and the Government of hypocrisy over a new deal to scrap the debt ceiling.
Emma Griffiths, ABC News
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is defending his decision to prevent any more asylum seekers from obtaining ongoing protection in Australia.
Gareth Parker, The West Australian
Colin Barnett says politicians have "fallen into the trap" of being "too specific" about election promises before they are in possession of all the relevant information.
Same-sex marriage bill: Christians vow to fight on if High Court allows equality in ACT
Peter Jean and Lisa Cox, The Canberra Times
A High Court ruling in favour of the ACT's same-sex marriage scheme may not bring political debate over the law to an end.
Jane McAdam, The Sydney Morning Herald
Temporary protection visas do not deter asylum seekers - that's a fact.
Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street
Evangelism and evangelisation are often turn-off words in church conversation. All churches commend the importance of sharing faith with others.
Susan Ryan, The Sydney Morning Herald
Recently we have heard much discussion and news reporting about the Productivity Commission and Grattan Institute proposal to raise the age at which we can qualify for an age pension from 67 to 70 years.