Daily News - Thursday 6 February 2014
Patricia Karvelas, The Australian
TAX cuts delivered under the Howard, Rudd and Gillard governments over a 10-year period contributed to a rise in the number of hours families worked of only 2.8 per cent, about one hour per week per family.
The United Nations has demanded the Vatican "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers and turn them over to authorities.
John McCarthy, Steven Scott, The Courier Mail
ANOTHER failed wet season will mean Mount Isa has viable water supply from its dams only until the end of the year, and its Mayor has called for an urgent summit to find solutions.
Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street
At festive times alcohol sits enthroned. Soon afterwards, as most recently in Sydney, it often stands in the dock, on trial for lethal violence in the cities and the trail of broken bottles lying in wait for children's feet on beaches.
Jane Lee, The Age
Asylum seekers charged with rioting on Nauru are among almost 80 people waiting to appear in court following the deportation of the island nation's only magistrate.
Child care should be tax-deductible in order to get more people back into the workforce, the Tax Institute of Australia says.
THE previous Labor government tried almost every tactic available to discredit Joe Hockey. Former treasurer Wayne Swan derided the popular MP -- and his political opposite -- as "sloppy Joe".