Daily News - Thursday 6 March 2014

Posted 6 March 2014 9:17am
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Fears of social service job losses as uncertainty grows over future funding of Homelessness Partnership agreement

Naomi Woodley, The ABC

The Federal Government is being warned of thousands of job losses in the social services sector if it does not extend the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).

Hockey to go slow on cuts

Andrew Martin, The Canberra Times

Treasurer Joe Hockey has indicated his first budget will be far less tough than had been believed, saying he will ensure cutbacks bite only slowly.

The boats always come back – and when they do, Australia will have to draw on fresh reserves of cruelty

David Marr, The Guardian

Underlying Abbott’s pitch is the promise that after we’ve cut off any hope of refugees to live here and after we shipped them off to violent camps, the boats will stop. It won’t happen

Peris wants violence grog ban

Patricia Karvelas, The Australian

LABOR'S first indigenous MP says people who have committed alcohol-related domestic violence should be banned from buying alcohol.

Rumours of economy's death greatly exaggerated

Ross Gittens, The Age

The loss of manufacturing jobs in Australia must be seen as part of the bigger picture.

Encouragement for bleeding hearts

Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street

Just as the song of the turtle dove is heard in spring, so the call of bleeding hearts is heard at times when resistance to brutality is gaining traction.

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