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.