Daily News - Tuesday 10 December 2013
Sally Ayhan, WA Today
One of my most memorable Christmases growing up was when my parents took my brothers and I to the Wayside Chapel in Sydney's Kings Cross.
Rick Morton, The Australian
CHILDCARE is a necessity for Sydney mother of two Gisella Edwards, but she feels "blessed" that she can rely on her father and sister to care for her children instead of battling for a place in a formal centre.
Dan Box, The Australian
A CATHOLIC priest created a "cult-like group" of teenage girls, fathering a child with one while telling another girl he was terminally ill and she "needed to have sex with him before he died".
Michael Bachelard, The Age
Three would-be asylum seekers, including a toddler, were killed off the coast of Java on Monday when their wooden fishing vessel sank on the way to Christmas Island.
Kerry Murphy, Eureka Street
Last week asylum seekers had a small win only to have it snatched away, and then were confronted by a more serious attack.
Shaun Carney, The Conversation
For every opposition, the prospect of taking office – attaining politics’ ultimate prize, often after years of hard grind – can be relied upon to drown out the little noises of self-doubt and self-criticism that lurk inside the head of any reasonable politician.
Dan Tehan, The Drum
If the family farm is going to survive, the younger generations will have to rise to the challenge with innovation and ingenuity.
Peter Reith, The Drum
Labor has form on negative tactics in opposition, and kids itself that it is simply giving Abbott his own medicine.