Daily News - Tuesday 14 January 2014
Rick Morton, The Australian
A SUPER-DEPARTMENT employing one-quarter of the commonwealth bureaucracy and leading social policy from conception to service delivery would be created under plans being considered by the Coalition.
Lenore Taylor, The Guardian
More than 33,000 asylum seekers already in Australia could be able to apply for permanent visas if a new high court challenge succeeds – thwarting ongoing attempts by the Abbott government to ensure no boat arrivals can stay permanently.
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Patrick Lion, The Herald Sun
THOUSANDS of people on the disability support pension could be wrongly pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars each year after the failure of reforms to tighten eligibility rules two years ago.
Greg Jericho, the Guardian
In the first half of every year the Fair Work Commission (formerly Fair Work Australia) takes submissions on the annual wage review which sets the minimum wage
Diana Elliot, The Drum
Post offices fulfil a social service as well as a commercial one, particularly in rural and regional areas. That isn't a role that should be shunted off to the private sector, writes Diana Elliott.
Peter Ryan, ABC
A business lobby group is urging the Federal Government to boost Australia's immigration intake by more than 15 per cent next year.
AAP, The Herald Sun
The Abbott government is planning a "repeal day'' in parliament in March when it hopes to axe more than 8000 federal laws in a push to cut red tape costs.