Daily News - Tuesday 29 October 2013
Patricia Karvelas, The Australian
Tony Abbott's government will abolish the Prime Minister's Council on Homelessness set up by Labor and overhaul strategy to reduce administration so providers can invest more on the needy.
Paul Maley, The Australian
REFUGEE authorities on Nauru have handed down just one ruling in more than a year, despite millions of taxpayer dollars being spent on the remote facility.
Tim Ferguson, Eureka Street
Speaking from experience, I can tell you that a physical disability can be a pain or a chore, but the devices available to help disabled people get around can have surprising benefits.
Natasha Bita, News.com.au
CHILDREN are living in cars because jobless single parents are too poor to pay rent, welfare groups have warned.
Shanthi Roberston, The Conversation
In his short period in office so far, prime minister Tony Abbott has been taken to task on two issues with important neighbours: asylum seeker boats arriving from Indonesia, and therights of New Zealanders living in Australia on temporary visas. A recent Monash University report also warns that the increase in the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program is contributing to the unemployment of local Australian youth.
Pro Bono Australia
Advocates for people with disabilities have hit back at Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that the National Disability Insurance Scheme could be managed by Medibank Private.