Daily News - Tuesday 4 February 2014
Bill Shorten, The Guardian
With the NDIS, Australia’s disability care system will be transformed from one of the most backward in the developed world to among the very best. This is Labor's revolutionary moment.
ABC Fact Check
A report showing one in five Australians receive income support has prompted Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews to label the welfare system "not sustainable" and order a review.
Freyla Ferguson, ProBono News
A charity evaluator model based on the US-based Charity Navigator, could replace Australia’s charity regulator, Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews revealed in speech to Not for Profit Directors.
Bridie Jabour, The Guardian
Second inquiry in 10 years will look into the impact of closed detention on the health and development of children.
Rick Morton, The Australian
THE Australian Human Rights Commission should have considered an inquiry into asylum-seeker children in detention under the former Labor government when numbers were actually rising, the commission's president has admitted.
Katie Robertson, Kristy Symonds, Lisa Quatermain, PerthNow
AT least four houses have been destroyed by a raging bushfire in Perth's southern suburbs with firefighters working through the night to protect homes.