Daily News - Wednesday 18 December 2013
The Federal Government has confirmed the National Disability Insurance Scheme may be targeted in the search for budget savings.
Annabel Crabb, The ABC
Joe Hockey has given his strongest hint yet that the NDIS may be joining the NBN as a piece of national infrastructure that the Coalition wants to deliver at a lower cost.
The Coalition Government has appointed Timothy Wilson as Australia’s new Human Rights Commissioner.
Tim Wilson, The Australian
AUSTRALIA'S most fundamental human rights have been diluted over decades. It is time to recognise them as central and essential building blocks for a free society.
Keri Phillips, Radio National
Over the past 100 years, foreign aid structures that began with European colonialism have become tied to shifting economic and political interests, as well as a growing humanitarian movement.
John Falzon, Eureka Street
In Bendigo, at a St Vincent de Paul Society forum for Anti-Poverty Week this year, Vicki Clark, Mutti Mutti Woman and Coordinator of Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Victoria, shared the red earth from her mother's Country, inviting all of us to cradle it in our hands.
Not for Profit peak body, the Community Council for Australia, has welcomed a move by the Federal Government to not proceed with a new tax that would have brought into question all the income-producing activities of charities.