Daily News - Wednesday 18 September 2013
Hidden Trauma, Hidden Cost – the CSSA Scholarship 2013
Jackie Brady, Catholic Social Services Australia
CSSA is pleased to announce that the recipient of the inaugural CSSA Scholarship is Ms Romaine Moss, an employee from CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay, with her research proposal Hidden Trauma, Hidden Cost: Ameliorating the effects of vicarious trauma in the workplace.
The Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse has laid out the timetable for public hearings this year and early next year, with the Catholic Church’s Towards Healing likely to be examined in December.
Money can’t buy happiness, but being happy pays
Daniella Miletic, the Age
Does being happy make you better off financially? After years of studying the influence money has on happiness, one Australian economist set out to examine the reverse.
Lessons for Labor from across the Tasman
Cecily McNeil, Eureka Street
Last weekend the Australian Labor Party embarked on its month-long process towards a grassroots election of a leader to replace Kevin Rudd. At the same time, the New Zealand Labour Party ended its long and sometimes brutal election of a new leader, with Sunday's naming of Auckland MP David Cunliffe.
Tough call on 1200 jobs at Centrelink
Noel Towell, Sydney Morning Herald
Up to a quarter of the nation's Centrelink call centre workers are set to lose their jobs before the end of the year.
Revealed: Staff down by 25%
Anna Patty, Sydney Morning Herald
The death of toddler Zoran Ivanovski has been drawn into the latest crisis involving Family Services Minister Pru Goward, after it emerged she has apparently misled Parliament over the number of child caseworkers.
Ageing population missed by Abbott’s ministry
Emily Millane, the Drum
As Australia faces the challenges of an ageing population, Tony Abbott's decision to lump aged care and ageing into the Social Services portfolio could spell trouble for the future of older Australians, writes Emily Millane.