Daily News - Wednesday 5 February 2014
Patricia Karvelas, The Australian
SINGLE parents and their children have experienced a decline in nutrition and mental health, and incurred large levels of debt since being moved off the sole parent payment in January last year, according to a survey conducted by a new national parent advocacy group.
Josh Bornstein, The Guardian
The class war has been won by the rich. Millionaires are pulling up the drawbridge behind them, evading taxation while choosing to share their anger rather than their wealth.
Three new intensive support services for vulnerable Victorian mothers and their children are to be rolled out across the state, Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge announced on Monday.
Volunteering Victoria has launched its first Manifesto – identifying volunteering gaps and priorities for Victoria including the lack of state-wide systems around emergency and disaster volunteering.
Jessica Irvine, The Courier Mail
AUSTRALIA'S Treasurer and father-of-three, Joe Hockey, spent his summer holidays wrangling the demands of his children, Xavier, 8, Adelaide, 7, and Ignatius, 4.
Matthew Taylor, The Drum
Relative poverty is a poor measure when it comes to forming public policy aimed at helping those Australians who are really doing it tough.
Anne Davies, The Age
The ALP has raised new concerns about conflicts of interest arising from the business interests of the chairman of the National Commission of Audit, Tony Shepherd, after it was revealed he had taken a directorship at the newly formed Rearden Capital, which will market infrastructure debt financing to superannuation funds.
Latika Bourke, The ABC
The Abbott Government has asked a major review of workplace awards to assess whether minimum terms and conditions, including penalty rates, are still relevant.