Daily News - Wednesday 9 April 2014
Sarah Whyte, The Sydney Morning Herald
A group of indigenous leaders and academics have joined a chorus of opponents to the planned changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, calling for safeguards to be included in its review.
Emily Bourke, ABC News
The inquiry, led by former High Court judge Dyson Heydon will investigate allegations of bribery, secret commissions and improper fundraising within five of the country's most powerful unions.
YFoundations, Media Release
On any given night in Australia over 26,000 young people are homeless – an alarming number which is on the rise. Youth Homelessness Matters Day, a national awareness campaign held on Wednesday 9 April, is a call to all Australians, to take action by publicly stating that “youth homelessness matters” and must be prevented.
There has been particular success in finding solutions to homelessness. In 2011, the Welsh Local Authority Homelessness Network wanted to test a new and innovative solution to long-term homelessness. The network formed a partnership with the Welsh assembly, and worked with a number of local authorities to introduce a scheme of individual budgets targeted at rough sleepers who had proven the most difficult to engage and most entrenched.
Pro Bono News
Social sector advocates are urging the Federal Government to look at new ways to promote social investment in Australia as part of its inquiry into the financial system.
Pope Francis has approved a new direction for the Vatican 'bank' as it seeks to improve transparency and compliance with international guidelines
Australia Network News
"The Solomon Islands Government has informed us that this is the worst flood disaster they have experienced in their capital, Honiara," Ms Bishop said in a statement.
"I have spoken to Prime Minister Lilo this evening and informed him of the new package; the $3 million package overall, and the new $2 million to address the immediate shelter, water, health needs; and also the $600,000 to support the Solomon Islands Government," she said.