Daily News - Friday 25 October 2013

Posted 25 October 2013 9:05am

Human stories of criminal monsters
Joe Caddy, Eureka Street

For 11 years I worked as a chaplain in a maximum security prison at Melbourne's Metropolitan Remand Centre. In that setting I would at times meet inmates who were accused of serious crimes that had shocked the community. 

Brave hearts, cool heads will guide us through long, hot summer ahead
Tony Abbott, The Sydney Morning Herald

This sunburnt country of ours tests us often. In the last week it has tested us, but we have not been found wanting.

Top lawyer Patrick Parkinson says Catholic Church still tainted by rotten apples
Kerry Brewster, The ABC

A senior lawyer has warned that the Catholic Church will not win back public trust and confidence until its current "tainted" leaders have gone.

Minnows threaten Senate havoc
Heath Aston, The Sydney Morning Herald

Clive Palmer and the micro-parties that will hold the balance of power in the Senate from July are threatening to play havoc with Prime Minister Tony Abbott's legislative agenda if the government gives in to growing calls to reform the voting system.

Purge rocks indigenous tourism report
Patricia Karvelas and Lisa Allen, The Australian

THE management of Australia's premier indigenous tourism resort - a showcase for Aboriginal job creation - has been thrown into turmoil by a boardroom purge that sparked the managing director's resignation and a bitter row over the company's profitability.

‘Second-rate’ NFP Governance Unsubstantiated – Study
Pro Bono News

Not for Profit governance is effective and appropriate, and there’s no evidence it’s less effective than for-profit governance, a report on directors’ social impact reveals.

Should a lobby group chair the Audit Commission?
Michelle Grattan, The Conversation

With this week’s announcement of the government’s Audit Commission members and terms of reference, Tony Abbott is starting to get his Rudd-like list of inquiries and reviews on the go.

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