Daily News - Friday 29 November 2013

Posted 29 November 2013 8:57am

Inequality is a political problem, not an economic one

Tim Dunlop, The Drum

Inequality can be social, economic and democratic, but at its heart it is about the exercise of power, who has it and who doesn't.

Churches fight for economic justice

Brian Lawrence, Eureka Street

In his recent address to the Yarra Institute about Christian social thinking in Australia, Fr Frank Brennan expressed the view that 'Christian churches are all but absent from the economic debate other than making the occasional, predictable utterance about ensuring that no one is left worse off as the result of new policy measures'.

Britain scales back loan program

The Australian

THE Bank of England has scaled back a loan program meant to spur economic recovery, amid fears that cheap mortgages could inflate a housing bubble.

Community Business Partnership Needs More Than Talk

Pro Bono News Australia

Not for Profit peak body, the Community Council for Australia, has warned that a reformed  Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership (CBP) must become much more than a talk-fest or promotional opportunity and be a vehicle for business and Not for Profit groups be nice to each other.

Grattan on Friday: Government plays fast and loose with trust and truth

Michelle Grattan, The Conversation

David Gonski and members of his panel on school funding, who included Kathryn Greiner and Carmen Lawrence, have every reason to feel appalled at the way their work has been treated and trashed by both sides of politics.

Joe Hockey open to scrapping debt limit to end political impasse

Daniel Hurst, The Guardian

The treasurer is prepared to consider the Greens proposal, but criticises 'nitty-bitty politics' being played.

Little lad stands tall in crisis

Yolanda Zaw, The West Australian

Four-year-old Ethan Ribeiro was dressed to impress but he only had eyes for one special lady.

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