Daily News - Friday 31 January 2014
George Roberts, The ABC
New details have emerged about asylum seeker claims that Australian sailors mistreated them during a boat interception operation earlier this month.
Matt Cowgill, The Guardian
No one ever ran a front page story to announce the fact that a single mum was able to buy school shoes thanks to welfare, but those hidden human stories are out there and too often forgotten.
Peter Alford, The Australian
TWO Somalis at the centre of grave allegations against the Australian navy in recent turn-back operations admit their burns were sustained during clashes with the sailors, who in one case had been forced to prevent asylum-seekers scuttling their boat.
Brian Robins, The Age
In August, during the federal election campaign, then opposition leader Tony Abbott said that when in government he would lend $16 million to British chocolate company Cadbury to secure jobs in Tasmania.
Jonathon Green, The Drum
That same middle ground inertia that keeps us from dealing with the serious issues that confront us may at least do us the great favour of keeping racial radicalism at bay.
Katharine Murphy, The Guardian
Westminister speech calls on British counterparts to seize chance 'to change your country, forever and for the better.'
Paula Gerber, The Conversation
For the first time, children will soon be able to bring complaints of human rights violations to the United Nations.