Daily News - Monday 16 December 2013

Posted 16 December 2013 9:12am

Coalition disbands Immigration Health Advisory Group, which provides advice on needs of asylum seekers

Lucy Carter, The ABC

The Federal Government has formally disbanded the group that provides independent advice on the health needs of asylum seekers.

Closing the gap: companies step up

Rick Morton, The Australian

AUSTRALIA has reached a "tipping point" in indigenous affairs as the top-tier business community records dramatic growth in the way it engages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Child protection revolution to adopt suffering toddlers out of hell

Michael Madigan, The Courier Mail

TODDLERS in severely dysfunctional families will be considered for adoption and the state's most troubled teens put in institutions under a radical overhaul of child protection to be announced today by the Newman Government.

Time Rescues Charity Definition

ProBono News

Time appears to have saved the Charities Act from the Coalition Government’s plan to delay the definition of charity until late next year.

High Court leaves same sex marriage door ajar

Frank Brennan, Eureka Street

The advocates for marriage equality and their allies in the ACT Legislative Assembly have scored one of the great home goals with the High Court of Australia ruling unanimously that 'the whole of the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013 (ACT) is inconsistent with the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth)' and that 'the whole of the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013 (ACT) is of no effect'.

Boatpeople funds cut

Rick Morton, The Australian

THOUSANDS of young asylum-seekers living in the community have had their support payments docked by about $40 a week after the Coalition government enforced an old rule changing the payment benchmark.

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