Daily News - Monday 17 February 2014

Posted 17 February 2014 9:53am






Job creation remains the focus of election campaigning in Tasmania

Job creation and development have remained at the forefront of election campaigning in Tasmania.

New Zealand rocks but the poor are rolled
Cecily McNeill, Eureka Street

New Zealand's status as a rock star economy with unusually high growth in 2014 is in question from commentators who say the economy has never recovered from major economic policy shifts 30 years ago.

Freeloaders at rump don’t deserve help
Judith Sloan, The Australian

DROUGHT is a feature of the Australian way of life. Everyone knows this, including farmers.

The bad guys of public spending
Amanda Vanstone, The Sydney Morning Herald

One of the great pleasures in watching a really good movie or reading a really good book is working out who the bad guy really is.

Manus Island: Local doctor reports 'mass breakout' of asylum seekers from detention centre
Liam Cochrane, The ABC

Refugee advocates and a doctor on Manus Island say asylum seekers have escaped from the Papua New Guinea detention centre.

Drought package imminent: PM
Mike Foley, The Land

HELP is on the way for drought-affected producers, and it’s coming soon.

Shorten joins Weatherill to warn against Lib cuts
Sarah Martin, The Australian

BILL Shorten has joined South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill in warning voters not to be tempted by a Liberal government at next month’s state election.

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