Daily News - Monday 2 December 2013

Posted 2 December 2013 9:33am


Govt urged to look at middle class welfare in spending review

Michael Janda, ABC

The Federal Government's Commission of Audit has already been slammed by unions and the Opposition as an excuse to slash public spending. But the Australian Council of Social Service's chief executive, Cassandra Goldie, says she's keeping an open mind.

Brightest to teach disadvantaged instead of heading to private schools

Justine Ferrari, the Australian

TIRED of seeing the brightest student teachers graduate university to teach in elite private schools, associate professors in education at the Queensland University of Technology, Bruce Burnett and Jo Lampert, designed a course to corral exceptional teachers into disadvantaged schools.

Asylum seeker separated from baby wins reprieve to stay in Australia

Helen Davidson, The Guardian

Latifar wins injunction to prevent her family being sent back to Nauru while court hears case for newborn’s claim to citizenship.

Australian parents hit by rising costs of raising children, Suncorp Costs of Kids Report reveals

Sophie Elsworth, Courier Mail

AUSTRALIAN parents' hip pockets are being hit hard by the rising costs of raising children.

Francis announces year of consecrated life in 2015

Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has announced that 2015 will be a year dedicated to the promotion of consecrated life.

The Impact of Employee Giving

Karen Mahlab, Pro Bono News

Yesterday I had cause to reflect on how far Corporate Social Responsibility has come since we started Pro Bono Australia over a decade ago.

As a refugee lawyer, the last few weeks have been heart-wrenching

Sharara Attai, The Guardian

The reintroduction of temporary protection visas is costly and unnecessarily cruel. The Australian Greens are right to challenge their existence. 

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