Daily News - Monday 28 October 2013

Posted 28 October 2013 9:03am

Asylum policy did for us: Bob Carr

Lauren Wilson, the Australian

Former Labor frontbencher Bob Carr has claimed his party's bungled handling of asylum-seeker policy was "the biggest issue against" the previous government, causing more electoral damage than carbon pricing.

Catholics slam response to abuse

Dan Box, the Australian

More than half of Catholics who attend mass believe the response of their church's leadership to cases of child sex abuse by clergy has been inadequate and shows a complete failure of responsibility.

DisabilityCare to be sent to private providers to implement

Anna Patty, the Sydney Morning Herald

The NSW government plans to transfer all its disability services to the private sector from next year in preparation for the introduction of the national scheme, DisabilityCare, in 2018.

Public service about to go troppo

Steven Scott, the Courier Mail

Cairns could become the Canberra of the north under a plan to force public servants to move from the national capital to the tropics.

Tracking social cohesion and cultural diversity in the media

Andrew Markus, the Conversation

If you were to believe some reports in the mainstream media earlier this week, Australians are now more racist, alarmed by immigration and much more negative about asylum seekers arriving by boat.

The childcare conundrum: who will pay?

Norman Hermant, the Drum

Everyone agrees that wages for childcare workers need to rise, but the question then is who gets slugged with the bill, writes Norman Hermant.

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