Daily News - Thursday 12 December 2013
News Ltd, Herald Sun
TIME magazine has named Pope Francis its person of the year, saying that in nine months in office the head of the Catholic Church had become a new voice of conscience.
Elizabeth Tunstall, The Conversation
The issue of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission has generated much public debate and some apprehension…what this issue raises is how we deal with a past that contained gross violations of human rights - a past which threatens to live with us like a festering sore.
The fate of the ACT's same-sex marriage laws will be known today, with the High Court in Canberra due to rule on the validity of the legislation.
Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street
Universal Human Rights Day, celebrated this week, always has a sharp edge.
Pro Bono News
Not for Profit Karma Currency and a waste removal and recycling company, Speedie Waste, have joined forces to encourage Australians to spend less on Christmas gifts that could end up in the rubbish this year and consider a gift to charity instead.
Natasha Bita, Courier Mail
AUSTRALIANS desperate to adopt a child are waiting a record five years to adopt orphans from overseas, official data shows.