Daily News - Thursday 12 December 2013

Posted 12 December 2013 9:23am

Pope Francis has been named Time's 'Person of the Year' ahead of Edward Snowden

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.

Un-doing Cycles of Vengeance: Nelson Mandela, Truth and Reconciliation, and the Design of Social Justice

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.

Same-sex couples in ACT nervously await High Court decision on laws


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.

Human rights walking tall

Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street

Universal Human Rights Day, celebrated this week, always has a sharp edge.

Don’t let Gifts End Up as Landfill - Donate Instead

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.

AIHW: Australian adoption of overseas orphans at record low

Natasha Bita, Courier Mail

AUSTRALIANS desperate to adopt a child are waiting a record five years to adopt orphans from overseas, official data shows.

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