Daily News - Thursday 24 October 2013

Posted 24 October 2013 9:15am

Bushfires demand response-ability
Bronwyn Lay, Eureka Street

I've never felt the earth move but have sniffed smoke, ashes and the aftermath of bushfires. The fright of inferno is akin to the world being taken away in an instant. It makes bodies tremble and language vanish. In front of violent nature, who are we but helpless and mute?

Measuring Social Outcomes Conference Review
Ruth Knight, Pro Bono News

Measuring social outcomes is a large and complex subject that is causing both significant concern and excitement across the sector.

Contract riches for audit chief
Tom Allard and Mark Kenny, The Australian

Tony Abbott's hand-picked auditor charged with assessing government spending and advising on outsourcing runs a company that has won contracts from the federal government worth more than half a billion dollars.

Couples reject delays to marriage
Peter Jean and Lisa Cox, The Canberra Times

Same-sex couples will defy advice from the Prime Minister to delay getting married in Canberra until the High Court has tested the validity of the ACT's new marriage law.

Prince Charles makes 'substantial donation' to Red Cross bushfire appeal
Charles Miranda, The Courier Mail

Prince Charles is to make a "substantial donation" to the Australian Red Cross after reading the distressing reports of the wild bushfires ringing Sydney.

Pope banishes Germany’s ‘bling bishop’

The Vatican has suspended a scandal-tainted German Catholic cleric dubbed the "bling bishop" for his luxury lifestyle.

Kaldors hope new centre will change refugee conversation
Rachel Browne, The Sydney Morning Herald

Leading arts philanthropists Andrew Kaldor and his wife Renata both arrived in Australia as refugees, in circumstances not dissimilar to the asylum seekers of today. 

Fewer deaths but parents still ignoring safety advice
Anna Patty, The Sydney Morning Herald

Nearly one in five children who died last year were from families with a child protection history, according to the NSW Ombudsman's annual child death review.

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