Daily News - Thursday 27 March 2014

Posted 27 March 2014 9:59am



Operation Sovereign Borders: The First Six Months


On September 18, 2013, just 11 days after securing victory in the federal election, the new Coalition Government implemented one of the key policies of its election campaign, Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB).

NFP Govt Funding Certainty Survey

ProBono News

Not for Profit peak body organisations have launched an urgent sector survey to investigate the impact of the current uncertainty surrounding Commonwealth funding.  

You don't have to be a communist to stand up for the poor

John Falzon, Eureka Street

Helder Camara, the Archbishop of Recife in Brazil, famously said: 'When I give bread to the poor I am called a saint, but when I ask why they have no bread I am called a communist.'

Victoria spends the least of all state and territories on public housing

Henrietta Cook, The Age

Spending on social housing in Victoria fell by almost half, or $247 million, last financial year, as 34,000 vulnerable people languished on the state's public housing waiting list. 

Why feminists should support childcare deregulation

Trisha Jha, The Drum

We can't keep hoping that higher subsidies will cancel out the rising cost of childcare red tape - that's why we should support deregulation in the name of gender equity,

What we did to victim was unchristian: Pell

Dan Box, The Australian

Cardinal George Pell fought a child sex-abuse victim through the courts in order to encourage other victims to "think clearly" about suing the Catholic Church, a royal commission has heard.

Taking on modern slavery and the challenge of making it history

Deidre Coleman, The Conversation

In the late 18th century, a small band of British Quakers and other humanitarian-minded folk began to build the case against the slave trade. Britain’s supremacy in maritime power and technology meant that it led the world in the transatlantic trade in African “cargo”, having overtaken Portuguese, Spanish and French competitors.

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