Daily News - Thursday 30 January 2014

Posted 30 January 2014 9:19am

Pope's pointers for Australian welfare review

Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street

Economics and religion usually do not talk to one another. So Pope Francis' message to the World Economic Forum at Davos aroused some interest. It was brief. 

Australia's asylum policy: teenage detainees' plight shines light on regime

Oliver Laughland, The Guardian

Human rights groups say coalition's hardline approach to immigration flies in the face of international law.

Women's self-reliance will grow under PPL

Michaelia Cash, The Drum

The federal government's paid parental leave scheme promotes women's self-reliance by increasing their connection to the paid workforce and their return to work, writes Michaelia Cash.

Last chance to donate to the Perth Hills Bushfire Appeal and help victims rebuild


THE fires are out and the smoke cleared but for many Perth Hills residents, the hurt remains as they try to rebuild their lives.

Ag council has Joyce's ear

Colin Bettles, The Land

THE federal government’s newly announced Agricultural Industry Advisory Council has been criticised for its failure to represent major export commodity groups from the West.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison speaks out ... and shoots the messenger

Jonathan Holmes, The Age

Claims of ill-treatment of asylum seekers by Australian navy personnel has led to another round of ABC bashing.

Prison system is almost full, and overflowing in some states, report says

Helen Davidson, The Guardian

Productivity Commission report also details the cost of corrective services and the high Indigenous incarceration rate. 

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