Daily News - Tuesday 17 December 2013
Caroline Schelle, The Age
"Couch surfing" is on the rise in Australia with a new report finding that people staying with friends and family on fold-outs has increased by 26 per cent.
Latika Bourke, The ABC
Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has called on former Liberal leader and current Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stop publicly advocating gay marriage or quit the ministry.
Julie Hare, The Australian
A BANGLADESHI family with an autistic son is waiting for the federal Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to personally intervene in their case after they were refused permanent residency because of the son's medical condition.
Kathy Cologan, The Conversation
Those are not the words of a mother during Apartheid in South Africa or someone labelled “untouchable” living under a caste system. They are the words of an Australian mother whose son has been labelled “disabled”. This mother is participating in some of my current research.
The Federal Government has brought forward incentive payments for Tasmanian employers who hire the long-term jobless.
Chris Berg, The Drum
Getting the budget under control is the central task that Tony Abbott was elected to perform, and he can't blame Labor for the decisions he makes in today's budget update.
CASH-strapped families in Essendon have the highest level of missed mortgage repayments in the state.