Daily News - Tuesday 21 January 2014
Latika Bourke, The ABC
Eligibility for the dole and disability pension is likely to be made tougher as part of a federal crackdown on welfare spending that the Government says is currently at "unsustainable" levels.
Simon Lauder, AM
A not-for-profit real estate agent is hoping generous landlords will provide free or low-cost rental properties to homeless people and low-income families.
Peter Reith, The Sydney Morning Herald
Good economic management will be a key to the government's future but it needs to act without delay, especially to address Australia's weak labour market.
Steven Wardill, The Courier Mail
THE mayor of north Queensland's unofficial capital has warned an influx of migrants could create "ghettos" without the necessary employment opportunities.
Lee Rhiannon, The Guardian
When you start selling off water, you're winding back the small achievements that have been made to restore health to the Murray-Darling basin. Farming communities will lose out
Leith van Onselen, The Drum
All of Australia's markets captured in a recent international survey are ranked as "unaffordable". Are restrictive land use regulations a source of the problem?
Azadeh Dastyari, The Conversation
Australia has been engaging in “tow-backs” of asylum-seeker boats. This has involved intercepting boats carrying asylum seekers at sea, before they reach Australia, and forcing them to return to Indonesia.