Daily News - Tuesday 25 February 2014

Posted 25 February 2014 9:39am



Cardinal Pell to head new Vatican finances department

Cath News

Cardinal George Pell has been appointed by Pope Francis to head a new Vatican department that will supervise the Holy See's economic affairs, reports the ABC.

Manus Island asylum seeker death, injuries demand rethink of detainee policy

Susan Metaclife, The Sydney Morning Herald

Reports about the death and severe injuries inflicted on asylum seekers at the Manus Island detention centre are truly grotesque. But, for those who closely followed the Coalition's past offshore regime, there can be no surprises.

Denial to celebration: political responses to class in Australia

Geoffrey Robinson, The Conversation

Federal health minister Peter Dutton’s recent comments on health care symbolise an emerging shift in Australian politics.

Coalition resists equal pay claim

Ewin Hannan and Patricia Karvelas, The Australian

THE Abbott government has moved to limit pay rises being sought by childcare workers, warning the granting of their unions' equal pay claim could flow to industries unable to afford wage increases significantly above the award rate.

Risk Management Key to Successful Volunteer Program

ProBono News

The Federal Government’s plans to expand the work-for-the-dole scheme promises plenty of debate about volunteer rights and responsibilities. It’s timely to remember that investing in volunteers is not just about funding, but best practice, writes Ansvar Acting CEO Deirdre Blythe.

'We are viable': Farming the Southern Cross

The Land, Collin Bettles

SOUTHERN Cross farmer Clint Della Bosca has a message for those who suggest producers hit by recurring drought should pack it in: “We are viable – we just need genuine support,” he says.

Amnesty International says Australia's refugee stance hurts its reputation

Helen Davidson, The Guardian

Amnesty says failure to accept more refugees from Syria and other conflicts compares badly with that of other countries.


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