Daily News - Tuesday 28 January 2014

Posted 28 January 2014 9:20am

Top Trends for the Social Sector 2014

Pro Bono Australia

Many of the trends that were discussed last year (impact investing, impact measurements, collective impact, social enterprise) are ongoing and still developing in clarity and depth with the intermediary organisations necessary to make them mature, slowly emerging.

Relationship counselling is welfare, and it works

Jenna Price, The Canberra Times

I stand before you as a beneficiary of welfare. Make your own judgments. I know you will anyway.  In 1985, when our eldest child was about six months old, we went to marriage guidance counselling.

Canberra child care still most expensive

Lisa Mosely, The ABC

The ACT still has the most expensive child care in the country. The latest Productivity Commission Report on Government Services shows the median cost of long-day care in the Canberra is $442 per week.

It's not just the rich who benefit from free markets

Julie Novak, The Drum

Free market reforms haven't just made the rich richer - they have also spread economic opportunities and helped lift millions of people out of poverty, writes Julie Novak.

Let us put indigenous first for jobs

Patricia Karvelas, The Australian

NEW anti-discrimination laws that allow companies to target only indigenous employees should be urgently introduced, says the nation's peak resource employer group.

Christmas Island detainees vulnerable: Senator Hanson-Young

Michael Gordon, The Age

Asylum seekers on Christmas Island are more depressed, scared and anxious than those being housed in the world's second-largest refugee camp, says Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

Abbott pays a heavy price to stop the boats

Tony Kevin, Eureka Street

Tony Abbott has kept his pre-election promise to stop the boats, but at what huge cost! Let me count the ways.

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