Daily News - Tuesday 29 October 2013

Posted 29 October 2013 9:00am

Red tape to be cut for homeless

Patricia Karvelas, The Australian

Tony Abbott's government will abolish the Prime Minister's Council on Homelessness set up by Labor and overhaul strategy to reduce administration so providers can invest more on the needy.

Nauru makes only one refugee ruling in year

Paul Maley, The Australian

REFUGEE authorities on Nauru have handed down just one ruling in more than a year, despite millions of taxpayer dollars being spent on the remote facility.

Sticking it to disability

Tim Ferguson, Eureka Street

Speaking from experience, I can tell you that a physical disability can be a pain or a chore, but the devices available to help disabled people get around can have surprising benefits.

Jobless families forced to sleep in cars, new data shows

Natasha Bita, News.com.au

CHILDREN are living in cars because jobless single parents are too poor to pay rent, welfare groups have warned.

‘Good’ migrants and ‘bad’ migrants: the Coalition’s policy paradox

Shanthi Roberston, The Conversation

In his short period in office so far, prime minister Tony Abbott has been taken to task on two issues with important neighbours: asylum seeker boats arriving from Indonesia, and therights of New Zealanders living in Australia on temporary visas. A recent Monash University report also warns that the increase in the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program is contributing to the unemployment of local Australian youth.

Advocates Dispute NDIS Delivery Plan

Pro Bono Australia

Advocates for people with disabilities have hit back at Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that the National Disability Insurance Scheme could be managed by Medibank Private.

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