Daily News - Tuesday 3 December 2013

Posted 3 December 2013 9:15am

Scheme to help long-term jobless on hold as Coalition seeks 'better targeting'

Patricia Karvelas, The Australian

A FEDERAL government scheme that subsidises bosses to give jobs to the long-term unemployed will be put on hold by the Abbott government and the entire system will be reviewed.

Snapping Selfies for Charity - Giving Tuesday

ProBono Australia

A global movement is using the popularity of the “selfie” to encourage people to give to charities.  #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to charitable giving which is being held today, has attracted more than 10,000 organisations worldwide and about 300 organisations in Australia.

Same-sex marriage and the High Court: previewing the arguments

Anne Twomey, The Conversation

This week, the High Court will begin hearing the Commonwealth’s challenge to the ACT’s Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013. But don’t expect lofty rhetoric about equality; the case is really about the inconsistency of laws, not human rights.

NDIS off-the-shelf services are a risk

Frank Quinlan, The Age

I'm on a long drive; hungry and tired I pull into a roadside service centre to buy some food. At first glance it seems there is lots of choice. 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's plan to claw back $3 billion in family and welfare payments

Renee Viellars, The Courier Mail

THE Abbott Government will today move to claw back almost $3 billion in family and welfare payments under laws to tighten eligibility.

Australian governance caught in a black hole

David Llewellyn-Smith, The Drum

Coalition chaos is destroying its own agenda at astonishing speed, trying to be all things to all Australians at a time when common sacrifices are what is needed.

The fix is in at fair work agency

Judith Sloan, The Australian

PUBLIC trust in institutions is an important ingredient of social harmony and economic efficiency

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison slams rejection of reintroduction of temporary protection visas

The Sydney Morning Herald

Labor and the Greens have scuttled the Abbott government's attempt to reintroduce temporary protection visas for asylum seekers, sparking an angry response from Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.

My ex-Catholic soul is hopeful, but I'm not singing Pope Francis' praises yet

Bronwen Clune, The Guardian

When it comes to tackling capitalism, Pope Francis is revolutionary. But you cannot support economic equality while imposing a moral hierarchy that perpetuates disadvantage

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