Daily News - Tuesday 4 February 2014

Posted 4 February 2014 8:42am

Australia's NDIS reform recognises that disability could affect any of us

Bill Shorten, The Guardian

With the NDIS, Australia’s disability care system will be transformed from one of the most backward in the developed world to among the very best. This is Labor's revolutionary moment.

Is Australia's welfare spending heading down the same path as Europe's?

ABC Fact Check

report showing one in five Australians receive income support has prompted Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews to label the welfare system "not sustainable" and order a review.

‘Charity Navigator’ Model Tipped to Replace ACNC

Freyla Ferguson, ProBono News

A charity evaluator model based on the US-based Charity Navigator, could replace Australia’s charity regulator, Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews revealed in speech to Not for Profit Directors.

Children in detention inquiry launched by Human Rights Commission

Bridie Jabour, The Guardian

Second inquiry in 10 years will look into the impact of closed detention on the health and development of children.

Child detention study two years too late, says Gillian Triggs

Rick Morton, The Australian

THE Australian Human Rights Commission should have considered an inquiry into asylum-seeker children in detention under the former Labor government when numbers were actually rising, the commission's president has admitted. 

Southern fire emergency: Houses on fire, flames dangerously close to many homes

Katie Robertson, Kristy Symonds, Lisa Quatermain, PerthNow

AT least four houses have been destroyed by a raging bushfire in Perth's southern suburbs with firefighters working through the night to protect homes.

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