Daily News - Wednesday 11 December 2013

Posted 11 December 2013 9:24am

Community worker wins humanitarian award

The Daily Telegraph

Sisters of the Good Samaritan leader, Sister Clare Condon, was presented with the honour by last year's winner, Olympian Ian Thorpe, at a ceremony in Sydney on Tuesday evening.

ACNC Replacement Unveiled

Pro Bono News

Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has revealed his plans for the Centre for Excellence that will replace the outgoing Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Inside out: why we need to bring students and prisoners together

Maggie Hall, The Conversation

Over the past 15 years, a criminal justice professor in Philadelphia named Lori Pompa has quietly grown an innovative education program that brings together university students to learn alongside prisoners behind bars.

Church told to erase admission

Dan Box, The Australian

THE Catholic Church's insurance company instructed a bishop to delete an admission that church officials had been warned about a pedophile priest from a letter of apology sent to one of the man's victims.

Abbott puts pressure on asylum-seekers

Rick Morton, The Australian

THE Abbott government is tightening the screws on the living conditions of about 33,000 asylum-seekers in the community on bridging visas by rejecting vulnerable support payments, delaying other assistance and letting visas expire.

Restorative justice beyond the Royal Commission

Jane Anderson, Eureka Street

Last week I went to the Royal Commission and had a private session, which means, in short, that I am a victim of sexual abuse. 

Scrapping the debt ceiling is no victory

Chris Berg, The Drum

The debt ceiling might have been raised repeatedly with reckless abandon, but at least it was an awkward reminder that we are living beyond our means. 

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