Daily News - Wednesday 11 December 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.