Daily News - Wednesday 12 February 2014

Posted 12 February 2014 9:33am

Activists urge indigenous health action

Patricia Karvelas, The Australian


We can create 35,000 infrastructure jobs with Commonwealth help, Premier Denis Napthine tells PM

Matt Johnston, Phillip Hudson and John Dagge, The Telegraph

FEDERAL funding for stage two of the East West Link is part of Victoria’s infrastructure wishlist delivered to the Abbott Government which could deliver up to 35,000 jobs statewide.

National Farmers Federation calls for Newstart-style payment to aid drought-hit workers

Anna Henderson, The ABC

The peak national body representing farmers is calling on the Federal Government to consider a Newstart-style payment to keep agricultural workers from leaving their communities.

Australian government targets asylum seekers with graphic campaign

Oliver Laughland, The Guardian

Elements of the campaign have been launched on the Australian Customs and Border Protection website

Truth is, no job is for life anymore

Jessica Irvine,  News.com

LOSING your job has got to be one of life’s most stressful events, right up there with getting divorced or moving house.

Pope Francis launches tweet to pray for Benedict XVI

Cath News

On the first anniversary of Benedict XVI’s announcement of his decision to resign, Pope Francis has sent a tweet, asking the world to join him in prayer for the retired pontiff, reports the Catholic News agency.

ACOSS Delivers Federal Budget Proposal

ProBono News

Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has urged the Federal Government to deliver on its promise to put the nation's Budget on a fair and sustainable long-term footing in its Budget submission, which proposes almost almost $5 billion in savings next financial year.

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