Daily News - Wednesday 18 December 2013

Posted 18 December 2013 9:17am

Coalition confirms NDIS may be targeted for savings after MYEFO reveals budget blowout


The Federal Government has confirmed the National Disability Insurance Scheme may be targeted in the search for budget savings.

Prepare for a cheaper, slimmer NDIS

Annabel Crabb, The ABC

Joe Hockey has given his strongest hint yet that the NDIS may be joining the NBN as a piece of national infrastructure that the Coalition wants to deliver at a lower cost.

Feds Appoint New Human Rights Commissioner

ProBono News

The Coalition Government has appointed Timothy Wilson as Australia’s new Human Rights Commissioner.

The building blocks for a free society

Tim Wilson, The Australian

AUSTRALIA'S most fundamental human rights have been diluted over decades. It is time to recognise them as central and essential building blocks for a free society.

The history of foreign aid

Keri Phillips, Radio National

Over the past 100 years, foreign aid structures that began with European colonialism have become tied to shifting economic and political interests, as well as a growing humanitarian movement.

The Christmas story's whisper from the edges

John Falzon, Eureka Street

In Bendigo, at a St Vincent de Paul Society forum for Anti-Poverty Week this year, Vicki Clark, Mutti Mutti Woman and Coordinator of Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Victoria, shared the red earth from her mother's Country, inviting all of us to cradle it in our hands.

Charity Tax Dropped

ProBono News

Not for Profit peak body, the Community Council for Australia, has welcomed a move by the Federal Government to not proceed with a new tax that would have brought into question all the income-producing activities of charities. 

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