The Age (Australia)

• Coral crisis: the Great Barrier Reef needs us to speak up
The Great Barrier Reef is dying on our watch, and that's almost all we're doing.

• Don Dale: Youth detention centre was 'spiralling out of control' before gassing incident
A former Don Dale Youth Detention Centre guard says the security climate was "spiralling out of control" in the lead up to an incident where boys were tear- gassed.

• Building watchdog cut deal with blackmailer to testify against CFMEU, but case thrown out
High profile Federal Court case against CFMEU thrown out.

• Agencies should yield better returns on proceeds of crime, auditor says
Agencies seizing money from criminals should be allowed to seek better returns on the confiscated funds, the national auditor says.

• Company 'digitally transforming' Centrelink also led $800 million Tax Office bungle
Human Services Minister Alan Tudge has announced the final stage of Centrelink's digital transformation will be led by Accenture, the same company that delayed 1 million tax returns, sparked 17,000 public complaints, required more than 500 bug fixes and sent unintelligible data to Centrelink in a botched $800 million overhaul of the Australian Tax Office in 2010.

• Predator posed as Justin Bieber on music app to target eight-year-old girl
A Melbourne woman says she felt horrified and sick after a predator posed as pop star Justin Bieber on a popular music app and asked her eight-year-old daughter to send him nude photos.

• Anglican leaders promise unity on child protection: royal commission
Australia's most senior Anglicans have told a royal commission they will work together to improve child protection.

• Australian patients urged to return their EpiPens because of worldwide recall
The manufacturer of EpiPen has issued a recall because of a defective part.

• Gary Ramage on documenting Afghanistan
Clique talks to Gary Ramage about his work in Afghanistan. Ramage is a three-time Walkley Award winner.

• APVMA public servants preparing to leave makeshift McDonald's office
Temporary digs sought in Armidale, but not just anywhere will do.

• National employment standards need an overhaul: former Fair Work commissioner
The employment safety net needs a wide-ranging overhaul and minimum rates of pay should be cut in order to help solve youth unemployment, says former Fair Work Commission vice-president Graeme Watson.

• Don Dale: Northern Territory government to pay $53,000 compensation to teenagers
The Northern Territory government has lost a civil lawsuit and will pay a total of $53,000 to four teenagers who were tear-gassed at Darwin's Don Dale youth detention centre.

• Anglican dioceses fail to agree on national sex abuse policy, royal commission hears
An attempt to introduce a nationally consistent approach to child sexual abuse in Anglican institutions has been stymied by lack on consensus among the church's 23 dioceses.

• Clique speaks with Rohan Thomson about his personal series, The Makers
Canberra Times photographer Rohan Thomson speaks with Clique about his personal project, The Makers, which documents the people behind age-old crafts.

• Requested caesareans 'frowned upon' by Qld Health: court
Requests for caesareans are "frowned upon" across Queensland Health because they're less cost-effective and carry greater risk, an inquest into a baby's death has heard.

• Are e-books a waste of money? The surprising winner when it comes to reading
In a win for old-fashioned paper books, new research has found children with access to a range of e-reading devices are less likely to read.

• Executive distress: public service high flyers fear salary exposure
Salary disclosure would cause 'distress' to the public service's industrial enforcers.

• Up to 100 more jobs to go at Australian Bureau of Statistics
Up to 100 more public servants to be axed at troubled agency.

• Tech giants to lose $900 million in APS work
"Usual suspects" to make way for smaller players bidding for slice of the public service's $9 billion IT spend.

• Cardinal George Pell lashes 'unjust' Senate call
Cardinal George Pell has accused the Senate of waging an "extraordinary and unjust" attack against him and interfering with due process.



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