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Thursday, 23 March 2017

After Brexit, England's Universities Instructed to Protect Free Speech

After Brexit, England's Universities Instructed to Protect Free Speech
- With the recent passage of the so-called “Brexit” bill, Britain is set to remove itself from the globalist-modeled European Union and the constraints of ...

Seeing Culture as a Real Solution for Indigenous Australians

Seeing Culture as a Real Solution for Indigenous Australians
- Peter Cooley, a 2016 Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 recipient spoke to Lina Caneva about his work and hopes for young Aboriginal people.

Indigenous citizenship rights 40 years after the referendum

Indigenous citizenship rights 40 years after the referendum
- Patten was the president of the Aborigines Progressive Association, with Bill Ferguson as secretary. They, along with many other strong Indigenous ...

Outdated pastoral laws will impact communities: Kado Muir

Outdated pastoral laws will impact communities: Kado Muir
- An Aboriginal leader has warned that Indigenous communities in WA will miss out if the state loses $100 million in carbon farming contracts because ...

Remote work-for-the-dole scheme put under the microscope

Remote work-for-the-dole scheme put under the microscope
- A maligned work-for-the-dole scheme run in Aboriginal communities will be the subject of a senate inquiry. The Community Development Programme ...

Whinge industry has played racial discrimination law like a fiddle

Whinge industry has played racial discrimination law like a fiddle
- The three major cases under section 18C concerned Aborigines. Several women of Aboriginal descent took offence at two articles written by Andrew ...

Older Australians to work in the 'gig economy' too says super fund boss

Older Australians to work in the 'gig economy' too says super fund boss
- Housing affordability and availability is a significant and increasing concern for many Australians and particularly impacts older Australians grappling ...

University degree pays off for older students

University degree pays off for older students
- Internationally, Australia has the second highest rate of participation in tertiary education for mature-age people among OECD countries, with more ...

Indigenous fashion turns heads in Melbourne

Indigenous fashion turns heads in Melbourne
About 300 people attended the event at the Touring Foyer at Melbourne Museum. Among the labels on show were Australia’s Walya Swimwear, Indi, Freshies, Lisa Waup X Verner, Albertini and Lyn Al; New Zealand’s George, Jeanine Clarkin Designs, Kahuwai and Hand Sewn by David Roil; and Canada’s Siwinikan.

The unspoken illness: Cancer in Aboriginal communities

The unspoken illness: Cancer in Aboriginal communities
- Cancer is a leading cause of death among Indigenous Australians, but fear, stigma and shame mean it is rarely spoken about. Aboriginal Australians ...

Australia again denounced for treatment of Aborigines as UN investigates

Australia again denounced for treatment of Aborigines as UN investigates
Australia came under fresh criticism over its treatment of its indigenous population on Tuesday as a UN investigator examined the impact of ...

Native title system restricting benefits for Indigenous Australians, research finds

Native title system restricting benefits for Indigenous Australians, research finds
- A dancer during the ceremony settling the Kenbi native title land claim last year. A study found structural inequalities in the native title system are ...

Aussie mum wants marriage equality for her son

Aussie mum wants marriage equality for her son
- Marriage equality remains a contentious issue in Australia, with polls suggesting most of the community supports same-sex marriage but politicians ...

Is Hollywood finally coming out?

Is Hollywood finally coming out?
- So why are we seeing these gay characters emerging in Hollywood movies, ... two aimed at young viewers that both open this week in Australia?

Teen gay rodeo cowboy ignores death threats, says “I'll never be silenced'

Teen gay rodeo cowboy ignores death threats, says “I'll never be silenced'
- An 18-year-old gay rodeo cowboy from rural Australia has a message for the hate he has received for participating in his sport: “The gay cowboy will never be silenced.”
Josh Goyne, a bullrider from Australia’s Central Coast, has been vilified in online rodeo forums from people trying to stop him from competing in rodeos. The hate has included death threats.
“Today I was asked if I thought it was good that gays died of AIDS, and then the guy said he wished it was 1850 so he could shoot me for being a fag,” Goyne said in a video he posted to Facebook last month. 


Gay Panic' Defense Abolished in Australian State

Gay Panic' Defense Abolished in Australian State
- Lawmakers have passed legislation that removes a controversial "gay panic" defense from the criminal code in an Australian state.
The code previously enabled the measure to be used as a partial defense to murder if an unwanted sexual advance had been made toward the accused in Queensland.
It was most famously used in 2008 when 45-year-old Wayne Ruks was killed by two men, Jason Pearce and Richard Meerdink, who claimed Ruks made advances at one of them. Murder charges were reduced to manslaughter as a result, despite Ruks' family disputing any notion that he was gay at the time. 

Racial tolerance underscores human rights

Racial tolerance underscores human rights
- Addressing a press conference at her Auckland office this morning, she made the following statement:
We want people to record attacks, to support people who are being attacked and to ensure attacks are reported. When we see yet another racist attack on the news we need to ask ourselves: Is this us? Is this the kind of country we want to be? If the answer is No, then we need to do something.
What we do today is our insurance policy for the future of our nation.

PNG government Committed to Providing Better Rural Homes

PNG government Committed to Providing Better Rural Homes
- We have changed Papua New Guinea by putting our people first and if our Government returns after the election we will continue with our core ...

New Zealand school abolishes gendered uniforms

New Zealand school abolishes gendered uniforms
- A primary school in New Zealand has abolished gendered school uniforms to avoid stereotyping, following in the footsteps of dozens of British schools ...

Raw drug-use video prompts woman to change

Raw drug-use video prompts woman to change
- The clip has brought the graphic effects of drug use to the forefront and the NZ Drug Foundation says that unlike legal highs that were sold from the ...

Project hopes to provide clean water access for Pacific neighbours

Project hopes to provide clean water access for Pacific neighbours
New Zealanders are being challenged to go a whole day without turning on their taps at home and at work, in a new project hoping to provide easy ...

Diversity Award a big boost for New Zealand businesses

Diversity Award a big boost for New Zealand businesses
- Downer New Zealand has also enjoyed greater exposure for its Māori leadership programme, both internally and within the New Zealand business ...

Study describes what helps and hinders Māori success

Study describes what helps and hinders Māori success
Māori university graduates describe whānau (family) support as the top factor ... The findings are from the Graduate Longitudinal Study New Zealand ...

Disturbing online video prompts warning from NZ Drug Foundation

Disturbing online video prompts warning from NZ Drug Foundation
- The Executive Director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation Ross Bell has issued a warning regarding the extreme dangers of taking synthetic ...