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Monday, 26 June 2017

Aboriginal press photographer reveals work

Aboriginal press photographer reveals work
- The free display, entitled Mervyn Bishop, opens at the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) in The Domain on Saturday and will run until October 8, including a "Slide night with Uncle Merv" in July to align with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander celebrations for NAIDOC Week.
"I have been taking pictures for some time and realising this exhibition is very much a part of my life and my dreaming," the 72-year-old said in a statement, adding that he was thrilled for his work to receive such attention.
Bishop's passion for the still image began in his hometown of Brewarrina, east of Bourke, in northwest NSW.

Indigenous Healing Practices in Australia

Indigenous Healing Practices in Australia
Indigenous Australian women are among the most disadvantaged women in the world. Over two centuries of colonization have had a ...

Preserve, Strengthen and Renew project sees return of historical recordings to Indigenous ...

Preserve, Strengthen and Renew project sees return of historical recordings to Indigenous ...
- A collection of historical material has been returned to an Aboriginal community in Western Australia's far north as part of trial partnership with ...

Social engineering is not local councils' job

Social engineering is not local councils' job
- And while White Australia does not deserve to be subjected to a never-ending guilt trip for past practices, I can see why some indigenous Australians ...

Northern Territory Indigenous rangers upskilling to save injured wildlife

Northern Territory Indigenous rangers upskilling to save injured wildlife
- Dealing with Australia's largest bird of prey is a whole new level. "First time I've ever held a big bird like that," he says as he carefully unwraps the ...

This is akin to stealing': Turkish designer under fire for using Indigenous Australian symbols on her ...

This is akin to stealing': Turkish designer under fire for using Indigenous Australian symbols on her ...
- The designer says he devised the concept of Indigenous street wear after the stories ... 'This season he focused on Australia and New Zealand.


Australia very tolerant, not racist, says demographer Bernard Salt

Australia very tolerant, not racist, says demographer Bernard Salt
National Australia Day Council chief executive Chris Kirby agreed it was important to accentuate the positive, noting that young people were tending to ...

Millennials have it hard, says older generation

Millennials have it hard, says older generation
Older Australians claim to be the happiest they have ever been — even compared with their young adult years — and more than one-third concede ...

Ticking time bomb': Older Australians face housing crisis

Ticking time bomb': Older Australians face housing crisis
- The 2017 Rental Affordability Snapshot report by Anglicare Australia found only 6 per cent of the market was affordable for a single older person living ...

Sexually Active Old People Seem To Be Smarter

Sexually Active Old People Seem To Be Smarter
- A new study suggests that when old people do sex, it is also good. Maybe even more good. The researchers behind a new study already knew that ...

How to live longer: advice from a cardiologist

How to live longer: advice from a cardiologist
- But everything began to change as I came to know Bapan, China — a place I read about after it was featured in a medical journal. It’s known as “Longevity Village” due to its concentration of older residents.
With a population of about 550, it has around one centenarian for every 100 people living there. The average ratio of centenarians in the US is one in 5780.
In Bapan, people age very slowly and don’t struggle with obesity; villagers in their 90s and even 100s are often still out in their gardens and farms. There is virtually no heart disease or cancer. Dementia is all but unheard of.


Trump Says He's Not Interested in Hiring "Poor People"

Trump Says He's Not Interested in Hiring "Poor People"
- President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowao, on June 21 to discuss his plans for agriculture innovation, but when the topic of his powerful and extremely rich cabinet members came up, he did not hold back. When Trump announced his controversial cabinet last year, it became obvious that they almost all have one thing in common: a whole lot of money. Trump decided to defend this during his Iowa appearance, but we doubt the way he went about it will silence anyone who's been critical of his choices.
"Somebody said, 'Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?'" he told the crowd. "I said, 'Because that's the kind of thinking we want.' Because they're representing the country, they don't want the money. And they had to give up a lot to take these jobs."

It was 39 years ago today that Australia's first Mardi Gras march took place

It was 39 years ago today that Australia's first Mardi Gras march took place
- The first march took place on this day, Saturday 24 June in 1978, and it was met with unexpected police violence.
What is known known as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, began its life as Sydney’s contribution to the international Gay Solidarity Celebrations, an event that had grown up as a result of the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969.
Mardi Gras was one of a series of events by the Gay Solidarity Group to promote an upcoming National Homosexual Conference, and offer support to San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Day and it’s campaign against California State Senator John Brigg’s attempts to stop gay rights supporters teaching in schools.


Marriage equality coming sooner than everyone thinks

Marriage equality coming sooner than everyone thinks
- Senior government minister Christopher Pyne has predicted that marriage equality will come to Australia sooner than most people are expecting.

Why the Queer Collective protested outside the Indonesian Embassy

Why the Queer Collective protested outside the Indonesian Embassy
- The recent caning of two gay men in Aceh is one of many attacks against ... Australia and Indonesia have shared affiliations for years, and we feel ...

Police enforce ban on Turkish pride march

Police enforce ban on Turkish pride march
- Turkish police have been deployed in central Istanbul to enforce a ban on the city's annual gay and transgender pride march, blocking off a main street ...

Call for ban of sugary drinks at school

Call for ban of sugary drinks at school
- The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) recently asked Education ... He was concerned about the impact they were having on young people's ...

Why Let The Facts Get In The Way Of A Good Colonialist Put Down By A British Journalist?

Why Let The Facts Get In The Way Of A Good Colonialist Put Down By A British Journalist?
- There's plenty of us who aren't the biggest fans of New Zealand rugby. ... but with Irish people all too aware of this kind of superior British attitude.

Quality versus quantity - tourism shares dairy's challenge

Quality versus quantity - tourism shares dairy's challenge
New Zealand's challenge is quality versus quantity, that's hard when you have ... "We survey people when they leave, and nine out of 10 say that the ...

The digital revolution changing the way you manage your money

The digital revolution changing the way you manage your money
- Stephen Bowe, head of digital at Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), says the ease of ... Less people carry cash while electronic transactions are on the rise.

Healing art: The traditional Maori poupou at the Wairau Hospital chapel

Healing art: The traditional Maori poupou at the Wairau Hospital chapel
- Museums and galleries are great, but there's a little chapel in Blenheim decorated with some of the region's finest woodwork. David James reports. If...

With friends like Hone, who needs enemies?

With friends like Hone, who needs enemies?
- With less than three months until the election, Hone Harawira has delivered another blow to the Māori Party's flagship policy of Te Ture Whenua Māori ...

Papua New Guinea votes, evaluates Peter O'Neill government

Papua New Guinea votes, evaluates Peter O'Neill government
- Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, who took office with his People's National Congress after the 2012 elections, campaigned on delivering key infrastructure ...

Why is Whanganui asthma city?

Why is Whanganui asthma city?
- researcher, said the health board areas most affected by asthma seemed to be those with a high Maori population and/or low socio-economic areas.