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Sabtu, 20 September 2014

16 funny Australian place names

16 funny Australian place names
 - Australia is home to some of the strangest and most rib-tickling place ... out that Bong Bong means “mosquitoes buzzing” in an Aboriginal dialect.




Indigenous Australians need a licence to drive, but also to work

Indigenous Australians need a licence to drive, but also to work
 - Getting a licence and driving a car is something many of us take for granted. But for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in some parts of Australia, getting a driver licence can be a major challenge. And breaching the conditions or simply failing to pay fines can result in licence suspension or even jail time.

How crowded homes can lead to empty schools in the bush

How crowded homes can lead to empty schools in the bush
  - The 2013 NAPLAN results show that 18% of year 3 Indigenous children in Australia had reading scores below the national minimum standard. In the ...

Campaign to recognise what?

Campaign to recognise what?
 - If you know, you're part of the 50 per cent of Australians who are aware of the push for constitutional recognition for indigenous people. But awareness ...

Is Tony Abbott becoming the Prime Minister for Indigenous Australians?

Is Tony Abbott becoming the Prime Minister for Indigenous Australians?
 - Prime Minister Tony Abbott kisses two-month-old Marshall Baurr as he meets with Gumatj employees at Dharpa Djarmma Furniture Studio in ...

Forum targets staggering number of Aboriginal kids in care

Forum targets staggering number of Aboriginal kids in care
 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make up five per cent of Australia's child population, yet represent 34 per cent of children in out-of-home care.

Victoria first to expunge historic gay sex convictions

Victoria first to expunge historic gay sex convictions
 - The Victorian Government has become Australia's first to introduce laws expunging historic convictions for gay sex. From mid next year, it's believed ...

Crystal meth linked to HIV rise in Australia

Crystal meth linked to HIV rise in Australia
 - In July a report by the Kirby Institute found HIV rate in Australia is at a 20-year high. There were 1,235 new cases last year, 88% of whom were gay ...