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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Aboriginals against nuclear waste dump

Aboriginals against nuclear waste dump
 - A proposed low-level nuclear waste dump in outback South Australia is an 'affront' to Aboriginal culture, a traditional owner says. Treasurer Tom ...


More than half of calls to Lifeline from people who live alone

More than half of calls to Lifeline from people who live alone
 - Mr Shmigel said that, with the number of suicides in Australia reaching a 10-year-plus high – at eight per day, or one every three hours – Lifeline will ...

People are angry': Nauru refugees blame Turnbull government for man's death

People are angry': Nauru refugees blame Turnbull government for man's death
 - When news of the death broke on Nauru, refugees "were crying and shouting, everyone is upset," he said, adding, "I want Australian people to pray for ...

Muslims on what it's like to live in Australia

Muslims on what it's like to live in Australia
 - We came to Australia when I was three years old. I always thought Australia was my country until I started to wear a scarf. Nowadays all Muslims are ...

Australian Story: Dr Mark Wenitong, reggae musician and Indigenous health leader

Australian Story: Dr Mark Wenitong, reggae musician and Indigenous health leader
 - He certainly plays a mean guitar in his reggae band. But he is also the father of multi-award winning musicians who have played to packed stadiums ...

Yes there is confusion, but it's not from the Indigenous community

Yes there is confusion, but it's not from the Indigenous community
 - Last week, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples released the preliminary results from a survey they have been conducting amongst their ...

Dumped-on Elders down but not despairing

Dumped-on Elders down but not despairing
 - Now we have boat people trying to get into Australia. ... Bardioota is 'at the top of the list' to be the site of Australia's national radioactive waste dump.

Cervical cancer killing indigenous women

Cervical cancer killing indigenous women
 - More than 3.8 million Australian women aged 20 to 69 underwent cervical cancer screening in 2013/14, the Australian Institute of Health Welfare says.

Can you help new research into'gay conversion therapy'?

Can you help new research into'gay conversion therapy'?
 - Recent years have seen many church-led 'pray the gay away' therapy programs cease in America and here in Australia, but a few of the so-called ...

I got same-sex married and now I can't get divorced

I got same-sex married and now I can't get divorced
- We eloped to New Zealand a week after they passed the laws on same-sex ... Or at least until same sex marriage is legislated for in Australia. If we get ...

Meet Australia's first openly gay Imam

Meet Australia's first openly gay Imam
 - Nur Warsame is a prominent and well-respected man in Australia's Islamic community and hopes that he can help other LBGTQI people within the ...

Revived hopes for marriage equality in Australia

Revived hopes for marriage equality in Australia
 - But marriage equality is not recognised in Australia so she had to provide a narrative history of their lives to prove they were legally a de facto couple.


Living alone but not necessarily lonely

Living alone but not necessarily lonely
 - The report by Statistics New Zealand looked at the latest available census data from 2013 and found there were 355,000 people, or about 11 percent ...

Most elderly people living alone are women, research shows

Most elderly people living alone are women, research shows
 - More than half of those living alone are older women, the report Two's a crowd: Living alone in New Zealand shows. In 2013, 355,000 people lived ...

Why mix energy drinks and prescription drugs?

Why mix energy drinks and prescription drugs?
 - If you wanna talk about me behind my back why don't you come say it to my face... Look in the mirror before you say something about other people.

Call for more Māori involvement in suicide support services

Call for more Māori involvement in suicide support services
 - Māori who have lost loved ones to suicide are calling for more Māori involvement in support services to address the issue. The call was made at a ...

Heart checks at 45 for wahine Maori

Heart checks at 45 for wahine Maori
- Even if they don't feel at risk, Maori, Pacific and Indo-Asian women need check-ups from the age of 45, while European women should get their heart ...

The water debate needs some light shed on it

The water debate needs some light shed on it
 - Adding to the complexity and heat of the argument is the lack of reliable information on the demands of Maori. A Waitangi Tribunal ruling in 2012, that ...

Te Tai Tokerau MP survey highlights Māori opposition to deep sea oil drilling

Te Tai Tokerau MP survey highlights Māori opposition to deep sea oil drilling
 - The Tai Tokerau electorate has been vocal on deep sea oil drilling. Labour's Kelvin Davis says his very own survey findings show this. According to ...

Hundreds of Papuans arrested in mass Indonesian crackdown

Hundreds of Papuans arrested in mass Indonesian crackdown
- Indonesian security forces and police have arrested hundreds of Papuan ... unconfirmed sources saying “close to 1600” people had been arrested.

Vanuatu chiefs again push for West Papua full MSG bid

Vanuatu chiefs again push for West Papua full MSG bid
 - Speaking for the people of West Papua, West Papuan leader Jacob Rumbiak said Vanuatu is the only country in the world that has stood with his ...

Māori kids' wellbeing improving, study finds

Māori kids' wellbeing improving, study finds
 - There has been an improvement in wellbeing for Māori children, but they still had ... The new report by the University of Otago-based Child and Youth ...