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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Aussie homes are getting smaller

Aussie homes are getting smaller
- When it comes to global rankings, the United States still builds the biggest houses in the world (204.3m²), followed by Australia (189.8 m²), New Zealand ... “Lower interest rates and the increased supply of cheaper apartments (compared with houses) have prompted older couples to down-size.

Migrants a must for growth in South Australia

Migrants a must for growth in South Australia
AUSTRALIA has always been a country which has thrived on migration, helping boost our skilled workforce, arguably increasing our intellect, and bringing waves of culture ... Our population is ageing faster than most states — our median age sits at 40; two years older than any other mainland median.

The Australian tour guide taking global travellers inside the secretive country

The Australian tour guide taking global travellers inside the secretive country
- "I'd encourage people to go to Australia despite our horrific treatment of Indigenous people and refugees camps and similarly I'd be happy to travel to America despite there being a lot of things I don't believe in American politics. It has the largest percentage of imprisoned people per capita for example ...

SA native food farmers meet in Adelaide to find ways to grow exports and markets

SA native food farmers meet in Adelaide to find ways to grow exports and markets
- This is part of a strategic plan to increase supply,” she said, adding that currently South Australia and New South Wales had the most mature markets. Yesterday, the Federal Government also announced almost $400,000 investment in helping Australia's native food sector continue to export more of its ...

Push to rename electorate after trailblazer for Indigenous Australian rights

Push to rename electorate after trailblazer for Indigenous Australian rights
- A trailblazing activist for Aboriginal rights could be recognised with the renaming of the federal electorate of Gellibrand in his honour. A push is under way for Gellibrand to be renamed Cooper, after Indigenous rights pioneer William Cooper, who helped to establish the Footscray-based Australian ...

Incarceration not the answer for Indigenous youth

Incarceration not the answer for Indigenous youth
- as the sun went down. To my amazement not one single person we met was an indigenous Australian. The Anangu traditional owners live nearby but seem invisible. They don't even staff the office that collects the park entrance fee which helps them maintain their families and the Mutitjulu community.

I visited Indigenous women in Canada - their grief was all too familiar

I visited Indigenous women in Canada - their grief was all too familiar
- A dozen or so First Nations people have gathered at Turtle Lodge to share their stories with me, an Indigenous journalist from Australia. Although I'm here to report on a different issue – the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women launched by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2015 ...

Nai Palm On Solo Work, And Engaging With Australian Aboriginal Traditions

Nai Palm On Solo Work, And Engaging With Australian Aboriginal Traditions
- Diarisitic yet political, the record is bookended by two ceremonial songs from Aboriginal performer Jason Guwanbal Gurruwiwi, evoking a rich history of indigenous Australian music that goes beyond language and into land and earth itself. We caught up with Nai Palm following her recent show at ...

Shocking' Detention of Australia's Aboriginal Children

Shocking' Detention of Australia's Aboriginal Children
- Isolation of 21 or more hours per day, sometimes for weeks, was used as punishment, contrary to law and in ways highly damaging to youths' mental ...

The new smartwatch tech that could help diagnose mental ill health

The new smartwatch tech that could help diagnose mental ill health
- Its screening tool analyses circadian heart and sleep data from wearable tech to provide a mental illness risk. Currently available through a digital public health program called Australia's Biggest Mental Health Check-in, it will be widely launched early next year and compatible with many devices.

Australian Official Won't Support Gay Marriage Because of Crocodile Attacks

Australian Official Won't Support Gay Marriage Because of Crocodile Attacks
- Bob Katter, a Christian fundamentalist and anti-LGBT politician in Australia, has an interesting reason for not supporting same-sex marriage rights: he has to focus on deadly crocodile attacks. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull vowed to enact marriage equality after the national mail-in survey in which 62 ...

Stylist Celebrates Australia's Gay Marriage Vote With Rainbow Hair

Stylist Celebrates Australia's Gay Marriage Vote With Rainbow Hair
- An Australian hair stylist is handing out free, multi-coloured, unicorn hairdos to support gay marriage. Melbourne-based Mykey O'Halloran, who was bullied as a teen for his coloured hair, says his WearYourHues campaign is aimed at supporting freedom of expression. With Australia having legalised ...

Police defend not warning LGBTI community about a spate of gay bashings

Police defend not warning LGBTI community about a spate of gay bashings
- Western Australian police have defended their decision to not tell the LGBTI community that a series of violent assaults on gay men were occurring in Perth's southern suburbs. Two men appeared in court last week pleading guilty to their involvement in the attacks, they will return to court next month for ...

Game changer' same-sex marriage opens up visas for foreigners

Game changer' same-sex marriage opens up visas for foreigners
- Roman Deuana, case study on same-sex marriage visas on November 20, 2017 in Sydney, Australia

Jacqui Lambie stands up for No voters in blazing debate on same-sex marriage

Jacqui Lambie stands up for No voters in blazing debate on same-sex marriage
- You still have nearly 40 per cent of Australians out there hurting right now. What they're worried about - people that have been ringing me that have garden weddings, they're making cakes. I had a bloke ring me about two weeks ago saying, 'I want to know what my rights are right now because I only ...

Australia's Gay Marriage Win Proves How Important It Is to Get Everyone to Vote

Australia's Gay Marriage Win Proves How Important It Is to Get Everyone to Vote
- This is an opinion piece by Sally Rugg, equality director at GetUp, an Australian community action group. Australia has decisively and clearly declared a huge “Yes” to marriage equality. This historic moment is monumental for more reasons than one. I, like the vast majority of Australians, will remember ...

Salvation Army brings Christmas to less fortunate families

Salvation Army brings Christmas to less fortunate families
- Salvation Army are calling on New Zealanders to step up and help break poverty this Christmas by preparing for the busy festive season ahead of ...

Māori successes to motivate future Māori health leaders

Māori successes to motivate future Māori health leaders
Māori are under represented among most professional groups who contribute to the health of New Zealanders in addition to holding significant ...

Pillars provide wrap-around social service for 30 Auckland kids

Pillars provide wrap-around social service for 30 Auckland kids
New Zealand are building prisons at a higher rate per capita than anywhere in the world which means more prisons and more children without parents. Mark Taylor started mentoring a 14-year-old boy six years ago and says this journey has had a huge impact on his life, he says, “You go into it thinking ...

Screens are 'digital cocaine' to children - Dr Nicholas Kardaras

Screens are 'digital cocaine' to children - Dr Nicholas Kardaras
- Electronic devices are a normal part of 65% of New Zealand children's daily lives. Addiction psychiatrist Dr Nicholas Kardarashas done extensive ...

Cantabrian picks up national Māori education award

Cantabrian picks up national Māori education award
- An "outstanding" Canterbury researcher has been awarded a top prize for her tireless contribution to Māori education. Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane (Ngāti Waewae, Ngāi Tahu), from the University of Canterbury, will be given the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award for 2017 at the annual New Zealand ...

Primary School Maori Festival kicks off in Rotorua

Primary School Maori Festival kicks off in Rotorua
- Soloman also thanked the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute for its sponsorship. The festival has been on the Rotorua calendar for more than four decades and last year about 30 schools took part. When it started, four schools were involved and this year there will be 34 groups taking the stage.

Can the World's Youngest Female Leader Make Her Country a More Compassionate ...

Can the World's Youngest Female Leader Make Her Country a More Compassionate ...
- Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand and the world's .... the indigenous Maori (“to think that such a people exists upon the Islands of the ...

Northland artist's "Best Maori" award a bit dated?

Northland artist's "Best Maori" award a bit dated?
- The NZ Music awards rightly puts our artists on a pedestal for an evening. It's live, so the potential for chaos is high. And there is always debate about ...