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Monday, 27 April 2015

The secret country again wages war on its own people

The secret country again wages war on its own people
 - In Western Australia, where mining companies make billion dollar profits exploiting Aboriginal land, the state government says it can no longer afford ...

Why it's no more Mr Nice Guy for Geoff Morrell

Why it's no more Mr Nice Guy for Geoff Morrell
 - Geoff Morrell says of his acting career that he’s made a stock in trade of playing decent blokes and nice guys. So viewers might be a bit surprised in the next couple of weeks when they see him first as a racist redneck and then as a control freak. Both were a stretch he’s enjoyed, and he wouldn’t mind doing it again.

Convergence to help Aboriginal communities fight against communities' closure

Convergence to help Aboriginal communities fight against communities' closure
 - The government's actions come at the same time as the South Australian government agreed to fund that state's Aboriginal communities, allowing ...

Stand up against community closures

Stand up against community closures
 - Neither is it simply a matter of attacking Aboriginal people to whip up racism that can help the government “divide ... Thirdly, any defeat for Tony Abbott, Colin Barnett and the rest of corporate Australia will be a victory for the people.


Family Guide for Youth Suicide Prevention

Family Guide for Youth Suicide Prevention
 - The Family Guide for Youth Suicide Prevention offers advice on how to have a conversation with a young person who may be at risk, what factors ...

Why suicide prevention is everybody's responsibility

Why suicide prevention is everybody's responsibility
- It is part of a radical overhaul everyone agrees needs to be made to the way we deliver mental health care in Australia. The only problem is that "it ...

Indigenous Australia At British Museum: Does It Offer More Than Controversy?

Indigenous Australia At British Museum: Does It Offer More Than Controversy?
 - This exhibition sparked outcry before it opened, with a call for many of these artefacts to be returned to Australia and the British Museum should be ...

Closure of 150 Aboriginal communities 'history repeating itself'

Closure of 150 Aboriginal communities 'history repeating itself'
 - The 35-year-old who was born in Australia to an Aboriginal mother and Maori father says the moves by the Western Australian Government to cut ...

Australia: 'Survivors' Exposes Trauma of Stolen Generation

Australia: 'Survivors' Exposes Trauma of Stolen Generation
 - The arrival of European settlement in Australia was a time of great upheaval, dispossession and displacement for the Indigenous Aboriginal ...


BC aboriginal tourism marketers seek global visitors in fast-growing industry

BC aboriginal tourism marketers seek global visitors in fast-growing industry
 - Aboriginal tourism marketers from around the world are also increasingly ... “Another invitation I had last year was to both Western Australia and ...

Government welfare changes are cruel

Government welfare changes are cruel
 - On behalf of the many Australians who believe in the importance of a fair and equitable welfare system, we the undersigned write to voice our strong objections to the harmful and damaging legislation currently before the Senate, which would introduce a six-month waiting

Meet The Man Determined To Prevent Marriage Equality In Australia

Meet The Man Determined To Prevent Marriage Equality In Australia
 - What then of the marginalised LGBT youth in Australia, who according to a 2013 report from mental health initiative beyondblue have the highest rates ...

Study finds LGBTI people living on city fringes face discrimination

Study finds LGBTI people living on city fringes face discrimination
 - Previous research has found lesbian, gay and bisexual people in remote and ... reinforce research that LGBTI Aussies in rural Australia are doing it tough. ... to a more stigmatising environment for lesbian, gay or bisexual people.”.

Lesbian, Gay, And Bisexual Australians Face Discrimination In The Suburbs, Not Just Rural Areas ...

Lesbian, Gay, And Bisexual Australians Face Discrimination In The Suburbs, Not Just Rural Areas ...
 - While it may come as no surprise to some that gays and lesbians in rural areas often have to deal with bullying for being different, a new study found ...

Descendants hike to Chunuk Bair to mark ancestors' sacrifice

Descendants hike to Chunuk Bair to mark ancestors' sacrifice
 - More than 2000 New Zealanders up to the age of 92 endured the cold night and steep climb to Chunuk Bair in Turkey to mark the sacrifice of many ...

War was a long way from home

War was a long way from home
 - When news of the First World War made its way to New Zealand shores, .... "People of German descent were treated badly - butchers' shops were ...

Gallipoli 'incredibly poignant'

Gallipoli 'incredibly poignant'
-  New Zealanders who travelled to Gallipoli for yesterday's Anzac Day ... that "for 10,000 people in and out of here, [it was] unbelievably well-organised".


Execution orders for Bali Nine duo

Execution orders for Bali Nine duo
 - In January he authorised the executions of six people, including five foreigners, convicted of drug offences. The group of 10 awaiting execution also ...

Retention of copyright in tukutuku an encouraging stance

Retention of copyright in tukutuku an encouraging stance
 - Forty-three tukutuku panels (a distinctive art form of the Maori people of New Zealand) woven by artists from around the country hang in the UN ...

Brothers born into a legacy

Brothers born into a legacy
 - A group of young Air Cadets took to the streets of Auckland alongside their war heroes. One boy in particular, Ihaia Asher West, carries the name of a ...

West Papua sacrifices just as important as Anzac bravery

West Papua sacrifices just as important as Anzac bravery
 - Map showing the proximity of West Papua to Australia. ... "It is very tragic for my people that the government of Australia has ignored our 50 year long ...

South-South relations and the unresolved question of Papua

South-South relations and the unresolved question of Papua
 - Sixty years ago in Bandung, Indonesia, 29 representatives from Asian and African nations were enthused with the spirit of decolonization, and today even more seem determined to pursue South-South cooperation.


Free West Papua rally in Nigeria

Free West Papua rally in Nigeria
 - "Like the people in West Papua. For us as pan-Africans, this is a global struggle, just like we waged against the apartheid regime in South Africa, just ...

Stand-off over 'racist' artwork

Stand-off over 'racist' artwork
 - A Maori artist was asked to leave a Wellington art gallery after a tense conversation over a print she believed was racist. Supporters of tā moko artist ...

Race-based water rights a step closer

Race-based water rights a step closer
 - Water is being targeted by the Maori elite as the next resource to control. The influential Iwi Leaders Group is pushing ahead with their demand for a ...