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Monday, 3 August 2015

Australia's cruel treatment of gay asylum-seekers

Australia's cruel treatment of gay asylum-seekers
 - Australia continues to resettle homosexual refugees in homophobic Papua New Guinea. Gay men seeking asylum are both required yet unable to ...

Ruby Rose Apologises To Australian Prime Minister Over "Bigot" Comments

Ruby Rose Apologises To Australian Prime Minister Over "Bigot" Comments
 - Don't get me started on gay rights back home! Our Prime Minister is a sexist bigot,” Rose said scathingly. “So equality is going to take some time.”.

older Australians and women are the future of video games

older Australians and women are the future of video games
 - Everyone to play ... Video games are no longer the vestiges of young men, with more women and older adults taking part. Picture: Supplied.

Bangarra dancers celebrate Aboriginal culture, with or without lights

Bangarra dancers celebrate Aboriginal culture, with or without lights
 - on other famous stages around the world, but performances on the dirt of remote Australian Aboriginal communities are her most nerve-wracking.


An eleven year old suicides, nine months later his mother takes her life – this nation's worst racism

An eleven year old suicides, nine months later his mother takes her life – this nation's worst racism
 - An eleven year child died last year, by suicide. ... When this little boy took his life in the coastal Western Australian town of Geraldton in October of last ...

Suicide should not be made easy. How is this controversial?

Suicide should not be made easy. How is this controversial?
 - In Australia, the media boosts a man's quest top access suicide. Jay Franklin has a painfully debilitating chronic disease. He was accepted for a death ...

Nova Peris says government language around Indigenous people is patronising

Nova Peris says government language around Indigenous people is patronising
 - Federal senator Nova Peris has excoriated white Australia's relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, saying the government just ...

The national convulsion over race

The national convulsion over race
 - This has shocked everyone out of their comfort zones about Australia's proudly proclaimed tolerance and inclusion, often symbolised by the success of Indigenous AFL players. The reaction on all sides has been intense, one of those explosive

Time to listen to what Indigenous people are saying

Time to listen to what Indigenous people are saying
 - For too long, Australia has been too quick to tell Indigenous people what to do, and too slow to listen. Too often do we listen to the white, privileged ...


Elders reject 'embroidery'

Elders reject 'embroidery'
 - Indigenous leaders Noel Pearson and Patrick Dodson have united behind calls for substantive change to the main body of Australia's Constitution, ...

Australia divided in Aborigine footballer race row

Australia divided in Aborigine footballer race row
 - We have no idea what it's like to endure the discrimination that Adam and so many other indigenous Australians have [and have had] to suffer.".

Expert says addressing mental health can reverse chronic youth jobless rate

Expert says addressing mental health can reverse chronic youth jobless rate
 - In Hobart yesterday to talk to Tasmanian mental health workers and stakeholders, the 2010 Australian of the Year said the state had some of the most ...

Earth magnetic shield much older

Earth magnetic shield much older
 - Scientists at Rochester University in New York analysed crystals found in Western Australia. Data on our planet's magnetic field was found to be ...

Coal is not 'good for humanity': new report

Coal is not 'good for humanity': new report
 - Powering Up Against Poverty also finds that the Australian Government's love ... for increasing energy access and reducing poverty around the world.

Report shows increase in West Auckland rough sleepers

Report shows increase in West Auckland rough sleepers
 - According to a register of people on the waitlist for Housing New Zealand homes, the greatest number of applicants in New Zealand are from the ...

It's time for New Zealand to stand up for itself

It's time for New Zealand to stand up for itself
 - Even if it is true, the notion that that we might be overly familiar with our biggest rival's anthem is a traitorous thought. Little's right about the anthem being a dreary dirge and an insult to our overwhelmingly secular nation that doesn't need the major stumbling block of God as the first word in our anthem.

Five things every Kiwi should know about te reo

Five things every Kiwi should know about te reo
 - Of those, 125,352 were ethnically Māori - just over a fifth of the total Māori population. There were 8,436 people who said they spoke only Māori.

Rugby legend and LGBT icon Thomas Gareth comes to Portsmouth Guildhall

Rugby legend and LGBT icon Thomas Gareth comes to Portsmouth Guildhall
 - He was captain of Wales' Grand Slam winning team in 2005 and also captained the British & Irish Lions Tour of 2005 in New Zealand. That same year ...

Tensions boil over at troubled boarding school

Tensions boil over at troubled boarding school
- Tensions at Auckland's troubled Maori boarding school have spilled over, with the principal suspended and three managers handing in their ...

Cook Island Māori living abroad work hard to keep their culture alive

Cook Island Māori living abroad work hard to keep their culture alive
 - With more Cook Island Māori living overseas rather than in the islands, many Rarotonga locals are concerned about the survival of their culture.

There's nothing racist about it' - Peters backs Polynesian Corrrections Minister

There's nothing racist about it' - Peters backs Polynesian Corrrections Minister
 - the conditions and some of the psychology of a majority of prisoners in New Zealand who happen to be Polynesian and Maori," Mr Peters told media ...

Christchurch pupils aim for te reo Maori speech nationals

Christchurch pupils aim for te reo Maori speech nationals
 - School and home life is Maori "every day, every week, and every month of the year" for Brigham Riwai-Couch, 14, his mother and Te Whanau Tahi ...

New Toi Iti doco explores Maori superstitions

New Toi Iti doco explores Maori superstitions
 - For Maori, putting one's derriere on a surface which people eat off is frowned upon. "I've been told so many times, 'Get your arse off the table' to the ...

John Key leaves girl in tears after calling Maori language month 'boring'

John Key leaves girl in tears after calling Maori language month 'boring'
 - A teenage girl was "upset and embarrassed" when the Prime Minister said her suggestion of a Maori language month would be boring.