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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Research reveals only one electorate opposed to marriage equality

Research reveals only one electorate opposed to marriage equality
Gay Marriage A study of attitudes towards marriage equality has revealed just one of Australia's 150 electorates shows a majority of people who are ...

Same-sex marriage: 'What on earth are we doing?'

Same-sex marriage: 'What on earth are we doing?'
- JAY Weatherill has called on Australia to take a good hard look at itself ... went through the painfully familiar tortuous debate about same-sex marriage.

Burn Scar From Massive Australian Wildfire Visible from Space

Burn Scar From Massive Australian Wildfire Visible from Space
- Without regular burning in the Australian outback, a single fire from a ... most of the Pintupi people [an Australian aboriginal group] living in the area ...

Oxfam report notes WA native title woes

Oxfam report notes WA native title woes
- Oxfam Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People's Program manager Justin McCaul says the Kimberley is the only region in a highly ...

Kennett should be Australian of the Year

Kennett should be Australian of the Year
- His new concern is the high percentage of indigenous Australians who are in prison. Specifically, he wants to find ways to prevent people from ...

Aboriginal heritage concerns

Aboriginal heritage concerns
Aboriginal heritage concerns ... object in South Australia must be authorised under section 23 by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation.

The real gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health in Australia: it's worse than you think

The real gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health in Australia: it's worse than you think
Indigenous Australians are losing 2.3 times the number of healthy years to death and disease than their non-Indigenous counterparts, according to ...

Aboriginal inmate dies after South Australian jail incident

Aboriginal inmate dies after South Australian jail incident
- An Indigenous inmate has died after an altercation involving prison guards at a South Australian jail. Police say the 29-year-old man, who can't be ...

Are one in three age pensioners living under the poverty line?

Are one in three age pensioners living under the poverty line?
- Senator Jacqui Lambie told Q&A that a third of Australian age pensioners are living below the poverty line and that this is expected to rise to two-thirds within five years.

We've taken eyes off ball when it comes to children's fitness

We've taken eyes off ball when it comes to children's fitness
- The University of South Australia study, which used 20m shuttle-run data from ... “Cardio-respiratory fitness is an excellent indicator of good health and ...

Chris Hemsworth to wear nail polish for a month in support of campaign to end violence against ...

Chris Hemsworth to wear nail polish for a month in support of campaign to end violence against ...
- He's the hunky Australian actor known for his incredibly muscular physique and down-to-earth attitude. But Chris Hemsworth has once again shown ...


Australian researchers solve 600-year-old murder mystery

Australian researchers solve 600-year-old murder mystery
- An Australian anthropologist has solved a murder mystery case involving a death of an Aboriginal man that occurred 600 years ago.

Meet the woman preserving Horn Island's most significant Word War II sites

Meet the woman preserving Horn Island's most significant Word War II sites
- As Australia faced the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, Horn ... "[Horn Island] is the only place in Australia where Indigenous and ...

How Paul Hogan Changed Tourism in Australia

How Paul Hogan Changed Tourism in Australia
- The story of how it happened, and how Paul Hogan became Australia's ... Paul Hogan, as Mick Dundee, in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, ...

Global Land Rush Enters New More Violent Phase

Global Land Rush Enters New More Violent Phase
- In Australia, Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region are pushing back against a regional government more interested in profits from mining and ...

An Opportunity for Women to Help Themselves

An Opportunity for Women to Help Themselves
- To this end, she is a champion of Opportunity's Women4Women movement and believes Australian women can empower women living in poverty in ...

Be careful ascribing racism to the fact fewer Maori are let off with a warning

 Be careful ascribing racism to the fact fewer Maori are let off with a warning
- The disproportionate amount of Maori in our criminal justice system is among the most serious problems facing New Zealand. In my April column I ...

National's education targets leaving young Kiwis behind

National's education targets leaving young Kiwis behind
- New data shows that Maori and Pasifika students are being encouraged to do less academic subjects to fulfil government targets rather than engage ...

Upgrade for Waikato Maori studies

Upgrade for Waikato Maori studies
- Waikato University has upgraded its school of Maori and Pacific development to faculty status, and to celebrate has created 15 new scholarships for ...

Minister ignores recommendation on Maori partnerships

Minister ignores recommendation on Maori partnerships
- The Minister appears to have ignored the multiple recommendations to establish strategic partnerships with iwi and Maori organisations by instead ...

Plain packaging to dissuade tobacco take-up

Plain packaging to dissuade tobacco take-up
Maori tobacco control advocate Zoe Hawke says the tobacco industry is amping up fears about the consequences of measures like increased taxation ...

Real Housewives of the Kermadec's

Real Housewives of the Kermadec's
- It's odd that rich women racially insulting one another was the frame through which we examined racism in NZ rather than the naked truth that Maori ...

Easy passes not good for student future

Easy passes not good for student future
More Maori may be passing NCEA, but new analysis shows that doesn't mean a clear path to higher education and well paid jobs. In 2015 the official ...

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, . Peter O'Neill said increased investment and the creation of ...

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, . Peter O'Neill said increased investment and the creation of ...
- We still have a way to go, but we are making progress and this is keeping more of our people alive and families in good health,” he added.