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Friday, 27 March 2015

Kids more likely to use marijuana when suspension is the consequence

Kids more likely to use marijuana when suspension is the consequence
 - Schools that use suspension to punish drug use, or that weakly enforce any of their drug policies, have higher rates of student marijuana use than schools with more consistent and less-punitive approaches, according to a new study.

Facebook steps up suicide prevention

Facebook steps up suicide prevention
 - Facebook will roll out suicide prevention and support tools for vulnerable Australian users in the next few months, according to the social network's ...

WA constitution 'demeaning' to Aboriginals

WA constitution 'demeaning' to Aboriginals
 - Josie Farrer said the amendment, which would not require a referendum, would give Aboriginal people equal footing with the government and ...


Adani says it is negotiating with Indigenous people over coalmine

Adani says it is negotiating with Indigenous people over coalmine
 - If claimant groups cannot resolve the issues, the federal court of Australia will test the matters through a trial process,” a spokesperson said.

Indigenous model Venessa Harris diagnosed with bone cancer months after winning major ...

Indigenous model Venessa Harris diagnosed with bone cancer months after winning major ...
 - Venessa Harris, 12, is fighting bone cancer only months after winning a major modelling competition in Brisbane. A recent picture of 12-year-old ...

A lot of Liberal MPs back gay marriage, says minister

A lot of Liberal MPs back gay marriage, says minister
 - The law allowing gay marriage was quickly struck down by Australia's high ... Labor MPs have been granted a free vote on gay marriage, and both ...


Catholic leader Peter Westmore blesses daughter's same-sex marriage

Catholic leader Peter Westmore blesses daughter's same-sex marriage
 - Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome, said, "The revelation about Peter Westmore is a reminder that marriage equality can ...

Australians need to talk about the value of foreign aid

Australians need to talk about the value of foreign aid
 - Levels of poverty in our region make it especially difficult for poor nations to deal with natural disasters, such as tsunamis and cyclones. The Australian ...

Indigenous traditional owners reject Adani's land deal in Australia

Indigenous traditional owners reject Adani's land deal in Australia
 - Reports said that Adani took legal action to override the native people and, if successful, it would allow the Queensland government to compulsorily ...

Colin Barnett backs bill to recognise Indigenous people in WA's constitution

Colin Barnett backs bill to recognise Indigenous people in WA's constitution
 - The Western Australian premier, Colin Barnett, says he hopes parliament will ... “I think it's long overdue that Aboriginal people are given recognition.”.


WA Aboriginal communities facing axe under proposed funding strategy

WA Aboriginal communities facing axe under proposed funding strategy
 - Government investment would be stopped in 75 remote Aboriginal ... a new funding strategy proposed by Western Australia's housing department.

High School students respond to Freedom Rides

High School students respond to Freedom Rides
 - I was shocked to see interviews which were recorded in 1965 of white Australians from the city who said they had never spoken to an Aboriginal ...

Aboriginal legal service fears mooted Federal funding cuts will hurt local Indigenous community

Aboriginal legal service fears mooted Federal funding cuts will hurt local Indigenous community
 - THE VICTORIAN Aboriginal Legal Service says planned federal funding ... The data also shows Australia's prison population climbed to a ten year ...

Call for support for Australian indigenous rights

Call for support for Australian indigenous rights
 - A Māori business manager based in Australia wants more Māori people to support indigenous rights in the light of Federal Government plans to shut ...

Wellington companies make the cut in Hi-Tech Awards

Wellington companies make the cut in Hi-Tech Awards
 - The region has the most web-based and digital companies in New Zealand with many being internationally competitive. Wellingtonians are twice as ...

Most Vanuatu seasonal workers stay in NZ

Most Vanuatu seasonal workers stay in NZ
 - Horticulture New Zealand national co-ordinator for seasonal labour Jerf Van Beek said about 130 people had decided to return to Vanuatu, but the ...

Vanuatu NGO criticises amount of govt rations

Vanuatu NGO criticises amount of govt rations
 - Ms Ligo also says people on Efate are given half the rations of those on the ... Meanwhile the New Zealand naval ship HMNZS Canterbury arrived in ...

Threat 'impacts all indigenous peoples'

Threat 'impacts all indigenous peoples'
 - A Maori researcher says the threat of shutting down remote Aboriginal communities impinges on the rights of all indigenous people around the world.

University students launch online campaign discussing experiences of racism

University students launch online campaign discussing experiences of racism
 - Some Māori and Pacific students from Auckland University have just launched an online campaign detailing their experiences of racism. They talk ...

Maori principals critical of education policy

Maori principals critical of education policy
 - The organisation representing Maori principals is critical of the Government's flagship education scheme, describing it as a 'one-size-fits-all' policy.

Maori Party, Dunne gain if Peters elected

Maori Party, Dunne gain if Peters elected
 - The Maori Party is more independent, voting against Government bills as often as not. But while Mr Dunne's vote alone would usually preserve the ...

Celebrating Māori Export Excellence

Celebrating Māori Export Excellence
 - Hon Te Ururoa Flavell presented Miraka with the inaugural Māori Excellence in Export award He kai kei aku ringa tonight at the 2015 New Zealand ...

Spectrum trust airbrushes shrinking shareholding

Spectrum trust airbrushes shrinking shareholding
 - The Maori spectrum trust Te Huarahi Tika has lost most of its stake in mobile phone company Two Degrees ... but it is trying to paint the setback as a ...

Quitline launches new ads in successful crayons campaign

Quitline launches new ads in successful crayons campaign
 - Given the high smoking prevalence rates among Māori and Pacific smokers, these priority populations were a key target audience for the campaign.

Opposition parties promote anti-immigrant New Zealand First

Opposition parties promote anti-immigrant New Zealand First
 - National currently holds 60 of the 121 seats in parliament and relies on small right-wing parties, ACT, United Future and the Maori Party, to govern.