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Monday, 30 May 2016

Australian rugby star David Pocock wants you to relook at the idea of real strength and masculinity

Australian rugby star David Pocock wants you to relook at the idea of real strength and masculinity
 - The 28-year-old Australian athlete is a known gay rights and marriage equality advocate, and has often spoken out on the issue of homophobia in ...


Gay couple awarded compensation in sexual harassment case against Tasmanian neighbour

Gay couple awarded compensation in sexual harassment case against Tasmanian neighbour
 - The couple said the decision by Magistrate Glenn Hay was groundbreaking in protecting and defending the rights of same sex-couples to walk the ...

Gay dads in Australia call for government to legalize commercial surrogacy

Gay dads in Australia call for government to legalize commercial surrogacy
 - Rodney Chiang-Cruise, of community blog Gay Dads Australia, told Gay Star News that a 'mature argument' in favor of commercial surrogacy would ...

Bill Shorten: 'Systemic racism' still exists in Australia as there's no agreement about how the ...

Bill Shorten: 'Systemic racism' still exists in Australia as there's no agreement about how the ...
 - Mr Shorten made the comments at a Reconciliation Australia Dinner in Melbourne, after campaigning in Darwin on indigenous affairs issues.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy has not improved to a 10.6 years gap – still ...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy has not improved to a 10.6 years gap – still ...
 - That is more than 20 years less than NSW's non-Aboriginal males. It was worst in Western Australia, where the average age of life was 49.9 year for ...

The one thing Turnbull and Shorten agree on

The one thing Turnbull and Shorten agree on
 - The insidious nature of stubborn racism is still a reality for Aboriginal and ... “If you talk about Australia as a whole, are we free entirely from racism?

Aboriginal superheroes

Aboriginal superheroes
 - Between episodes of Cleverman, here's a list of Indigenous Aussie ... powers is descended from Aborigines who fled Australia before a nuclear attack.

Inspired by Indigeneity

Inspired by Indigeneity
 - Michael Mansell, Secretary of the Aboriginal Provisional Government, ... in Australia and a logical basis for a treaty between Aboriginal communities .


Nothing racist about Australians

Nothing racist about Australians
 - The one where politicians say Australians aren't permitted to think for ... Many indigenous Australians argue that white Australia practises cultural ...

Aboriginal children doomed by the Greens

Aboriginal children doomed by the Greens
 - In Western Australia three years ago, the Supreme Court likewise rejected a claim by an Aboriginal couple and seven of their children, saying the ...

Regional poverty on the rise

Regional poverty on the rise
 - The key findings of this horrific new report paint a bleak picture of what real life is for Australians on the breadline,” says The Salvation Army's ...

These are the skills that will help you emigrate to Australia

These are the skills that will help you emigrate to Australia
 - Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17. Australia is one ...

Older women will feel the pain from the latest super changes

Older women will feel the pain from the latest super changes
 - Women aged 50 and older are being penalised the most from the federal government's superannuation changes announced in the budget, according ...


A qualitative study of employment discrimination against older Australians

A qualitative study of employment discrimination against older Australians
 - In 2015 the Australian Human Rights Commission engaged EY Sweeney to conduct qualitative research to supplement the 2014 quantitative national ...

Help for homeless pours in at marae

Help for homeless pours in at marae
 - But through winter time we think people can't be living in cars and under bridges and carports, this is New Zealand 2016, I mean, come on.".

Why clever friends and spouse can make you smarter

Why clever friends and spouse can make you smarter
 - But James Flynn, Emeritus professor of political studies and psychology at the University of Otago in New Zealand, argues that people can 'upgrade' ...

Lobby group Family First blames unmarried couples for child poverty

Lobby group Family First blames unmarried couples for child poverty
 - The claim comes from a new report by researcher and artist Lindsay ... got the evidence', the poor people in New Zealand live in sole parent families, ...

West Papuan leader appeals for support in freedom struggle

West Papuan leader appeals for support in freedom struggle
 - People of West Papua cry for justice, for their environment, for their nature, for their human rights for 50 years … This fight to preserve our culture, our ...


The key to tropical conservation: scrap big projects, invest in people

The key to tropical conservation: scrap big projects, invest in people
 - How much of the global conservation budget is invested in people? .... To the people sitting in places like Papua New Guinea, the problem is obvious.

Garuda to Open New Pioneer Routes in Papua

Garuda to Open New Pioneer Routes in Papua
 - The addition of these new routes, said Arif, is based on the high interest of the people of Papua. These new flight routes will be centered in Biak, ...

Maori have a right to be represented

Maori have a right to be represented
 - What exactly that is has always eluded me but, growing up as a Maori in "middle New Zealand'' in the '50s '60s and '70s, I became accustomed to ...

Maori Party chalks up Budget wins

Maori Party chalks up Budget wins
 - Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says this year's budget should help alleviate the stress and hardship felt by many vulnerable whanau ... and goes ...

Police return Maori ancestral remains

Police return Maori ancestral remains
  - The ancestral remains of 60 Mori and Moriori individuals have today been returned to New Zealand in a special ceremony involving New Zealand ...

Smithsonian returns Maori remains to New Zealand

Smithsonian returns Maori remains to New Zealand
 - The Smithsonian Institution has returned the remains of 54 indigenous people, including four mummified Maori heads, to a New Zealand museum.