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Friday, 24 March 2017

Fears life-saving mental health support at risk for thousands of Australians

Fears life-saving mental health support at risk for thousands of Australians
- Fears life-saving mental health support at risk for thousands of Australians ... An estimated 230,000 Australians receive support for a number of ...





Venice Biennale 'a gig like no other' for indigenous photographer Tracey Moffatt

Venice Biennale 'a gig like no other' for indigenous photographer Tracey Moffatt
- She is the first Australian indigenous artist to have a solo show at the Venice Biennale. Artists including Rover Thomas, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and ...

Indigenous Treaty Recognition - an international perspective

Indigenous Treaty Recognition - an international perspective
- On a warm and thundery night, AIIA NSW partnered NSW Young Lawyers in a discussion on Indigenous Treaty Recognition at Glover Cottages on ...

Palliative care practitioners speak out against euthanasia and assisted suicide

Palliative care practitioners speak out against euthanasia and assisted suicide
- More than 30 of Australia and New Zealand's top palliative care ... an integration of palliative care, euthanasia, and physician assisted suicide (EPAS).

Home care given a major boost by government

Home care given a major boost by government
- Well, Mr Wyatt announced the $115 million would go towards additional services for the 640,000 older Australians who need help with household ...

Statins Increase Women's Diabetes Risk

Statins Increase Women's Diabetes Risk
- In a study from the University of Queensland in Australia, older women prescribed statin drugs designed to lower cholesterol face a higher risk of ...

Racism part of problem

Racism part of problem
- Shepparton indigenous elder Uncle Larry Jackson (right) says racism is a significant contributor to high incarceration rates for Aboriginal people.

Buying Indigenous Art

Buying Indigenous Art
- Covering Australian Indigenous* art and design is something we fully admit that we haven't been very good at over the past few years. In 2017 we ...

Britain's Biggest Supermarket Is Pulling Heineken Off the Shelves Because of Brexit

Britain's Biggest Supermarket Is Pulling Heineken Off the Shelves Because of Brexit
- Much like Unilever, Heineken argued that inflation since the Brexit referendum has pushed up its costs, the Guardian reports. The two are not ...

Tony Blair's decisions are what gave us Brexit and Isis – and paved the way for a united Ireland in ...

Tony Blair's decisions are what gave us Brexit and Isis – and paved the way for a united Ireland in ...
- Allowing free EU movement to the vote for Brexit. Peace through power-sharing in Northern Ireland may have opened the way for unity. A military ...

The EU left us no choice but Brexit – yet we must remain friends

The EU left us no choice but Brexit – yet we must remain friends
- In 1975, when the EEC was still avant-garde, we voted to stay in by two-to-one. By last year, any lingering veneer of modernity had peeled away, ...

First Beauty and the Beast, now Power Rangers: Why all the gay movie characters?

First Beauty and the Beast, now Power Rangers: Why all the gay movie characters?
- And in Australia gay characters have featured on television since Number 96 in the 1970s, including such shows that appeal to young viewers as ...

Pride WA announces new committee of management

Pride WA announces new committee of management
- Pride WA, the Premier LGBTIQ Arts and Culture Organisation in Western Australia, has announced a number of new members to its committee of ...

I can't describe the feeling of having to prove my Aboriginality. Am I lucky, or unlucky?

I can't describe the feeling of having to prove my Aboriginality. Am I lucky, or unlucky?
- The three-part test for Aboriginality is an “all or nothing” test. The inability for some Indigenous Australian's to fulfil all three parts of this “test” ...

New front opens in battle over Arnhem Land bauxite royalties

New front opens in battle over Arnhem Land bauxite royalties
- A long-running court battle involving two powerful Indigenous clans and the Northern Land Council is set to continue after the federal court again ...

Did Indigenous warriors influence the development of Australian rules football?

Did Indigenous warriors influence the development of Australian rules football?
- Formed in the 1850s frontier contact zone, Australian football owes more to the experience of warfare between British settlers and Indigenous ...

Troye Sivan and his mother celebrate the abolition of gay panic defence

Troye Sivan and his mother celebrate the abolition of gay panic defence
- Troye Sivan and his mother, Laurelle, have thanked the Reverend for his progressive efforts against an outdated law.
The discriminative defence allowed criminals to have their sentence reduced by claiming the victim made a pass at them.
In a video aimed towards Rev. Kelly, Troye calls the law “homophobic” and thanks Rev. Kelly for “preventing killers from thinking it’s okay to kill gay men for making a pass at them or flirting with them”.


23000 children with parent in prison

23000 children with parent in prison
Maori justice advocates are looking for a new approach for dealing with the 23,000 New Zealand children with a parent in prison. Julia Whaipooti from ...

Te Taitokerau not for sale

Te Taitokerau not for sale
- All six Labour MPs in Maori electorates have asked to be left off the party list for September's election, opening the door for more Maori to come into ...

Maori Party wins tug-of-war between National's coalition partners, striking deal with the ...

Maori Party wins tug-of-war between National's coalition partners, striking deal with the ...
- Amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 look set to be passed next month, after two years of delays. The Māori Party has struck a deal ...

I was part of NZ's history of abuse in state care, and I'm in no doubt an inquiry is crucial

I was part of NZ's history of abuse in state care, and I'm in no doubt an inquiry is crucial
- As a senior manager in the Department of Māori Affairs in the late 80s, I realised that most Māori gang members had been in state care as children, ...

Save our Kauri' activist's NZ citizenship denied

Save our Kauri' activist's NZ citizenship denied
- Michael Tavares, who occupied a significant kauri tree on private land in Titirangi two years ago has had his New Zealand citizenship denied because ...

Rotorua school implements compulsory Māori language classes

Rotorua school implements compulsory Māori language classes
- It's the first time this decile one school has hosted a New Zealand Prime Minister. Te reo Māori continues to play a huge part in their school and it's ...

Devastated Adele fans feel ripped off

Devastated Adele fans feel ripped off
- “Just because my ching-chong bro she's the Māori Adele. So she's mean at singing and loves Adele, we both do. We just wanted to get her some ...

Japanese anime meets Maori myth in Wellington artist's new mural

Japanese anime meets Maori myth in Wellington artist's new mural
- Japanese anime and Maori myth fuse with a new mural by Wellington artist Taupuruariki Brightwell on Bond Street in Wellington's CBD. The work ...