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Thursday, 25 August 2016

All the Times My Mental Illness Got Me Fired

All the Times My Mental Illness Got Me Fired
 - I'm in my disability employment services listening to a career officer have an earnest conversation with a fellow jobless-type about "the Muslims" trying ...

Australian first in NSW parliamentary decision on Gweagal artefacts

Australian first in NSW parliamentary decision on Gweagal artefacts
 - An ecstatic Mr Kelly said it was the first time in Australian history any ... first moments of contact between Europeans and Australia's Indigenous people.

Indigenous prison rate soared 52% in decade, report reveals

Indigenous prison rate soared 52% in decade, report reveals
 - Australia's Indigenous incarceration rate has risen by 52% over the past decade, exacerbated by a lack of culturally appropriate rehabilitation ...

What can 'things' tell us about our history?

What can 'things' tell us about our history?
 - The book is organised chronologically but could also have been organised under other headings. In everyday life, we have the Coolgardie safe, the billy and a Vegemite jar. Aviation is represented by Kingsford Smith’s cigarette case, a model of Nancy Bird Walton’s plane and a Cherry Ripe, representing the now little heard of MacRobertson Trophy Air Race.

Indigenous people from around the world take part in international business forum

Indigenous people from around the world take part in international business forum
 - Edmund Bellegarde, tribal chairman of the File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council, and David Williams, co-founder and director of Gilimbaa in Australia, ...

WA court rejects Roe 8 Aboriginal appeal

WA court rejects Roe 8 Aboriginal appeal
 - Supreme Court of Western Australia Justice Janine Pritchard dismissed the challenge on Wednesday. Ms Abraham said she intended to fight on and ...

Freo council ups security as far right targets Australia Day fireworks decision

Freo council ups security as far right targets Australia Day fireworks decision
 - As well as the far-right contingent potentially heading to the council meeting, the Australians of British Heritage for Indigenous Justice and ...

White, straight, and on screen; report details diversity on TV

White, straight, and on screen; report details diversity on TV
 - But there was an improvement in the number of Indigenous Australians represented on TV, with 5 percent of characters being Indigenous, compared ...

Scare campaign an insult to Australians

Scare campaign an insult to Australians
 - WHY are same-sex marriage activists so scared of Australians and so against giving them a say? Why are they rewriting history to pretend an Irish-style public vote on same-sex marriage will unleash terrible gay-hatred?

Christians have long been a target for bigots

Christians have long been a target for bigots
 - The gay lobby has morphed the previously used same-sex marriage to that of ... What about the silent majority in Australia who are getting thoroughly sick of ... Trying to normalise homosexual behaviour is what is getting the silent ...

Global Survey Reveals That Acceptance of Gay People Lags in 3 Regions

Global Survey Reveals That Acceptance of Gay People Lags in 3 Regions
 - These anti-gay cultures are especially prevalent in three world regions: the Muslim world, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc, and sub-Saharan Africa, said study researcher Louisa Roberts, a doctoral candidate in sociology at The Ohio State University.

Extinction rate of languages twice that of mammals'

Extinction rate of languages twice that of mammals'
 - Citing an indigenous tribe of Australia and how government acted swiftly to preserve their language and tradition, Lobo said, "Australian government ...

Push to revive indigenous languages

Push to revive indigenous languages
 - MANY Australians have never met an Aboriginal, and are probably not ... of iconic Australian animals and place names are derived from the language ...

How technology and education can help preserve aboriginal languages

How technology and education can help preserve aboriginal languages
 - For many people who speak indigenous languages across the globe, this is not simply a “what if” question. According to National Geographic, one ...


New National Dictionary a 'biography' of Australian English

New National Dictionary a 'biography' of Australian English
 - The launch of the first Australian National Dictionary in decades is set to ... "We've become much more aware of the variety of Aboriginal languages.

Thousands of men join viral campaign to normalise chats about mental health

Thousands of men join viral campaign to normalise chats about mental health
 - Thousands of men join viral campaign to normalise chats about mental health ... In Australia suicide is also the leading cause of death for men aged ...

40000 people just banded together to buy a private beach in New Zealand and give it to the public

40000 people just banded together to buy a private beach in New Zealand and give it to the public
 - But it wasn't because it was winter — Major, a 44-year old pastor and Gard'ner, a 43-year-old tennis professional, live in New Zealand, so it was warm ...

Prestigious award for indigenous health researcher

Prestigious award for indigenous health researcher
 - Indigenous health researcher, Erena Wikaire, receives her Rose Hellaby Maori Education scholarship. World-leading indigenous health researcher ...

Te Matawai top priority for university tauira

Te Matawai top priority for university tauira
 - Elijah Pue from Ngai Tauira, Victoria University's Maori students association, says it's a chance for the 300 participants to compare notes on some of ...

A King speaks, corridors of power shudder.

A King speaks, corridors of power shudder.
- His positive words towards the Maori Party and MANA Movement has seen Winston Peters and Labour MP Peeni Henare rush forward to dampen ...

The 'justus' system for Māori not good enough

The 'justus' system for Māori not good enough
- The Department of Corrections said reducing Māori reoffending is a priority and that they have room for improvement. Despite this they rejected all of ...

Māori Party and Kiingitanga to work together

Māori Party and Kiingitanga to work together
 - Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together ...

Bishops in Pacific region declare support for West Papua

Bishops in Pacific region declare support for West Papua
 - Political boundaries can never contain or control ethnic relationships and so we urge governments to support the West Papuan people's desire to ...

Zero mention of human rights abuses during the Aus govt's visit to Indonesia', says HRW director

Zero mention of human rights abuses during the Aus govt's visit to Indonesia', says HRW director
 - On the same day, people in West Papua held peaceful demonstrations to show their support, but over 1700 of them were arrested by Indonesian ...