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Thursday, 21 November 2019

LGBT+ in Australia

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others







Blood sample return a powerful symbol of reconciliation

The blood, or manggu in the Yolgnu language, comes from local Indigenous Australians and was collected after a typhoid outbreak on Elcho Island in ...


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Bangarra Dance Theatre comes to Chicago, bringing the dance of indigenous Australians and ...

At the tail end of a five-city Canadian tour celebrating its 30th anniversary, Australia's Bangarra Dance Theatre is stopping in Chicago for the first time.


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Ralph Naden gets recognised for making his dreams into a reality

"I am not slowing down", Central West Indigenous elder Ralph Naden said after winning the Elder of the Year at the 2019 Dreamtime awards last ...


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Independent review of Land Negotiation Program

“The Land Negotiation Program aims to give Aboriginal people greater ... “The vesting of Crown Land to Local Aboriginal Land Councils can provide ... of the Law Council of Australia's Indigenous Issues Committee for 15 years.


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Role of maternal age at birth in child development among Indigenous and non-Indigenous ...

Indigenous Australian children are twice as likely to score poorly on developmental outcomes at age 5 years than their non-Indigenous peers.


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ABC's Indigenous documentary 'contains brand-new history': Bolt

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says the ABC is set to show an Aboriginal documentary series which contains “brand-new history”. Mr Bolt was critical of ...


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Rock stars – the Indigenous artists inspired by Uluru

Uluru, also known as Ayres Rock, the grand monolith dominating the landscape in Australia's red centre, has been a sacred site for Aborigines for ...


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Re-imagining a museum of our First Nations

Indigenous voices are finally being acknowledged as important voices in ... Since 2014, I have worked as an advisor to Western Australia's New ...


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Government building special housing to accommodate kaumātua

"In 2034 it is estimated there will be 178,000 New Zealanders over the age of 85. Of those, over 109,000 will be Māori and that presents us with a great ...


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Pakeha maunga protest sign of future tension

A Māori lawyer says a predominantly Pākeha protest against the clearance of pest trees on an Auckland volcano may be a sign of things to come as ...


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Armed Police & Cannabis prohibition - 2 examples of bias against Maori

Arming Police and continuing with cannabis prohibition have enormous impacts on Māori and the impacts are all negative and seeing as social policy ...


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'Talk to us': Kanoa Lloyd's emotional message to Grant Robertson following latest Ihumātao ...

The Project co-host Kanoa Lloyd has made an impassioned plea for Māori to stop "getting ignored" in light of the Government's consideration to loan ...


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'It all sounds so familiar': Aboriginal campaigner stunned by stories of taken Māori children

A fish market in Sydney hardly sounds like the place to contract a speaker for your child friendly cities forum in Napier, but that's the way it was when ...


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Royal Waitangi visit viewed as 'circuit-breaking' moment in treaty relations between Crown and Māori

The head of New Zealand's Māori Council believes Prince Charles' ascension to the British throne could spark breakthroughs in indigenous health ...


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Moana backs drones for dolphin protection

Maori-owned seafood company Moana New Zealand is backing a controversial plan to use drones to protect the estimate 63 remaining Māui dolphins ...


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The Maori Council is hopeful a royal visit to Waitangi will symbolise new beginnings

Maori Council executive director, Matthew Tukaki, says the original Treaty was between the Crown and Maori chiefs, and this could signal a return to ...


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