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Monday, 23 April 2018

Voters back migration cut

Voters back migration cut
- A similar number believe white South African farmers subjected to a campaign of violence and discrimination in their homeland should be afforded the same status by Australia as asylum-seekers from other parts of the world. In a blunt message to both sides of politics, Labor and Coalition voters are ...

Australia, your privacy has been breached — we reveal the biggest health data leaks

Australia, your privacy has been breached — we reveal the biggest health data leaks
- As outrage builds over Facebook's failure to protect privacy, a News Corp investigation has uncovered health data that shows if Australians have a sexually transmitted disease, mental illness, HIV or an abortion, even whether they've used a prostitute, is not properly protected. A new mandatory ...

THE home phone is dying.

THE home phone is dying.
- New research shows half of all Australian households are likely to get rid of their landline* phone by the end of the year, and the technology could be less than 20 years away from total extinction. Experts warn older Australians may struggle to give up their reliable* handsets, but the National Broadband ...

ACL reconstructions up more than 70 per cent among young Australians, study finds

ACL reconstructions up more than 70 per cent among young Australians, study finds
- According to the study's findings, about 72 per cent of ACL reconstructions in Australia are sport-related — and the sports most frequently involved are Australian rules football, rugby union, rugby league, netball, basketball, soccer, and skiing. In Australia, men aged 20 to 24 years and women aged 15 to ...

Australians are more generous than their government

Australians are more generous than their government
- The Australian Survey on Social Attitudes highlights eight in 10 Australians support aid to create a safer world with less poverty. Yet Australians think our aid program is 10 times more generous than it really is. They assume our nation is doing its fair share but in reality our aid levels are at risk of dropping ...

History through the eyes of three wise men of Queensland

History through the eyes of three wise men of Queensland
- After being shamed at school, he became one of Queensland's first Indigenous police liaison officers and helped to fund the Murri Court, an alternative justice network for Indigenous elders to take part in sentencing Indigenous offenders. Goodeen: Understanding Australia is an attempt to have three ...

Gurrumul's album becomes the first ARIA #1 in an Indigenous language

Gurrumul's album becomes the first ARIA #1 in an Indigenous language
- This album is a testament to this great Australian and his family, all Yolngu and the greater Aboriginal population,” explained Michael Hohnen. “The history he has made taking a true Australian language and heritage to number one proves the strength of the underlying cultural identity of this nation,” he ...

2020 Summit had lasting impact on our nation

2020 Summit had lasting impact on our nation
- The summit was divided into 10 groups and asked to recommend national priorities for the decade ahead on economic productivity, infrastructure, sustainability, health and ageing, families and communities, rural Australia, indigenous Australia, creativity and innovation, governance and national security.

The 23 major cities with the worst quality of life in the world

The 23 major cities with the worst quality of life in the world
- Broadly speaking, the cities are large conurbations in the Western world, with a handful in East Asia and Australia. But where are the cities regarded as having the worst quality of life? Business Insider took a look. The cities are generally in Africa and the Middle East, where war, poverty, and weak ...

Stories of homelessness: Faces behind the poverty crisis gripping South Australia

Stories of homelessness: Faces behind the poverty crisis gripping South Australia
- If someone says something about the bad side but hasn't lived that life, he or she doesn't know what they are talking about,” Rush says. “I have been on both sides of life – good and bad.” Moving from Fiji to Australia, Rush played the role of stay-at-home dad while his wife worked. The former rugby ...

In desperate need of better mental health care in Tasmania

In desperate need of better mental health care in Tasmania
- Tasmania has the second-highest suicide rate in Australia, behind only the Northern Territory. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data reveals just 19 mental health hospital beds per 100,000 people in Tasmania, which is almost half the 36 beds per 100,000 people in NSW. Tasmania's psychiatric ...

Gay conversion therapy survivors share painful legacy of 'ex-gay' treatments

Gay conversion therapy survivors share painful legacy of 'ex-gay' treatments
- In 2011, Mr Webb moved to Canada to take up theological studies, but he found the religious counselling services he'd relied upon in Australia were much harder to find. "There was not as much access in Canada to ex-gay therapies and reparative therapies, so I went to a 'live-in' [gay conversion] camp ...

Remarkables! Beautiful wedding planned before law changed proceeds on NZ mountaintop

Remarkables! Beautiful wedding planned before law changed proceeds on NZ mountaintop
- In between the proposal and the planned big day, Australia legalised same-sex marriage. But the long term partners decided to go ahead ... The long-term couple planned their ceremony in New Zealand before Australia passed its same-sex marriage



Tom Daley: My gay rights campaign will continue in Russia

Tom Daley: My gay rights campaign will continue in Russia
gay rights campaign to Russia when he competes in next month's World Series - but suggested he may pare down his message amid a fear of reprisals. The 23-year-old, who won the men's synchronised 10-metres platform title with Dan Goodfellow at this month's Commonwealth Games in Australia, ...

Australian Labor Party will ban gay conversion therapy if elected

Australian Labor Party will ban gay conversion therapy if elected
- The Australian Labor Party (ALP) vowed to ban gay conversion therapy if they win the next federal election. As it currently stands, the only state of Australia with a ban on gay conversion therapy is Victoria. Shadow Health Minister Catherine King told The Age: 'Gay conversion therapy is discredited and ...

Freedom of speech supports Israel Folau's love of God

Freedom of speech supports Israel Folau's love of God
- The unfinished business of the Turnbull government is to legislate protection for religious freedom following the legalisation of same-sex marriage. While the census indicated Australians are losing their religion, the volume of submissions to the national Religious Freedom Review was unprecedented.

5 Environmental Victories to Inspire You This Earth Day

5 Environmental Victories to Inspire You This Earth Day
- In 2017, New Zealand's parliament granted the Whanganui River, called Te Awa Tupua by the Maori, the legal rights of a person, something the local Maori had petitioned for since 1873. The move honored the persistence of indigenous activists, who are often on the forefront of struggles to protect the ...

The first, forgotten Anzacs, more than 50 years before Gallipoli

The first, forgotten Anzacs, more than 50 years before Gallipoli
- But Tawhiao had persuaded Māori to stop selling their land to settlers, and to instead use new-fangled technologies – the flour mill, the iron plough – to produce food for the hungry city of Auckland. Instead of colonising the Waikato, thousands of immigrants found themselves stuck in the capital, eating ...

The thrilling story behind the prestigious Corsini art collection

The thrilling story behind the prestigious Corsini art collection
- While doing that, the princess suddenly remembered that her family had an established and warm relationship with the New Zealand Maori Battalion who were part of the Allied contingent stationed around several of their rural properties. She quickly despatched a message to New Zealanders ...

Papua New Guinea's critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die

Papua New Guinea's critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die
- Ms Elaripe is one of about 44,000 people estimated to be living with HIV in PNG and sits on the board of The Global Fund, which coordinates donor funding to treat HIV and Tuberculosis. She was diagnosed with HIV in 1997, and has been receiving the therapy in some form since late 2002. The medical ...

Campaign launched to get Maori seat on council

Campaign launched to get Maori seat on council
- And unlike speculation that two Maori wards would be created if the poll was won, he said the intention was to have one ward. Tuanau, the chairman of the Tauranga Moana-Te Arawa ki Takutai Partnership Forum, said Maori comprised 14 to 15 per cent of Western Bay's population and had a much ...

Te Reo prison pilot helping stamp out gang rivalries

Te Reo prison pilot helping stamp out gang rivalries
- A pilot programme at a South Auckland prison is being credited with helping Māori men reconnect with their culture and stamp out gang rivalries and jail tensions in the process. There are also plans ... Currently, Māori men make up 45 percent of the prison population in New Zealand. Ms Girvin said she ...

Young Maori leaders fight Waikato mega-prison proposal at UN forum

Young Maori leaders fight Waikato mega-prison proposal at UN forum
- A group of young Maori leaders are at the United Nations fighting a proposal to build a mega prison. ... A report by the prime minister's chief science advisor last week found that New Zealand's prison population is increasing and is one of the highest in the OECD at a time when crime rates are ..

Are treaty deals benefiting all Māori?

Are treaty deals benefiting all Māori?
- Are they going to set up their own agencies in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch?" Mr Tamihere said. "That would be a massive waste of resources, time and money." "So what you'd think you do is reach out to those who already have the relationship with the Māori population in those ..