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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Perth shows support for the local Muslim community

Perth shows support for the local Muslim community
- who gathered were members of Perth's jewish community, indigenous Australians, LGBTIQ+ leaders and politicians from across the political divide.

Ama calls for age of criminal responsibility to be raised to 14 years of age

Ama calls for age of criminal responsibility to be raised to 14 years of age
- The criminalisation of children in Australia is a nationwide problem that disproportionately impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Australian identity - is it relevant anymore?

Australian identity - is it relevant anymore?
Australia's flag, ceremonial days, oaths of loyalty and citizenship ... Whilst indigenous imagery is celebrated locally and internationally through music, ...

The digital platform saving Indigenous languages from extinction

The digital platform saving Indigenous languages from extinction
Australia, 50 per cent of Indigenous languages are now extinct, and only 13 are considered strong and viable. On a global scale, every 14 days an ...

Video Games Show Us The Weird, Often Baffling Ways The World Imagines Australia

Video Games Show Us The Weird, Often Baffling Ways The World Imagines Australia
- due to some clumsy narration which inadvertently drew parallels to Australia's poor treatment of Indigenous and First Nations people. What drew the ...

Eye health experts call for $86 million to increase services for Indigenous communities

Eye health experts call for $86 million to increase services for Indigenous communities
- According to Vision 2020, Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to suffer from blindness and vision loss than non-Indigenous people, ...

Switchboard Funded to Supporet LGBTI Senior Australians

Switchboard Funded to Supporet LGBTI Senior Australians
- Switchboard Victoria is a community-based not-for-profit organisation that provides peer-based support services for LGBTI people, their families and ...

WA surrogacy laws discriminate against gay men, review finds

WA surrogacy laws discriminate against gay men, review finds
- Western Australia's “outdated” surrogacy and reproductive technology laws discriminate against gay couples and should be changed, a review of the ...

Bohemian Rhapsody premieres in China — but without any references to Freddie Mercury's ...

Bohemian Rhapsody premieres in China — but without any references to Freddie Mercury's ...
- Feili Xie, a 28-year-old gay man from Beijing who was a big fan of the film, told the ABC that while he was in favour of Bohemian Rhapsody being ...

Neighbours casts its first transgender character

Neighbours casts its first transgender character
- Stone is known as the youngest person in Australia to receive hormone ... and came just months after Australia finally legalized same-sex marriage.

LGBTI organisations call for decriminalization of sex work

LGBTI organisations call for decriminalization of sex work
- As a young Maori sex worker I was arrested and convicted of prostitution and soliciting pre the decriminalization of prostitution. Doing street-based ...

Aspirations of Māori students boosted by Waikato initiative

Aspirations of Māori students boosted by Waikato initiative
- In comparison to results from all student data, an even greater impact was seen on Māori students, particularly the extent to which SSEP has ...

Mātauranga Māori and Western science: two worlds meet to save the one we have

Mātauranga Māori and Western science: two worlds meet to save the one we have
- In episode two of the Good Ancestors podcast, John Daniell and Noelle McCarthy look at the role of mātauranga Māori in conservation in New ...

Nanaimo contingent learns about Maori during cultural exchange to New Zealand

Nanaimo contingent learns about Maori during cultural exchange to New Zealand
- Travellers with Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre embarked on a trip of a lifetime, flying across the many kilometres and time zones between Vancouver ...

New Zealand reopens mosques that were attacked; many 'march for love'

New Zealand reopens mosques that were attacked; many 'march for love'
- Carrying placards with signs such as “He wanted to divide us, he only made us stronger”, “Muslims welcome, racists not”, and “Kia Kaha” - Maori for ...

Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks
- Though hakas were traditionally performed by the Maori people in ... White and Maori, Catholic and Muslim, they stood and performed a haka that held ...

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