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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Scorched earth: capitalism, climate change and Australia's bushfire threat

Scorched earth: capitalism, climate change and Australia's bushfire threat
- Reflecting this long history, scientists estimate that about 70 percent of Australia's native plants need or tolerate fire. Australia's Aboriginal societies ...

WA Indigenous communities reeling after suicides of two girls within a day

WA Indigenous communities reeling after suicides of two girls within a day
- Two communities in Western Australia are reeling after the suicides of two ... Workers from the National Indigenous Critical Response project are in ...

Indigenous Leader Warren Mundine says those in the bush have had a gut full and are fighting back

Indigenous Leader Warren Mundine says those in the bush have had a gut full and are fighting back
- ADANI'S Carmichael mine is an opportunity to define if the Coalition stands up for places like Townsville, former Australian Labor Party president ...

Sydney university plans Australia's first indigenous residential university

Sydney university plans Australia's first indigenous residential university
- University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced plans to build “Australia's first truly comprehensive indigenous residential college”.

Red meat and imported wine: why ethical eating often stops at the restaurant door

Red meat and imported wine: why ethical eating often stops at the restaurant door
- Orana emphasises respect for the land and Australia's diverse cultures, with a menu focused on native ingredients, such as Indigenous herbs and ...

Indigenous men's health TV series sees $1 million boost

Indigenous men's health TV series sees $1 million boost
- BushTV's Camping on Country program will be based in camps around Australia, and will be fronted by health advocate Ernie Dingo. The series ...

Michigan, Wisconsin state governors to protect LGBTI state employees

Michigan, Wisconsin state governors to protect LGBTI state employees
Michigan and Wisconsin are two of nearly 30 states in the US that offer no LGBTI discrimination protections. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on ...

Asia must be alert to rise in anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Asia must be alert to rise in anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls
LGBTI people are always the scapegoat and an easy target to blame by politicians during elections,” said Suki Chung, an LGBT+ rights campaigner ...

Māori kiwifruit orchard takes action to attract more fruit pickers

Māori kiwifruit orchard takes action to attract more fruit pickers
- an attempt to attract more fruit pickers to address the anticipated shortfall of workers during harvest that starts in March, a Tauranga-based Māori ...

US House of Reps introduces new rule banning LGBTI employement discrimination

US House of Reps introduces new rule banning LGBTI employement discrimination
Congress is under the surveillance of federal law, which still does not explicitly protect LGBTI people from discrimination. Numerous judges have ...

In a first, giant billboards promote LGBTI acceptance in India

In a first, giant billboards promote LGBTI acceptance in India
- a first for India, advocacy groups erected giant billboards promoting LGBTI acceptance in the capital, Delhi, last month.

70% of people think Tower's new insurance pricing is fair

70% of people think Tower's new insurance pricing is fair
- A recent survey by Tower Insurance showed that 70% of people across New Zealand believe that risk-based pricing is a fair way to pay for insurance.

Drink-drive culture still prevalent, study shows

Drink-drive culture still prevalent, study shows
- It found that most New Zealanders, 59%, will drive to a bar. ... study we saw a small decrease in the numbers of people driving home after drinking, we ...

Divorce applications rise sharply after Christmas

Divorce applications rise sharply after Christmas
- While most people are slowly easing themselves into work after the ... just gonna have one more Christmas with the kids and then in the new year I'm ...

Russian satellite mistaken for meteorite crashes across sky above New Zealand

Russian satellite mistaken for meteorite crashes across sky above New Zealand
New Zealand was abuzz with the possibility it had been visited by a stray meteor or even aliens when people saw a bright light streaking across the ...

India's transgender rights Bill faces 'unanimous opposition' from trans people

India's transgender rights Bill faces 'unanimous opposition' from trans people
- Transgender communities in India are urgently trying to stop the passage of a Bill which purports to protect their rights but they say actually violates ...

Australia plans further deportations of New Zealand criminals

Australia plans further deportations of New Zealand criminals
people will eligible for deportation. That means more Kiwis are set to be sent back - deported even if they haven't set foot in New Zealand since ...