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Friday, 11 January 2019

Australia's 2018 Human Rights Performance Slammed

Australia's 2018 Human Rights Performance Slammed
- The Australian government's human rights approach to refugees, Indigenous people and those with disability has been slammed by an annual review, ...

Deaths in custody: it's time to share shameful stats with the world

Deaths in custody: it's time to share shameful stats with the world
- Ms Rule, a Flinders University tutor, will leave Australia on Saturday with another woman Kaleesha Morris ahead of the Indigenous Peoples March on ...

Kiwis help out Aboriginal women jailed for not paying fines

Kiwis help out Aboriginal women jailed for not paying fines
- New Zealanders are involved in a crowd funding campaign to free Aboriginal Australian women jailed for not paying small fines. The campaign has ...

The spoken literature of the world's oldest culture is disappearing – but there are ways to keep it alive

The spoken literature of the world's oldest culture is disappearing – but there are ways to keep it alive
- But the Aboriginal elder worries about the future of storytelling. ... we think we know about Aboriginal lives, and the past century of Australian history.

The unexpected result of the Uluru climbing ban

The unexpected result of the Uluru climbing ban
- More confronting is Australia's best-known natural landmark, Uluru, the ... Since Aboriginal people first settled around Uluru some 35,000 years ago, ...

Sydney-centric festival shooting for the moon

Sydney-centric festival shooting for the moon
- Enoch, presenting his third Sydney Festival, is an indigenous theatre director ... artists and instituted a “vigil” to commemorate Australia's colonisation.

Majority of United States schools are unsafe for LGBTI students

Majority of United States schools are unsafe for LGBTI students
- A majority of LGBTI students in every state assessed reported hearing anti-LGBTI remarks made by other students. This includes slurs and negative ...

Hong Kong govt rejects calls to include sexual orientation in next census

Hong Kong govt rejects calls to include sexual orientation in next census
- Chan told Gay Star News that concerns over how to include non-binary residents in the census revealed how the government is letting down its LGBTI ...

More than 100 Oxford clergy criticise bishops' LGBTI guidance

More than 100 Oxford clergy criticise bishops' LGBTI guidance
- MORE than 100 clerics in the diocese of Oxford have written to criticise their bishops' approach to LGBTI+ people. A letter released on Monday warns ...

For LGBTI people in Lebanon, they go through their own Stonewall everyday

For LGBTI people in Lebanon, they go through their own Stonewall everyday
- For LGBTI people in Lebanon, they go through their own Stonewall everyday Gay Star NewsFor the LGBTI community in Lebanon everyday is a ...

Decades of service in Maori mission recognised by Pope

Decades of service in Maori mission recognised by Pope
- A priest who has worked in the Maori mission in New Zealand since the 1950s has been honoured by Pope Francis. Pa Mikaere (Michael) Ryan, MHM ...

Tiki talk fertile field for protest

Tiki talk fertile field for protest
- A Māori trademarks advisor is challenging the way New Zealand businesses continue to culturally appropriate Māori culture in their marketing.

First-Ever Indigenous Peoples March Will Fight Against Injustices Faced Across the Globe

First-Ever Indigenous Peoples March Will Fight Against Injustices Faced Across the Globe
- More than 10,000 marchers are anticipated to descend on D.C. for the event, including people from Australia, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, ...

Rafting NZ and Lake Rotoaira Forest Trust join forces

Rafting NZ and Lake Rotoaira Forest Trust join forces
- Rafting New Zealand, the country's most awarded rafting company is ... sense of New Zealand's landscape along with its Maori heritage and culture.

New professor brings art to science

New professor brings art to science
- She leads collaborative, interdisciplinary, kaupapa Māori and action research projects on subjects such as freshwater decline and climate change ...

Emergency response plan to prepare East Coast communities

Emergency response plan to prepare East Coast communities
- We are all responsible for ourselves and our families – we are all part of Civil Defence in New Zealand.” The launch of the project comes in response ...