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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Outback isolation no sweat for new Aboriginal cops ready to hit beat in troubled Territory towns

Outback isolation no sweat for new Aboriginal cops ready to hit beat in troubled Territory towns
- Raised in the tiny outback town of Elliot, a gruelling 700 kilometres from Darwin in the north and Alice Springs in the south, Joshua Jackson is all too ...

Locking in the future of tourism and jobs in Kakadu

Locking in the future of tourism and jobs in Kakadu
- Kakadu is one of Australia's most important environmental and heritage assets, biggest tourism icons and home to 60,000 years of living Indigenous ...

WA workers urged to start meeting with welcome to country

WA workers urged to start meeting with welcome to country
- been billed as a way to combat the history of dispossession of indigenous Australians and “end the exclusion that has been so damaging”.

Hang-ups on colonisation won't fix indigenous suicides, academic says Andrew BurrellFollow ...

Hang-ups on colonisation won't fix indigenous suicides, academic says Andrew BurrellFollow ...
Australia's indigenous suicide crisis won't be fixed by blaming colonisation, says Aboriginal academic Anthony Dillon, who is calling for a greater focus ...

Aboriginal girl 'traumatised' after police strip-search in Hobart

Aboriginal girl 'traumatised' after police strip-search in Hobart
- strip-search of a 13-year-old Aboriginal girl who was held in custody for allegedly breaking a curfew has been criticised by her family and ...

Interesting myths and other facts you didn't know about Australia

Interesting myths and other facts you didn't know about Australia
- Prof Langton's book suggests cultural experiences that can help Aussies learn more about Aboriginal culture and offers insights into language, ...

In 2019 the LGBTI History Month will be going global

In 2019 the LGBTI History Month will be going global
2019, the annual LGBTI History Month will be one of the biggest ever. Not only is the grassroots event celebrating its 15th anniversary but it ...

Guyana: Officials Dare Everyone to Stand Up for LGBTI Equality

Guyana: Officials Dare Everyone to Stand Up for LGBTI Equality
- CVC has partnered with stakeholders in Guyana to do critical work to help advance the rights of LGBT persons in that country. Through that work ...

Intercultural cities: good practice examples

Intercultural cities: good practice examples
- Staff is supported to learn and use te reo Māori which is one of the three official languages of New Zealand (the other two are English and New ...

With its $3.85b mine takeover, Indonesia inherits a $13b pollution problem

With its $3.85b mine takeover, Indonesia inherits a $13b pollution problem
- 10 percent stake is held by the government of Papua province, where ... only economic benefits but also better protection for the people of Papua,” ...

Nine dead in Papua New Guinea floods

Nine dead in Papua New Guinea floods
- Weeks of heavy rains and flooding have killed at least nine people in Papua New Guinea, with authorities warning more bad weather and ...

New Plymouth councillor 'ashamed' to sing national anthem in Te Reo

New Plymouth councillor 'ashamed' to sing national anthem in Te Reo
- A New Plymouth District Councillor says he's “too ashamed” to sing the national anthem in te reo Māori. Murray Chong replied to a Facebook post ...

Asia's first LGBTI boat parade to kick off Myanmar pride

Asia's first LGBTI boat parade to kick off Myanmar pride
- This year, &Proud will also hand out awards to LGBTI heroes. 'This is where we send a powerful message to the public' HlaMyat Tun told Gay Star ...

Suspected gay men tortured to death in Chechnya's latest anti-gay purge

Suspected gay men tortured to death in Chechnya's latest anti-gay purge
- Two men have died from extreme torture and about 40 more people detained on suspicion of being gay as the details of the latest wave of anti-LGBTI ...

Safety course to get a gun licence in New Zealand will now take only 'one session'

Safety course to get a gun licence in New Zealand will now take only 'one session'
People applying for a firearms licence in New Zealand will be be able to complete a firearms safety theory test and practical training in one session ...

NZ food industry calls for strong new penalties for people who maliciously tamper with food

NZ food industry calls for strong new penalties for people who maliciously tamper with food
- poses a real risk to the public, it causes massive cost to industry and huge wastage of food," says Greg Hartfood from Retail New Zealand.

Japanese gay couple to 'marry' in 26 countries to promote LGBT- community

Japanese gay couple to 'marry' in 26 countries to promote LGBT- community
- Their "26 times wedding" project will take them to countries including Argentina, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, and Iceland. They will also visit ...

End of the Road for Maori Language Students in Rodney

End of the Road for Maori Language Students in Rodney
- Wananga o Aotearoa is cutting short its Te Ara Reo Maori programme at Te ... The move follows a damning review released by the New Zealand ...

Should be no harm, no foul for star high school basketball player

Should be no harm, no foul for star high school basketball player
- There was no malice, no intent to pull a fast one, no evidence that Maori ... No reason for any penalty at all, because Maori didn't do anything wrong.

Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?

Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?
- As New Zealand gears up for a referendum on Cannabis, some of the ideas being floated right now look to re-victimise Māori. National are suggesting ...