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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Suicide claims one life a week in the Northern Territory

Suicide claims one life a week in the Northern Territory
- The figures were in line with previous years, with the NT having Australia's highest suicide rate per capita for nine out of the last 10 years leading up to ...

More than unpopular. How ParentsNext intrudes on single parents' human rights

More than unpopular. How ParentsNext intrudes on single parents' human rights
- The program trialled from April 2016 provided intensive job-readiness training (and parenting programs) for single parents “at risk”, often Indigenous, ...

Five indigenous girls take their own lives in nine-day period

Five indigenous girls take their own lives in nine-day period
- Five indigenous girls take their own lives in nine-day period ... Three of the other cases occurred in Western Australia and one was in Queensland.

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away
- All of them, however, take seriously the inclusion of Australia's Indigenous heritage and multicultural diversity in our national day. Our interviews show ...

Indigenous youth suicide at crisis point

Indigenous youth suicide at crisis point
- Communities and families are mourning the loss of five young Aboriginal girls who took their own lives in separate incidents in Western Australia, ...

Traditional masculinity has been dubbed 'harmful' by a major health body

Traditional masculinity has been dubbed 'harmful' by a major health body
- to shun friendships with gay men and 38 per cent thought boys shouldn't learn how to cook and clean. ... In an Australian context, a high value is placed on expressions of manliness ...

Republican governor protects LGBTI govt employees on first day in office

Republican governor protects LGBTI govt employees on first day in office
- Newly sworn-in Republican Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, signed an executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination in state employment on ...

Returning Native Title Materials

Returning Native Title Materials
- The native title system has produced a remarkable and unprecedented research effort, both in size and scope. The information assets created by ...

Australia launches first LGBTI consent festival

Australia launches first LGBTI consent festival
- One of Australia's largest LGBTI events, Melbourne's Midsumma Festival, will ... 'In health for example, we've just had a debate in politics about “gay ...

The Gay Penguins of Australia

The Gay Penguins of Australia
- When Sphen and Magic became a couple, Australia had just gone through a bitter battle about whether gay marriage should be legal. The human gay ...

NCEA results are out and Māori may have an advantage

NCEA results are out and Māori may have an advantage
- NCEA results released today reveal only 1 in 7 students enrolled in Māori language subjects are enrolled in Te Reo Rangatira. However, wharekura ...

Paradiso Ubud celebrates indigenous voices through film

Paradiso Ubud celebrates indigenous voices through film
- The Papua-themed evening also explored indigenous literary talents. ... It tells the story of how indigenous people can be resourceful when faced with ...

Māori more likely to face prison after drug conviction

Māori more likely to face prison after drug conviction
- Drug Foundation's latest state of the nation has found more than half of those being imprisoned for low level drug offences are Māori. The report ...

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too
- Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is rejecting a suggestion it is short changing Māori language students on the Kaipara. Peter Boyes, who took Te Ara Reo ...

Taranaki mayor censures councillor 'ashamed' of Māori anthem

Taranaki mayor censures councillor 'ashamed' of Māori anthem
- New Plymouth mayor Neil Holdom has distanced himself from comments made by a district councillor who says he is "ashamed" of singing the te reo ...

Māori films more than 'natives running around with bare bums'

Māori films more than 'natives running around with bare bums'
- The search is on for the next big thing in Māori filmmaking after the New Zealand Film Commission earmarked $2.5 million for feature films in te reo ...