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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Indigenous Australia's crushing cycle of tragedy

Indigenous Australia's crushing cycle of tragedy
- In her first act as the first female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner, Oscar initiated the National Women's Voices project ...

The inequality that divides us: Oxfam

The inequality that divides us: Oxfam
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples also fell into a group that was being left behind. Not only do Australian Government statistics show that ...

The battle for Aboriginal heritage on Perth's shore 30 years on

The battle for Aboriginal heritage on Perth's shore 30 years on
Aboriginal people in Western Australia were forced off their lands; children were removed from their families and placed in state institutions. Between ...

Ash Barty: Five things you might not know about the tennis superstar

Ash Barty: Five things you might not know about the tennis superstar
- She was named Tennis Australia's Indigenous ambassador to encourage more Aboriginal children to play the sport. "I'm a very proud Indigenous ...

Aussie billionaires rake in $100m each day

Aussie billionaires rake in $100m each day
- The yawning gap between health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia ... is a symptom of this stark inequality," Dr ...

Should Australia Day's date be moved?

Should Australia Day's date be moved?
- How you feel about the subject of Australia Day and the date it is held will – as it ... In 1938 Aboriginal leaders publicly declared it a day of sorrow and ...

State Department 'deeply disturbed' by latest Chechnya anti-LGBTI crackdown

State Department 'deeply disturbed' by latest Chechnya anti-LGBTI crackdown
- “We are deeply disturbed by credible reports out of Chechnya about renewed attacks against individuals perceived to be members of the LGBTI ...

The Women's March takes to the streets for the third year

The Women's March takes to the streets for the third year
- For many women, particularly LGBTI and Jewish women, the Women's March leaders refusing to condemn Farrakhan was troubling. Many local ...

Med students push for more LGBTI health training

Med students push for more LGBTI health training
- A third-year med student at New York Medical College is vocal about the need to focus more on LGBTI health Sarah Spiegel, a third-year med student ...

Homeless people of color started our revolution, so why we forget about them?

Homeless people of color started our revolution, so why we forget about them?
- 2016 would turn out to be the deadliest year for the LGBTI community on record. We spent the morning reading and crying. When I opened the ...

Papua New Guinea's only radiation machine won't work — and the consequences can be fatal

Papua New Guinea's only radiation machine won't work — and the consequences can be fatal
Papua New Guinea's only radiation machine won't work — and the ... in Papua New Guinea, there is currently no radiotherapy available for people ...

Oldest nanny competes at Waka Ama Nationals

Oldest nanny competes at Waka Ama Nationals
- As Taroi Black reports the 82 year-old was given a national salute at New Zealand's biggest waka ama annual event. Morehu says, "I didn't at first ...

Brewers encouraged to consider cultural sensitivities

Brewers encouraged to consider cultural sensitivities
Māori cultural adviser Karaitiana Taiuru has also spoken out, explaining to New Zealand's island friends that Tā Moko is sacred in Māori culture.

Māori tourism gets top guidance

Māori tourism gets top guidance
- NZ Māori Tourism is reaching for the heights, bringing the sons of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to meet iwi and share their experience of the opportunities ...

Maori Kids to start the school year more behind than ever

Maori Kids to start the school year more behind than ever
Maori Kids to start the school year more behind than ever before: rise of the digital divide In this press release: an overview of the problem faced, ...

Time to overhaul NZ's pesticide rules

Time to overhaul NZ's pesticide rules
- Treaty interests relevant to the regulation of pesticides include the substantive protection of native flora and fauna, protection of the Māori guardianship ...