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Thursday, 24 January 2019

Meet Zero-Point, Australia's first Indigenous super hero

Meet Zero-Point, Australia's first Indigenous super hero
- A few years ago Darwin-based artist Jonathon Saunders conceived Zero-Point, an Indigenous Australian superhero who draws his powers from ...

When the colonised start colonising

When the colonised start colonising
- 26th of January is a confusing day for Indian diaspora in Australia. ... their understanding of Australia's relationship with its Indigenous inhabitants.

A treaty would be better than a date change

A treaty would be better than a date change
- Here's a radical thought. Australia Day is not Invasion Day. It is the first expression of Welcome to Country by Australia's Aborigines. That welcome ...

Fears WA youth justice system 'broken' after 28 Aboriginal children in detention deprived an ...

Fears WA youth justice system 'broken' after 28 Aboriginal children in detention deprived an ...
- There are renewed calls to raise the minimum age a child can be imprisoned in the wake of another damning report into Western Australia's "broken" ...

Letters sent to Indigenous Affairs Minister call on Australia to change the date

Letters sent to Indigenous Affairs Minister call on Australia to change the date
- A series of letters sent to Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion have called on the government to change the date of Australia Day, despite Mr ...

The woman tackling workplace ignorance about Indigenous Australians

The woman tackling workplace ignorance about Indigenous Australians
- Djiribul woman Shelley Reys has spent her career trying to bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Today she counts ...

Public High Schools Block Access To LGBTI Websites But Allows Anti-Gay Ones

Public High Schools Block Access To LGBTI Websites But Allows Anti-Gay Ones
- GayStarNews reports that the UK's leading LGBTI charity, Stonewall, condemned the coalition between Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist ...

Companies must commit to workplace equality - senior business leaders

Companies must commit to workplace equality - senior business leaders
- Van 't Noordende was speaking at the launch of the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality at Davos on Tuesday. Backed by Microsoft, Mastercard, ...

LGBTI service for older Victorians struggles to survive after federal funding cuts

LGBTI service for older Victorians struggles to survive after federal funding cuts
- The only specialist service visiting lonely older LGBTI Victorians is battling to survive after federal funding cuts announced on the eve of Christmas.

Fujitsu and ThoughtWorks only tech firms in LGBT-inclusive employer index

Fujitsu and ThoughtWorks only tech firms in LGBT-inclusive employer index
- Fujitsu and ThoughtWorks are the only technology companies to be listed in UK advocacy charity Stonewall's Top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers ...

Facts should always outweigh rush to judgment

Facts should always outweigh rush to judgment
- as Nathan Phillips, a Native American activist, approached him and his classmates and performed a war dance of New Zealand's indigenous Maori ...

Serving up a footy feast in Hamilton

Serving up a footy feast in Hamilton
- Hamilton's Garden Place was all a-sizzle today as members of the NZ sevens teams served locals breakfast ahead of this weekend's World Series leg ...

Melbourne bar unrepentant over use of tā moko to promote beer event

Melbourne bar unrepentant over use of tā moko to promote beer event
- Taiuru said just because the organiser of the event was Māori, did not mean it was okay to draw tā moko on someone's face and use it to promote a ...

New taskforce on Maori access to industry and employment

New taskforce on Maori access to industry and employment
Maori are more likely to be incarcerated, have the highest suicide rate per head of population in the western world, more likely to fail at school or going ...

NZ told to improve human rights of LGBTQI people

NZ told to improve human rights of LGBTQI people
- Justice Minister Andrew Little is in Geneva for New Zealand's third United Nations ... Until now, New Zealand has never had a recommendation from UN ... "Māori women, queer women, trans women, women living with a disability ...

Self-testing cervical cancer screening could save Māori women's lives

Self-testing cervical cancer screening could save Māori women's lives
- Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for Māori women aged 25–44 and Māori women are more than twice as likely as New ...