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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Enough is enough': resisting the criminalisation of poverty

Enough is enough': resisting the criminalisation of poverty
- Debbie Kilroy doesn't mince words. “Poverty in Western Australia is a crime – and the state government is ensuring that Aboriginal women are being ...

Happy Invasion Day': Police are under investigation after Aboriginal man claims he was bashed ...

Happy Invasion Day': Police are under investigation after Aboriginal man claims he was bashed ...
- Police are investigating a claim that officers said 'Happy Invasion Day you black c***' to an Aboriginal man in custody on Australia Day 2018.

Yorta Yorta people return to Cummeragunja 80 years after historical 'walk-off'Yorta Yorta people return to Cummeragunja 80 years after historical 'walk-off'

Yorta Yorta people return to Cummeragunja 80 years after historical 'walk-off'
- By 1939, many Indigenous Australians had died on Cummeragunja because of the minimal rations of food given to them, the lack of sanitation, and ...

Turbocharged Territory Arts Trail Campaign to Boost Tourism

Turbocharged Territory Arts Trail Campaign to Boost Tourism
- A new marketing campaign launched around Australia over the weekend promotes the Territorys distinctive Aboriginal art and culture as the hook to ...

Steadfast invests in Indigenous-owned broker

Steadfast invests in Indigenous-owned broker
- The listed broker network has taken a 26% stake in Origin, which aims to promote Indigenous engagement with corporate Australia and uses a portion ...

I remember so many children who have taken their lives – it is a national abomination

I remember so many children who have taken their lives – it is a national abomination
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander suicides comprise 6% of Australia's total suicides but, shockingly, 80% of child suicides aged 12 and below are ...

Members of Congress urge Pompeo to condemn Chechnya anti-LGBTI crackdown

Members of Congress urge Pompeo to condemn Chechnya anti-LGBTI crackdown
- More than 60 members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 29 urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to publicly condemn the anti-LGBTI ...

Calls To Link Religious School Funding With Removal of LGBTIQ Discrimination

Calls To Link Religious School Funding With Removal of LGBTIQ Discrimination
- Mr Croome called on the federal government to adopt Tasmania's laws prohibiting discrimination against LGBTI teachers and students in all ...

This is why Lunar New Year is a time of massive anxiety for LGBTIs in China

This is why Lunar New Year is a time of massive anxiety for LGBTIs in China
- Millions of LGBTI Chinese this week will join the largest annual movement of people on the planet to return to their hometowns and bring in the new ...

Victorian government announces plan to ban gay conversion therapy

Victorian government announces plan to ban gay conversion therapy
- Victoria is set to ban gay conversion therapy, with the harmful practice ... to become the first Australian state the criminalise gay conversion therapy.

More confusion over regional roads

More confusion over regional roads
- The extra capital for the development of Māori land will be welcomed by Māori – it's a pity however, that the Government has axed the Te Ture ...

Getting serious at Waitangi

Getting serious at Waitangi
- This weekend, on the other hand, has seen both Maori and the Government start to get into the fine print that translates the Treaty into reality.

Waitangi Marae shows more commitment to Free Speech than Massey University

Waitangi Marae shows more commitment to Free Speech than Massey University
- Brash of course infamously incited hateful Māori bashing with his awful Orewa Speech by claiming Māori somehow had 'privilege' and was recently ...

Te Tii accused of opening door to hate speech

Te Tii accused of opening door to hate speech
- He says Dr Brash, who is calling for colour-blind laws and the end of the Māori seats, will be balanced on a panel by former New Plymouth mayor ...

Government steps up to boost Māori land earnings

Government steps up to boost Māori land earnings
- The Government is committing $100 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to assist in the development of Māori land. Announcing the pūtea at ...

Fighting spirit brings spark to Te Matatini

Fighting spirit brings spark to Te Matatini
- Bigger than the Olympics. That's how the chief executive of Te Matatini describes the biennial Māori performing arts festival. The 46 teams that got ...