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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Adelaide's Indigenous gallery out of the starting blocks

Adelaide's Indigenous gallery out of the starting blocks
- The SA Government has begun consulting with South Australian Aboriginal communities and cultural institutions “to inform the design of its mooted ...

A third of remote Aboriginal work-for-the-dole participants say community worse off

A third of remote Aboriginal work-for-the-dole participants say community worse off
- There are about 35,000 CDP participants in Australia and 83% are Indigenous. As a condition of income support, remote area participants must ...

Bodies found in flood waters to be treated as Indigenous deaths in custody

Bodies found in flood waters to be treated as Indigenous deaths in custody
- According to The Guardian's Deaths Inside: Indigenous Australian deaths in custody database, more than 400 Indigenous people have died in police ...

Time to listen to Aboriginal voices

Time to listen to Aboriginal voices
- In his speech in Perth last week, BHP CEO Andrew McKenzie talked of time he had spent with Aboriginal people in the Pilbara and across Australia.

Little bit more listening will go a long way towards solving Australia's 'shared problem'

Little bit more listening will go a long way towards solving Australia's 'shared problem'
- The recognition of Indigenous Australians is one of those issues that appears to have people stuck - so perhaps some “listening” would go a long way ...

Australia failing to close the gap on injuries to Indigenous children, study finds

Australia failing to close the gap on injuries to Indigenous children, study finds
Indigenous children are almost twice as likely as non-Indigenous children to suffer unintentional injury – and the situation hasn't improved for more ...

Banning gay 'conversion' isn't enough

Banning gay 'conversion' isn't enough
- What they really are is a most personal form of torture, a cruel practice that perpetuates the idea that LGBTI people are in some way broken.” Victoria's ...

LGBTI mental health under the spotlight in MAD Pride concert at Mardi Gras

LGBTI mental health under the spotlight in MAD Pride concert at Mardi Gras
- Queer artists performers are set to open up about LGBTI mental health as part of the MAD Pride concert during this year's Mardi Gras. The Movement ...

Better supporting LGBTI people in a crisis

Better supporting LGBTI people in a crisis
- More than 71 per cent of LGBTI Australians did not reach out to services during their most recent crisis. Why is this?

Largest mental health trial in English schools will not address LGBTI issues

Largest mental health trial in English schools will not address LGBTI issues
- A major UK government trial to boost youth wellbeing will not offer targeted support for LGBTI young people. Marking Children's Mental Health Week, ...

Māori Wardens want more recognition

Māori Wardens want more recognition
- And they carry out roles that support other more recognised organisations like the New Zealand Police, like drug and alcohol abuse, suicide ...

The Treaty of Waitangi and its influence on identity politics in New Zealand

The Treaty of Waitangi and its influence on identity politics in New Zealand
- At its peak in the 1860s, the New Zealand wars required 10,000 British regulars to subdue skilled and innovative Māori warriors (who established the ...

$6b treaty settlements can't be used to fix Māori social issues, experts say

$6b treaty settlements can't be used to fix Māori social issues, experts say
- Annual to Waitangi Day is the raising of Māori issues and New Zealand's political leaders standing on the treaty grounds to extol their Māori policies.

New research addresses 'Māori underachievement' in literacy

New research addresses 'Māori underachievement' in literacy
- In New Zealand, typically we've had an approach in primary schools where ... Derby's study involved Māori children who attended a dual language ...

The Irish man who is partly responsible for New Zealand's annual public holiday

The Irish man who is partly responsible for New Zealand's annual public holiday
- Waitangi Day was made a public holiday in New Zealand in 1974, though commemorations of the ... a British governor, to consider Māori ownership of their lands and other properties, and to give Māori the rights of British subjects.

Digging into the roots of New Zealand's golden opportunity

Digging into the roots of New Zealand's golden opportunity
- Scientists and Māori agribusiness team up to learn about mānuka DNA ... As the mānuka gold rush continues to soar, so does New Zealand's honey ...