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Friday, 8 February 2019

ParentsNext is “manifestly inconsistent with Australia's human rights”, Commision says

ParentsNext is “manifestly inconsistent with Australia's human rights”, Commision says
- The Commision believes that ParentsNext has “disproportionately impacted women and Indigenous Australians”, raising “serious concerns about the ...

Intergenerational trauma and poverty behind spate of young Indigenous suicides

Intergenerational trauma and poverty behind spate of young Indigenous suicides
- A spate of suicides among young Aboriginal people in Western Australia's northernmost region was shaped by the crushing effect of intergenerational ...

If there is no political will...we'll be back here again in another 10 years'

If there is no political will...we'll be back here again in another 10 years'
- Western Australian Coroner Ros Fogliani investigated the cause of death of 13 Aboriginal children and young people aged between 10 and 23 years ...

Indigenous leaders call for swift response on Indigenous child suicides report

Indigenous leaders call for swift response on Indigenous child suicides report
Indigenous leaders have called for rapid action on recommendations from an inquest into the deaths of 13 Indigenous youths in Western Australia.

Tales from crocodile island

Tales from crocodile island
- The 45-year-old Aboriginal Australian woman, at the fag end of her trip to Chennai, maintains a veneer of seriousness until she is asked to describe ...

Unearthing new ideas for a career in archaeology

Unearthing new ideas for a career in archaeology
- Since joining the Australian Museum as a volunteer in 1996, she has ... “Where Aboriginal heritage is concerned, consulting archaeologists help to ...

It's not LGBTI people who need to change – it's our laws'

It's not LGBTI people who need to change – it's our laws'
- Writing for the Star Observer, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews champions the state's Australian-first ban on gay conversion therapy.

Major supermarket chain selling rainbow roses to help homeless LGBTI youth

Major supermarket chain selling rainbow roses to help homeless LGBTI youth
Morrisons UK supermarket chain Morrisons are helping people celebrate Valentine's Day and help LGBTI young people with these rainbow ...

Australians demand protection against LGBTI discrimination in schools

Australians demand protection against LGBTI discrimination in schools
- Australians will gather in Melbourne on Saturday (9 February) to demand an end to discrimination of LGBTI staff and students in schools. The Liberal ...

15 great gay movies you may have missed (NSFW)

15 great gay movies you may have missed (NSFW)
- recent years, Hollywood has made a concerted effort to be more inclusive and diverse. In fact, 2018 saw a record high number (8.8%) of LGBTI ...

Waitangi isn't our national day, it's our grievance day

Waitangi isn't our national day, it's our grievance day
- Traditionally, of course, the place to judge a government is at the polling booth. She also forgot most of the country isn't Māori. Most of this country is ...

Helping Take Māori Culture To The World

Helping Take Māori Culture To The World
- The Haka Experience, a Māori Performing Arts group, are spreading Māori culture and traditional values throughout New Zealand and around the ...

Lack of Māori history at school made my childhood difficult

Lack of Māori history at school made my childhood difficult
- Petition reignites debate over teaching New Zealand's colonial history in schools. The devastating effects of illegal land confiscations and the tactics ...

NZ's changing race relations

NZ's changing race relations
- But the declaration of New Zealand being "one people" is made in the context of what the newspaper sees as a history of disadvantage for Maori, ...

Festival organisers apologise for depiction of Native Americans

Festival organisers apologise for depiction of Native Americans
- in the past and even now- so I'm pleased we've had a kōrero, and more is needed in New Zealand I suspect," says festival organiser Bruce Lomas.

NZDF Celebrates 25 Years of Open Lgbt+ Service

NZDF Celebrates 25 Years of Open Lgbt+ Service
- The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), named in 2014 the world's most inclusive military, is about to begin a year celebrating Pride 25, marking 25 ...