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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Deaths in WA continue after Kimberley Indigenous child suicides

Deaths in WA continue after Kimberley Indigenous child suicides
- Deaths in WA continue after Kimberley Indigenous child suicides ... take their lives after a number of suicides in Western Australia's Kimberley region.

Our social security system hurts women with young children

Our social security system hurts women with young children
- Yet an entire generation of Australian women is being punished for these ... It targets Australia's Indigenous people in a way which is clearly racist.

Aussie gov't urged to address indigenous youth suicide crisis

Aussie gov't urged to address indigenous youth suicide crisis
Australia's indigenous health minister has urged the nation's parliament to address youth suicide crisis. Ken Wyatt ...

Structures at Jubullum Aboriginal community destroyed as bushfire emergency grips NSW

Structures at Jubullum Aboriginal community destroyed as bushfire emergency grips NSW
- A bushfire in NSW's north east near Casino has destroyed structures in an Indigenous community as firefighters battle two out of control blazes across ...

I think we were born into reconciliation'

I think we were born into reconciliation'
- She warned that the media plays an immense role in how non-Indigenous people engage with Indigenous people in Australia, with Indigenous ...

Lightning strikes at the heart of Addo-Carr's Indigenous heritage

Lightning strikes at the heart of Addo-Carr's Indigenous heritage
- Lightning strikes at the heart of Addo-Carr's Indigenous heritage ... both his own community and other towns around Australia with a large Indigenous ...

Indonesia threatens to block 'naughty' Instagram over gay comic

Indonesia threatens to block 'naughty' Instagram over gay comic
- depicts gay men's experiences. It includes one character who is used for sex by numerous men and becomes a hardline anti-LGBTI religious figure.

Gay Malaysian man 'would rather kill himself' than be deported

Gay Malaysian man 'would rather kill himself' than be deported
- SUHAKAM, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, warned LGBTI ... Similarly, Sam is a member of Open Table, a Christian LGBTI support ...

Te Whare Wānanga unclear on polytech merger impact

Te Whare Wānanga unclear on polytech merger impact
New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology would collectively ... wānanga and he intends to meet with Hipkins and Māori Education Minister ...

Council's 2019 Wagga Mardi Gras float entry praised by LGBTI advocates for inclusion message

Council's 2019 Wagga Mardi Gras float entry praised by LGBTI advocates for inclusion message
- Rainbow Riverina events coordinator Holly Conroy, who has welcomed Wagga City Council's decision to enter a float in the Wagga Mardi Gras.

Related Docs for School kids compete in rainbow bake-off celebrating LGBTI history month

Related Docs for School kids compete in rainbow bake-off celebrating LGBTI history month
- Related Docs for School kids compete in rainbow bake-off celebrating LGBTI history month. Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

Public support helps whānau with housing dilemma

Public support helps whānau with housing dilemma
- in giving us a referral to top people at the Ministry of Social Development who do the housing assessments for Housing New Zealand,” she says.

Te reo Māori going global

Te reo Māori going global
- We're hoping we will get a similar reception with the introduction of te reo Māori. There are already wonderful initiatives in effect in New Zealand to ...

Councillor 'ashamed' to sing Māori version of national anthem fails to attend meeting to apologise

Councillor 'ashamed' to sing Māori version of national anthem fails to attend meeting to apologise
- But Murray Chong, who was on his way to Wellington when the New ... New Plymouth councillor labels Māori version of national anthem a tune he is ... same way about the Māori version of God Defend New Zealand, Holdom said.

Māori delegation to Alaska: It's great to be Native

Māori delegation to Alaska: It's great to be Native
Māori delegates composed a haka -- or traditional Māori dance -- and gifted it to Southcentral Foundation at the organization's annual Gathering event ...

Car smoking ban puts Māori mums in spotlight

Car smoking ban puts Māori mums in spotlight
- A Māori public health researcher says outlawing smoking in cars with children carries considerable risk for Māori and especially Māori women.

Providing a Māori perspective on wellbeing

Providing a Māori perspective on wellbeing
Māori have their own understanding of intergenerational wellbeing that draws on cultural values, beliefs, social norms and indigenous knowledge”, ...