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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Ethical traveller: Not for the faint hearted

Ethical traveller: Not for the faint hearted
- The tour offers an authentic glimpse at arguably Australia's most untouched and isolated Aboriginal communities, where they have kept tradition close ...

The Stolen Generation That Never Stopped

The Stolen Generation That Never Stopped
- since then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd formally “acknowledged” the suffering caused by decades of mistreatment towards Indigenous Australians.

The show that's busting myths about Kimberley Aboriginal art

The show that's busting myths about Kimberley Aboriginal art
- The Art Gallery of Western Australia is now showcasing Desert, River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley, an exhibition of Aboriginal artwork from ...

This is where Queensland is still missing the mark on Closing the Gap

This is where Queensland is still missing the mark on Closing the Gap
- Latest available data shows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders now have the highest life expectancy in Australia for Aboriginal and ...

The heartbreaking crisis facing Indigenous children

The heartbreaking crisis facing Indigenous children
- For Indigenous Australians suicide has reached epidemic proportions, particularly in the last 20 years. Suicide is now one of the greatest threats to the ...

Preston Campbell lauds Sydney Kings for embracing indigenous concept

Preston Campbell lauds Sydney Kings for embracing indigenous concept
- The Sydney Kings will play host to four of Australia's finest indigenous success stories when they take on Cairns in their Indigenous match-up on ...

Tony Abbott, who opposed equal marriage, now claims he 'made it happen'

Tony Abbott, who opposed equal marriage, now claims he 'made it happen'
- Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who fought tooth-and-nail against same-sex marriage, is now claiming credit for the reform.

LGBTI students ask Australia's parliament for safer schools

LGBTI students ask Australia's parliament for safer schools
- government launched the review to placate conservatives after Australia legalized same-sex marriage late last year. 'These laws tell youth to hide ...

Same-sex penguins raise a baby chick

Same-sex penguins raise a baby chick
- At the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in Australia, true love has found a way for two penguins: Sphen, a seven-year-old male, and his three-year-old male ...

Gay bashing still exists in New Zealand' says LGBT+ activist after violent attack at pride

Gay bashing still exists in New Zealand' says LGBT+ activist after violent attack at pride
- weekend was Auckland's Pride march and festival event the 'Big Gay Out', both celebrating the diversity of New Zealand's LGBT+ population.

Government making good progress on wellbeing

Government making good progress on wellbeing
- The Salvation Army has highlighted the importance of addressing disparities facing Maori in New Zealand. This is exactly why this is one of the ...

Māori children disproportionately represented across statistics - report

Māori children disproportionately represented across statistics - report
- Are We Safe? report provides an overview of how New Zealand is doing for the ... In particular, there are still large gaps for Māori children who are ...

A great day for Māori doctors: New council chair lights path for equity

A great day for Māori doctors: New council chair lights path for equity
New Zealand Doctor asked Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa – Māori Medical Practitioners Association (Te ORA) chair David Tipene-Leach to comment on the ...

All students (and MPs) should study NZ's early history at school

All students (and MPs) should study NZ's early history at school
- their petition to Parliament, the teachers argue: "Too few New Zealanders have a sound understanding of what brought the Crown and Māori ...

Kiwi are linked to extinct New Zealand bird

Kiwi are linked to extinct New Zealand bird
- The Moa was a huge, flightless bird that was hunted to extinction by the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand called the Maori. The kiwi bird ...

Give us a real reason for hiking price of Tauranga's toll roads

Give us a real reason for hiking price of Tauranga's toll roads
Māori was made an official language of New Zealand in 1987. Parliament at that time decided that the Māori language should be supported as a ...