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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Our Advancing Australia series is about starting a conversation about what really matters

Our Advancing Australia series is about starting a conversation about what really matters
- Our Advancing Australia series covers topics from climate and energy, to Medicare, schools and advancing the cause of indigenous Australians.

Film makers to shine spotlight on rural indigenous mental health

Film makers to shine spotlight on rural indigenous mental health
- Donna Syron was shocked to hear of the indigenous youth suicide crisis, with nine children taking their lives in a week in remote Western Australia.

Ancient Aboriginal tradition celebrating football-sized bunya gets revival in Queensland

Ancient Aboriginal tradition celebrating football-sized bunya gets revival in Queensland
- For thousands of years, Aboriginal people on the east coast of Australia gathered to celebrate the harvest of cones from the bunya tree, araucaria ...

The 'deficit discourse' of Indigenous health

The 'deficit discourse' of Indigenous health
- Negative stories in the media, and the focus on problems, can reinforce negative stereotypes about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples ...

Indigenous babies being removed from parents at rising rates, study finds

Indigenous babies being removed from parents at rising rates, study finds
- The study, published in the journal of Child Abuse and Neglect, said that Indigenous infants in Western Australia had been removed and placed into ...

Rami Malek wins Best Actor Oscar for role in Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek wins Best Actor Oscar for role in Bohemian Rhapsody
- A slew of films with LGBTI characters, actors, writers, and directors were up for awards at the 91st Acadamy Awards. For the first time, more than half of ...

New diversity action plan for LGBTI seniors in aged care announced

New diversity action plan for LGBTI seniors in aged care announced
- The Morrison Government has released the Aged Care Diversity Action Plan for senior LGBTI Australians to help address the specific barriers and ...

Relive the most LGBTI moments of the Oscars

Relive the most LGBTI moments of the Oscars
- that wasn't enough, bi popstar and LGBTI super ally Lady Gaga won her first Oscar. What's more, gay pop star Adam Lambert opened the ceremony ...

Medical Student seeks urgent claim against Police for bias

Medical Student seeks urgent claim against Police for bias
- The 'Police bias claim' targets NZ Police for prosecuting Māori like Timothy Morrison in circumstances where non-Māori are not prosecuted. Police ...

There are many trends swinging in our favour”, says Tourism New Zealand GM

There are many trends swinging in our favour”, says Tourism New Zealand GM
- Loosely translated as hospitality, manaakitanga plays a key role in Māori society and inspires the New Zealand visitor experience – summing up the ...

Federal government releases plan to address barriers faced by LGBTI people in aged care

Federal government releases plan to address barriers faced by LGBTI people in aged care
- The federal government has released an action plan to address the barriers and challenges faced by older LGBTI people when accessing aged care ...

School lessons to cover sexting, FGM and mental health

School lessons to cover sexting, FGM and mental health
- identities feel included and respected,” she said. “Where LGBTI equality is not mainstreamed into the work of a school this is unlikely be to the case.” ...

Healthy village, healthy forest: Zoo conservation scientist returns to Papua New Guinea to advance ...

Healthy village, healthy forest: Zoo conservation scientist returns to Papua New Guinea to advance ...
- TKCP set out to protect the health of Papua New Guinea's wildlife as well as its people. By working with indigenous landowners and the government, ...

Joint Heart Foundation–Healthier Lives Programme Grant

Joint Heart Foundation–Healthier Lives Programme Grant
- People of European descent have more favourable cardiovascular health outcomes than New Zealanders of other ethnicities, notably Māori and ...

Raui continues to change lives

Raui continues to change lives
- Mental health advocate Ezekiel Raui is continuing to make an impact in New Zealand communities by helping rangatahi realise their potential.

Sister of former POTUS Barack Obama meets rising Māori leaders at Te Matatini

Sister of former POTUS Barack Obama meets rising Māori leaders at Te Matatini
- Sister of former POTUS Barack Obama meets rising Māori leaders at Te ... Dr Maya Soetoro-Ng is in New Zealand canvassing rangatahi to discuss ...

PM talks to politics raised on Te Matatini stage

PM talks to politics raised on Te Matatini stage
- Te Tiriti I certainly heard, the history of Māori politics, and I did hear again from the Sydney group but that wasn't necessarily about the New Zealand ...

New tax rules need to protect Māori development

New tax rules need to protect Māori development
- The head of the tax working group, Sir Michael Cullen says more consultation may be needed with Māori to ensure changes don't impact the ...