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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

In Western Australia, Aboriginal Women Are the Most Vulnerable to Being Arrested for Unpaid Fines

In Western Australia, Aboriginal Women Are the Most Vulnerable to Being Arrested for Unpaid Fines
- Following the 2014 death of Australian Aboriginal woman Julieka Ivanna Dhu, who died in police custody after being jailed for unpaid fines, officials in ...

Could you name any indigenous food?

Could you name any indigenous food?
- When you hear about Indigenous Australian food, what images come to mind? Would you be keen to give it a taste? Dan O'Leary is an local ...

We're not part of the Australian constitution!' Grandfather is kicked out of court after arguing the law ...

We're not part of the Australian constitution!' Grandfather is kicked out of court after arguing the law ...
- A grandfather has interrupted his grandson's court appearance to insists the Australian constitution does not apply to him because he is indigenous.

Meet the Aboriginal teen who wants to represent Australia at the Paralympics after losing his arm ...

Meet the Aboriginal teen who wants to represent Australia at the Paralympics after losing his arm ...
- Keanu Calyon, 19, was a baby when he lost his right arm and parts of his left hand and both feet to chicken pox, but it has never stopped him from ...

Queensland resources industry recommits to promoting indigenous employment

Queensland resources industry recommits to promoting indigenous employment
- Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive, Ian Macfarlane, said economic opportunities for Indigenous Australians are essential to making ...

Generation One seeks urgent Indigenous funding review

Generation One seeks urgent Indigenous funding review
- Generation One is calling on the Australian government to develop a new Indigenous funding model to address poor service performance and a ...

Schools failing to promote LGBTI equality and challenge prejudice

Schools failing to promote LGBTI equality and challenge prejudice
- Too many schools are still failing to educate pupils about same sex relationships and promote LGBTI equality and inclusiveness, teachers have told ...

Cuban government blocks Blade media partner's website

Cuban government blocks Blade media partner's website
- Maykel González Vivero, co-founder of Tremenda Nota, an independent online magazine in Cuba that covers the country's LGBTI community and ...

LGBTI discrimination costs Kenya up to $1.3 billion every year

LGBTI discrimination costs Kenya up to $1.3 billion every year
LGBTI discrimination and a lack of rights is hurting the economy of Kenya , a new report states. Open for Business is an organization which gathers ...

Interim report of NSW parliamentary inquiry into LGBTI hate crimes released

Interim report of NSW parliamentary inquiry into LGBTI hate crimes released
- The New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes has tabled an interim report recommending further investigation.»

Māori teacher's husband barred from New Zealand due to multiple sclerosis

Māori teacher's husband barred from New Zealand due to multiple sclerosis
- A popular Whangārei Māori teacher may have to leave New Zealand with her two children because Immigration New Zealand will not let her ...

Using sport to promote gambling - Is it harming whānau?

Using sport to promote gambling - Is it harming whānau?
- Other major sporting codes including New Zealand tennis, basketball, rugby ... Māori are eight times more likely to experience gambling harm than the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Māori art everywhere aim of strategy

Māori art everywhere aim of strategy
- Creative New Zealand wants to see Māori arts highly valued in Aotearoa as part of a distinct identity, as well as being recognised and admired ...

The private prison experiments: Is there any positive in for-profit imprisonment?

The private prison experiments: Is there any positive in for-profit imprisonment?
New Zealand has turned to prison privatization more recently, with its first ... And similar to Australia, Maori represent approximately 15 percent of the ...