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Friday, 1 March 2019

Monash scholar off to Harvard, then Alice Springs to help indigenous healthcare

Monash scholar off to Harvard, then Alice Springs to help indigenous healthcare
- “It's a good, pragmatic degree that will give me skills that will hopefully be useful in settings like central Australia in terms of the provision of healthcare ...

People and issues outside our big cities are diverse, but these priorities stand out

People and issues outside our big cities are diverse, but these priorities stand out
Indigenous peoples are among rural and regional Australia's largest landholders. Native title rights are recognised on more than 37% of the Australian ...

Much further to go" on Aboriginal rights - Hugh Jackman

Much further to go" on Aboriginal rights - Hugh Jackman
Australian actor Hugh Jackman has given his views on whether or not enough work is being done to celebrate and nurture Aboriginal people and ...

Type 2 diabetes is killing our people – and its victims are getting younger

Type 2 diabetes is killing our people – and its victims are getting younger
- Type 2 diabetes is killing our people, and its victims are getting younger. Aboriginal Australians are more than three times more likely to have diabetes.

How to choose a sports academy for your child in Victoria

How to choose a sports academy for your child in Victoria
- So, if your child shows a whiff of sporting potential are sports academies worth ... The aim here is to grow Victoria's — and Australia's — next athletes.

Cardinal convicted of sexual abuse to spend first night in prison

Cardinal convicted of sexual abuse to spend first night in prison
- The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse was sent to prison on Wednesday and will wait two weeks to ...

Mayor of Warsaw becomes first to protect rights of LGBTI people in Poland

Mayor of Warsaw becomes first to protect rights of LGBTI people in Poland
The mayor of Poland's capital Warsaw and LGBTI groups have responded to homophobic backlash after he signed a declaration affirming LGBTI ...

Bohemian Rhapsody will be released in China - with all LGBTI content cut

Bohemian Rhapsody will be released in China - with all LGBTI content cut
- Similarly, LGBTI scenes were also cut when the film was released in Malaysia. Over 24 minutes of footage was cut, which audience members said the ...

Children as young as 10 are self-harming

Children as young as 10 are self-harming
- Meanwhile, research also suggests that there are twice as many incidences of self-harm in the LGBTI community than in the non-LGBTI community.

Canada voted most friendly country for LGBTI travellers, while US ranked just 47

Canada voted most friendly country for LGBTI travellers, while US ranked just 47
The friendliest countries for LGBTI travellers are Canada , Portugal and Sweden , according to a gay travel index released earlier this week (26 ...

Meet The Dark-Skinned Melanesian Tribe With Natural Blond Hair

Meet The Dark-Skinned Melanesian Tribe With Natural Blond Hair
- A school of thought believe that their origin is traced to the present-day Papuan-speaking people. Another school believes that their ancestor landed ...

National identity explored in Māori arts strategy

National identity explored in Māori arts strategy
- More resources for the Māori arts should flow from Creative New Zealand's new Te Hā o ngā Toi strategy. That's the view of Dean Whiting, the chair of ...

The New Zealand Chef Bringing Māori Ingredients to the Fine Dining Stage

The New Zealand Chef Bringing Māori Ingredients to the Fine Dining Stage
- All she really knew about Māori cooking then, she says, was the “boil up” (quite literally, cooking meat and vegetables in boiling water) and the hāngī, ...

A Walker in the footsteps of whanau and the council leaders before him

A Walker in the footsteps of whanau and the council leaders before him
Māori doctors' association chair David Tipene-Leach this month voiced his colleagues' pride in Curtis Walker, the first doctor of Māori descent to ...

Who's healthy? Lessons from Te Matatini

Who's healthy? Lessons from Te Matatini
- Could it be that small-scale efforts to improve Māori health are paying off but results are being captured in the official stats? Barbara Docherty writes.

Walk book reveals Mori art in central city

Walk book reveals Mori art in central city
- Walk book reveals Mori art in central city. Maori artworks hidden in plain sight on the streets of central Auckland have been revealed in a new book ...