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Friday, 15 March 2019

How the 'famous Fanny Finch' became Australia's first female voter — 50 years before it was legal

How the 'famous Fanny Finch' became Australia's first female voter — 50 years before it was legal
- Victorian women over the age of 21 (excluding Indigenous women) would not receive full unconditional suffrage until 1908. Victorian Indigenous ...

The longed-for destination in the southern hemisphere

The longed-for destination in the southern hemisphere
- With the Working Holiday visa program Australia offers the opportunity to ... It is the flag of the indigenous people of Australia, the show you like is ...

Transport support urgently needed to improve road safety in remote communities: survey

Transport support urgently needed to improve road safety in remote communities: survey
- The findings offer a glimpse into road safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote, rural and urban communities in Australia.

The truth about what really happens to your body when you cut carbs

The truth about what really happens to your body when you cut carbs
- Obesity is a major health issue for Australia. ... Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are also more than twice as likely as non-Indigenous people to ...

Our system has implicit racism in it', coronial inquest hears

Our system has implicit racism in it', coronial inquest hears
- Ms Williams, an Aboriginal woman, was briefly monitored and given two ... "That stereotype is likely to be present in the mind of Australians, given its ...

12 Unique Sleeping Habits Around the World

12 Unique Sleeping Habits Around the World
Australia, Aboriginal communities engage in “group sleep”—essentially large slumber parties, but with a more practical purpose. “Beds or ...

Voting Labor Will Turn Your Kids Into Gay Masturbators Claims New Campaign

Voting Labor Will Turn Your Kids Into Gay Masturbators Claims New Campaign
- And if a new print campaign for the rather obscure political party Advance Australia is any indication, then expect plenty of preposterous claims from ...

Democrats re-introduce Equality Act to Congress for the third time

Democrats re-introduce Equality Act to Congress for the third time
- When nearly half of all LGBTI people in the US live in states without workplace protections, such legislation becomes especially pressing.

The Best Countries For Citizenship 2019

The Best Countries For Citizenship 2019
- Early Maori settlers ceded sovereignty to British invaders with the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, and European settlers flooded in. Today, 70 percent of ...

Trans netball team banned from competing in Malaysia

Trans netball team banned from competing in Malaysia
- But, Lysa Asraf blamed UPSI for stoking ant-LGBTI attitudes. 'Thank you for burning the spirit of hatred in human hearts in Malaysia in particular' Lysa ...

Right-wing Alliance Defending Freedom launch another anti-trans campaign

Right-wing Alliance Defending Freedom launch another anti-trans campaign
- From historically supporting laws that would make being LGBTI illegal to bluntly opposing marriage equality, the ADF agave a rather negative track ...

Kiwi students believe climate change is an 'urgent problem'

Kiwi students believe climate change is an 'urgent problem'
- Students aged from 9 to 18 (Year 5 to Year 13) taking part in the statistics education project CensusAtSchool, or TataurangaKiTeKura in te reo Māori, ...

Maori show way in climate sense

Maori show way in climate sense
He says western technological society has lost its sense of being part of the earth and the environment, but that knowledge is still evident in Māori ...

PNG's worsening battle against tuberculosis

PNG's worsening battle against tuberculosis
Papua New Guinea has some of the worst rates of tuberculosis in the world and they have got worse in recent years. The non government group, ...

Thousands of Papuans Displaced By Escalating Violence

Thousands of Papuans Displaced By Escalating Violence
- At least 2,000 Papuans have been displaced by escalating violence in ... More than 2,000 people have become internally displaced persons (IDPs), ...

Papuan residents fearful as Indonesian military buildup still grows

Papuan residents fearful as Indonesian military buildup still grows
- Calm has yet to return to Nduga regency in Indonesia's Papua province where pro-independence ... That will only prolong people's trauma,” he said.