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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Goldfields inmates enrol for university degrees as attitudes to prison education change

Goldfields inmates enrol for university degrees as attitudes to prison education change
- Nathan, a white man, is one of four university students at Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison, two of whom are Indigenous. In Western Australia ...

Aboriginal youth suicide rates in rural Australia continue to soar as four young people take their ...

Aboriginal youth suicide rates in rural Australia continue to soar as four young people take their ...
- The 2019 suicide toll among indigenous Australians now stands at 31 after four Queensland Aboriginals aged 15- 23 took their own lives within two ...

Aboriginal women create mindfulness app in language, bringing outback meditation to the world

Aboriginal women create mindfulness app in language, bringing outback meditation to the world
- Teaming up with the producers behind mindfulness app Smiling Mind, women from Central Australia's NPY Women's Council have helped create ...

Leadership winner infusing Indigenous education into school's culture

Leadership winner infusing Indigenous education into school's culture
- Under his leadership we have seen our Aboriginal staff numbers grow from ... This story appeared in the March 2019 edition of Australian Teacher ...

Polls show Islamophobia gaining a foothold in Australia

Polls show Islamophobia gaining a foothold in Australia
- The far-right Australian politician who caused anger when he said that ... the party would push for DNA tests for people claiming Aboriginal ancestry.

North Queensland tourists are grounded with help of a beautiful Aboriginal model

North Queensland tourists are grounded with help of a beautiful Aboriginal model
- Tourism North Queensland wants its visitors to feel grounded. A beautiful young and pure Australian lady made the cover of Vogue Australia and is ...

This bisexual teen is urging Mitch McConnell to ban conversion therapy nationally

This bisexual teen is urging Mitch McConnell to ban conversion therapy nationally
- Mitch McConnell, a Republican Senator from Kentucky, is known for his opposition to LGBTI rights and protections. Last May, McConnell appointed ...

LGBTI festivals to help reduce drug harms

LGBTI festivals to help reduce drug harms
- The 'What's My Scene' Greater Bendigo LGBTI Creative Arts Harm Reduction Project also involves creative arts workshops, community forums and ...

Trans debate rages around the world, pitting LGBT+ community against itself

Trans debate rages around the world, pitting LGBT+ community against itself
- The only way to fight lesbian erasure within 'LGBT+' groups is to... create an ... In New Zealand, a lesbian group said on Wednesday that it had been ...

New Zealand attack hero tells of dramatic moment he grabbed shooter's gun and chased terrorist ...

New Zealand attack hero tells of dramatic moment he grabbed shooter's gun and chased terrorist ...
New Zealand attack hero tells of dramatic moment he grabbed shooter's gun ... A HEROIC dad has revealed how he chased the New Zealand Mosque .... In 1999, as the LGBT community enjoyed drinks at central London pub the ...

White anger, White insecurity and global White terror

White anger, White insecurity and global White terror
- Murderous rage in New Zealand, which left 50 people killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, is part of global, growing and deadly White ...

Pig hunter supports semi-automatic weapons ban

Pig hunter supports semi-automatic weapons ban
- It's completely scarred the whole of New Zealand. They were New Zealanders. They were our people and they were killed and it's horrible," says ...

Turkey: Being gay could cost you your job

Turkey: Being gay could cost you your job
- Metin*, a 34-year-old Turkish police officer in eastern Anatolia, has been suspended from duty because he is a gay. He can't believe what's happened.

Free training to highlight homelessness and abuse among LGBT young people

Free training to highlight homelessness and abuse among LGBT young people
- Funded by Scottish Government, the commission is a group of young people from across Scotland working together to raise awareness of LGBTI ...

Reaching Out for My Queer Muslim Community to Hold Me After Christchurch

Reaching Out for My Queer Muslim Community to Hold Me After Christchurch
- On Friday afternoon in Christchurch, New Zealand, two mosques were attacked in a mass shooting, with 49 confirmed dead and 39 still in critical ...

Australia officially bans Milo Yiannopoulos after he made 'appalling' comments about Islam ...

Australia officially bans Milo Yiannopoulos after he made 'appalling' comments about Islam ...
- was the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand history and one of the worst in the world. ... out for making controversial statements about members of the Islamic, LGBT, African American, and Indigenous Australian communities.

As New Zealand grieves over the Christchurch terrorist attack, it must come to terms with how ...

As New Zealand grieves over the Christchurch terrorist attack, it must come to terms with how ...
New Zealand now must come to terms with how such a tragedy could happen in a ... It is also small, equating to about 1 per cent of the population.

Māori mothers to benefit from new South Auckland 'safe haven'

Māori mothers to benefit from new South Auckland 'safe haven'
- There was no equity in how they were treated because they were young, often single and this area has a large Polynesian, Māori population.

Māori education: 'We certainly have got a lot of work to do'

Māori education: 'We certainly have got a lot of work to do'
- The review taskforce is calling for a national Kaupapa Māori education hub committed to ... Māori make up 25 percent of the school-aged population.

Accounts emerge of heroism in New Zealand mosques; bodies to be released

Accounts emerge of heroism in New Zealand mosques; bodies to be released
- Accounts emerge of heroism in New Zealand mosques; bodies to be ..... an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand, which has a population of ...