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Friday, 29 March 2019

Time to make reducing shameful Indigenous prison rates a national priority

Time to make reducing shameful Indigenous prison rates a national priority
- Between 2001 and 2015, the number of Indigenous Australians in NSW prisons more than doubled, which, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime ...

US-China trade war could endanger millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest

US-China trade war could endanger millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest
- His first move after being elected was to hand control of the department charged with protecting indigenous rights over to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Governments accused of inaction and backflipping on Indigenous justice

Governments accused of inaction and backflipping on Indigenous justice
- “The fact is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are the most incarcerated people on earth, which is a national disgrace and ...

Years of research solidifies into re-think of history of Australia and the world

Years of research solidifies into re-think of history of Australia and the world
- But there it is - the oldest potential occupation in Australia sitting there on the surface, awaiting more ... New history in the making at Indigenous site.

$500 million war memorial upgrade should recognise unspoken conflicts

$500 million war memorial upgrade should recognise unspoken conflicts
- There are those who would rather the money be spent acknowledging Indigenous Australia – I am all for that – but remember the War Memorial and ...

Aggravating the problem': New ice inquiry to tackle worsening epidemic

Aggravating the problem': New ice inquiry to tackle worsening epidemic
- and regional areas where services are limited, and Indigenous people, who are using illicit drugs at twice the rate of non-Indigenous Australians.

LGBTI migrants struggle to survive along Guatemala-Mexico borde

LGBTI migrants struggle to survive along Guatemala-Mexico borde
- A group of 30 LGBTI migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador crossed the Suchiate River and arrived in Ciudad Hidalgo on Feb. 1.

Gay people and cheating spouses could be stoned to death next week under horrific new sharia ...

Gay people and cheating spouses could be stoned to death next week under horrific new sharia ...
Same-sex couples could also be whipped when the new Sharia laws come into force ... "It took us by surprise that the government has now given a date and is rushing through implementation," said the Australia-based campaigner.

Every country in Eurovision 2019, ranked by LGBTI equality

Every country in Eurovision 2019, ranked by LGBTI equality
- The country you vote for to win could host the competition next year. And if you want to attend — open and out as an LGBTI person — you need to ...

LGBTI 'lifeline' for people in rural Ireland under threat of closure

LGBTI 'lifeline' for people in rural Ireland under threat of closure
- A lifeline for LGBTI people living in rural western Ireland is in danger of closing. Teach Solais, an Irish word meaning 'lighthouse', is providing ...

Papuan fighters vow more attacks on Indonesian highway

Papuan fighters vow more attacks on Indonesian highway
- Indonesian forces have poured into Nduga since rebels killed 19 people working on the trans-Papua highway in December. The military says its ...

Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks
- Though hakas were traditionally performed by the Maori people in ... White and Maori, Catholic and Muslim, they stood and performed a haka that held ...

New Zealand aims to save the 'strangest parrot on Earth'

New Zealand aims to save the 'strangest parrot on Earth'
- In New Zealand's native Maori language, "kaka" means parrot and "po" is night. The Maori (rhymes with cow-ree) people could have added "old," ...

Māori suicide prevention groups want more support

Māori suicide prevention groups want more support
- A Māori suicide prevention group says children and young people are calling for help to support friends and whānau in need.

Alarm at Hastings' plan to give Māori voice

Alarm at Hastings' plan to give Māori voice
- Hastings District Council votes today on a plan to appoint suitably qualified members of its Māori Joint Committee to four of its standing committees.

How to challenge racism by listening to those who experience it

How to challenge racism by listening to those who experience it
- This month, Māori activist Tame Iti completed his residency. ... is embedded in racist ideology that has an impact on the health and well-being of Māori.