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Thursday, 4 April 2019

Pat Dodson says murderous prejudice links Indigenous massacres to Christchurch

Pat Dodson says murderous prejudice links Indigenous massacres to Christchurch
- The Labor senator and Yawuru man Pat Dodson spoke about the links between Australia's massacre history and the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, ...

Protecting Aboriginal languages from extinction

Protecting Aboriginal languages from extinction
- Yidiny is one of 100 extinct (or close to extinct) Australian Aboriginal languages. It wasn't something Schrieber thought about much until he was at ...

Prized artist's little bird takes flight

Prized artist's little bird takes flight
- I hope the book goes into libraries so kids around Australia look at the ... He is chair of the Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation and his ...

Federal Budget splashes cash for Far North Queensland

Federal Budget splashes cash for Far North Queensland
- Small business in the tourism sector in Northern Australia will also receive an ... over four years to implement Indigenous suicide prevention initiatives.

Indigenous groups denounce Australian budget as 'punishing people in poverty'

Indigenous groups denounce Australian budget as 'punishing people in poverty'
Indigenous groups denounce Australian budget as 'punishing people in ... Labor's Pat Dodson urges PM to 'come clean' on $7.3m Indigenous voice ...

Aboriginal youth suicide crisis is laid bare as it's revealed 24 indigenous people have taken their ...

Aboriginal youth suicide crisis is laid bare as it's revealed 24 indigenous people have taken their ...
- Five young indigenous girls took their own lives across Australia in January (pictured Rochelle Pryor, from Perth, took her own life after a cry for help ...

Britain tops list of 'chemsex', says survey

Britain tops list of 'chemsex', says survey
- European countries, Australia and Canada. And while people of sexual orientations reported engaging in substance-linked sex, gay and bisexual ...

I had gay conversion therapy in Australia — it nearly destroyed me

I had gay conversion therapy in Australia — it nearly destroyed me
- Although often subtle, comments from the pulpit or conversations I overheard between adults built the picture for me that gay and lesbian people were ...

Brunei enacts Islamic law as sultan calls for 'stronger' Islam

Brunei enacts Islamic law as sultan calls for 'stronger' Islam
- France and Australia also called on Brunei to renounce the measures, with both ... the death penalty for crimes including homosexuality, apostasy, blasphemy, ... Australia has raised our concerns with the Brunei government on the ...

Virgin cuts staff travel deal with Brunei carrier over sharia law push

Virgin cuts staff travel deal with Brunei carrier over sharia law push
- Virgin Australia has axed its staff travel deal with Brunei's national carrier ... introduction of harsh new religious laws including the death penalty for gay sex. ... An email sent by Virgin Australia to staff said “given the harsh penalties ...

Our media institutions need a radical change

Our media institutions need a radical change
- You might be Māori, Pacific, Asian (any kind of Asian will do), Middle Eastern, ... We are so far from giving a truly representative voice to New Zealand.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation hosts first Pacific Summit on circular economy

Ellen MacArthur Foundation hosts first Pacific Summit on circular economy
- Mātauranga: What new approaches can we unlock when contemporary ... New Zealand; Traci Houpapa, Chairman, Federation of Maori Authorities; ...

Stones shed light on early Maori settlement in South

Stones shed light on early Maori settlement in South
- Heritage New Zealand said today the geochemical signatures of the three shaped scoria blocks found in three early Maori occupation sites have the ...

Maori Council to make a move on care and protection of kids

Maori Council to make a move on care and protection of kids
- The New Zealand Maori Council is launching a new campaign to highlight the number of Maori Children in State Care and the increasing numbers ...

New Zealand First opposes affront to democracy

New Zealand First opposes affront to democracy
- There is nothing stopping members from standing for election just like everyone else,” says New Zealand First Māori Affairs spokesperson Hon Shane ...

Stay strong': Senator's tearful message to grieving NZ amid Anning censure

Stay strong': Senator's tearful message to grieving NZ amid Anning censure
- Struggling with his tears, Senator Dodson then addressed a phrase in the Maori language "to the people of New Zealand", which he said meant "We ...