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Thursday, 11 April 2019

How indigenous expertise improves science: the curious case of shy lizards and deadly cane toads

How indigenous expertise improves science: the curious case of shy lizards and deadly cane toads
- Now, a project in the remote Kimberley area of northwestern Australia provides hard evidence that collaborating with indigenous rangers can change ...

Indigenous languages represented on new national coin

Indigenous languages represented on new national coin
- The traditional language of Indigenous Australia has been given greater representation on a new national coin. The unique 50 cent coin contains 14 ...

Disability royal commission already mired in controversy

Disability royal commission already mired in controversy
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison last Friday announced that six commissioners represent a range of experiences including Indigenous Australians and ...

Sustenance of indigenous youth

Sustenance of indigenous youth
Indigenous youth are one of the most vulnerable groups in Australia and businesses need to be part of the solution to change this. Boral is also ...

EU concerned over “hate speech” against LGBTI community in Armenia

EU concerned over “hate speech” against LGBTI community in Armenia
Hate speech, including death threats directed at Ms. Lilit Martirosyan, her colleagues and the LGBTI community as a whole represent the latest in this ...

Thai activists protest Brunei's anti-gay laws

Thai activists protest Brunei's anti-gay laws
- fact, some people in neighboring Malaysia and Singapore—which have also witnessed a backlash against LGBTI people—have called for similar ...

Here's what we know about next year's Sydney Biennale

Here's what we know about next year's Sydney Biennale
- Brook Andrew, the first Indigenous Australian to direct the high profile contemporary art festival, has called next year's iteration (the 22nd Biennale) ...

Remains of an indigenous chief return to Australia

Remains of an indigenous chief return to Australia
- A German museum has handed over the remains of an indigenous chief from Australia that has been in Germany's possession since 1889, the ...

Care abuse survivors need more than changes to flawed system

Care abuse survivors need more than changes to flawed system
- More than 50 percent of claimants are Māori. The Matahaere-Atariki and Douglas report recommends integrating whānau in the claims process and ...

LGBTI Tasmanians 'over the moon' after gender laws make history

LGBTI Tasmanians 'over the moon' after gender laws make history
- The state of Tasmania in Australia passed historic gender laws which will make gender markers optional on birth certificates. Tasmania's parliament ...

Brisbane rally planned outside Brunei-owned hotel to protest anti-gay laws

Brisbane rally planned outside Brunei-owned hotel to protest anti-gay laws
- At long last, LGBTI Australians enjoy many of the rights taken for granted by others, including marriage equality – but on Australia's doorstep, people ...

Māori input sought for climate risk action

Māori input sought for climate risk action
- A Māori scientist and economist have been included on an expert panel charged with working out how New Zealand's vulnerability to climate change ...

Māori need structural role in children's system

Māori need structural role in children's system
- A call for a Māori Children's Commissioner has won the support of the person now in the job. The New Zealand Māori Council says the fact three in ...

Fresh, people-led approach for smokefree communities

Fresh, people-led approach for smokefree communities
New Zealand's goal is to be smokefree by 2025, and Auckland Council is committed to ... 40% of those who smoke in Auckland are Māori and Pacific.

The point being missed in the capital gains tax debate

The point being missed in the capital gains tax debate
New Zealand is one of few countries without a capital gains tax, and the proposal ... two distinctly New Zealand frameworks: Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview) and the ... Currently, in New Zealand, some income is taxed and some is not.

Study finds rise in primary school achievement

Study finds rise in primary school achievement
New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) has found that achievement in schools have risen due to schools creating a coherent focus ...

New Zealand needs to embrace its unique language

New Zealand needs to embrace its unique language
- am speaking one of the two legal languages of New Zealand. ... We all speak English here in New Zealand, but so do 50 other countries as well. ... I believe people descending from Maori heritage should be encouraged to embrace ...