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Friday, 12 April 2019

Suicide rate among Aboriginal Australians a national disgrace and the costs are mounting

Suicide rate among Aboriginal Australians a national disgrace and the costs are mounting
- Suicides of Aboriginal Australians as young as 11 are placing enormous financial burden on the indigenous community, according to a ...

Indigenous communities benefit from new native fruit yoghurt range

Indigenous communities benefit from new native fruit yoghurt range
- Two South Australian food producers have partnered to create a new yoghurt range incorporating native Australian produce, providing jobs and ...

The 14 Indigenous words for money on our new 50 cent coin

The 14 Indigenous words for money on our new 50 cent coin
- The diversity of Indigenous words for money on the new coin is an attempt to reflect the linguistic tapestry of Australia, a nation of over 300 languages ...

Archaeology is unravelling new stories about Indigenous seagoing trade on Australia's doorstep

Archaeology is unravelling new stories about Indigenous seagoing trade on Australia's doorstep
- has long been assumed that Indigenous Australia was isolated until Europeans arrived in 1788, except for trade with parts of present day Indonesia ...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture comes to life in the classroom

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture comes to life in the classroom
- They want Australian children, especially Indigenous children, to know that contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strong ...

Noble Savages and Other Myths: What Indigenous People Can Teach Us about Biodiversity

Noble Savages and Other Myths: What Indigenous People Can Teach Us about Biodiversity
Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for at least 65,000 years, or perhaps up to twice as long (which would upset current “out of Africa” theories).

Just.Equal pleges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pleges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda
- In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI community to see what its top priorities are for the federal election, across law reform, funded programs ...

LGBTI+ sports trust calls for Wallabies star Israel Folau to be removed from rugby

LGBTI+ sports trust calls for Wallabies star Israel Folau to be removed from rugby
- A co-chair of the Christchurch Heroes LGBTI+ Sports Trust says Israel Folau should no longer be allowed to play rugby following his latest anti-gay ...

Australian LGBTI Sporting Inclusion Body Welcomes Decision Taken By Rugby Australia and NSW ...

Australian LGBTI Sporting Inclusion Body Welcomes Decision Taken By Rugby Australia and NSW ...
- Pride in Sport is the national not-for-profit program that supports Australian sporting organisations and clubs in all aspects of LGBTI inclusion.

This Queer Eye alum won't vote for Pete Buttigieg just because he's gay

This Queer Eye alum won't vote for Pete Buttigieg just because he's gay
- Moreover, he understands why some LGBTI people may instantly support him. It's a 'huge deal' that someone at a presidential candidate level is ...

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 ...

Kaupapa on the Couch: let's go to the movies!

Kaupapa on the Couch: let's go to the movies!
- Within that, Māori cinema has etched a very special place in our national psyche, and reached global audiences with its heart and unique cultural ...

New Zealand metal band Alien Weaponry unveil new docu-series

New Zealand metal band Alien Weaponry unveil new docu-series
- New Zealand thrash-metal trailblazers Alien Weaponry have been carving their niche with their fusion of Māori culture and metal music. The band ...

Residents want to end 'racist' pamphlets

Residents want to end 'racist' pamphlets
- They call for the Waitangi Tribunal, Māori voting roll and Māori wards to be abolished, and were an unwelcome find for Sophie Barclay last week.

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 ...

New fossil evidence claims first discovery of taro in Maori gardens

New fossil evidence claims first discovery of taro in Maori gardens
- The first discovery of Polynesian taro grown in Māori gardens in the 1400s can be claimed by an archaeological research project on Ahuahu-Great ...