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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Most youths locked up in juvenile detention last year had not yet been sentenced


Most young people locked up across Australia last year had not even been ... Despite making up just 5 per cent of the populations, Indigenous youth ...

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WA government provides $11.6 million for solar+storage in remote indigenous communities


... ground mounted solar arrays will be installed in remote Aboriginal communities in the north of Western Australia. The new $11.6 million program, ...

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Indigenous first-aid training


An ambulance bearing Aboriginal artwork is in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to help provide first-aid training to remote Goldfields communities. For the past two ...

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Youth justice supervision numbers falling, but Indigenous representation rising


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) Youth Justice in Australia 2017–18 report, released on Friday, shows the rate of Indigenous ...

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WA to fund solar farms in six remote indigenous communities


Up to 4MW of solar will be installed across six remote indigenous communities in Western Australia, as part of an $11.6 million plan to slash the use of ...

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Australia election winners urged to take action against anti-LGBT+ schools

Australia election winners urged to take action against anti-LGBT+ schools
The next Australian government must prioritize laws to ban schools from expelling or discriminating ...

Australia has a fake news problem on WeChat and wants Tencent's help

Australia has a fake news problem on WeChat and wants Tencent's help
While the US is still dealing with the fallout of fake news campaigns in 2016, Australia is in the midst of its own misinformation campaign, and it's not ...

Federal Indigenous procurement spending tops $2 billion, but to whose benefit?


Federal Indigenous procurement spending tops $2 billion, but to whose ... Indigenous businesses — reflecting that Indigenous Australians are 3% of ...

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Suicide prevention and mental health

Suicide prevention and mental health
NZ Maori Council releases its recommendations into suicide prevention and mental health: Its time the Government got on with it …. The New Zealand ...

Australian anti-LGBT Liberal Gurpal Singh will soon appear on Grindr

Australian anti-LGBT Liberal Gurpal Singh will soon appear on Grindr
The Australian Labor Party is to run adverts against anti-LGBT+ Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh on the gay dating app Grindr ahead of a federal ...

Could Te Aroha become New Zealand's LGBT+ capital?Could Te Aroha become New Zealand's LGBT+ capital?

Could Te Aroha become New Zealand's LGBT+ capital?
It's not the spas or the lush dairy lands in the Waikato town but the idea of following in the footsteps of Te Aroha's sister town of Daylesford in Australia ...

Anti-Cook protesters 'make themselves look silly'



Maori are still very mamae and we are still labouring under the historical and enduring rights violations as a result of the event that they are ... "The unchallenged account reported by Radio New Zealand is unsupported story-telling.

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New Zealand Olympic Committee presents its 2018 Annual Report


A continued focus on the New Zealand Olympic Committee's integrity ... on Tikanga Maori and ensuring its seamless inclusion across the organisation ...

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NZ Maori Council Backs ZERO Carbon Bill


The New Zealand Maori Council has come out in support of the Governments much anticipated Zero Carbon Bill and has welcomed a focus on the ...

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Critics say the $20 million Cook landing commemorations ignore Māori pain


A replica of the Endeavour will also arrive in New Zealand. "I hope that there is haka on the shore," Tamaki said. "Not in a good way, like a welcoming ...

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Historic graduation for Māori researcher at the University of Otago


At the first of the university's Māori pre-graduation Te Heika Pounamu ... and more broadly in Māori staffing within the New Zealand research system, ...

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Fears tourism providers exploiting Māori culture for profit


Fears tourism providers exploiting Māori culture for profit ... New Zealand still has a long way to go to properly value Māori culture and language, ...

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Ramadan: The holiest but loneliest time of year for many LGBTI Muslims

Ramadan: The holiest but loneliest time of year for many LGBTIMuslims
As the Muslim world gets stuck into observing and celebrating the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, LGBTI Muslims are preparing themselves in ...

LGBTI group compile 'Pink List' of queer-friendly Indian politicians

LGBTI group compile 'Pink List' of queer-friendly Indian politicians
The largest election in history is underway in India, and LGBTI groups are ... LGBTIcandidates feature in the first list as they are leading the way for ...

Defiant Cuban LGBTI activists hold unprecedented indie pride parade

Defiant Cuban LGBTI activists hold unprecedented indie pride parade
Defiant Cuban LGBTI activists hold unprecedented indie pride parade Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorised independent pride parade in ...

Eurovision gay host reveals why he's donating fee to LGBTI youth charity

Eurovision gay host reveals why he's donating fee to LGBTI youth charity
Eurovision host Assi Azar responds to anti-Israel boycott | Photo: Instagram A lot of young queer kids growing up wishing they could host the ...

LGBTI advocates slam upcoming Dallas visit by Brazil's anti-gay president

LGBTI advocates slam upcoming Dallas visit by Brazil's anti-gay president
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro recently cancelled a trip to New York City after backlash promoted businesses to distance themselves from him.

California parents remove children from school over LGBTI-inclusivity lessons

California parents remove children from school over LGBTI-inclusivity lessons
Parents in California have removed 650 children from a school district in a one-day protest over LGBTI-inclusivity lessons. Rocklin Unified School ...

Gay rugby boss says Israel Folau's Instagram posting dangerous

Gay rugby boss says Israel Folau's Instagram posting dangerous
Jason Garrick, president of Queensland's gay and inclusive rugby club, the Brisbane Hustlers, has also been moved by the support for the LGBTI ...

Cuban LGBTI activists hold impromptu Pride march in defiance of government ban

Cuban LGBTI activists hold impromptu Pride march in defiance of government ban
LGBTI rights supporters have held an unauthorized Pride march in Cuba, despite government warnings not to. Over 100 people took to the streets of ...