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Friday, 17 May 2019

Senator Dodson on the burning issues of social equity, justice and respect


With his akubra braided with the colours of the Aboriginal flag, Western Australian Senator Pat Dodson is arguably the most recognised Indigenous ...

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Misogyny, violence, racism, classism: the toxic forces behind our shameful poverty rates


More than three million people in Australia, including 739,000 children, live ... The people affected include single-parent families, Aboriginal and Torres Strait .... We also see racism in Australia today reflected in migrant poverty.

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New Sydney franchise poaches Matildas coach


Croatia-based Milicic is back in Australia this week to name his 23-player ... the local Dharawal Aboriginal people on whose land the Macarthur region sits. ... communities here in the Macarthur region and from all over Australia." ...

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Time we stopped treating Aboriginal people like children


As Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation's Trevor Hutchinson says, "a fair day's work is a fair day's play" and indigenous Australians are just as entitled to a ...

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Indigenous issues top to-do list as super-rich urged to dig deep


"What has happened (to indigenous Australians) is a disgrace," he said yesterday. "It's the biggest stain on our history for 230 years. We talk about ...

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Star player inspired to be mentor for indigenous students


The University of the Sunshine Coast student was selected as part of Australia's first indigenous women's football team that recently competed at the ...

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Australia's oldest LGBT publication goes into administration

Australia's oldest LGBT publication goes into administration
The Star Observer is an LGBTI community-owned not-for-profit that has always relied on advertising revenue to raise money. We do not receive any ...

Marriage equality was only a step on the way to equality for LGBTI+ Australians

Marriage equality was only a step on the way to equality for LGBTI+ Australians
7,817,247 people said YES. That's the number of Australians who voted for Marriage Equality. The moment that number was announced a wave of ...

71 per cent of Australians want a more diverse parliament, poll reveals

71 per cent of Australians want a more diverse parliament, poll reveals
And 17 per cent think more LGBTI individuals and Australians born overseas in parliament would be of benefit to Australia. The poll was conducted ...

UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from ...

UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from ...
UNAIDS is calling on all countries to remove discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

Otago Regional Council vote to include iwi representatives


"What you are doing with this piece of legislation is actually excluding non-iwi Māori from the role you think you are. "They're here to promote the ...

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'Sir Hek' remembered for proving Māori navigation skills to the world


Sir Hekenukumai Busby has been remembered as a "driving force" for waka building and traditional Māori navigation. About 3000 people gathered at ...

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Māori make up over 40 per cent of Auckland homeless - report


Its findings show of the 800 people estimated to have been living without shelter that night, nearly 43 per cent were Māori, with a similar number of ...

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Māori, Pasifika, LGBT and disabled over-represented in Auckland homeless count


Figures released today from Ira Mata Ira Tangata: Auckland's Homeless Count show a disproportionate amount of Māori, Pasifika, LGBT and disabled ...

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Keep Māori land in Māori hands


SAVE Tumu Kaituna have grave fears that more than 4000 Māori landowners will be cut out of 55 hectares of their land if a proposal - by Tumu ...

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No easy answers for why high number of Māori are homeless


Housing First Auckland programme manager Fiona Hamilton says solutions grounded in Kaupapa Māori have worked well at Te Puea Marae in ...

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