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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Disgraced former rugby star Israel Folau says devil is to blame for transgender children

Disgraced former rugby star Israel Folau says devil is to blame for transgender children
The former rugby star was sacked from Australia's national rugby team in May after he claimed while using social media that 'hell awaits' gay people.

Georgia's first LGBT Pride kicks off despite threats from religious and far right groups

Georgia's first LGBT Pride kicks off despite threats from religious and far right groups
emphasising that this opposition will not stop the event which she called a “breakthrough” and “a matter of dignity… it's time that LGBTI people enjoy ...

US Supreme Court sends same-sex wedding cake case back to lower court

US Supreme Court sends same-sex wedding cake case back to lower court
It is likely that the high court will face another decision on whether or not to hear another case of a business arguing religious liberties over LGBTI ...

Mastercard to let trans and non-binary people use chosen names on cards

Mastercard to let trans and non-binary people use chosen names on cards
The move is part of the bank's initiative to support LGBTI right. It aims to combat issues trans and non-binary individuals have experienced while using ...

Stonewall Warriors will pay tribute to LGBTI heroes from around the world

Stonewall Warriors will pay tribute to LGBTI heroes from around the world
The show will tell the stories of those who kick-started the fight for LGBTI rights around the world. But it will also include lesser-known LGBTI figures ...

NSW church's cutting message after new Israel Folau rant

NSW church's cutting message after new Israel Folau rant
Days after Israel Folau's latest sermon taking aim at LGBTI and transgender people, one Sydney church has decided enough is enough. Father Rod ...

Malaysia police investigate to authenticity of gay sex video

Malaysia police investigate to authenticity of gay sex video
On the same day that police announced the formation of the special take force, Mahathir doubled down on his opposition to LGBTI rights and ...

Botswana has decriminalized gay sex. But, it's still illegal in 70 countries

Botswana has decriminalized gay sex. But, it's still illegal in 70 countries
The defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria has removed the imminent threat of capital punishment for LGBTI people living in those areas.

Young Australians champion 'democracy' and 'freedom' in designing constitutional change


In March 2019, 120 high school students from around Australia met in ... Indigenous Australians are still fighting for self-determination and the right to ...

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Aboriginal health issues more than just skin deep


If she passes her final specialist exams which start next week, Westmead Hospital Registrar Dana Slape will become Australia's first Aboriginal ...

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Aboriginal man dies in custody days after jail was told he was suicidal


An Aboriginal man has died in a Western Australian prison just days after his mother reportedly called the jail to warn that he was suicidal. The WA ...

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Ken Wyatt 'hopeful' of resolving Aboriginal flag copyright dispute


"The Aboriginal flag is a strong symbol for Aboriginal Australians and is respected by many non-Aboriginal Australians," the minister for Indigenous ...

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High HPV vaccine coverage for young Aboriginal people


HPV vaccine coverage for young Aboriginal people is high, but course completion could be improved, an Australian analysis suggests. Guests:.

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An Indigenous experience of Parliament House


"At Parliament House, we fly the Aboriginal flag with abundance during ... apology to Australia's indigenous people and the Barunga Statement from ...

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Newcastle surgeon Kelvin Kong urges indigenous people to open up about cancer


Dr Kong, Australia's first Aboriginal surgeon, said the Yarn For Life promotion would target indigenous people's reluctance to talk about cancer and ...

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Kirinari Hostel in high demand among Indigenous students eager for education and sport


A hostel for Indigenous boys that has been home to some of Australia's top NRL stars is in such high demand its waitlist could take years to get ...

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'Institutional racism' is blocking Pacific and Māori access to health care, doctor says


​Ngaei is not the only voice raising concerns about access to health care, as a survey conducted by the New Zealand Māori Council says Māori also ...

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The missing Māori inside the agency that investigates police misconduct


As of 2018, the Independent Police Conduct Authority had zero Māori ... On the contrary, having the IPCA look to NZ Police for examples of good ...

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Poverty partly to blame for high Maori, Pacific child obesity rates


New research has suggested that, if Maori and Pacific four-year-olds ... The study, the first of its kind in New Zealand, drew on data from more than ...

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Maori Council, Hobson's Pledge and hui


New Zealand Maori Council calls Hobson's Pledges claims that they would accept an invitation for a hui LIES – after the organisation declines ...

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Māori community workforce key to keeping babies safe


A former head of the Māori Affairs community section says the controversy over Oranga Tamariki's baby uplift policies raised wider questions about the ...

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Māori Land Court still waiting on final report into hapū after $480k theft


Almost two years after a Māori Land Court judge asked for an independent inquiry into a New Plymouth hapū trust which was the victim of a $480,000 ...

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National Maori Authority response to Oranga Tamariki


The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Nga Ngaru, Matthew Tukaki (who is also the Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council – Nga ...

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This band of teenagers is considered to be the originators of 'Maori Metal'


"As far as we can tell, we're the first band, the first metal band to be singing all in Maori on our tracks, and be singing about New Zealand history and ...

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