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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Hong Kong treats LGBTI couples differently in nearly 100 ways

Hong Kong treats LGBTI couples differently in nearly 100 ways
Nor is there any anti-discrimination legislation to protect LGBTI people. Hong Kong-based lawyer and principal editor of the report Will Yip told Gay ...

Prince William visits LGBTI youth homelessness charity

Prince William visits LGBTI youth homelessness charity
Prince William made a special visit to a London-based LGBTI youth homelessness charity to mark 50 years since Stonewall.

Sydney votes to rename park in recognition of equal marriage vote

Sydney votes to rename park in recognition of equal marriage vote
LGBTI rights supporters gather to hear Australias marriage equality survey at ... Green previously told Gay Star News Australia's journey to marriage to ...

Folau raises over A$650000 on Christian lobby website

Folau raises over A$650000 on Christian lobby website
Folau was fired last month after a Rugby Australia tribunal found him guilty of .... I don't care if players are gay, straight, Muslim or whether they have a ...

Gay Fat Dancer' Has Golden Buzzer Moment On 'America's Got Talent'

Gay Fat Dancer' Has Golden Buzzer Moment On 'America's Got Talent'
The 25-year-old travel agent from Australia explained that his dance career stalled due to injury and bias. “Being a gay, fat dancer wasn't it,” he said.

Nice' Folau gave up money, never made anti-gay slurs in AFL: Sheedy

Nice' Folau gave up money, never made anti-gay slurs in AFL: Sheedy
Folau, who is embroiled in a dispute with Rugby Australia over anti-gay tweets that prompted Rugby to sack him and Folau to take legal action, had ...

Australian Rugby Star Sacked For Posting Christian Meme On Instagram

Australian Rugby Star Sacked For Posting Christian Meme On Instagram
It did not single out LGBT people, according to Miranda Devine, a columnist for The Daily Telegraph. Nevertheless, a standard evangelical post was ...

Christian leaders back Magda Szubanski's counter-campaign bid to rival Israel Folau

Christian leaders back Magda Szubanski's counter-campaign bid to rival Israel Folau
Magda Szubanski is everything Australia should be celebrating. ... a constant, firm & true voice for those in need, especially in the LGBT community.

Australia's Terrifying 'Watch Houses'


Pinned down, stripped naked, locked in a padded cell, and yelling continuously for help – that's how an Indigenous boy with a cognitive disability ...

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Telstra facing investigation over selling 'unaffordable contracts' to vulnerable Australians


The national consumer watchdog has launched an investigation into Telstra's sales practices, amid mounting reports vulnerable Indigenous ...

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Sounds of Then: From Waltzing Matilda to Kylie, Australian sound archives seeks to add new voices


Sounds of Australia is a formal registry of the songs, jingles, sound bites and ... Kaeding is proud of the archive's Aboriginal content which he says has ...

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Indigenous Australians welcome Bolshoi Theater's ballet with ceremonial dancing


The Indigenous Australians decided to welcome the dancers of the Bolshoi Theater speaking the language that everyone understands - the language ...

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Reducing preterm birth amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies: A prospective cohort ...


Prevention of avoidable preterm birth in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) families is a major public health priority in Australia.

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South West Aboriginal Medical Service prepares for NAIDOC Week


"NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people," ...

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Activities support Aboriginal culture and heritage


If you're looking to educate your children about local culture while keeping them entertained these holidays, the Activities in the Park school holidays ...

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The murky rights fights over Australia's privately-owned Aboriginal flag


The Aboriginal flag is privately-owned by one man, a surprising fact for many who see the symbol as an inseparable part of the overall image of brand ...

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824 Māori place names made official


The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has ... The full list of these official Māori place names is available here.

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Maori and Pasifika need better financial services


Maori and Pasifika communities are falling behind and financial services providers in New Zealand need to do more to help, a new report says.

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Artwork sews together Māori collective


Four wāhine Māori artists are on their way to Paris to talk about ancient Māori sewing technique and they way they have gone about reviving it.

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Māori Agricultural College put result aside to honour club stalwart Porky Mareikura


It's called whaka whānau nga tangi in the vernacular, if you ask Māori Agricultural College premier men's rugby club head coach Anthony Morley.

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Dr Rawiri Taonui: It's okay to korero, it's okay to be Māori

In Tauranga last week there was a "It's okay to be White" leaflet drop. Complaints also came to light against netball teams from Māori ...

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Euthanasia bill deemed unsafe and at odds with Māori


The bill which comes up for its second reading today, and Māori MOPs across the political parties are divided on where there conscience votes will go.

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Powerful Māori leaders behind Māori inquiry into Oranga Tamariki 'without notice' uplifts


A Māori inquiry into the uplift of babies by Oranga Tamariki is being driven by a "powerhouse" of Māori leaders. Dame Tariana Turia, Whānau Ora ...

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Research into cutting Māori, Pasifika smoking rates gets $4.95 million funding boost


The Health Research Council of New Zealand has awarded $4.95 million in funding for research into cutting the rate of smoking among Māori and ...

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