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Friday, 28 June 2019

Pride 2019 in Bogotá: 'I choose to be, I want to live'

Pride 2019 in Bogotá: 'I choose to be, I want to live'
Iván Escobar, one of the coordinators of the activist group, Mesa de Trabajo LGBTI Bogotá, told us that it's an important landmark: “This year is very ...

Prince William says it'd be 'absolutely fine' if any of his children come out

Prince William says it'd be 'absolutely fine' if any of his children come out
While visiting the LGBTI youth homelessness charity, Albert Kennedy Trust (akt), Prince William answered a reporter's question about his response if ...

George Takei recommends a new LGBTI children's book

George Takei recommends a new LGBTI children's book
George Takei has a new recommendation for all you readers out there, no matter the age: The Soulfire Chronicles. From author Chaz Harris (of the ...

Study Shows 39% Of LGBTI Youth Considered Suicide In Past 12 Months

Study Shows 39% Of LGBTI Youth Considered Suicide In Past 12 Months
A new report has highlighted the major issue of LGBTI youth and suicide, with 39% considering attempting suicide in the past 12 months.

Why The Israel Folau Case Is Not About Freedom Of Speech

Why The Israel Folau Case Is Not About Freedom Of Speech
In 2017, when Australia was readying itself for the Plebiscite, in which the nation would vote on whether gay people had a right to marry, Rugby ...

How a gay bar riot changed the world

How a gay bar riot changed the world
Consider Australian census data: the ABS counted some 9000 same-sex relationships in the 1996 census, and that figure increased fivefold to 46,000 ...

How the Stonewall riots inspired Australia's LGBTIQ+ movement

How the Stonewall riots inspired Australia's LGBTIQ+ movement
Their actions would change the course of gay rights around the world, including as far away as Australia. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the ...

Australia delivers verdict on Israel Folau debate in news.com.au poll

Australia delivers verdict on Israel Folau debate in news.com.au poll
Israel Folau's legal fight to save his rugby career has divided Australia ... but shows the increasing acceptance of the gay community in Australia.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety - Broome Hearing


The Royal Commission's first Western Australia hearing was held this week in Broome, with a large focus on the provision of care for indigenous ...

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Massacre memorials must happpen in Australia


In 1838 white settlers murdered 28 Aboriginal men, women and children near Myall Creek Station. The massacre is a reminder of Australia's colonial ...

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Fake Aboriginal Art company slapped with $2.3 million fine


An Australian business caught selling fake Aboriginal art has been fined $2.3 million dollars in a federal court ruling today, highlighting a thriving ...

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A young man's quest to improve Indigenous health standards


"We're the first group in Australia to put together a 3D facial library of Aboriginal faces, so that doctors can see what's normal in Indigenous ...

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Using technology to help revitalize indigenous languages


The National Māori Radio Network is a group of radio stations in New Zealand that serve the country's indigenous Māori population. Under their ...

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WA town using music to engage at-risk Indigenous kids and keep town suicide free


But in Western Australia there is one stark exception — Yulga Jinna. ... It is using music and song to engage young Aboriginal people at risk.

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Queensland company fined $2.3 million for fake Indonesian-made 'Aboriginal' artwork


The court was told there were an estimated 10,000-14,000 professional Indigenous artists in Australia and as many as 80,000 more who were not ...

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Indigenous-owned and operated whale-watching tours to run in Moreton Bay

first indigenous-owned and operated whale-watching tours will set sail in Moreton Bay from next week. "It is a unique Australian cultural ...

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds named as New Zealand's first National Historic Landmark


Waitangi Treaty Grounds named as New Zealand's first National Historic ... Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori Minister for Māori Development Nanaia ...

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Kaupapa on the Couch: the incredible Māori showbands


After World War II, Māori concert parties became a huge attraction in ... Action songs and haka were still a novelty for Pākehā New Zealanders that ...

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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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It's okay to kōrero, it's okay to be Māori


Last week, Netball New Zealand released a statement supporting the player's "inherent right to speak te reo Māori". They went to say that "all ethnic ...

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Kaupapa on the Couch: the incredible Māori showbands


After World War II, Māori concert parties became a huge attraction in Aotearoa, like the kapa haka groups we know and love today. Action songs and ...

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824 Māori place names made official


"Applying macrons correctly in written Māori provides the meaning of a name and assists with pronunciation. This is important for all New Zealanders," ...

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Māori leaders launch fourth child uplift inquiry



A group of some of the biggest names in Māoridom will launch a fourth, Māori-led inquiry into the children's ministry, Oranga Tamariki, prompted by ...

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From Kiwibank to iwi bank: the argument for a Māori-owned bank


As an institution, it would have to operate like every other bank in New Zealand. The focus on a Māori bank as a solution to the lack of Māori home ...

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