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Monday, 8 July 2019

Malaysian rights groups call out state for anti-LGBTI actions

Malaysian rights groups call out state for anti-LGBTI actions
Evidence of state-sponsored violence and discrimination against LGBTI people in Malaysia has been documented and established, a coalition of ...

This self-care resource helps LGBTI people through tough times

This self-care resource helps LGBTI people through tough times
Australian LGBTI groups have come together to create an invaluable self care resource that is useful for any LGBTI people. The groups released the ...

Botswana's Attorney General Says High Court Erred On LGBTI Ruling

Botswana's Attorney General Says High Court Erred On LGBTI Ruling
Botswana's government will appeal against a landmark High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, the attorney general says. Last month the ...

Botswana seeks to overturn ruling that legalised gay sex

Botswana seeks to overturn ruling that legalised gay sex
“It says to LGBTI the state through its lawyers (attorney general) affirms the ... It suggests that the LGBTI's lives should be determined by the majority ...

British Museum begins to offer guided tours of LGBTI treasures

British Museum begins to offer guided tours of LGBTI treasures
The guided tour initiative builds on the museum's existing LGBTI audio tours. 'We'll see how they go, see what the demand is,' said Sarah Saunders, ...

16+ photos from the biggest UK Black Pride ever

16+ photos from the biggest UK Black Pride ever
It is now Europe's biggest festival for LGBTI people of color. This includes those of African, Asia, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern ...

New HIV diagnoses in both Australia and Singapore are the lowest in over a decade

New HIV diagnoses in both Australia and Singapore are the lowest in over a decade
New HIV cases in both Singapore and Australia have become the lowest in over a decade. In Singapore, the Ministry of Health announced there were ...

Nun removes anti-LGBTI protesters from church courtyard during Brianza Pride

Nun removes anti-LGBTI protesters from church courtyard during Brianza Pride
An anti-LGBTI group of ultra-Catholics tried to oppose the celebration with a letter to the police commissioner and a 'reparation mass.' Yet, their plan ...

Indigenous-rights approach offers solution to climate-change crisis

Indigenous-rights approach offers solution to climate-change crisis
On June 22 and 23, experts, political leaders, nongovernment organizations, and indigenous peoples and communities gathered to deliberate on a ...

Ancient indigenous Budj Bim Cultural Landscape added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Ancient indigenous Budj Bim Cultural Landscape added to UNESCO World Heritage List
Older than the Egyptian Pyramids, the southwest Victorian indigenous site was accepted onto the list at a meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday, ...

How one coin could change the history of a continent

How one coin could change the history of a continent
Kilwa coins have been found previously in northern Australia, in 1944, ... Or it could indicate contact between Indigenous Australians and Kilwa traders ...

Fans pay tribute to legendary actor David Gulpilil after he wins top NAIDOC award

Fans pay tribute to legendary actor David Gulpilil after he wins top NAIDOC award
Australians have offered messages of support for Indigenous acting legend David Gulpilil after he reveals his battle with cancer upon winning a top ...

The Australian Northern Territory's progress toward statehood


On this day July 1, 1978 The Northern Territory in Australia was granted ... Prior to The Northern Territory gaining control of its affairs, The Aboriginal ...

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Instructors at Australian university told to teach creation myth instead of science



Lecturers at the University of New South Wales "have been warned off making the familiar statement in class that 'Aboriginal people have been in ...

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The Western Australian Ombudsman organises information sessions in order to engage with ...


Aboriginal people are the traditional custodians of the land now known as Western Australia with a history of custodianship of up to 100,000 years and ...

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New HIV diagnosis in Australia hit eighteen year low


There's still lots of work to be done though to reach the goal of no new transmissions by 2020, and rates amongst indigenous Australians and ...

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Australian Aboriginal site gains World Heritage recognition


An Aboriginal settlement older than the pyramids that provides evidence that indigenous Australians developed sophisticated ...

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Ancient indigenous Budj Bim Cultural Landscape added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Ancient indigenous Budj Bim Cultural Landscape added to UNESCO World Heritage List
The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, near Portland, became the first in Australia to receive World Heritage status for its Aboriginal cultural importance ...

This is a very special day': How a little-known structure in Victoria achieved world heritage status ...

This is a very special day': How a little-known structure in Victoria achieved world heritage status ...
The site was described in 1841 by Australia's Chief Protector of Aborigines George Augustus Robinson as: 'An immense piece of ground trenched and ...

Residents told don't flush your toilets, as sewage leaks into New Zealand's largest lake


Images from the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board, an indigenous Maori body that owns the lake, show a blast of brown sludge inching into the lake's ...

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Barry Soper: Māori statistics are a damning indictment on New Zealand


Māori statistics are a damning indictment on all of us. The country isn't working in the best interests of our indigenous people and we can only live in ...

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Watershed report on Māori health highlights racism


A watershed Waitangi Tribunal report backs claims the system is racist, finding the Crown has breached the Treaty in failing to give Māori control over ...

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The Detail: Watershed report on Māori health highlights racism


Claimants are calling it a watershed report. The Waitangi Tribunal report into inequities in health for Māori has found the Crown has breached the ...

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Dennis Marsh celebrated alongside Māori successes for Matariki


After a 30 year career that has seen him crowned as New Zealand's most successful country music artist of all time, award-winning Pukekohe singer ...

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Ka mate, ka mate: Māori on the killing fields


In an extract from his new history of Māori in World War I, Dr Monty Soutar describes a scene of courage and heartbreak on the foothills leading up to ...

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Rediscovered images of Māori life are precious taonga



Rediscovered images of Māori life are precious taonga ... At present, this fish is the only one to have legal protection in New Zealand, and it gained ...

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Māori health woes need a circuit-breaker


Maori life expectancy is still seven years below non-Maori and Maori fared worse in nearly every area of healthcare from cancer rates to child hospital ...

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