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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Science hasn't found a 'Gay Gene.' So what?

We can assume that 23andMe won't be offering a “gay gene” test any time soon. ... Of course being gay was at least partly genetic. ... from nearly half a million volunteers in the United States and UK and the best tools money can buy.


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New health strategy to break down barriers for LGBTI Western Australians

WA Health has released a strategy to promote better health for LGBTI people; The first of its kind strategy sets out clear priorities and outcomes for the ...


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Coalition rift over draft religious laws

... Dreyfus is disappointed Labor was not consulted about the bill, and said it was clear almost no religious or LGBTI groups had been consulted either.


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No right to discriminate

A rally against the proposed religious exemptions bill was held in Perth on August 24. Related content. LGBTI activists slam draft religious ...


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Concerns that Federal laws to enhance religious freedom contain provisions to override ...

... inclusive society for all Tasmanians, especially people with disability, Aboriginal people, ethnic and religious minorities, women and LGBTI people.


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Macquarie University commits to improving LGBTIQ participation

Data from the National LGBTI Health Alliance also shows that LGBTIQ young people aged 16 to 27 are five times more likely to attempt suicide ...


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Emergency Services in a purple patch on the Esplanade!

The event strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for LGBTI youth. Local police, Queensland Fire and Emergency ...


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LGBTI movement calls on politicians

According to the FN website, the movement behind the Madeira Pride event has called for political debate for the LGBTI + cause. In this election …


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Sacred means sacred: what's so hard to understand?

In the early stage of Australia's colonisation, racism was used to demonise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to justify genocide and land ...


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Indigenous education program wins at Australia's 'science Oscars'

A unique collaboration between scientists and Aboriginal Elders has been honoured at the “Oscars” of Australian science. The National Indigenous ...


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Nugel program from the VACCA a finalist in 2019 Victorian Protecting Children Awards

Ms Bamblett said the Nugel program “has been an historic achievement for Aboriginal people, and at the forefront of child welfare in Australia, ...


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Farmer farewell packed with fond memories

... of Mr Farmer's foundation on the lives of thousands of Aboriginal youth. ... Kate's Home – an orphanage for Aboriginal children in Western Australia.


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The rocky road to reconciliation in Australia

The Aborigines Progressive Association and the Australian Aborigines' League declare 26 January a day of mourning for Aboriginal people.


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First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria North East district candidate: Greg James

Our Yorta Yorta tribe has contributed to historical decisions that have had a direct impact on aboriginal people right around Australia that are landmark ...


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How we're losing the history of Australian dance

In the 1990s, AN supported the efforts of Christine Donnelly and the National Aboriginal Dance Council of Australia (NADCA) to draw groups and ...


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Marshall Government releases first Arts plan since 2000

Former Chief Executive of the Australia Council for the Arts Mr Tony ... the storage facility housing the State's extensive collection of Aboriginal cultural ...


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New Zealand measles outbreak prompts travel warning

New Zealand is asking travelers to make sure they are immunised for ... into Aotearoa," said Genter, using the official Maori name for New Zealand.


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Fa'afafine, fakaleiti, fakafifine — understanding the Pacific's alternative gender expressions

... they are known as fa'afatama, as fakatangata in Tonga, and as tanata ira tane among New Zealand's Maori population, though these people feature ...


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Survey signals Maori business priorities

Survey signals Maori business priorities .... “Maori are large players in New Zealand's economy, the wheels are in motion for big influences in all ...


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FTA with EU a top trade priority

“We will also be exploring with the EU how the trade aspirations of Maori can be supported by that FTA, and also consistent with the priorities of the ...


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Refreshed Northland Action Plan launched

“The upgrade of the Bay of Islands Airport, and the Wairau Māori Art Gallery are examples of PGF funded projects included in the original action plan.


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Tangata Whenua vs Mana Whenua

Legal Action The New Zealand Herald has reported that three of the four trustees of the Makaurau Marae Māori Trust have asked Te Warena Taua to ...


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Cancer Action Plan

ASH NZ Chair, Emeritus Professor Robert Beaglehole, applauds the Plan, saying, “it is excellent to see the ... 37% of Maori women smoke daily.


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Calls for equal Māori representation in new cancer agency

A Māori health leader is calling for equal representation within the new cancer ... Māori are nearly twice as likely to die from cancer than non-Māori. ... support the development of those models because New Zealand signed up to the ...


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