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Monday, 21 October 2019

Victorian government begin consulting on 'conversion therapy' ban

“What they really are is a most personal form of torture, a cruel practice that perpetuates the idea that LGBTI people are in some way broken.”.


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3 new laws South Africa wants to introduce

It also seeks to align traditional courts with the Constitution on issues such as dignity, equality, sexism and LGBTI rights. The bill has faced controversy ...


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PFLAG targets Albanese over Religious Discrimination Bill

Explaining the move, Argent said: “LGBTI people, their friends and families are very disappointed in his silence and lack of commitment on this issue.


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Qld art therapy program for LGBTIQ youth wins mental health award

The PRIDE Art Therapy Program was announced as the winner in the LGBTI Award category at the awards last week, for its work in helping improve ...


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Hong Kong court rules against lifting ban on same-sex marriage and civil partnerships

It added: “This judgment must not be used as an excuse to further undermine the rights of LGBTI people. The Hong Kong government needs to step up ...


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Pastor's 'prayer cleansing' illustrates risks of 'religious freedoms'

Anti-LGBTI authors found to breach discrimination law will successfully plead innocent by way of exemption. And workplace inclusion programs would ...


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Why Indians are sharing their pronouns on social media

Earlier this year, India's first LGBTI job fair RISE in Bengaluru had name-badges with preferred pronouns. "Many of us assume that everyone identifies ...


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Some basic rights still a struggle for LGBTI in Nepal

Esan Regmi who identifies himself as an intersex person was not allowed to give his master's exams at Kailali Multiple Campus ...


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Can weather increase your chances of getting pneumonia?

Dr Oyelola Adegboye from James Cook University's Australian Institute of ... been little research on pneumonia attributable to weather effects in Australia. ... Similarly, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander group studied showed a ...


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Torres Strait kids raise awareness of healthy skin through hip hop

“A lot of health promotional material across Australia, although fabulous, is directed at Aboriginal Australia. Not really Torres Strait Island Australians.”.


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Craft beer meets indigenous culture

A team of Western Australian entrepreneurs is preparing to launch a new brewery designed to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal people, ...


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The demise of the Tasmanian Tiger may be exaggerated after reported sightings extinct marsupial

The thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, was once a top predator of Australia but ... Engravings and rock art by Aboriginal people describe thylacine been ...


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Oxfam Australia report says policy rooted in self-determination is more successful

A recent report from Oxfam Australia has called for more policy focused on ... “We want to show the extent [to which] our Aboriginal and Torres Strait ...


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Maralinga nuclear test site used to house thousands of people, now there's just three

Now, Oak Valley to the north is the largest Aboriginal community on the ... Mr Petersen moved to Oak Valley from South Australia's Yorke Peninsula ...


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Adelaide Indigenous Festival celebrates the work of more than 1000 artists

 Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art 2019 features the work of more than 1000 artists from across Australia in a range of ...


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Brewarrina jail is closing and the community warns it will have a devastating effect

... pathway" in traditional language, was established on a remote sheep station in 2000 as Australia's first prison exclusively for young Aboriginal men.


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New statistics show Te Reo Maori protects against alcohol harm

Recently the Health Promotion Agency released a report into hazardous drinking in New Zealand. The report shows that MÄ ori who drink alcohol and ...


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How will NZ First carve out its own path to avoid election defeat?

New Zealand First's point of difference in past campaigns has been its ... The Māori vote is high in Northland and New Zealand First and Mr Jones are ...


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Winston Peters and the survival conundrum: will NZ First quit the coalition?

As the New Zealand First Party gathers for its annual conference, the ... The Māori vote is high in Northland and New Zealand First and Jones are well ...


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New Chief District Court Judge takes oath at Whale Rider location

Judge Heemi Taumaunu becomes the head of the largest court in Australasia and the first Māori in the role. Many of the country's top judges attended ...


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New statistics show Te Reo Maori protects against alcohol harm

Recently the Health Promotion Agency released a report into hazardous drinking in New Zealand. The report shows that MÄ ori who drink alcohol and ...


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Race Relations Commissioner supports local Māori push for councillor Andrew Hollis ...

"There is a general feeling out and around New Zealand where every ... many local Māori who are dismayed Hollis was elected, despite comments he ...


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'Jojo Rabbit' doesn't glorify Nazis — it's a lesson in how hate is taught

The film is written and directed by Taika Waititi, a Maori Jew most ... “Traditionally in New Zealand, there's been prejudice against Maori people.


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National awards for Otago scholars

Water was the giver of life for Maori, but also a source of tragedy, given that Maori comprised 20% to 25% of New Zealand's drownings, despite being ...


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