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Monday, 11 November 2019

LGBT+ in Australia

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others







An explorer's globe-trotting art collection finally sets sail

In 1979, he went on a trip to Australia, where he began buying the Aboriginal bark carvings and dot paintings known as “dreamings”, before they ...


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After Uluru, more Australian Aboriginal sites could close

Call it the Uluru effect. With the world-famous Aboriginal site now closed to climbing by tourists, other destinations in ...


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Amazing Activities To Be Done In Australia In 2020

More than just a walk, it is a spiritual journey into Palawa which is the oldest aboriginal culture here. This 20 miles guided walk will be lead by an Elder ...


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Booster shot for Indigenous Health

The Department of Health is set to inject $90 million into a program to support primary health care in Aboriginal communities across Australia.


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'The 7 Stages of Grieving': An original Aboriginal Australian one-woman show

One of my big bugaboos as a cultural historian and critic is originality. Today's spate of sequels, remakes and copycatting of content ...


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Remote Indigenous community wins decade-long health battle

The first remote South Australian dialysis clinic officially opened its doors ... Purple House is an Aboriginal community-controlled health service that ...


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Passing time with Uncle Jack Charles

Uncle Jack Charles is often acknowledged as the 'grandfather of Aboriginal theatre in Australia', and co-founded the first Aboriginal theatre company, ...


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Civil rights group slams Whittlesea Show in Victoria for awarding quilt depicting golliwogs from 24 ...

In 2016, Aboriginal activists slammed a chemist in Toowoomba, Queensland, for selling golliwog dolls, dubbing the town 'the most racist in Australia'.


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Ahead of next year's big vote, here's what we know about drugs in NZ

The report shows alcohol is still the most harmful drug in New Zealand. Methamphetamine use is an ongoing issue, and Māori continue to suffer ...


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National MP says benefit cuts could be good for Māori, strengthen whānau

National MP Joanne Hayes says some Maori could end up better off if their welfare payments were reduced - claims condemned by the Māori Council ...


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New Zealand public hearings highlight dark history of child abuse

Public hearings in New Zealand on abuse of ... Thousands of Maori people protested across New Zealand in July calling for ...


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How NZ's colonial government misused laws to crush non-violent dissent at Parihaka

This week, Māori in the Taranaki region remembered the “day of plunder” – the 1881 government invasion of Parihaka, the small settlement that had ...


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'Shut it down' - a call to close Oranga Tamariki

"I would prefer that we didn't have a state department anywhere near, particularly tamariki Māori. We have to accept, Māori have to accept that we will ...


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Mongrel Mob break-off chapter meets with Māori leaders to discuss becoming 'acceptable'

One member who welcomed community members and Māori leaders onto their patch was Sonny Fatupaito, who has led the Mongrel Mob Kingdom ...


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In New Zealand's Rotorua town, vents in the ground puffing out clouds of steam are a common sight

Te Puia, a centre for Maori cultural experiences in Whakarewarewa Geothermal valley, lies just three km from the town centre. It was established and ...


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'Māori for Māori' - radio host and youth worker Josh Te Kani wants to break the stereotype

Josh Te Kani has dreadlocks, tattoos - including a traditional tā moko pūhoro - and wears a whale bone necklace that's the size of his fist. They're ...


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