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Monday, 18 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







Seeking equality as Indigenous distrust of government peaks

Seeking equality as Indigenous distrust of government peaks ... Australia is on the eve of the 250th anniversary of James Cook's first landing at Botany ...


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Death highlights urgent broader issues

In the cities, we might like to take comfort in believing that things somehow get righted by the symbolism of the 2008 Apology to Australia's Indigenous ...


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What is the Mercury retrograde?

Indigenous astronomy in Australia goes back more than 65,000 years. "We do see the retrograde motion in planets in Aboriginal astronomy tradition.


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Bran Nue Dae's Stephen 'Baamba' Albert remembered for acting, music and helping Indigenous ...

The unique cultural fusion of musical influences was brought to the attention of the rest of Australia when the Jimmy Chi musical Bran Nue Dae ...


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A space to reach across the gap

It evokes an Aboriginal eel trap and the charred tree for smoking eels and ... If another major absence in Australia is the lack of registered Aboriginal ...


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More of Australia's Aboriginal sites could close to climbers

Last month, the ban on climbing Australia's World Heritage-listed Uluru went into effect, and now the traditional guardians of some of the country's ...


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Warehouse manager becomes a yowie researcher after 'watching a tree get ripped from the ...

In search of answers, Yowie Dan began researching online where he discovered a network dedicated to the Aboriginal folklore entity- the Australia ...


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Refugee author arrives in New Zealand after six years in Australian detention

Boochani is able to travel to New Zealand because of help from United ... receiving a traditional welcome by the local Maori Iwi, or tribe, Ngai Tahu.


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The Trouble With Identity Politics

If we were to identify the New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi as Maori, we would ignore the fact that he is as much Russian-Jewish. When today's ...


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New Zealand police introduce new armed units

Late last month, the New Zealand Police launched Armed Response ... of Maori and Pacific Islanders, who are disproportionately affected by police ...


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Waitangi Tribunal slams Crown over freshwater failures

The Waitangi Tribunal is slamming the Crown for letting rivers and lakes get so polluted and for essentially blocking Māori from helping to fix the ...


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Why Election 2020 could be the year of the protest vote

Māori Party – As Labour continue to make Willie Jackson's job of winning all the electorates back for Labour harder and harder by giving him crumbs ...


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How cannabis legalisation will help balance justice's racist scales

In New Zealand it's disproportionately targetted, prosecuted and imprisoned Māori. People who need help have been put in jail. It's cost the justice ...


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Māori Wardens: What they do and why they are vital

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters calls them "a huge asset to New Zealand's social cohesion". Samantha Olley met some of our local volunteers.


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Kiwi women are working for free

From Monday 18 November New Zealand women are working for free until ... for free on 12 October for Māori women (22.1% pay gap) and 29 September for ... The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi brings ...


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