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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Another life lost in WA's criminal injustice system

Another life lost in WA's criminal injustice system
- The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths in custody has ... The Australian Law Reform Commission's 2017 “Pathways to Justice” ...

Crime rates drop but Indigenous people being jailed more than ever

Crime rates drop but Indigenous people being jailed more than ever
- Throughout Australia, crime rates have decreased, but the incarceration rate –particularly of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – has increased ...

Mayor extends invitation to join in national Sorry Day ceremony

Mayor extends invitation to join in national Sorry Day ceremony
- Across Australia many Indigenous families continue to live with the impact of multi-generational trauma and Sorry Day can be a good opportunity to ...

Life on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert

Life on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert
- Mulan is one of the smallest and most remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. About 100 to 150 Walmajarri people live here, close to the ...

New 24-hour legal hotline aimed at reducing WA deaths in custody

New 24-hour legal hotline aimed at reducing WA deaths in custody
- A 24-hour on-call legal service that will check the welfare of all Aboriginal people taken into police custody will be operational in Western Australia ...

Personal AI will be a reality in five years

Personal AI will be a reality in five years
- to have 'personal AI' that live with us, and understand us, and make decisions for us - and interact on our behalf with brands,” said Australian futurist, ...

Research reveals boat journey of the first Australians

Research reveals boat journey of the first Australians
- The journey of the earliest Australians to our mainland has been traced back ... imprint has been left in the Aboriginal inhabitants of northern Australia.

Walking in their tracks': How Sydney's Aboriginal paths shaped the city

Walking in their tracks': How Sydney's Aboriginal paths shaped the city
- Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at Sydney ... who came from outside Australia — the First Fleet and onwards — because ...

Wage growth a pressing issue

Wage growth a pressing issue
- deficit and debt); there is ample room and reason to make the Newstart allowance sufficient to keep Australia's 700,000 job seekers out of poverty.

Australia needs to fix its hospitality reputation before infrastructure boom

Australia needs to fix its hospitality reputation before infrastructure boom
Australia needs to fix its hospitality reputation before infrastructure boom ... Across Australia's cities and especially in the nation's regional towns, the ... news for the Queensland capital — but bad news when its locals won't want to be .

Poverty is impacting too many Australians

Poverty is impacting too many Australians
- There is no doubt that poverty affects many Australians. The impact that poverty has on individuals and families can be devastating and leads to ...

LGBTQ Musicians Are Gearing Up For The 2018 Lesbian And Gay Band Association Conference

LGBTQ Musicians Are Gearing Up For The 2018 Lesbian And Gay Band Association Conference
- Every year, the Lesbian and Gay Ban Association joins together to celebrate ... as well as Australia and the UK, that the Midwest is a thriving place too.

Marriage equality advocate welcomes Ruddock review call for stronger anti-discrimination laws

Marriage equality advocate welcomes Ruddock review call for stronger anti-discrimination laws
- The report designed to consider any “unintended consequences” for religious freedoms in Australia that would be created by legalising same-sex ...

Neighbours finally showed a gay proposal with a happy ending

Neighbours finally showed a gay proposal with a happy ending
- Neighbours just showed its first gay proposal with a happy ending on Australian television, months after equal marriage was legalised. The country's ...

Deadpool 2' is the gayest superhero movie yet. That's not saying much.

Deadpool 2' is the gayest superhero movie yet. That's not saying much.
- Deadpool 2 includes a lesbian couple, the potential blossoming of a pansexual romance, and a thinly veiled condemnation of gay conversion therapy.

It's high time to change the law: Northern Territory set to allow the growing and smoking of marijuana

It's high time to change the law: Northern Territory set to allow the growing and smoking of marijuana
- Labor Chief Minister Michael Gunner compared decriminalising marijuana to Australia's drawn-out debate on legalising same sex marriage.

Waikato highlights Maori technology push

Waikato highlights Maori technology push
- It's TechWeek, and Waikato is making a special effort to highlight the contributions Maori can make to New Zealand's information technology sector.

Universal money raising Maori prospects

Universal money raising Maori prospects
Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta is defending the low level of ... "We campaigned on the fact the growing inequality impacting on Maori ...

Mainstream prosperity the Maori way

Mainstream prosperity the Maori way
- A Maori development expert is welcoming the mainstreaming focus of last ... fire for not boosting Whanau Ora and other Maori-specific programmes.

Waikeria expansion taken off table

Waikeria expansion taken off table
- "I've been saying in our Crown Maori hui that prisons are their ultimate example of how governments fail their citizens. As we know 53 percent of ...

Bill taken to Parihaka for consideration

Bill taken to Parihaka for consideration
- The people of Parihaka are today giving the Maori affairs select committee their views on the bill formalising the apology to be given for the crown ...

Treasuring Te Reo Maori At The Court Theatre

Treasuring Te Reo Maori At The Court Theatre
- Te Reo Maori and English are combining on stage as The Court Theatre's newest touring primary school show He Kura Korero begins its bi-lingual ...

Five Facts You Didn't Know about Courtney Eaton

Five Facts You Didn't Know about Courtney Eaton
- That is quite the genetic mix when you really think about it since in the old days the Maori were known as fierce warriors and still carry that tradition ...

Tests help diabetes management

Tests help diabetes management
- A randomised trial published in the British Medical Journal found people on the programme, almost a quarter of whom were Maori, had a greater ...