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Same-sex marriage laws an ambush: Perth Christian school principal

Same-sex marriage laws an ambush: Perth Christian school principal - Federal MPs are using the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia to justify a “systematic dismantling” of religious rights, the principal of a Perth ...

Regular checks key to safety as risks of dabigatran show up

Regular checks key to safety as risks of dabigatran show up - For patients identifying as Māori , the likelihood of a haemorrhagic event ... To find the following older stories from New Zealand Doctor go to 'Archive ...

Māori land reforms moving back on track

Māori land reforms moving back on track - Why wouldn't the Government help owners of communally owned Māori ... The ownership of Māori land, which covers 5.5 per cent of New Zealand's  ...

More support needed to reach nursing targets

More support needed to reach nursing targets - More support needed to reach 2025 Pacific and Maori nursing targets ... Pacific nurses at Whitireia than any other nursing school in New Zealand , ...

The $9 billion iwi empire: Māori groups' assets grow, despite slowdown

The $9 billion iwi empire: Māori groups' assets grow, despite slowdown - These iwi are playing a more and more important role in the New Zealand economy, but their successes and strategies are not reported on often ...

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ParentsNext is “manifestly inconsistent with Australia's human rights”, Commision says

ParentsNext is “manifestly inconsistent with Australia's human rights”, Commision says - The Commision believes that ParentsNext has “disproportionately impacted women and Indigenous Australians ”, raising “serious concerns about the ...

Intergenerational trauma and poverty behind spate of young Indigenous suicides

Intergenerational trauma and poverty behind spate of young Indigenous suicides - A spate of suicides among young Aboriginal people in Western Australia's northernmost region was shaped by the crushing effect of intergenerational ...

If there is no political will...we'll be back here again in another 10 years'

If there is no political will...we'll be back here again in another 10 years' - Western Australian Coroner Ros Fogliani investigated the cause of death of 13 Aboriginal children and young people aged between 10 and 23 years ...

Indigenous leaders call for swift response on Indigenous child suicides report

Indigenous leaders call for swift response on Indigenous child suicides report -  Indigenous leaders have called for rapid action on recommendations from an inquest into the deaths of 13 Indigenous youths in Western Australia .

Tales from crocodile island

Tales from crocodile island - The 45-year-old Aboriginal Australian woman, at the fag end of her trip to Chennai, maintains a veneer of seriousness until she is asked to describe ...

Unearthing new ideas for a career in archaeology

Unearthing new ideas for a career in archaeology - Since joining the Australian Museum as a volunteer in 1996, she has ... “Where Aboriginal heritage is concerned, consulting archaeologists help to ...

It's not LGBTI people who need to change – it's our laws'

It's not LGBTI people who need to change – it's our laws' - Writing for the Star Observer, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews champions the state's Australian-first ban on gay conversion therapy.

Major supermarket chain selling rainbow roses to help homeless LGBTI youth

Major supermarket chain selling rainbow roses to help homeless LGBTI youth -  Morrisons UK supermarket chain Morrisons are helping people celebrate Valentine's Day and help LGBTI young people with these rainbow ...

Australians demand protection against LGBTI discrimination in schools

Australians demand protection against LGBTI discrimination in schools - Australians will gather in Melbourne on Saturday (9 February) to demand an end to discrimination of LGBTI staff and students in schools. The Liberal ...

15 great gay movies you may have missed (NSFW)

15 great gay movies you may have missed (NSFW) - recent years, Hollywood has made a concerted effort to be more inclusive and diverse. In fact, 2018 saw a record high number (8.8%) of LGBTI  ...

Waitangi isn't our national day, it's our grievance day

Waitangi isn't our national day, it's our grievance day - Traditionally, of course, the place to judge a government is at the polling booth. She also forgot most of the country isn't Māori . Most of this country is ...

Helping Take Māori Culture To The World

Helping Take Māori Culture To The World - The Haka Experience, a Māori Performing Arts group, are spreading Māori culture and traditional values throughout New Zealand and around the ...

Lack of Māori history at school made my childhood difficult

Lack of Māori history at school made my childhood difficult - Petition reignites debate over teaching New Zealand's colonial history in schools. The devastating effects of illegal land confiscations and the tactics ...

NZ's changing race relations

NZ's changing race relations - But the declaration of New Zealand being "one people" is made in the context of what the newspaper sees as a history of disadvantage for Maori , ...

Festival organisers apologise for depiction of Native Americans

Festival organisers apologise for depiction of Native Americans - in the past and even now- so I'm pleased we've had a kōrero, and more is needed in New Zealand I suspect," says festival organiser Bruce Lomas.

NZDF Celebrates 25 Years of Open Lgbt+ Service

NZDF Celebrates 25 Years of Open Lgbt+ Service - The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), named in 2014 the world's most inclusive military, is about to begin a year celebrating Pride 25, marking 25 ...

Adelaide's Indigenous gallery out of the starting blocks

Adelaide's Indigenous gallery out of the starting blocks - The SA Government has begun consulting with South Australian Aboriginal communities and cultural institutions “to inform the design of its mooted ...

A third of remote Aboriginal work-for-the-dole participants say community worse off

A third of remote Aboriginal work-for-the-dole participants say community worse off - There are about 35,000 CDP participants in Australia and 83% are Indigenous . As a condition of income support, remote area participants must ...

Bodies found in flood waters to be treated as Indigenous deaths in custody

Bodies found in flood waters to be treated as Indigenous deaths in custody - According to The Guardian's Deaths Inside: Indigenous Australian deaths in custody database, more than 400 Indigenous people have died in police ...

Time to listen to Aboriginal voices

Time to listen to Aboriginal voices - In his speech in Perth last week, BHP CEO Andrew McKenzie talked of time he had spent with Aboriginal people in the Pilbara and across Australia .

Little bit more listening will go a long way towards solving Australia's 'shared problem'

Little bit more listening will go a long way towards solving Australia's 'shared problem' - The recognition of Indigenous Australians is one of those issues that appears to have people stuck - so perhaps some “listening” would go a long way ...

Australia failing to close the gap on injuries to Indigenous children, study finds

Australia failing to close the gap on injuries to Indigenous children, study finds -  Indigenous children are almost twice as likely as non- Indigenous children to suffer unintentional injury – and the situation hasn't improved for more ...

Banning gay 'conversion' isn't enough

Banning gay 'conversion' isn't enough - 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.” Victoria's ...

LGBTI mental health under the spotlight in MAD Pride concert at Mardi Gras

LGBTI mental health under the spotlight in MAD Pride concert at Mardi Gras - Queer artists performers are set to open up about LGBTI mental health as part of the MAD Pride concert during this year's Mardi Gras. The Movement ...

Better supporting LGBTI people in a crisis

Better supporting LGBTI people in a crisis - More than 71 per cent of LGBTI Australians did not reach out to services during their most recent crisis. Why is this?

Largest mental health trial in English schools will not address LGBTI issues

Largest mental health trial in English schools will not address LGBTI issues - A major UK government trial to boost youth wellbeing will not offer targeted support for LGBTI young people. Marking Children's Mental Health Week, ...

Māori Wardens want more recognition

Māori Wardens want more recognition - And they carry out roles that support other more recognised organisations like the New Zealand Police, like drug and alcohol abuse, suicide ...

The Treaty of Waitangi and its influence on identity politics in New Zealand

The Treaty of Waitangi and its influence on identity politics in New Zealand - At its peak in the 1860s, the New Zealand wars required 10,000 British regulars to subdue skilled and innovative Māori warriors (who established the ...

$6b treaty settlements can't be used to fix Māori social issues, experts say

$6b treaty settlements can't be used to fix Māori social issues, experts say - Annual to Waitangi Day is the raising of Māori issues and New Zealand's political leaders standing on the treaty grounds to extol their Māori policies.

New research addresses 'Māori underachievement' in literacy

New research addresses ' Māori underachievement' in literacy - In New Zealand , typically we've had an approach in primary schools where ... Derby's study involved Māori children who attended a dual language ...

The Irish man who is partly responsible for New Zealand's annual public holiday

The Irish man who is partly responsible for New Zealand's annual public holiday - Waitangi Day was made a public holiday in New Zealand in 1974, though commemorations of the ... a British governor, to consider Māori ownership of their lands and other properties, and to give Māori the rights of British subjects.

Digging into the roots of New Zealand's golden opportunity

Digging into the roots of New Zealand's golden opportunity - Scientists and Māori agribusiness team up to learn about mānuka DNA ... As the mānuka gold rush continues to soar, so does New Zealand's honey ...

Why this stretch of Australian Outback delivers such a great hiking adventure

Why this stretch of Australian Outback delivers such a great hiking adventure - was in South Australia doing the Arkaba Walk – one of the newest Great Walks of Australia – learning about the aboriginals ' explanation for Wilpena ...

Aboriginal health workers leaving the NT industry, despite high Indigenous population

Aboriginal health workers leaving the NT industry, despite high Indigenous population - That is incredibly important in a place like the Territory, which has the biggest proportion of Indigenous people per capita in Australia and many ...

Stacey Porter vows Australian softball team will 'do damage' against old foes USA at Tokyo 2020 ...

Stacey Porter vows Australian softball team will 'do damage' against old foes USA at Tokyo 2020 ... -  Australia's most experienced softball star Stacey Porter is aiming to ... good paths set up with Softball Australia with an Indigenous sports program and ...

Nigel Scullion launches probe into 'serious allegations' about Northern Land Council

Nigel Scullion launches probe into 'serious allegations' about Northern Land Council - One of Australia's most powerful indigenous land councils is in turmoil. The Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister has launched an investigation into ...

Banks forced to overhaul how they treat Indigenous customers in remote and regional areas

Banks forced to overhaul how they treat Indigenous customers in remote and regional areas -  Australia's biggest banks will be forced to overhaul how they treat ... processes for identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customers in line ...

Aboriginal health workers leaving the NT industry, despite high Indigenous population

Aboriginal health workers leaving the NT industry, despite high Indigenous population - That is incredibly important in a place like the Territory, which has the biggest proportion of Indigenous people per capita in Australia and many ...

What we want to hear in the State of the Union Address: Restoring America's global human rights ...

What we want to hear in the State of the Union Address: Restoring America's global human rights ... - These days, many Americans have a more expansive view of global human rights, including protections for women and girls, and LGBTI people, and ...

Argentina looking to poach LGBTI tourists from Brazil

Argentina looking to poach LGBTI tourists from Brazil - When Jair Bolsonaro was elected as president of Brazil, it sent shockwaves through the country's LGBTI community. Same-sex couples rushed to ...

Brian Tamaki signals political return: 'There's a new breed of Māori rising up'

Brian Tamaki signals political return: 'There's a new breed of Māori rising up' - Bishop Brian Tamaki has signalled a political return ahead of a Waitangi Day sermon in which he warned change was coming and how he was the ...

A successful quit-smoking program for young Māori women

A successful quit-smoking program for young Māori women - Our work for New Zealand's Ministry of Health around smoking cessation in Māori women has given us a significant opportunity to make an impact on ...

Better supporting LGBTI people in a crisis

Better supporting LGBTI people in a crisis -  But for LGBTI people, this is only one of many barriers faced in accessing crisis ... These crisis services need to work with LGBTI health and community ...

This Year's Mumbai Pride Saw Its Biggest Turnout Yet, and With No Danger of Arrest

This Year's Mumbai Pride Saw Its Biggest Turnout Yet, and With No Danger of Arrest - Pride celebration he saw not one person in a mask. “Not only activists, but everyone at the parade, they could say they were LGBTI without any fear,” ...

Bubble of Māori docs changing profession

Bubble of Māori docs changing profession - Chair David Tipene-Leach says it was a celebration of how far Māori ... in the numbers required to address the specific needs of the Māori population .

Ardern defends govt track on Māori prison numbers

Ardern defends govt track on Māori prison numbers - Only about 15 percent of the total population of New Zealand are Māori . "Unfortunately what we know, is that we have over-representation of Māori in ...

Suicide awareness groups demand change at Waitangi to lower Maori suicide rates

Suicide awareness groups demand change at Waitangi to lower Maori suicide rates - The brother of a man who took his own life is calling on the Government to visit while at Waitangi and talk about how they can be doing more to lower ...

New Zealand at 'dangerous junction' with Māori feeling left behind - Don Brash

New Zealand at 'dangerous junction' with Māori feeling left behind - Don Brash - Controversial former politician Don Brash has said New Zealand is at a "dangerous junction" as he rallied against race-based policies and reliance ...

Papua New Guinea digital entrepreneurs make strides in new and old media

Papua New Guinea digital entrepreneurs make strides in new and old media -  Papua New Guinea digital entrepreneurs make strides in new and old ... 'I had messages from people in Vanimo telling me they were buying extra ...

Programme helping to reduce Maoris in prisons

Programme helping to reduce Maoris in prisons - We have seen about 1000 fewer people in our prisons, and so any work that we do on rehabilitation programmes ultimately does benefit Māori .”.

Enough is enough': resisting the criminalisation of poverty

Enough is enough': resisting the criminalisation of poverty - Debbie Kilroy doesn't mince words. “Poverty in Western Australia is a crime – and the state government is ensuring that Aboriginal women are being ...

Happy Invasion Day': Police are under investigation after Aboriginal man claims he was bashed ...

Happy Invasion Day': Police are under investigation after Aboriginal man claims he was bashed ... - Police are investigating a claim that officers said 'Happy Invasion Day you black c***' to an Aboriginal man in custody on Australia Day 2018.

Yorta Yorta people return to Cummeragunja 80 years after historical 'walk-off'Yorta Yorta people return to Cummeragunja 80 years after historical 'walk-off'

Yorta Yorta people return to Cummeragunja 80 years after historical 'walk-off' - By 1939, many Indigenous Australians had died on Cummeragunja because of the minimal rations of food given to them, the lack of sanitation, and ...

Turbocharged Territory Arts Trail Campaign to Boost Tourism

Turbocharged Territory Arts Trail Campaign to Boost Tourism - A new marketing campaign launched around Australia over the weekend promotes the Territorys distinctive Aboriginal art and culture as the hook to ...

Steadfast invests in Indigenous-owned broker

Steadfast invests in Indigenous -owned broker - The listed broker network has taken a 26% stake in Origin, which aims to promote Indigenous engagement with corporate Australia and uses a portion ...

I remember so many children who have taken their lives – it is a national abomination

I remember so many children who have taken their lives – it is a national abomination -  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander suicides comprise 6% of Australia's total suicides but, shockingly, 80% of child suicides aged 12 and below are ...

Members of Congress urge Pompeo to condemn Chechnya anti-LGBTI crackdown

Members of Congress urge Pompeo to condemn Chechnya anti- LGBTI crackdown - More than 60 members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 29 urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to publicly condemn the anti- LGBTI  ...

Calls To Link Religious School Funding With Removal of LGBTIQ Discrimination

Calls To Link Religious School Funding With Removal of LGBTIQ Discrimination - Mr Croome called on the federal government to adopt Tasmania's laws prohibiting discrimination against LGBTI teachers and students in all ...

This is why Lunar New Year is a time of massive anxiety for LGBTIs in China

This is why Lunar New Year is a time of massive anxiety for LGBTIs in China - Millions of LGBTI Chinese this week will join the largest annual movement of people on the planet to return to their hometowns and bring in the new ...

Victorian government announces plan to ban gay conversion therapy

Victorian government announces plan to ban gay conversion therapy - Victoria is set to ban gay conversion therapy, with the harmful practice ... to become the first Australian state the criminalise gay conversion therapy.

More confusion over regional roads

More confusion over regional roads - The extra capital for the development of Māori land will be welcomed by Māori – it's a pity however, that the Government has axed the Te Ture ...

Getting serious at Waitangi

Getting serious at Waitangi - This weekend, on the other hand, has seen both Maori and the Government start to get into the fine print that translates the Treaty into reality.

Waitangi Marae shows more commitment to Free Speech than Massey University

Waitangi Marae shows more commitment to Free Speech than Massey University - Brash of course infamously incited hateful Māori bashing with his awful Orewa Speech by claiming Māori somehow had 'privilege' and was recently ...

Te Tii accused of opening door to hate speech

Te Tii accused of opening door to hate speech - He says Dr Brash, who is calling for colour-blind laws and the end of the Māori seats, will be balanced on a panel by former New Plymouth mayor ...

Government steps up to boost Māori land earnings

Government steps up to boost Māori land earnings - The Government is committing $100 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to assist in the development of Māori land. Announcing the pūtea at ...

Fighting spirit brings spark to Te Matatini

Fighting spirit brings spark to Te Matatini - Bigger than the Olympics. That's how the chief executive of Te Matatini describes the biennial Māori performing arts festival. The 46 teams that got ...

Labor Government To Make Conversion 'Therapy' Against The Law

Labor Government To Make Conversion 'Therapy' Against The Law - The Andrews Labor Government will bring in laws to denounce and prohibit LGBTI conversion practices, ending the bigoted practice that has caused ...

Evil practice peddled in shame and stigma': Daniel Andrews vows to ban gay conversion therapy ...

Evil practice peddled in shame and stigma': Daniel Andrews vows to ban gay conversion therapy ... - What they (gay conversion therapy) really are is a most personal form of torture, a cruel practice that perpetuates the idea that LGBTI people are in ...

Victoria to become first Australian state to ban conversion therapy

Victoria to become first Australian state to ban conversion therapy - In a statement posted to his website, Andrews' office explained that his government “will bring in laws to denounce and prohibit LGBTI conversion ...

I take a risk when I get on': Transgender commuters describe life on public transport

I take a risk when I get on': Transgender commuters describe life on public transport - A Victoria Police spokeswoman said PSOs undergo two LGBTI awareness training packages and acknowledged that there was "under reporting of ...

Maori Council and the National Maori Authority hit the road

Maori Council and the National Maori Authority hit the road - Waitangi Day celebrations begin early in Australia where large Maori population bases exist such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

LGBT community steps in to make sure NZ sees conversion film

LGBT community steps in to make sure NZ sees conversion film - After a decision to not release the 2018 film about gay conversion therapy, Boy Erased in New Zealand due to its commercial viability, the rainbow ...