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The show that's busting myths about Kimberley Aboriginal art

The show that's busting myths about Kimberley Aboriginal art - The Art Gallery of Western Australia is now showcasing Desert, River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley, an exhibition of Aboriginal artwork from ...

This is where Queensland is still missing the mark on Closing the Gap

This is where Queensland is still missing the mark on Closing the Gap - Latest available data shows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders now have the highest life expectancy in Australia for Aboriginal and ...

The heartbreaking crisis facing Indigenous children

The heartbreaking crisis facing Indigenous children - For Indigenous Australians suicide has reached epidemic proportions, particularly in the last 20 years. Suicide is now one of the greatest threats to the ...

Preston Campbell lauds Sydney Kings for embracing indigenous concept

Preston Campbell lauds Sydney Kings for embracing indigenous concept - The Sydney Kings will play host to four of Australia's finest indigenous success stories when they take on Cairns in their Indigenous match-up on ...

Tony Abbott, who opposed equal marriage, now claims he 'made it happen'

Tony Abbott, who opposed equal marriage, now claims he 'made it happen' - Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who fought tooth-and-nail against same-sex marriage, is now claiming credit for the reform.

LGBTI students ask Australia's parliament for safer schools

LGBTI students ask Australia's parliament for safer schools - government launched the review to placate conservatives after Australia legalized same-sex marriage late last year. 'These laws tell youth to hide ...

Same-sex penguins raise a baby chick

Same-sex penguins raise a baby chick - At the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in Australia , true love has found a way for two penguins: Sphen, a seven-year-old male, and his three-year-old male ...

Gay bashing still exists in New Zealand' says LGBT+ activist after violent attack at pride

Gay bashing still exists in New Zealand ' says LGBT+ activist after violent attack at pride - weekend was Auckland's Pride march and festival event the 'Big Gay Out', both celebrating the diversity of New Zealand's LGBT+ population.

Government making good progress on wellbeing

Government making good progress on wellbeing - The Salvation Army has highlighted the importance of addressing disparities facing Maori in New Zealand . This is exactly why this is one of the ...

Māori children disproportionately represented across statistics - report

Māori children disproportionately represented across statistics - report - Are We Safe? report provides an overview of how New Zealand is doing for the ... In particular, there are still large gaps for Māori children who are ...

A great day for Māori doctors: New council chair lights path for equity

A great day for Māori doctors: New council chair lights path for equity -  New Zealand Doctor asked Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa – Māori Medical Practitioners Association (Te ORA) chair David Tipene-Leach to comment on the ...

All students (and MPs) should study NZ's early history at school

All students (and MPs) should study NZ's early history at school - their petition to Parliament, the teachers argue: "Too few New Zealanders have a sound understanding of what brought the Crown and Māori  ...

Kiwi are linked to extinct New Zealand bird

Kiwi are linked to extinct New Zealand bird - The Moa was a huge, flightless bird that was hunted to extinction by the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand called the Maori . The kiwi bird ...

Give us a real reason for hiking price of Tauranga's toll roads

Give us a real reason for hiking price of Tauranga's toll roads -  Māori was made an official language of New Zealand in 1987. Parliament at that time decided that the Māori language should be supported as a ...

Deaths in WA continue after Kimberley Indigenous child suicides

Deaths in WA continue after Kimberley Indigenous child suicides - Deaths in WA continue after Kimberley Indigenous child suicides ... take their lives after a number of suicides in Western Australia's Kimberley region.

Our social security system hurts women with young children

Our social security system hurts women with young children - Yet an entire generation of Australian women is being punished for these ... It targets Australia's Indigenous people in a way which is clearly racist.

Aussie gov't urged to address indigenous youth suicide crisis

Aussie gov't urged to address indigenous youth suicide crisis -  Australia's indigenous health minister has urged the nation's parliament to address youth suicide crisis. Ken Wyatt ...

Structures at Jubullum Aboriginal community destroyed as bushfire emergency grips NSW

Structures at Jubullum Aboriginal community destroyed as bushfire emergency grips NSW - A bushfire in NSW's north east near Casino has destroyed structures in an Indigenous community as firefighters battle two out of control blazes across ...

I think we were born into reconciliation'

I think we were born into reconciliation' - She warned that the media plays an immense role in how non- Indigenous people engage with Indigenous people in Australia , with Indigenous  ...

Lightning strikes at the heart of Addo-Carr's Indigenous heritage

Lightning strikes at the heart of Addo-Carr's Indigenous heritage - Lightning strikes at the heart of Addo-Carr's Indigenous heritage ... both his own community and other towns around Australia with a large Indigenous  ...

Indonesia threatens to block 'naughty' Instagram over gay comic

Indonesia threatens to block 'naughty' Instagram over gay comic - depicts gay men's experiences. It includes one character who is used for sex by numerous men and becomes a hardline anti- LGBTI religious figure.

Gay Malaysian man 'would rather kill himself' than be deported

Gay Malaysian man 'would rather kill himself' than be deported - SUHAKAM, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, warned LGBTI ... Similarly, Sam is a member of Open Table, a Christian LGBTI support ...

Te Whare Wānanga unclear on polytech merger impact

Te Whare Wānanga unclear on polytech merger impact -  New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology would collectively ... wānanga and he intends to meet with Hipkins and Māori Education Minister ...

Council's 2019 Wagga Mardi Gras float entry praised by LGBTI advocates for inclusion message

Council's 2019 Wagga Mardi Gras float entry praised by LGBTI advocates for inclusion message - Rainbow Riverina events coordinator Holly Conroy, who has welcomed Wagga City Council's decision to enter a float in the Wagga Mardi Gras.

Related Docs for School kids compete in rainbow bake-off celebrating LGBTI history month

Related Docs for School kids compete in rainbow bake-off celebrating LGBTI history month - Related Docs for School kids compete in rainbow bake-off celebrating LGBTI history month. Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

Public support helps whānau with housing dilemma

Public support helps whānau with housing dilemma - in giving us a referral to top people at the Ministry of Social Development who do the housing assessments for Housing New Zealand ,” she says.

Te reo Māori going global

Te reo Māori going global - We're hoping we will get a similar reception with the introduction of te reo Māori . There are already wonderful initiatives in effect in New Zealand to ...

Councillor 'ashamed' to sing Māori version of national anthem fails to attend meeting to apologise

Councillor 'ashamed' to sing Māori version of national anthem fails to attend meeting to apologise - But Murray Chong, who was on his way to Wellington when the New ... New Plymouth councillor labels Māori version of national anthem a tune he is ... same way about the Māori version of God Defend New Zealand , Holdom said.

Māori delegation to Alaska: It's great to be Native

Māori delegation to Alaska: It's great to be Native -  Māori delegates composed a haka -- or traditional Māori dance -- and gifted it to Southcentral Foundation at the organization's annual Gathering event ...

Car smoking ban puts Māori mums in spotlight

Car smoking ban puts Māori mums in spotlight - A Māori public health researcher says outlawing smoking in cars with children carries considerable risk for Māori and especially Māori women.

Providing a Māori perspective on wellbeing

Providing a Māori perspective on wellbeing -  Māori have their own understanding of intergenerational wellbeing that draws on cultural values, beliefs, social norms and indigenous knowledge”, ...

Reviving the ancient Arabana language

Reviving the ancient Arabana language - It's estimated there were originally 250 Indigenous languages in Australia , but less than half of these are still spoken. Of these about 90% are ...

Barometer shows that support for reconciliation is growing, but there's more to be done

Barometer shows that support for reconciliation is growing, but there's more to be done -  Australians ' support reconciliation and want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say in their own affairs, and this support is ...

Meet the Indigenous Australian putting boab beer on your must-drink list

Meet the Indigenous Australian putting boab beer on your must-drink list - As a child growing up in Broome in Western Australia , Robert Dann collected boab nuts for his mum to cook. Now the entrepreneur has created ...

Indigenous people 'having a say' supported by 95% of Australians

Indigenous people 'having a say' supported by 95% of Australians - An overwhelming majority of Australians support Indigenous people having a say in matters that affect them, according to a new survey about ...

A wild, rockin' ride from city pubs to outback Australia

A wild, rockin' ride from city pubs to outback Australia - Musical theatre has been fertile ground for Indigenous artists over the past decade, with our main stages hosting everything from livewire cabaret to ...

Our social security system hurts women with young children

Our social security system hurts women with young children - The leading researcher in Australia on social security and human rights, ... It targets Australia's Indigenous people in a way which is clearly racist.

West Virginia Republican compares LGBTI people to the Ku Klux Klan

West Virginia Republican compares LGBTI people to the Ku Klux Klan - Eric Porterfield. A West Virginia state representative compared the LGBTI community to racist hate group, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

Why India's Stonewall may be just around the corner

Why India's Stonewall may be just around the corner - Right now things are quiet for LGBTI people in India. But anything could happen. A lot of things happen in India because of political instigation.

Indigenous, Māori stars excited to showcase cultures

Indigenous, Māori stars excited to showcase cultures - Indigenous veteran Will Chambers says Friday night's first All-Stars match against NZ Māori has special significance due to the clash of cultures.

ICES to create awareness on LGBTI equality in south Asia

ICES to create awareness on LGBTI equality in south Asia - South Asia including Sri Lanka, several LGBT human rights issues are at a “tipping point” at which legal and/or social change could soon be possibl ...

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

Same-sex marriage laws an ambush: Perth Christian school principal - The major political parties backed the removal of religious exemptions that allowed faith-based schools to turn away LGBTI students, but negotiations ...

How Maori clash can inspire Indigenous stars to influence change

How Maori clash can inspire Indigenous stars to influence change - However, the Maori population face similar issues to Indigenous Australians, such as higher unemployment, greater rates of imprisonment, poorer ...

Indonesia police admit using snake to terrorize Papuan man

Indonesia police admit using snake to terrorize Papuan man - Police and military have carried out a sweeping crackdown on independence supporters after rebel fighters in December killed 19 people working on ...

Smoking in cars to be banned

Smoking in cars to be banned - Almost a decade after the Māori Affairs select committee inquiry into tobacco control asked for a ban on smoking in cars carrying children, the ...

Government in danger of breaching Treaty of Waitangi

Government in danger of breaching Treaty of Waitangi - Right to Life fully supports the principles of the Treaty and believe that we all have a responsibility to ensure that the Treaty rights of Maori are upheld.

Art market alongside Te Matatini

Art market alongside Te Matatini - Visitors to Te Matatini later this month can find activities beyond kapa haka to slake their thirst for all things Māori . The popular Toi Māori Art Market will ...

Calming influence' Blair to lead Maori

Calming influence' Blair to lead Maori - NZ Maori coach Stacey Jones has elected Adam Blair to lead his side and says Kalyn Ponga may spend time at fullback as well as five-eighth.

Poland 38th best place to live in Europe if you are gay. Norway & Finland the best!

Poland 38th best place to live in Europe if you are gay. Norway & Finland the best! - Rainbow Europe brings together both the legal index of LGBTI equality based on their Rainbow Europe Map and an overview of the social climate for ...

Let's take pride in LGBT rights but be aware of forces eager to strip them back

Let's take pride in LGBT rights but be aware of forces eager to strip them back - Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Europe has ranked Scotland among the top two countries in Europe for LGBTI equality every year since 2015.

Inside Hillsong Church where LGBTQ worshippers are welcome but Chris Pratt and Justin Bieber ...

Inside Hillsong Church where LGBTQ worshippers are welcome but Chris Pratt and Justin Bieber ... - She says she is 'absolutely not anti- LGBT ' and has several gay friends but she acknowledges that Hillsong – an ... The church was founded in Australia in 1983, but with help from the 'hipster' pastor Carl Lentz, Hillsong reports that ...

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 .