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Federal Budget splashes cash for Far North Queensland

Federal Budget splashes cash for Far North Queensland - Small business in the tourism sector in Northern Australia will also receive an ... over four years to implement Indigenous suicide prevention initiatives.

Indigenous groups denounce Australian budget as 'punishing people in poverty'

Indigenous groups denounce Australian budget as 'punishing people in poverty' -  Indigenous groups denounce Australian budget as 'punishing people in ... Labor's Pat Dodson urges PM to 'come clean' on $7.3m Indigenous voice ...

Aboriginal youth suicide crisis is laid bare as it's revealed 24 indigenous people have taken their ...

Aboriginal youth suicide crisis is laid bare as it's revealed 24 indigenous people have taken their ... - Five young indigenous girls took their own lives across Australia in January (pictured Rochelle Pryor, from Perth, took her own life after a cry for help ...

Britain tops list of 'chemsex', says survey

Britain tops list of 'chemsex', says survey - European countries, Australia and Canada. And while people of sexual orientations reported engaging in substance-linked sex, gay and bisexual ...

I had gay conversion therapy in Australia — it nearly destroyed me

I had gay conversion therapy in Australia — it nearly destroyed me - Although often subtle, comments from the pulpit or conversations I overheard between adults built the picture for me that gay and lesbian people were ...

Brunei enacts Islamic law as sultan calls for 'stronger' Islam

Brunei enacts Islamic law as sultan calls for 'stronger' Islam - France and Australia also called on Brunei to renounce the measures, with both ... the death penalty for crimes including homosexuality , apostasy, blasphemy, ... Australia has raised our concerns with the Brunei government on the ...

Virgin cuts staff travel deal with Brunei carrier over sharia law push

Virgin cuts staff travel deal with Brunei carrier over sharia law push - Virgin Australia has axed its staff travel deal with Brunei's national carrier ... introduction of harsh new religious laws including the death penalty for gay sex. ... An email sent by Virgin Australia to staff said “given the harsh penalties ...

Our media institutions need a radical change

Our media institutions need a radical change - You might be Māori , Pacific, Asian (any kind of Asian will do), Middle Eastern, ... We are so far from giving a truly representative voice to New Zealand .

Ellen MacArthur Foundation hosts first Pacific Summit on circular economy

Ellen MacArthur Foundation hosts first Pacific Summit on circular economy - Mātauranga: What new approaches can we unlock when contemporary ... New Zealand ; Traci Houpapa, Chairman, Federation of Maori Authorities; ...

Stones shed light on early Maori settlement in South

Stones shed light on early Maori settlement in South - Heritage New Zealand said today the geochemical signatures of the three shaped scoria blocks found in three early Maori occupation sites have the ...

Maori Council to make a move on care and protection of kids

Maori Council to make a move on care and protection of kids - The New Zealand Maori Council is launching a new campaign to highlight the number of Maori Children in State Care and the increasing numbers ...

New Zealand First opposes affront to democracy

New Zealand First opposes affront to democracy - There is nothing stopping members from standing for election just like everyone else,” says New Zealand First Māori Affairs spokesperson Hon Shane ...

Stay strong': Senator's tearful message to grieving NZ amid Anning censure

Stay strong': Senator's tearful message to grieving NZ amid Anning censure - Struggling with his tears, Senator Dodson then addressed a phrase in the Maori language "to the people of New Zealand ", which he said meant "We ...

Stronger Together campaign to tackle national issue of Indigenous youth suicide

Stronger Together campaign to tackle national issue of Indigenous youth suicide - Stronger Together campaign to tackle national issue of Indigenous youth ... Merrilee Cox, CEO of Mental Health Association Central Australia , said ...

Supporting Next Generation Of Creative Start Ups

Supporting Next Generation Of Creative Start Ups - students an experience of what it's like to live and study in Australia . ... communities including young Indigenous people, the queer community and ...

A New Spotlight on Australia's Far-Right

A New Spotlight on Australia's Far-Right - But the New Zealand shootings are placing a new focus on Australia's ... By 1994 about 1 in 10 indigenous people over the age of 25 in Australia  ...

Suicide, Australia's leading cause of unnatural deaths — not a national priority

Suicide, Australia's leading cause of unnatural deaths — not a national priority - have helped found and established the National Indigenous Critical Response Service. At the upcoming two and a half years mark (28 June) of ...

Everyone is welcome': Adelaide Oval staff responds to racism claims

Everyone is welcome': Adelaide Oval staff responds to racism claims - Oval has apologised to the public after reports surfaced that staff members were turning away indigenous Australians from a sporting event.

Tech support for Indigenous peoples

Tech support for Indigenous peoples - One of Australia's most successful tech start-ups has kicked off a new ... charitable organisations focusing on opportunity creation for Aboriginal and ...

Want to boycott Brunei? These businesses are owned by the anti-LGBTI ruler

Want to boycott Brunei? These businesses are owned by the anti- LGBTI ruler - So the next time you want to treat yourself to a luxury holiday, avoid these businesses if you want to support LGBTI people in Brunei. And with those ...

Bosnia To Host Its First Gay Pride March In September

Bosnia To Host Its First Gay Pride March In September - Sarajevo, and will gather members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex ( LGBTI ) community from all over the country, activists and ...

Azerbaijan police are trying to 'hunt' transgender people through internet

Azerbaijan police are trying to 'hunt' transgender people through internet - According to reports from unnamed LGBTI people in Baku, the random arrests started last night (1 April). Police later took the detainees to the ...

What my transgender child can teach us about the workforce of the future

What my transgender child can teach us about the workforce of the future - some ways, LGBTI programming at Davos 2019 was a “rainbow wave“. The Forum's Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality launched, making it on to ...

Disney on Ice's Moana segment to be performed in Māori in New Zealand

Disney on Ice's Moana segment to be performed in Māori in New Zealand - The next Disney on Ice production coming to New Zealand will feature a Moana segment that for some shows will be presented in te reo Māori .

Workers to benefit after living wage increases today

Workers to benefit after living wage increases today - Not only has minimum wage been lifted today, but so has New Zealand's living wage. The Living Wage Movement made the announcement this ...

Tairāwhiti hack fest opens doors for Māori tech

Tairāwhiti hack fest opens doors for Māori tech - Kerry Topp, the associate director of transformation & innovation director for Datacom, which is organising the event along with New Zealand Trade ...

Mayor Pete Buttigieg receives LGBT service award

Mayor Pete Buttigieg receives LGBT service award - As we increasingly are on the world stage, from the President of France to the Prime Minister of New Zealand , why wouldn't that be happening in ...

Learnings from NZ can inform Australian justice system

Learnings from NZ can inform Australian justice system - We are heartened by the New Zealand Government's commitment to reduce the prison population by 30 per cent over 15 years, which shows true ...

The luxury NZ lodge Barack Obama described as “magical”

The luxury NZ lodge Barack Obama described as “magical” - It's the country's most historic region, the place where the first settlers from Australia landed, traded with the local Maori tribes and in 1840 signed the ...

Indigenous group looks to carbon farming to regenerate the outback

Indigenous group looks to carbon farming to regenerate the outback -  Indigenous group looks to carbon farming to regenerate the outback ... "In western Queensland it's roughly about 200 projects but Australia wide it's ...

The top restaurants giving young Indigenous chefs a leg-up

The top restaurants giving young Indigenous chefs a leg-up - National Indigenous Culinary Institute was founded in 2012 and offers apprenticeships to aspiring Indigenous chefs in some of Australia's top ...

The health crisis we're not talking about, but should be

The health crisis we're not talking about, but should be - We used to see one or two HIV diagnoses in Indigenous Australian in this area each year, but since 2014 there have been a total of 45 diagnoses, ...

Trees are at the heart of our country – we should learn their Indigenous names

Trees are at the heart of our country – we should learn their Indigenous names -  Australia , we should bring back into use the Aboriginal names and knowledge systems for trees and plants that are lost to everyday use. This year is ...

Years of research solidifies into re-think of history of Australia and the world

Years of research solidifies into re-think of history of Australia and the world - Professor John Sherwood at the Moyjil Site where he and other researchers have established there is a high probability that Indigenous people lit fires ...

Artists unveil epic new works at national exhibition

Artists unveil epic new works at national exhibition - The biennial exhibition presents a snapshot of the best Australian ... Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art with providing him with a ...

Gay people exist everywhere - so what's the point lying to kids about it?

Gay people exist everywhere - so what's the point lying to kids about it? - can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking LGBTI people only exist in certain cultures and countries. For obvious reasons, LGBT communities are ...

LGBTI friendly candidate set to become first female president of Slovakia

LGBTI friendly candidate set to become first female president of Slovakia - These are the celebs people would love to see as Pride Grand Marshals Presidential hopeful: Caputova set to win Saturday's Slovakian elections ...

Married Indians are looking for same-sex affairs after decriminalization

Married Indians are looking for same-sex affairs after decriminalization - Indians, therefore, celebrated the decriminalization of an estimated 4.5 million LGBTI people. But, LGBTI activists and leaders warned it would take ...

How South African churches can make LGBTIQ people feel safer

How South African churches can make LGBTIQ people feel safer - Research shows that many churches in South Africa remain 'hotbeds of homophobia' . This is despite the fact that the ...

Massey University Wellington Senior Lecturer Dr Jason Mika on Paakiwaha

Massey University Wellington Senior Lecturer Dr Jason Mika on Paakiwaha - Dr Mika is responding to an Asia New Zealand Foundation report published this ... “ Maōri perceptions of cultural similarity with Asian cultures tend to ...

China tourism shift creating opportunities for Māori

China tourism shift creating opportunities for Māori - Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says there are huge opportunities for Māori in the Chinese New Zealand year of tourism. The year was lauched at Te ...

Living wage to rise following minimum wage increase

Living wage to rise following minimum wage increase -  New Zealand's 'living wage' is set to rise from $20.55 to $21.15 in September, announced the Living Wage Movement today. It comes after the ...

Retiring Māori speaking mayor says te reo available to all

Retiring Māori speaking mayor says te reo available to all - Foon leaves as the only fluent reo Māori -speaking mayor in New Zealand . ... He says his understanding of te reo Māori has enabled him to better ...

I choose peace', Christchurch survivor Farid tells national remembrance service

I choose peace', Christchurch survivor Farid tells national remembrance service - A Maori lament echoed across Christchurch last Friday as a survivor of the New Zealand mosque attacks told a national ...

PM strengthens trade relations with China

PM strengthens trade relations with China - The stakes are high for New Zealand as the state of its relationship with a key trading partner hangs in the balance. The cash that's transacted ...

Can Christchurch heal our collective wounds?

Can Christchurch heal our collective wounds? - Just the fact that the Maori language, 'Te Reo', is one of the three official languages in the country, the others being ... And that is likely why New Zealand — and Christchurch, in particular — was chosen as a target for the terrorist ...

South Australians David Saint and Robert Woodland murdered for being gay in south parklands ...

South Australians David Saint and Robert Woodland murdered for being gay in south parklands ... - Both men frequented one of Adelaide's most notorious gay beats and were killed because of their sexuality. Both were the victims in brutal gay  ...

World reacts to Brunei's new stoning law

World reacts to Brunei's new stoning law -  Governments have an obligation to ensure that all people, including LGBTI people, can freely enjoy the universal human rights and fundamental ...

Elton John backs Clooney's Brunei hotel boycott over anti-LGBTI law

Elton John backs Clooney's Brunei hotel boycott over anti- LGBTI law - Elton John has joined George Clooney's boycott of luxury hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after the nation has announced it will introduce the ...

Slovakia elects its first-ever female, LGBTI-friendly president

Slovakia elects its first-ever female, LGBTI -friendly president - Liberal lawyer and LGBTI ally Zuzana Caputova has become the first-ever female president of Slovakia. Caputova's election breaks the trend that has ...

Psychologist opposing LGBTI-inclusive school curriculum under investigation

Psychologist opposing LGBTI -inclusive school curriculum under investigation - A psychologist who has opposed the introduction of an LGBTI -inclusive curriculum in UK schools is under investigation. Dr. Kate Godfrey-Faussett is a ...

The most Instagrammable LGBTI and gay bars in London

The most Instagrammable LGBTI and gay bars in London - So the next time you're getting the gays on a big night out, consider the most Instagrammable LGBTI and gay bars in London for the benefit of your ...

100000+ attend LGBTI pro-choice march against World Congress of Families

100000+ attend LGBTI pro-choice march against World Congress of Families -  LGBTI advocacy groups and transfeminist organizations gathered in Verona, Italy, today (30 March) to protest the World Congress of Families.

LGBTI people in Birmingham have 'never felt move vulnerable'

LGBTI people in Birmingham have 'never felt move vulnerable' - Members of LGBTI Birmingham's community said they have 'never felt move vulnerable'. The comments were made at an open meeting to discuss a ...

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Time to make reducing shameful Indigenous prison rates a national priority

Time to make reducing shameful Indigenous prison rates a national priority - Between 2001 and 2015, the number of Indigenous Australians in NSW prisons more than doubled, which, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime ...

US-China trade war could endanger millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest

US-China trade war could endanger millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest - His first move after being elected was to hand control of the department charged with protecting indigenous rights over to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Governments accused of inaction and backflipping on Indigenous justice

Governments accused of inaction and backflipping on Indigenous justice - “The fact is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are the most incarcerated people on earth, which is a national disgrace and ...

Years of research solidifies into re-think of history of Australia and the world

Years of research solidifies into re-think of history of Australia and the world - But there it is - the oldest potential occupation in Australia sitting there on the surface, awaiting more ... New history in the making at Indigenous site.

$500 million war memorial upgrade should recognise unspoken conflicts

$500 million war memorial upgrade should recognise unspoken conflicts - There are those who would rather the money be spent acknowledging Indigenous Australia – I am all for that – but remember the War Memorial and ...

Aggravating the problem': New ice inquiry to tackle worsening epidemic

Aggravating the problem': New ice inquiry to tackle worsening epidemic - and regional areas where services are limited, and Indigenous people, who are using illicit drugs at twice the rate of non- Indigenous Australians .

LGBTI migrants struggle to survive along Guatemala-Mexico borde

LGBTI migrants struggle to survive along Guatemala-Mexico borde - A group of 30 LGBTI migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador crossed the Suchiate River and arrived in Ciudad Hidalgo on Feb. 1.

Gay people and cheating spouses could be stoned to death next week under horrific new sharia ...

Gay people and cheating spouses could be stoned to death next week under horrific new sharia ... -  Same-sex couples could also be whipped when the new Sharia laws come into force ... "It took us by surprise that the government has now given a date and is rushing through implementation," said the Australia -based campaigner.

Every country in Eurovision 2019, ranked by LGBTI equality

Every country in Eurovision 2019, ranked by LGBTI equality - The country you vote for to win could host the competition next year. And if you want to attend — open and out as an LGBTI person — you need to ...

LGBTI 'lifeline' for people in rural Ireland under threat of closure

LGBTI 'lifeline' for people in rural Ireland under threat of closure - A lifeline for LGBTI people living in rural western Ireland is in danger of closing. Teach Solais, an Irish word meaning 'lighthouse', is providing ...

Papuan fighters vow more attacks on Indonesian highway

Papuan fighters vow more attacks on Indonesian highway - Indonesian forces have poured into Nduga since rebels killed 19 people working on the trans- Papua highway in December. The military says its ...

Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks - Though hakas were traditionally performed by the Maori people in ... White and Maori , Catholic and Muslim, they stood and performed a haka that held ...

New Zealand aims to save the 'strangest parrot on Earth'

New Zealand aims to save the 'strangest parrot on Earth' - In New Zealand's native Maori language, "kaka" means parrot and "po" is night. The Maori (rhymes with cow-ree) people could have added "old," ...

Māori suicide prevention groups want more support

Māori suicide prevention groups want more support - A Māori suicide prevention group says children and young people are calling for help to support friends and whānau in need.

Alarm at Hastings' plan to give Māori voice

Alarm at Hastings' plan to give Māori voice - Hastings District Council votes today on a plan to appoint suitably qualified members of its Māori Joint Committee to four of its standing committees.

How to challenge racism by listening to those who experience it

How to challenge racism by listening to those who experience it - This month, Māori activist Tame Iti completed his residency. ... is embedded in racist ideology that has an impact on the health and well-being of Māori .

Brunei set to enact stoning of gays to death

Brunei set to enact stoning of gays to death - first Muslim-majority Southeast Asian nation next week to enforce draconian sharia law penalties such as death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, ...

UK's Natural History Museum returns remains of Indigenous Australians to elders

UK's Natural History Museum returns remains of Indigenous Australians to elders - The ancestral remains of 37 Indigenous people will be returned to Australia ... The Australian government has welcomed the return of the 37 set of ...

Young researcher awarded for fight against blindness

Young researcher awarded for fight against blindness -  Indigenous Australians are over three times as likely to have diabetes and it's one of the leading causes of vision loss in Indigenous adults.

Indigenous suicide prevention campaign launched by RUOK

Indigenous suicide prevention campaign launched by RUOK - Suicide rates among Indigenous Australians are currently twice as frequent as the general population, according to RUOK. It is also the leading cause ...

Land commissioner rejects 'pedantic, ungracious' objections to Aboriginal claims over NT river ...

Land commissioner rejects 'pedantic, ungracious' objections to Aboriginal claims over NT river ... - The Federal Aboriginal Land Commissioner has rejected the objections of recreational and commercial fishermen and cattle station owners to 16 ...

Indigenous groups to share decision-making under new agreement

Indigenous groups to share decision-making under new agreement -  We are committed to working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians .”.