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More than 130000 Australians received alcohol and other drug treatment services

More than 130000 Australians received alcohol and other drug treatment services - One in 166 people in Australia (aged 10 and over) received specialist ... Clients who identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians  ...

The stillness of Australia's massacre sites – in pictures

The stillness of Australia's massacre sites – in pictures - The Killing Times: the massacres of Aboriginal people Australia must confront.

A celebration of Nukunu and Adnyamathanha wood carving

A celebration of Nukunu and Adnyamathanha wood carving - Some of the many frustrations about being an Aboriginal person in contemporary Australia are regularly being confronted with the belief that ...

How strangers stopped more than 100 Aboriginal women from going to jail

How strangers stopped more than 100 Aboriginal women from going to jail - Organisers say an “unjust” law in Western Australia is having a crippling ... “It's actually horrific when the government knows that Aboriginal women ...

11 Awesome Famous Australian Women Who Are No Doubt Inspiring As Hell

11 Awesome Famous Australian Women Who Are No Doubt Inspiring As Hell - should then come as no surprise that Australia has had its fair share of ... She devoted her life to preserving as much of Aboriginal heritage as she ...

Why strangers are paying Australian women's debts

Why strangers are paying Australian women's debts -  A fundraising campaign in Australia has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to stop Aboriginal women from being imprisoned because of unpaid ...

LGBTI group in India launches campaign to promote inclusive voting

LGBTI group in India launches campaign to promote inclusive voting - With the upcoming lower parliament elections gathering steam, Mumbai's LGBTI community is working to spread awareness with a social media ...

Australian PM Scott Morrison defends candidate who called gay marriage 'rubbish'

Australian PM Scott Morrison defends candidate who called gay marriage 'rubbish' -  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended Liberal candidate Gladys Liu, after a recording revealed her making anti- LGBT comments.

Many NZ species at risk of extinction according to shocking report

Many NZ species at risk of extinction according to shocking report - The report discusses serious environmental issues in New Zealand , showing for ... A ctually a synthesis of the Māori view of sustainable use of the ...

Billy Vunipola formally warned by England Rugby over support for anti-LGBT Instagram post

Billy Vunipola formally warned by England Rugby over support for anti- LGBT Instagram post - Vunipola liked a post on Australian rugby star Israel Folau's page apparently warning homosexuals they face hell if they do not repent. England Rugby ...

The Best Honeymoon Destinations for Gay Couples

The Best Honeymoon Destinations for Gay Couples - It's a big decision for anyone, but for LGBT couples there are additional factors to consider: How inclusive is the destination? What's its record on LGBT  ...

New Zealand thanks India for support after Christchurch attacks

New Zealand thanks India for support after Christchurch attacks -  New Zealand on Friday thanked India for its support when the country is recovering ... New Zealand High Commissioner to India, Joanna Kempkers, in a ... is the fourth most-commonly spoken (behind English, Maori and Samoan).

The silent ones: a new generation of Māori mimes

The silent ones: a new generation of Māori mimes - It might be news to you that there are Māori getting into the art form. ... getting that real New Zealand sense of humour, that Māori sense of humour ...

Wellington to get two new environmental murals

Wellington to get two new environmental murals - In her submission Isobel said the mural is a mix of traditional Māori and ... Keep New Zealand Beautiful CEO, Heather Saunderson, said: "Numerous ...

The New Zealand secret destination you didn't know you should visit

The New Zealand secret destination you didn't know you should visit - Renowned as New Zealand's “original great ride”, the trail follows the old .... An immersive Maori cultural experience, you'll help regenerate the local ...

19 crore people of Muslim-majority nation votes in its biggest-ever election

19 crore people of Muslim-majority nation votes in its biggest-ever election - More than 190 million Indonesians are set to cast a ballot as polls opened shortly after 7:00 am local time in restive Papua . The vote is slated to end at ...

West Papua to open export route to Pacific countries

West Papua to open export route to Pacific countries -  Papua province plans to open an export route for the 13 million people in 14 Pacific countries for agricultural products such as Wamena coffee, ...

Indigenous students work to keep traditional languages alive in the classroom

Indigenous students work to keep traditional languages alive in the classroom - Communities around the world are losing their Indigenous tongues, but a rising number of students are now choosing to study Indigenous Australian  ...

Human health problem in Indigenous communities linked to their dogs

Human health problem in Indigenous communities linked to their dogs - Dr Schultz says while the recent publication of healthy skin guidelines for Indigenous Australians is welcome, further work is needed - particularly to ...

Animal health attracts funding promise

Animal health attracts funding promise - safety and wellbeing for Indigenous Australians through better animal management in remote communities including across the Northern Territory.

Australia's next parliament will be unrepresentative of the population

Australia's next parliament will be unrepresentative of the population - While women make up 50% of Australia's population, only 37% of ... There is also a lack of Indigenous representation in federal parliament, with less ...

Making it matter: Rural people's health at stake

Making it matter: Rural people's health at stake - Improving the health of Indigenous Australians . · Boosting the supply and distribution of allied health care workers in rural, regional and remote areas.

Our Mum Would Still Be Here': Calls To Abolish Law Around Being Drunk In Public

Our Mum Would Still Be Here': Calls To Abolish Law Around Being Drunk In Public - Day, an Aboriginal woman, died in December 2017 after suffering a fall in police custody. She had been on a train to Melbourne when she fell asleep ...

US museum drops event honoring Brazil's homophobic president

US museum drops event honoring Brazil's homophobic president - Though same-sex marriage has been legal in Brazil since 2013, many LGBTI people worry that Bolsonaro might begin rescinding LGBTI rights during ...

India's Supreme Court rejects petition for LGBTI rights

India's Supreme Court rejects petition for LGBTI rights - The plea sought various civil rights for LGBTI people such as marriage, adoption, and surrogacy rights. It also sought the right to serve openly in the ...

A Majority of Healthcare Professionals in New Zealand are Supportive of Alternatives to Cigarettes ...

A Majority of Healthcare Professionals in New Zealand are Supportive of Alternatives to Cigarettes ... - However, almost 600,000 New Zealanders continue to smoke, with particularly high smoking rates among population groups such as Māori and the ...

Christian pundit calls Pete Buttigieg 'biggest threat to religious liberty'

Christian pundit calls Pete Buttigieg 'biggest threat to religious liberty' - The anti- LGBTI pundit, who is also against abortion and national health care, further criticized Buttigieg for supporting the Equality Act, which he calls ...

Is my child being bullied in primary school?

Is my child being bullied in primary school? - If the bullying is because your child is (or perceived as) LGBTI , or because of their ethnicity, disability or membership of the Travelling community, the ...

Māori success to be focus of new polytech model

Māori success to be focus of new polytech model - A polytechnic that supports tertiary reforms says Māori success within industry training organisations can continue under the new proposed model.

Dancing with the Stars NZ: Glen Osborne kicks off season with Māori-inspired 'kapa haka tango'

Dancing with the Stars NZ : Glen Osborne kicks off season with Māori -inspired 'kapa haka tango' - Glen Osborne, the All Black-turned-cop, has kicked off his dance career with a stunning Māori -inspired tango. In the first episode of the new season of ...

Disappointment' at petition to stop transgender teaching in NZ schools

Disappointment' at petition to stop transgender teaching in NZ schools - Disappointment' at petition to stop transgender teaching in NZ schools ... As a spokesperson for Maori Affairs, representing another minority in our ...

Māori-medium resources the way of the future

Māori -medium resources the way of the future - Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Rima are the 2018 Matific competition winners and competed against schools from across New Zealand and ...

Are govt petitions hosting racism?

Are govt petitions hosting racism? - This petition is very divisive," said one non- Māori person on social media. "Without Māori and Māori culture, New Zealand has no heart or soul." ...

Maori Council targeting suicide prevention among Maori men

Maori Council targeting suicide prevention among Maori men - The New Zealand Maori Council in partnership with the National Maori Authority has launched a new resource for targeting suicide prevention and ...

How museums can stay relevant in the 21st Century

How museums can stay relevant in the 21st Century - The lessons of the British Museum's too-slow decolonisation are felt by all cultural institutions particularly as they look at how Australian Indigenous  ...

Indigenous students work to keep traditional languages alive in the classroom

Indigenous students work to keep traditional languages alive in the classroom - Communities around the world are losing their Indigenous tongues, but a rising number of students are now choosing to study Indigenous Australian  ...

Ancient Australian indigenous site recreated with VR technology

Ancient Australian indigenous site recreated with VR technology - Researchers from Australia's University of Newcastle have digitally mapped and recreated an ancient Aboriginal site, ...

10 Best Australian Architects

10 Best Australian Architects - While Indigenous architecture goes back millennia, Australia's built environment since the late 18th century has evolved through a series of ...

Constitutional recognition for First Australians

Constitutional recognition for First Australians - Constitutional reform will be an affirmation of Australia's recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination, and an essential step in ...

Raising money for charity with massive Alice Springs trek

Raising money for charity with massive Alice Springs trek - Ms Goodwin says she's also keen to learn the unique history of Australia's Indigenous people throughout the trek and experience the red outback.

The Brunei Effect in LGBTI Global Advocacy

The Brunei Effect in LGBTI Global Advocacy - When the issue of refugee is explored further, we hear about asylum seekers from the L.G.B.T.I population trapped in refugee camps in Kenya, the ...

Is China's Weibo cracking down on LGBTI content again?

Is China's Weibo cracking down on LGBTI content again? -  China's largest social media, Sina Weibo, removed LGBTI content in the last few days. A page dedicated named 'les' and dedicated to lesbian users ...

Syrian LGBT refugees to sue Britain's Home Office for leaving them in Turkey

Syrian LGBT refugees to sue Britain's Home Office for leaving them in Turkey - Fifteen refugees Syrian LGBT are to take legal action against the British Home Office for failing to settle them in Britain despite being accepted onto a ...

Who is Pete Buttigieg?

Who is Pete Buttigieg? - Furthermore, he supports the federal banning of LGBTI discrimination and advocates for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for ...

Slashed tyres, a tarp scrawled with swastikas and racist slogans, and arrows fired at a home: How ...

Slashed tyres, a tarp scrawled with swastikas and racist slogans, and arrows fired at a home: How ... - A dispute over a Maori song has sparked a six-year war between neighbours that saw arrows being shot, paint thrown and tyres slashed.

Drug law change to free up treatment funds

Drug law change to free up treatment funds - The Drug Foundation wants less money spent on drug enforcement and more on prevention and treatment, especially for Māori . The foundation is part ...

The Shift Aotearoa: Collaborative Action For NZ Housing

The Shift Aotearoa: Collaborative Action For NZ Housing -  Māori have a key role to play,” says Challenge Director Māori Dr Jessica Hutchings. “Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua will present research that explores the ...

Nuk Korako makes way for next generation

Nuk Korako makes way for next generation - National's Māori development spokesperson Nuk Korako is to retire from Parliament. He will give his valedictory speech on May 1. He says a highlight ...

Teachers given tips in using more reo in class

Teachers given tips in using more reo in class - Teachers are being encouraged to use more te reo Māori into the curriculum through a new programme launched at parliament this morning. Te Ahu o ...

Te reo Māori to be integral part of all students' education: Government

Te reo Māori to be integral part of all students' education: Government - The roll-out of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori , which will support the workforce to use te reo Māori correctly, was announced by Associate Education Minister ...

Israel Folau says his anti-gay comments were directed by the Bible and said with love

Israel Folau says his anti- gay comments were directed by the Bible and said with love - Folau's $4 million contract with Rugby Australia is set to be terminated after he posted the homophobic material on social media which outraged large ...

Homophobic leaflets distributed at school amid LGBTI-inclusivity lessons row

Homophobic leaflets distributed at school amid LGBTI -inclusivity lessons row - The leaflets said LGBTI -inclusivity lessons promote a 'gay ethos'. One of the homophobic leaflets distributed outside a primary school in Birmingham ...

Trump's ban on trans troops in the US military goes into effect

Trump's ban on trans troops in the US military goes into effect - 'Don't ask, don't tell' was an unofficial rule which banned openly LGBTI people from serving in the US military. However, it allowed gay personnel to ...

Baltimore public school board passes policy to protect trans students

Baltimore public school board passes policy to protect trans students - This decision caused the board room, filled with LGBTI advocates, to burst into a round of applause. The progressive policy goes beyond Maryland ...

Drag queen makes debut in dairy country as regions ride Rainbow Wave

Drag queen makes debut in dairy country as regions ride Rainbow Wave - She recently performed at the first Far South Coast Rainbow Waves Festival, a youth-driven, Mardi Gras-style event used to support LGBTI youth.

Historically black all-male college to accept trans students from 2020

Historically black all-male college to accept trans students from 2020 - While Morehouse is one of the first all-male schools in the US to adopt a trans-inclusionary policy, some current and former LGBTI students have said ...

Folau's media presence should not impact his employer

Folau's media presence should not impact his employer - He has continually demonstrated disregard for the impact of his words on the wellbeing of young LGBTI people, and LGBTI people of faith.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison condems Brunei's anti-gay laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison condems Brunei's anti-gay laws -  LGBTI human rights advocate Rodney Croome has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's strong condemnation of new, repressive laws in Brunei, ...

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Suicide rate among Aboriginal Australians a national disgrace and the costs are mounting

Suicide rate among Aboriginal Australians a national disgrace and the costs are mounting - Suicides of Aboriginal Australians as young as 11 are placing enormous financial burden on the indigenous community, according to a ...

Indigenous communities benefit from new native fruit yoghurt range

Indigenous communities benefit from new native fruit yoghurt range - Two South Australian food producers have partnered to create a new yoghurt range incorporating native Australian produce, providing jobs and ...

The 14 Indigenous words for money on our new 50 cent coin

The 14 Indigenous words for money on our new 50 cent coin - The diversity of Indigenous words for money on the new coin is an attempt to reflect the linguistic tapestry of Australia , a nation of over 300 languages ...

Archaeology is unravelling new stories about Indigenous seagoing trade on Australia's doorstep

Archaeology is unravelling new stories about Indigenous seagoing trade on Australia's doorstep - has long been assumed that Indigenous Australia was isolated until Europeans arrived in 1788, except for trade with parts of present day Indonesia ...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture comes to life in the classroom

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture comes to life in the classroom - They want Australian children, especially Indigenous children, to know that contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strong ...

Noble Savages and Other Myths: What Indigenous People Can Teach Us about Biodiversity

Noble Savages and Other Myths: What Indigenous People Can Teach Us about Biodiversity -  Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for at least 65,000 years, or perhaps up to twice as long (which would upset current “out of Africa” theories).

Just.Equal pleges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pleges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda - In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI community to see what its top priorities are for the federal election, across law reform, funded programs ...

LGBTI+ sports trust calls for Wallabies star Israel Folau to be removed from rugby

LGBTI+ sports trust calls for Wallabies star Israel Folau to be removed from rugby - A co-chair of the Christchurch Heroes LGBTI+ Sports Trust says Israel Folau should no longer be allowed to play rugby following his latest anti-gay ...

Australian LGBTI Sporting Inclusion Body Welcomes Decision Taken By Rugby Australia and NSW ...

Australian LGBTI Sporting Inclusion Body Welcomes Decision Taken By Rugby Australia and NSW ... - Pride in Sport is the national not-for-profit program that supports Australian sporting organisations and clubs in all aspects of LGBTI inclusion.

This Queer Eye alum won't vote for Pete Buttigieg just because he's gay

This Queer Eye alum won't vote for Pete Buttigieg just because he's gay - Moreover, he understands why some LGBTI people may instantly support him. It's a 'huge deal' that someone at a presidential candidate level is ...

Māori input sought for climate risk action

Māori input sought for climate risk action - A Māori scientist and economist have been included on an expert panel charged with working out how New Zealand's vulnerability to climate change ...

Kaupapa on the Couch: let's go to the movies!

Kaupapa on the Couch: let's go to the movies! - Within that, Māori cinema has etched a very special place in our national psyche, and reached global audiences with its heart and unique cultural ...

New Zealand metal band Alien Weaponry unveil new docu-series

New Zealand metal band Alien Weaponry unveil new docu-series - New Zealand thrash-metal trailblazers Alien Weaponry have been carving their niche with their fusion of Māori culture and metal music. The band ...

Residents want to end 'racist' pamphlets

Residents want to end 'racist' pamphlets - They call for the Waitangi Tribunal, Māori voting roll and Māori wards to be abolished, and were an unwelcome find for Sophie Barclay last week.

Care abuse survivors need more than changes to flawed system

Care abuse survivors need more than changes to flawed system - More than 50 percent of claimants are Māori . The Matahaere-Atariki and Douglas report recommends integrating whānau in the claims process and ...

New fossil evidence claims first discovery of taro in Maori gardens

New fossil evidence claims first discovery of taro in Maori gardens - The first discovery of Polynesian taro grown in Māori gardens in the 1400s can be claimed by an archaeological research project on Ahuahu-Great ...

How indigenous expertise improves science: the curious case of shy lizards and deadly cane toads

How indigenous expertise improves science: the curious case of shy lizards and deadly cane toads - Now, a project in the remote Kimberley area of northwestern Australia provides hard evidence that collaborating with indigenous rangers can change ...

Indigenous languages represented on new national coin

Indigenous languages represented on new national coin - The traditional language of Indigenous Australia has been given greater representation on a new national coin. The unique 50 cent coin contains 14 ...

Disability royal commission already mired in controversy

Disability royal commission already mired in controversy - Prime Minister Scott Morrison last Friday announced that six commissioners represent a range of experiences including Indigenous Australians and ...

Sustenance of indigenous youth

Sustenance of indigenous youth -  Indigenous youth are one of the most vulnerable groups in Australia and businesses need to be part of the solution to change this. Boral is also ...

EU concerned over “hate speech” against LGBTI community in Armenia

EU concerned over “hate speech” against LGBTI community in Armenia -  Hate speech, including death threats directed at Ms. Lilit Martirosyan, her colleagues and the LGBTI community as a whole represent the latest in this ...

Thai activists protest Brunei's anti-gay laws

Thai activists protest Brunei's anti-gay laws - fact, some people in neighboring Malaysia and Singapore—which have also witnessed a backlash against LGBTI people—have called for similar ...