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Malaysian LGBTI rights activist accuses police of intimidation

Malaysian LGBTI rights activist accuses police of intimidation - A prominent Malaysian LGBTI rights activist has accused the authorities of intimidation following a statement he gave to the United Nations (UN).

There seems to be a misunderstanding." How Australia found, and then lost, our first gay cricketer.

There seems to be a misunderstanding." How Australia found, and then lost, our first gay cricketer. - If you Google the term ' gay cricketer' it will take less a fraction of a second for you to be delivered the result: James Faulkner. There's just one ...

Govt pledges $16M for census improvements and catch-up

The government is committing an extra $10.36 million to fund Statistics New Zealand's preparations for the 2023 national census after lower than ... View article...

ACEM launches Māori equity strategy

ACEM will launch its strategy for excellence in emergency care for Māori at this week's Winter Symposium in Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand. View article...

Kura reo pakihi Māori language course labelled a success and hopes to return annually

"I am a firm believer that for te reo Māori to survive and prosper it must ... iwi authorities, fund managers and even the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, ... View article...

Census falls short on iwi stats

Statistics New Zealand says it now has records for about 4.7 million people in the 2018 Census ... Ms MacPherson says the department is working with the Data Iwi Leaders Group, Māori interest organisations, iwi, and Māori to find ... View article...

Kuia receiving cancer treatment calls for more Māori nurses

Kuia receiving cancer treatment calls for more Māori nurses ... That's the second language in New Zealand but you can get a Chinese interpreter at the ... View article...

Korean duo embrace Māori culture through music

The pair say the music came from wanting to connect more to the Māori ... moved to New Zealand I wanted to teach her a bit of New Zealand culture ... View article...

New NT centres to help parents raise kids

New NT centres to help parents raise kids - Seven new Families as First Teachers centres will open around the NT to help Indigenous parents raise their children ...

A lot of the people I meet have never met, hung around or worked with Aboriginal people': Today's ...

A lot of the people I meet have never met, hung around or worked with Aboriginal people': Today's ... - Today show entertainment reporter, Brooke Boney, 31, has revealed there are still many Australians who have never met an Aboriginal person.

Les Murray dead: Australian poet dies aged 80

Les Murray dead: Australian poet dies aged 80 -  Recurrent themes in his work were the history and landscape of Australia , white settlers, indigenous life, family, and the rural landscape. Murray ...

Will Australia Ever Have A Black Prime Minister?

Will Australia Ever Have A Black Prime Minister? -  What chance does an Indigenous Australian born today have of one day becoming the leader of our nation? Actor and musician Mark Coles Smith ...

Deep Time Dreaming captures imaginations and literary award

Deep Time Dreaming captures imaginations and literary award - When historian Billy Griffiths set about charting the history of Aboriginal archaeology in Australia more than six years ago, he wrote out of a sense of ...

Indigenous footballers play their first official matches in Darwin

Indigenous footballers play their first official matches in Darwin - Northern Territory football fans witnessed history as Australia's Indigenous men's and women's teams played their first official matches in Darwin as ...

Call for primary classrooms to 'show and tell' diversity

Call for primary classrooms to 'show and tell' diversity - also found that in comparison with their peers, LGBTI young people reported twice the level of self-harm, three times the level of attempted suicide ...

We need to talk about the loneliness many LGBTI people experience

We need to talk about the loneliness many LGBTI people experience - It's an organization committed to helping young LGBTI people who are homeless or in a housing crisis. Through akt she learnt how important chosen ...

Madonna's next video 'tribute to Stonewall, drag queens and LGBTI rights'

Madonna's next video 'tribute to Stonewall, drag queens and LGBTI rights' - Many believe the next video off the Madame X album will be a love letter to the LGBTI community. Fans say there are three exciting reasons why ...

Nirvana's manager reveals whether Kurt Cobain had gay lovers

Nirvana's manager reveals whether Kurt Cobain had gay lovers - The frontman of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, was a LGBTI ally far before it was popular. That is one of the most significant memories of the rock legend in ...

2018 Census – real data about real people

2018 Census – real data about real people - The first release of data will include the census usually resident population counts; the number of general and Māori electorates; and the general and ...

Tobacco tax hike drives up cost of living for beneficiaries, Maori

Tobacco tax hike drives up cost of living for beneficiaries, Maori - Stats NZ figures show the cost of living for beneficiaries rose 0.6 percent in the three months through March, and rose 0.4 percent for Maori .

Māori Council ups fight for fair deal

Māori Council ups fight for fair deal - The New Zealand Māori Council has set itself an ambitious programme including action on water, housing, health, poverty, environment and justice.

Share a drink with Lisa Renard and know more about the art of embellishment of Maori people in ...Share a drink with Lisa Renard and know more about the art of embellishment of Maori people in ...

Share a drink with Lisa Renard and know more about the art of embellishment of Maori people in ... - In Maoridom, how one does not wear a cloak or a māori tattooing but one is worn by such ancestral treasure and what does that mean? Dr. Lisa ...

Census falls short on iwi stats

Census falls short on iwi stats - She says the work done to combine census data with administrative records means data on Māori ethnicity and Māori descent is likely to be more ...

Annual census could replace five-year form-filling

She outlined today how Stats NZ had plugged those gaps by fast-tracking plans to make far greater use of ... loss", but that Stats NZ was taking the failure across government agencies to collect data on individual Maori peoples' iwi ... View article...

Homophobic remarks by Brazil's president may harm tourism industry

Homophobic remarks by Brazil's president may harm tourism industry - Bolsonaro's homophobic remarks will have social and economic repercussions for Brazil," said John Tanzella, president of the International LGBTQ+ ...

Homophobia begins from a lack of education'

Homophobia begins from a lack of education' - ' Homophobia begins from a lack of education' ... On another occasion, he called up the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist ...

Charts demonstrate decline in world's anti-gay laws

Charts demonstrate decline in world's anti-gay laws - International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. They were published in ILGA's latest report on State-Sponsored Homophobia .

After Backlash From Parents, A Canceled School Musical Portraying Two Gay Dads Is Now Back On

After Backlash From Parents, A Canceled School Musical Portraying Two Gay Dads Is Now Back On - Parents told reporters that push-back from administrators began when the district received complaints from a homophobic parent about gay content in ...

Homophobia persists amongst older Australian Defence Force veterans, digger says

Homophobia persists amongst older Australian Defence Force veterans, digger says - Mr Drew said Defence has since made incredible strides in making LGBTIQ servicepeople feel supported at work, but he believes homophobia still ...

Idol Philippines': This cover of 'A Natural Woman' had the judges on their feet

Idol Philippines': This cover of 'A Natural Woman' had the judges on their feet - in his voice was coming from --a painful place--his frustrations over his dad's homophobia , and his anger about the men who abandoned his mother.

Academic claims on Kuwaiti television that gay men have an 'anal worm that feeds on semen'

Academic claims on Kuwaiti television that gay men have an 'anal worm that feeds on semen' - An academic in Kuwait has claimed in a television interview that gay men have a worm in their anus that 'feeds on semen' and that she has found a ...

The ultimate same-sex wedding guide for LGBT couples

The ultimate same-sex wedding guide for LGBT couples - The ultimate same-sex wedding guide for LGBT couples .... Canada and New Zealand are considered the best countries for same-sex couples to visit ...

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Remembering the Aboriginal Anzac heroes

Remembering the Aboriginal Anzac heroes -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have long served in the Australian Defence Forces through both world wars, however in recent years they ...

Up Your Native-Australian Cooking Game With This Very Accessible New Cookbook

Up Your Native- Australian Cooking Game With This Very Accessible New Cookbook - Two of Australia's most passionate advocates for indigenous food and culture Rebecca Sullivan and Damien Coulthard want to get more native ...

When will we recognise Australia's frontier wars as part of our war history?

When will we recognise Australia's frontier wars as part of our war history? - ANZAC Day is a solemn day for Australians . As the ... of Australia saw the deaths of tens of thousands of Aboriginal people and at least 2000 settlers.

Visiting the Anzac history of Western Australia's Albany region

Visiting the Anzac history of Western Australia's Albany region - Until I had visited Albany, 430 kilometres south of Perth in Western Australia , I had no knowledge of its ... It has a rich Aboriginal and European history.

What young Australians think about Anzac Day

What young Australians think about Anzac Day - She said she had mixed feelings about Anzac Day because Indigenous ... The 25-year-old moved to Australia from Brazil eight months ago to study ...

Telling the forgotten stories of Indigenous servicemen in the first world war

Telling the forgotten stories of Indigenous servicemen in the first world war - Despite fighting and dying for Australia , Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders still weren't considered citizens upon their return from the war. Many of ...

Countries in the Americas have obligation to expand LGBTI rights

Countries in the Americas have obligation to expand LGBTI rights - We want every country to investigate and to resolve any matter of LGBTI peoples and communities … We want every country to provide solutions for ...

We said yes': Lizzie Marvelly engaged almost one year after coming out as bisexual

We said yes': Lizzie Marvelly engaged almost one year after coming out as bisexual - The columnist and author speaks out about subject matters close to her heart, recently hitting back against Israel Folau's criticism of the LGBTI  ...

Far-right Facebook networks removed before Spanish election

Far-right Facebook networks removed before Spanish election - had created multiple and duplicate accounts whose pages peddled messages against Muslims, the LGBTI community, immigrants, and women.

This is what it's like to be a pen pal for LGBTI people in prison

This is what it's like to be a pen pal for LGBTI people in prison - Their only contact with other LGBTI people is through the letters they receive sometimes,' she adds. Shenje is part of Bent Bars, a UK-based program ...

This Trendy Natural Beauty Ingredient Has a Major Counterfeiting Problem

This Trendy Natural Beauty Ingredient Has a Major Counterfeiting Problem - Mānuka trees don't grow anywhere else in the world, and most are situated on lands that belong to the country's indigenous Māori people. Bees that ...

Papuans challenge Indonesian rule at country's highest court

Papuans challenge Indonesian rule at country's highest court - Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said the Papua issue is ... B.C. landmarks to glow green to urge people to become organ donors.

Will 'cannabusiness' turn around deprived groups?

Will 'cannabusiness' turn around deprived groups? - Having witnessed the fallout from drug and alcohol abuse in his struggling Maori community, Manu ...

NZ firms urge government to 'act quickly to reduce harm' wrought by new ...

NZ firms urge government to 'act quickly to reduce harm' wrought by new ... - Honey companies and Maori collectives have met with Kiwi government representatives at a hui ( Maori assembly), seeking faster government action ...

NZ's Ardern commemorates ANZAC Day

NZ's Ardern commemorates ANZAC Day - a Māori Television broadcast of the Auckland dawn service, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asked the crowd to ''recommit'' to ''our ...

Māori-owned investment and financial advisory firm aims for $1 bill mark

Māori -owned investment and financial advisory firm aims for $1 bill mark - Taupō-based IWIinvestor, plans to significantly expand its business over the next five years on the back of the growing Māori economy with a goal of ...

In Australia, Are All Historic Losses Treated Equally?

In Australia , Are All Historic Losses Treated Equally? -  Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. .... Although Ms. Dickens, an Aboriginal Australian , has been a practicing artist ...

The Ham family have a habit of bobbing up on big days

The Ham family have a habit of bobbing up on big days - They love football in Bidyadanga, the biggest Aboriginal community in Western Australia with a population of more than 850 people. The Bidyadanga ...

Why Australia Should Never Go Nuclear

Why Australia Should Never Go Nuclear - The history of uranium mining and nuclear testing in Australia has been ... While many Aboriginal people were forcibly removed from their traditional ...

Ultimate insult to a war hero: Proud Aboriginal Anzac wrote a desperate letter asking for a fair go as ...

Ultimate insult to a war hero: Proud Aboriginal Anzac wrote a desperate letter asking for a fair go as ... - Percy Pepper was among 11,000 soldiers who applied for land allocation in Victoria and one of only two Aboriginal Australians granted it.

The language of colour, kinship and climate

The language of colour, kinship and climate - It's fascinating to think about how languages work and why we see the ... is interesting from an Australian perspective because Aboriginal languages  ...

Indigenous health and 'the gap' would be better served by focusing on positives, not negatives

Indigenous health and 'the gap' would be better served by focusing on positives, not negatives - When you think of Indigenous health, what is the first thing that comes to ... A study found that in Western Australia , three quarters of all media stories ...

Kuwaiti researcher claims homosexuality caused by anal worm

Kuwaiti researcher claims homosexuality caused by anal worm - The Jerusalem Post spotted this interview with Kuwaiti based researcher Mariam Al-Sohel. It's fair to say that she's not a supporter of the LGBTI  ...

Coalition takes tougher line on gay conversion therapy after Labor promises ban

Coalition takes tougher line on gay conversion therapy after Labor promises ban - The Morrison government remains committed to addressing the mental health of all Australians, including the LGBTI community, and this also relates ...

Eight LGBTI Nicaraguans killed during anti-government protests

Eight LGBTI Nicaraguans killed during anti-government protests - A report from Nicaragua indicates eight LGBTI people have been killed during anti-government protests that began in the Central American country ...

English football's 1st out gay referee: 'Coming out made me better at my job'

English football's 1st out gay referee: 'Coming out made me better at my job' - Optimistic about the future of LGBTI inclusion in sport, Atkin also described the scenario in which he thinks English football's first player will come out to ...

Electricity, partners and politics in Papua New Guinea

Electricity, partners and politics in Papua New Guinea - Launched in 2010, the policy called for 70 per cent of the country's people to be connected to electricity within 20 years. It projected that achieving the ...

Anne Frank's Diary translated into te reo Māori

Anne Frank's Diary translated into te reo Māori - Klap hopes the translation of Anne Frank's diary will lead not only to more people in Aotearoa/ New Zealand learning te reo Māori but to a greater ...

The Māori ward project is failing, and it's hurting New Zealand democracy

The Māori ward project is failing, and it's hurting New Zealand democracy - Traditional local council structures are shutting out indigenous voices. Māori wards were supposed to be the answer – so why are so few being ...

Love and solidarity': Posters against racism hit Christchurch streets

Love and solidarity': Posters against racism hit Christchurch streets - When I told him I was from New Zealand and was part Maori , he was disappointed saying he thought I was Tahitian and that he wouldn't let any of his ...

Taro part of early mix of Māori agriculture

Taro part of early mix of Māori agriculture - Taro part of early mix of Māori agriculture ... research has found that taro was part of the early mix of agricultural production by Māori in New Zealand .

Soldiers without guns': How unarmed Anzacs brought peace to war-ravaged Bougainville

Soldiers without guns': How unarmed Anzacs brought peace to war-ravaged Bougainville -  New Zealander Will Watson, director of Soldiers Without Guns, said the war is ... The Bougainvillean leaders were offered a traditional Pwhiri Maori  ...

UN's Empty Promises to World's Indigenous Peoples

UN's Empty Promises to World's Indigenous Peoples - It is no accident that the last four nation states to support the Declaration – Australia , New Zealand, Canada and the United States – were precisely ...

Millions for solutions to indigenous youth suicide

Millions for solutions to indigenous youth suicide -  Indigenous Australians die by suicide at twice the rate of other Australians and this rate is even higher for youth. So far this year, 12 indigenous boys ...

More women in Australia are going to prison than ever before. Here's why.

More women in Australia are going to prison than ever before. Here's why. - Just over a third of female prisoners in Australia are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is particularly significant given Indigenous women ...

Thousands of visitors take the Great Easter Egg Trail and enjoy a record 20000 eggs

Thousands of visitors take the Great Easter Egg Trail and enjoy a record 20000 eggs - Thousands of visitors flocked to the Museum of Australian Democracy ... facts about Australian democracy, including who Australia's first indigenous  ...

Lest we forget Indigenous Australians at war

Lest we forget Indigenous Australians at war - The term has been increasingly used by historians to speak of the violent conflicts between Indigenous Australians and European settlers during the ...

Gold Coast 2018 mascot Borobi reborn as champion for Indigenous languages

Gold Coast 2018 mascot Borobi reborn as champion for Indigenous languages - There used to be 250 Indigenous languages spoken in Australia , now 90 per cent are considered endangered. "Borobi will be a great asset in ...

Australian Greens comprehensive LGBTIQ+ policies

Australian Greens comprehensive LGBTIQ+ policies - The Greens will invest $1.7 million in the LGBTI Health Alliance and its partner organisations to facilitate health programs and initiatives that will ...

Australian Labor Party pledges to ban gay conversion therapy

Australian Labor Party pledges to ban gay conversion therapy - These include a dedicated LGBTI commissioner, extra funding for HIV prevention and treatment, and a clampdown on laws that allow discrimination ...

US Supreme Court will finally decide on LGBTI employment ...

US Supreme Court will finally decide on LGBTI employment ... - Supreme Court of the United States announced on Monday (22 April) they will review three cases dealing with LGBTI discrimination in the ...

LGBTI Inclusive Practice for Aged Care Workers Training

LGBTI Inclusive Practice for Aged Care Workers Training - This training will strengthen your understanding of the LGBTQI community, enabling you to deliver more inclusive, informed and appropriate care.

How a River Was Granted Personhood

How a River Was Granted Personhood - For more than 700 years, the Maori , the indigenous people of New Zealand, fought to maintain their spiritual connection to the Whanganui River.

Science sticking point in Manuka honey fight

Science sticking point in Manuka honey fight - We are going to try to identify where our government scientists are coming from and where the scientists representing the Māori interests and not only ...

Time to address 'invisible epidemic' of brain injuries and suicide says Elder

Time to address 'invisible epidemic' of brain injuries and suicide says Elder - She described a visit to Waikato a couple of year ago and hearing a group of young men talking about a young Māori farm labourer who had shot ...

New Zealand's Beloved Greenstone

New Zealand's Beloved Greenstone - Before pounamu was introduced to Maori , they were using things like basalt and argillite, and quite common rocks in the construction of tools and ...

New Place Names Lift Māori Culture in New Zealand's Capital

New Place Names Lift Māori Culture in New Zealand's Capital - A new policy in Wellington aims to revitalize the indigenous Māori language. First up: giving new, non-colonial names to sites around town.

How One New Zealand Couple Honoured Their Māori Roots On Their Wedding Day

How One New Zealand Couple Honoured Their Māori Roots On Their Wedding Day - No request is too big and no intricate detail is too small when it comes to the "Big Day." But why do we get married the way we do? World Wide Wed ...

Cycling to close the health gap

Cycling to close the health gap - South Australia's remote APY lands, a young man is cycling 700 kilometres a to bring about change in closing the gap in Indigenous communities.