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MAGNT aspires to be a leader in finding a true path to reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. With 26% of the Northern ... View article...

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Major sponsor quits rugby player Israel Folau over anti-LGBT posts

Major sponsor quits rugby player Israel Folau over anti- LGBT  posts -  A major sponsor has ended its ties with  Australian  rugby player Israel Folau a day after he was found guilty of breach of contract for posting anti- LGBT  ...

Folau 'shouldn't suffer an employment penalty' for views, Shorten says

Folau 'shouldn't suffer an employment penalty' for views, Shorten says -  The controversy over Rugby  Australia's  response to Israel Folau posting anti- LGBT social media posts has crossed over into the election campaign ...

We need to do more about cyberbullying against Indigenous Australians

As part of his re-election pitch, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised to crack down on online trolls, increasing the penalties for online ... View article...

Indigenous violence program query

Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has vowed to find out what the Federal Government had planned when it scrapped funding for a Great Southern ... View article...

'Aboriginal kids in out-of-home care are the most vulnerable children in the whole of Australia'

Know Yourself aims to empower and encourage Aboriginal children in .... Know Yourself nationally, making connections in South Australia, Victoria ... View article...

Funding future of Aboriginal tourism program in doubt

Funding future of Aboriginal tourism program in doubt ... West Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council chief executive Robert Taylor said ... View article...

New Aboriginal housing advisory committee

"We want to ensure we continue to meet the needs of Aboriginal South Australians and there is no doubt the board will benefit hugely from this ... View article...

Investing in Aboriginal wellbeing – Capacity and economic participation

The State Budget looks to develop Aboriginal economic participation ... for Aboriginal people's development in Western Australia are maximised. View article...

Troye Sivan, Indya Moore and others feature in new sexy Calvin Klein advert

Troye Sivan, Indya Moore and others feature in new sexy Calvin Klein advert -  A new Calvin Klein advertisement features  LGBTI  stars Troye Sivan and Indya Moore. Dropping last night (8 May), the video is part of the underwear ...

Taiwan parliament to vote on same-sex marriage law next week

Taiwan parliament to vote on same-sex marriage law next week -  Referendums last year then dealt a blow to  LGBTI  people in Taiwan. ... Since then, anti- LGBTI  lawmakers have introduced two more bills to parliament ...

Remarkable colour photos show New Zealand's captivating landscape a century ago - and how the ...

The influence of the country's native Maori culture is also seen in a portrait of ... Huka Falls, near Taupo, in New Zealand's North Island, now the most ... View article...

Kiwi Chamber offers wine, Maori 'hangi' feast

The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea (Kiwi Chamber) is hosting a set of ... The Seoul event will feature a hangi, a traditional Maori feast. View article...

Not just good Māori farms

"They are top performing farms in New Zealand and top farms globally," he ... McIvor says Māori have a certain entrepreneurial spirit in them and he ... View article...

Māori fashion scales Great Wall of China

A team of Māori designers and photographers have returned home to ... "The New Zealand fashion industry can be extremely isolating and is not ... View article...

Hands-on Maori Programme

​Dr McKay has extensive practical, 'real world' experience throughout Aotearoa-New Zealand, including horticulture, agriculture, hunting, hospitality, ... View article...

Māori take charge of museum vision

A museum curator says nominations for the taonga Māori section in this year's ... It's up against the New Zealand Portrait Gallery show of John Walsh ... View article...

Indigenous candidates have Canberra on their radars

On Saturday 18 May 2019 Australia heads to the polls. In this Federal Election, there are at least twenty-one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... View article...

Australia Day - Identity, Division and Hope

Anthropologist Kado Muir discusses the repatriation of Indigenous languages, and the challenge of revitalising sleeping cultural knowledge systems,. View article...

Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women Impacting the World

The Australia Day Council of South Australia is proud to present this showcase event: 'Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women Impacting The ... View article...

An Aboriginal approach to mental health is helping farmers deal with drought

She was Australia's first Aboriginal psychologist, and specialized in suicide prevention because of the mental health issues in her community in the ... View article...

$10m commitment to invest in Aboriginal training and jobs program

It will allow a further 1300 Aboriginal people in rural Australia to gain qualifications while they undertake paid work experience. The Poche Centre ... View article...

Constitutional reform made easy: how to achieve the Uluru statement and a First Nations voice

This means a new relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Australia that establishes the foundations for a better future. View article...

LGBTI marches in Cuba cancelled

LGBTI  marches in Cuba cancelled -  The National Center for Sexual Education, directed by Mariela Castro, the daughter of former Cuban President Raúl Castro who spearheads  LGBTI  ...

Hong Kong's lesbian tycoon launches new bid for marriage equality

Hong Kong's lesbian tycoon launches new bid for marriage equality -  Many  LGBTI  citizens do not come out to their family and colleagues. 'The affirmation of their acceptance by society through marriage equality, sends a ...

Gay manager wins big after boss told her to keep sexuality secret

Gay manager wins big after boss told her to keep sexuality secret -  The report found that  LGBTI  employees who aren't out at work suffer professionally. It also found not being out at work compromises wellbeing and ...

8 reasons why every LGBTI person needs to go to Chicago Pride 2019

8 reasons why every  LGBTI  person needs to go to Chicago Pride 2019 -  Also, it's now filled with amazing floats from a spectacular array of organizations and  LGBTI  people. This year it's held on Sunday 30 June, with over a ...

How many times does this need to be said? Pākehā is not a slur.

Politicians muzzling Māori - a tradition older than Māori seats themselves ... Here, we have a classic case of New Zealanders being sadly poorly ... View article...

Claim that Pākehā a racist word is 'rubbish', te reo educators say

NZ's school system 'racist' for failing to teach colonial history: Academics ... "So many Māori words are becoming part of New Zealand's English. View article...

NZTA launches Road Safety Week

After a month of tragedy on New Zealand roads, Road Safety Week couldn't be coming at a better time. The week is part of a global UN initiative to ... View article...

New Zealand Muslim community rallies for Ramadan in wake of Christchurch attack

Muslims make up about one per cent of New Zealand's 4.8 million population. The community includes indigenous Maori, converts, descendants of ... View article...

Te Wharehuia Milroy - A life in service of Māoridom

In 2004, Milroy gave the name Te Matatini to New Zealand's largest kapa ... Milroy said in 2004, "Māori performing arts brings together people of all ... View article...

Māori scholar James Wharehuia Milroy dies aged 82

He was also a trustee on Te Kohanga Reo National Trust and a member of the New Zealand Geographic Board which gave a Māori view point on ... View article...

My top ten Australian films of the 21st century (so far)

My top ten Australian films of the 21st century (so far) ... It turns an unflinching eye on our racist, colonial history when an Aboriginal man must flee after ... View article...

Aboriginal artists share light of the cross

Just two days before Easter in Tennant Creek – the Northern Territory town some may rashly describe as godforsaken – the Barkly Regional Arts ... View article...

Sugary drinks proven more dangerous than sugary food

it comes after a Taranaki-based study found Māori children were drinking ... Sales figures indicate New Zealanders are drinking less soft drinks but ... View article...

Scotty Morrison smooths troubled waters after 'Pākehā' called a racist term

TVNZ Maori language expert Scotty Morrison has cleared up what the word ... is a label that didn't exist before Pākehā people were in New Zealand. View article...

Precious korowai to return home from Australia

Precious korowai to return home from Australia ... The museum is also organising traditional Aboriginal and Māori ceremonies in Melbourne for the ... View article...

A unique radio voice in Port Augusta

We are Umeewarra Aboriginal Media, South Australia's only Aboriginal radio ... We are always on the lookout for Aboriginal stories to share with our ... View article...

Opposite-sex marriage is 'prevailing social norm' says Singapore govt

Opposite-sex marriage is 'prevailing social norm' says Singapore govt -  The results buoyed  LGBTI -rights campaigners in the conservative city-state where gay sex remains illegal. 'The prevailing social norm remains that of ...

How homosexuals are being jailed and persecuted just 20 kilometers from Spain

How homosexuals are being jailed and persecuted just 20 kilometers from Spain -  Like Youssef, she mentions the hypocrisy of Moroccan authorities. “It also happens with collectives that are dedicated to  LGBTI  activism,” she says.

Susie O'Brien: Folau is feeding into a culture of intolerance

Susie O'Brien: Folau is feeding into a culture of intolerance -  LGBTI  people — especially those who are rugby players and fans — should not have to pay the price for Folau's latter conversion to hard-line religious ...

Education chief says 'huge step backwards' if schools stop LGBTI lessons

Education chief says 'huge step backwards' if schools stop  LGBTI lessons -  The program about relationships featured  LGBTI  elements. But parents at Birmingham's Parkfield Community School protested the program leading to ...

Physicians and governments challenged to act on early health influences

Physicians and governments challenged to act on early health influences -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and  Māori  experience significantly higher burdens of ill health and shorter life expectancies, ...

Mental Health Inquiry & Afghan Inquiry – two more whitewashes & more evidence of a corrupt ...

Mental Health Inquiry & Afghan Inquiry – two more whitewashes & more evidence of a corrupt ... -  Were vulnerable  Māori  sidelined by the Government's much-vaunted mental health and addiction inquiry? Some recent reporting suggests this has ...

Northland te reo metal band Alien Weaponry release new music

"We decided to write about it because it's one of these untold stories in New Zealand history that really had a great impact on a lot of Māori." The band ... View article...

Māori disappointed ancestral land up for tender for oil and gas drilling in Taranaki

Māori disappointed ancestral land up for tender for oil and gas drilling in ... The government aims to reduce New Zealand's emissions to net zero by ... View article...

Unicef: Maori youth say they're being denied what they need to flourish

UNICEF New Zealand will launch the county's first MÄ ori Child Wellbeing Monitor in Wellington tomorrow, Tuesday 7th May. More than 500 MÄ ori ... View article...

Māori nurse backs sugary drinks tax, but says solution closer to home

The findings of a report released over the weekend highlighting New Zealand's addiction to sugary drinks has not come as a surprise to some in the ... View article...

Are isolated LGBTI Japanese finally about to step out of the closet?

Are isolated  LGBTI  Japanese finally about to step out of the closet? -  Tomoyuki Oishi is probably the only  LGBTI  person living in his small village in Nagano ...

L'Equipe magazine fights against homophobia in sport

L'Equipe magazine fights against homophobia in sport -  As the Wallabies and Waratahs star squares off with Rugby  Australia  in a ... “Beyond the  homosexual  kiss, its poetry comes from the reimagining of a ...

LGBT discrimination in sport highlighted after a week in the headlines

LGBT  discrimination in sport highlighted after a week in the headlines -  LGBT  discrimination in sport highlighted after a week in the headlines ...  Australian  cricketer James Faulkner received support from peers after his ...

'Looking over each other's shoulders': Living as a gay man in Brunei

'Looking over each other's shoulders': Living as a gay man in Brunei -  Freedom of expression is lacking in the country, and many  LGBTI  Bruneians do not speak openly about their experiences. Being outside of the country ...

Madonna gives emotional speech after being honored at GLAAD Media Awards

Madonna gives emotional speech after being honored at GLAAD Media Awards -  The organization gave the pop superstar the award for a lifetime of accelerating  LGBTI  acceptance in pop culture and beyond on Saturday (4 May).

Four tips for supporting LGBT pupils in your school

Four tips for supporting LGBT pupils in your school -  We must break down the barriers to  LGBTI -inclusive education'. Long read: Somewhere, cover the rainbow. Quick read: 'Strong' ...

Dancers attacked by mob in Indonesia for 'promoting LGBTI content'

Dancers attacked by mob in Indonesia for 'promoting  LGBTI  content' -  They thought the dance contained  LGBTI  content, which they believe is not compatible with ... Indonesia is currently in the grips of anti- LGBTI  hysteria.

Gay rugby player slams Israel Folau: 'Gay kids are killing themselves'

Gay rugby player slams Israel Folau: 'Gay kids are killing themselves' -  Former Australian National Rugby League player Ian Roberts says he 'kind of… feels sorry' for Folau, but his public denunciation of  LGBTI  people has ...

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The western world is just catching up to what we know

The western world is just catching up to what we know -  The study proved that humans were occupying arid  Australia  49,000 years ...  Indigenous heritage is not  Australian  heritage nor is it world heritage.

Australian Bishops call for politics that promote peace, common good

Australian  Bishops call for politics that promote peace, common good -  Australia's  Catholic bishops have called for respect and understanding in the ... outcomes between  Indigenous  and non- Indigenous Australians .

Bipartisan commitment to housing funding needed to secure future of remote communities

Bipartisan commitment to housing funding needed to secure future of remote communities -  While the Northern Territory and South  Australia  have both signed ... been involved in funding remote  Indigenous  housing since at least 1968, and as ...

Small Screen Highlights: Will Australia ever have a black Prime Minister?

Small Screen Highlights: Will  Australia  ever have a black Prime Minister? -  Mark Coles Smith is the charismatic presenter of this 55-minute ABC documentary, that asks what chance an  Indigenous Australian  born today has of ...

Independents pledge to block Adani mine in event of minority government

Independents pledge to block Adani mine in event of minority government -  Phelps, who is running in the Sydney seat of Wentworth, told Guardian  Australia  that, regardless of who won the next election, the next parliament had ...

Hope for a healthier Australia

The package also includes targeted activities addressing stroke and preventable disease risk in regional Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait ... View article...

Dustin Lance Black reflects on fatherhood in heartfelt video

Dustin Lance Black reflects on fatherhood in heartfelt video -  The video was made in collaboration with  LGBTI  rights group the Human Right Campaign to raise awareness and help generate support for ...

LGBTI Equality Act approved by the House Judiciary Committee

LGBTI  Equality Act approved by the House Judiciary Committee -  The Equality Act, a wide-ranging bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, has been approved by the House ...

Binary Australia attack ad slamming Labor and Drag Queen Story Time banned

Binary Australia attack ad slamming Labor and Drag Queen Story Time banned -  “Binary will protect our children from those who would seek to indoctrinate them with programs designed to promote the  LGBTI  agenda while bullying ...

Bizarre billboard costing $75000 that claims Bill Shorten supports 'drag queen story time' is banned

Bizarre billboard costing $75000 that claims Bill Shorten supports 'drag queen story time' is banned -  . celebrates diversity and I know that children and families will really enjoy this family friendly celebration of  LGBTI  culture,' Pratt said in November.

Mainfreight delivers ANZAC memorial carving

Transport and logistics company, Mainfreight, has delivered a 40' open top container to Belgium, containing a gift from the New Zealand Māori Arts ... View article...

Te Ara Wai Museum to commemorate NZ Land Wars

The Waipa District Council are rallying behind Waikato iwi aiming to build a museum to commemorate the New Zealand Land Wars. The museum will ... View article...

Here's New Zealand's most epic drive

Even after 15 years of living here, a New Zealand road trip is my favourite ... Two Maori ceremonial canoes are lit up at sunrise in the Bay of Islands. View article...

New Zealand: Guide to Bay of Islands

Brush up on your history of early New Zealand at the Russell Museum, home to a unique collection of traditional Maori artefacts, as well as a scale ... View article...

H1Z1 Removes Maui Skins Following Concerns About Appropriating Maori Culture

Following concerns raised by New Zealand gamers, the developers of H1Z1 have removed a Polynesian-inspired outfit from an upcoming update. View article...

First Māori judge, Joseph Williams, appointed to the Supreme Court

New Zealand has its first Māori Supreme Court judge. Justice Joseph Victor Williams replaces Sir William Young, who is chairing the Royal ... View article...

Early influenza season in Central Australia

Early influenza season in Central Australia - Influenza can cause severe illness or death, especially in people at high risk such as pregnant women, Indigenous people, the elderly, individuals with ...

It's time to properly acknowledge - and celebrate - Indigenous composers

It's time to properly acknowledge - and celebrate - Indigenous composers - This is at odds with the fact that numerous Australian composers have referenced Indigenous music and culture in their works, many of which have ...

Racist vandalism targets Aboriginal Greens candidate's federal election poster

Racist vandalism targets Aboriginal Greens candidate's federal election poster - Mr Sumner is a respected Ngarrindjeri elder who, in 2014, was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the Indigenous  ...

Uranium mines harm Indigenous people – so why have we approved a new one?

Uranium mines harm Indigenous people – so why have we approved a new one? - Last week the federal government approved the Yeelirrie uraniam mine in Western Australia in the face of vigorous protest from traditional owners.

Indigenous candidate's campaign posters vandalised with 'vile' slur

Indigenous candidate's campaign posters vandalised with 'vile' slur - A campaign poster for an Indigenous Greens Senate candidate in South Australia has been defaced with a racial slur. The poster of Major 'Moogy' ...