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Which political party will best champion Indigenous Australia?

Election wrap 2019: what each major party will do for Indigenous Australians. Still not sure who to vote for this coming Saturday? With the federal ... View article...

Indigenous islanders complain against Canberra over climate change

    The residents of the islands located in the Torres Strait between Australia and New Guinea say the Australian government is not doing enough to ... View article...

Australian political leaders agree gays don't go to hell

Australian  political leaders agree  gays  don't go to hell -  The leaders of both of  Australia's  major political parties have agreed that  gays  don't go to hell because of their sexual ...

Australian PM Scott Morrison says gay people don't go to hell after being accused of dodging ...

Australian  PM Scott Morrison says  gay  people don't go to hell after being accused of dodging ... -  Australian  Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a Pentecostal Christian, has now told media he does not believe  gay  people go to hell - despite yesterday ...

Australia council announce their latest grant recipients

The Australia Council has just announced its latest round of grant recipients with ... regional touring and international opportunities for Australian artists. ... the council received 1,367 applications for funding across Aboriginal and ... View article...

Former A-League player Brennan becomes first openly gay Australian male footballer

Former A-League player Brennan becomes first openly  gay Australian  male footballer -  Former A-League player Brennan becomes first openly  gay Australian  male ... "It's taken me years to get comfortable saying this - I'm  gay ," he said.

Israel Folau drops hint that he's accepted fate, removes Twitter image of himself playing rugby

Israel Folau drops hint that he's accepted fate, removes Twitter image of himself playing rugby -  Having already rejected Rugby  Australia's  offer of a peace deal to let him resume playing, describing the offer as ... to be sacked after refusing to remove the anti- gay  posts after being told they were in breach of the Code of Conduct.

Equity – the only thing that matters in rebuilding a failed healthcare system

Equity – the only thing that matters in rebuilding a failed healthcare system -  Imagine if  Māori  experienced outcomes similar to non- Māori . Then, and only then, could Aotearoa's health system genuinely be considered high ...

Budget boost locks in prison system change

Budget boost locks in prison system change -  Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says a $98 million Budget injection is a chance to break cycles of  Māori  reoffending. The money is to create a new ...

Tāmaki Collective explores Oranga Tamariki partnership

Tāmaki Collective explores Oranga Tamariki partnership -  Māori  iwi and social service providers in Auckland are keen to form a partnership with Oranga Tamariki to give them more visibility of tamariki  Māori  in ...

Buy from Māori business conference call

Buy from  Māori  business conference call -  The lack of specific measures to support  Māori  businesses will be discussed at a conference in Auckland today. In countries such as Canada, ...

Connecting whānau with kai

I want to promote our own home grown cuisine that reflects who we are as Māori and as New Zealanders. I want to cook food which we can all relate ... View article...

Buy from Māori business conference call

In the past two years, the amount of services procured from indigenous owned businesses in Australia rose from $6 million to almost $2 billion, leading ... View article...

Most youths locked up in juvenile detention last year had not yet been sentenced

Most young people locked up across Australia last year had not even been ... Despite making up just 5 per cent of the populations, Indigenous youth ... View article...

WA government provides $11.6 million for solar+storage in remote indigenous communities

... ground mounted solar arrays will be installed in remote Aboriginal communities in the north of Western Australia. The new $11.6 million program, ... View article...

Indigenous first-aid training

An ambulance bearing Aboriginal artwork is in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to help provide first-aid training to remote Goldfields communities. For the past two ... View article...

Youth justice supervision numbers falling, but Indigenous representation rising

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) Youth Justice in Australia 2017–18 report, released on Friday, shows the rate of Indigenous ... View article...

WA to fund solar farms in six remote indigenous communities

Up to 4MW of solar will be installed across six remote indigenous communities in Western Australia, as part of an $11.6 million plan to slash the use of ... View article...

Australia election winners urged to take action against anti-LGBT+ schools

Australia  election winners urged to take action against anti-LGBT+ schools -  The next  Australian  government must prioritize laws to ban schools from expelling or discriminating ...

Australia has a fake news problem on WeChat and wants Tencent's help

Australia  has a fake news problem on WeChat and wants Tencent's help -  While the US is still dealing with the fallout of fake news campaigns in 2016,  Australia  is in the midst of its own misinformation campaign, and it's not ...

Federal Indigenous procurement spending tops $2 billion, but to whose benefit?

Federal Indigenous procurement spending tops $2 billion, but to whose ... Indigenous businesses — reflecting that Indigenous Australians are 3% of ... View article...

Suicide prevention and mental health

Suicide prevention and mental health -  NZ  Maori  Council releases its recommendations into suicide prevention and mental health: Its time the Government got on with it …. The New Zealand ...

Australian anti-LGBT Liberal Gurpal Singh will soon appear on Grindr

Australian  anti- LGBT  Liberal Gurpal Singh will soon appear on Grindr -  The  Australian  Labor Party is to run adverts against anti-LGBT+ Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh on the gay dating app Grindr ahead of a federal ...

Could Te Aroha become New Zealand's LGBT+ capital?Could Te Aroha become New Zealand's LGBT+ capital?

Could Te Aroha become New Zealand's LGBT+ capital? -  It's not the spas or the lush dairy lands in the Waikato town but the idea of following in the footsteps of Te Aroha's sister town of Daylesford in  Australia  ...

Anti-Cook protesters 'make themselves look silly'

Maori are still very mamae and we are still labouring under the historical and enduring rights violations as a result of the event that they are ... "The unchallenged account reported by Radio New Zealand is unsupported story-telling. View article...

New Zealand Olympic Committee presents its 2018 Annual Report

A continued focus on the New Zealand Olympic Committee's integrity ... on Tikanga Maori and ensuring its seamless inclusion across the organisation ... View article...

NZ Maori Council Backs ZERO Carbon Bill

The New Zealand Maori Council has come out in support of the Governments much anticipated Zero Carbon Bill and has welcomed a focus on the ... View article...

Critics say the $20 million Cook landing commemorations ignore Māori pain

A replica of the Endeavour will also arrive in New Zealand. "I hope that there is haka on the shore," Tamaki said. "Not in a good way, like a welcoming ... View article...

Historic graduation for Māori researcher at the University of Otago

At the first of the university's Māori pre-graduation Te Heika Pounamu ... and more broadly in Māori staffing within the New Zealand research system, ... View article...

Fears tourism providers exploiting Māori culture for profit

Fears tourism providers exploiting Māori culture for profit ... New Zealand still has a long way to go to properly value Māori culture and language, ... View article...

Ramadan: The holiest but loneliest time of year for many LGBTI Muslims

Ramadan: The holiest but loneliest time of year for many  LGBTI Muslims -  As the Muslim world gets stuck into observing and celebrating the holiest month on the Islamic calendar,  LGBTI  Muslims are preparing themselves in ...

LGBTI group compile 'Pink List' of queer-friendly Indian politicians

LGBTI  group compile 'Pink List' of queer-friendly Indian politicians -  The largest election in history is underway in India, and  LGBTI  groups are ...  LGBTI candidates feature in the first list as they are leading the way for ...

Defiant Cuban LGBTI activists hold unprecedented indie pride parade

Defiant Cuban  LGBTI  activists hold unprecedented indie pride parade -  Defiant Cuban  LGBTI  activists hold unprecedented indie pride parade Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorised independent pride parade in ...

Eurovision gay host reveals why he's donating fee to LGBTI youth charity

Eurovision gay host reveals why he's donating fee to  LGBTI  youth charity -  Eurovision host Assi Azar responds to anti-Israel boycott | Photo: Instagram A lot of young queer kids growing up wishing they could host the ...

LGBTI advocates slam upcoming Dallas visit by Brazil's anti-gay president

LGBTI  advocates slam upcoming Dallas visit by Brazil's anti-gay president -  Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro recently cancelled a trip to New York City after backlash promoted businesses to distance themselves from him.

California parents remove children from school over LGBTI-inclusivity lessons

California parents remove children from school over  LGBTI -inclusivity lessons -  Parents in California have removed 650 children from a school district in a one-day protest over  LGBTI -inclusivity lessons. Rocklin Unified School ...

Gay rugby boss says Israel Folau's Instagram posting dangerous

Gay rugby boss says Israel Folau's Instagram posting dangerous -  Jason Garrick, president of Queensland's gay and inclusive rugby club, the Brisbane Hustlers, has also been moved by the support for the  LGBTI  ...

Cuban LGBTI activists hold impromptu Pride march in defiance of government ban

Cuban  LGBTI  activists hold impromptu Pride march in defiance of government ban -  LGBTI  rights supporters have held an unauthorized Pride march in Cuba, despite government warnings not to. Over 100 people took to the streets of ...

Election comes to remote NT communities

    AEC officials are travelling around the remote NT to enable Aboriginal people to vote, but enrolment numbers remain well below the rest of Australia. View article...

Why museums still matter

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...

Recap : Aboriginal Community

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Recap : Aboriginal Community

Recap : Māori | NZ

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Recap : Māori | NZ

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 ...