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YMCA Anglesea skate program helps reconnect indigenous youth with country and culture

YMCA Anglesea skate program helps reconnect  indigenous  youth with country and culture -  Brodie is  Australia's  best known and highest ranking  Indigenous  skateboarder. As well as showing off his skills, he taught a grip tape and board ...

Boom or bust: the issues that matter in Australia's largest electorate

Boom or bust: the issues that matter in  Australia's  largest electorate -  But the end of WA's mining boom, pressures on farmers and a lack of progress in closing the gap with  Indigenous Australians  means that many in the ...

Environmental as anything

Environmental as anything -  Apparently there's some sort of election happening in  Australia  soon. Danielle Wood is one of  Australia's best economists and her summation of the ...

Senator Dodson on the burning issues of social equity, justice and respect

Senator Dodson on the burning issues of social equity, justice and respect -  With his akubra braided with the colours of the  Aboriginal  flag, Western  Australian  Senator Pat Dodson is arguably the most recognised  Indigenous  ...

LBQT Groups Begin Talks On Protecting The Rights Of LBQT Persons

LBQT Groups Begin Talks On Protecting The Rights Of LBQT Persons -  a significant number of Ghanaians (87%) are against allowing  LGBTI  persons holding public meetings to discuss  LGBTI  issues. Ninety-one per cent of ...

Aged care services taking action for LGBTI seniors

Aged care services taking action for  LGBTI  seniors -  The Just Better Care team are educating themselves about issues affecting the  LGBTI  community, which will help improve aged care services for ...

Less stigma around LGBTI community in India, say Tinder users

Less stigma around  LGBTI  community in India, say Tinder users -  Seventy percent of  LGBTI  Indians surveyed by dating app Tinder believe there is less stigma around the community than there was five years ago.

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia -  However, discriminatory laws, policies and practices against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex ( LGBTI ) people are still in place around ...

More Police deployed to regions

Thirteen per cent of the new officers are Maori, 12 per cent are Pasifika and ... "Our objective is to make New Zealand the safest country in the world. View article...

I loved cannabis at first sight, but it didn't love my back

A 2012 report by the Human Rights Commission pointed out that Māori are three times as likely to be arrested than non-Māori for cannabis-related ... View article...

Captain Cook Semiquincentennial Celebrations upset Maori

Indigenous rights advocate Tina Ngata said that his landing was not a cause for celebration. " Māori are still very mamae and we are still labouring ... View article...

FW: Power shift needed to protect tamariki

Māori providers in Tāmaki Makaurau want Oranga Tamariki to give up some of the power it holds over Māori children and whānau. The providers ... View article...

Rotorua tourism director Tak Mutu wins prestigious Māori business award

Rotorua tourism director Tak Mutu wins prestigious Māori business award ... in adventure tourism guiding rafts and sledges on New Zealand rivers. View article...

'NZ's first pro wheelchair bodybuilder': Kiwi athlete Ephraim Gudgeon's inspiring journey

Help this young Maori boy achieve my goal of becoming the first pro ... Two years on and Gudgeon has his sights set on becoming New Zealand's first ... View article...

Joe Williams shares his mental health story with Moree Secondary College students during 2019 ...

We [Australia's Aboriginal population] didn't have suicides pre-colonisation. Now, we're one of the highest in the world in certain age demographics.". View article...

Human rights and climate change: Indigenous Australians lodge complaint with UN

 In a complaint filed with the United Nations (UN) on Monday, an indigenous group accused the Aussie government of violating ... View article...

'Unspeakable': how can Australia stop the Indigenous suicide epidemic?

Since the start of this year, 62 Aboriginal people – 15 of them children – have died by suicide. More than half of them were under 25 years old, and the ... View article...

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...

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Recap : Māori | NZ

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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...