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Our national anthem is non-inclusive: Indigenous Australians shouldn't have to sing it

Before a rugby league match between the Indigenous All Stars and the Māori All Stars in February, a number of Australian players chose to remain ... View article...

How we tracked down the only known sculpture of a WWI Indigenous soldier

Germany, 1918. Wünsdorf prisoner-of-war camp, not far from Berlin. An Australian Indigenous POW, Douglas Grant, sits as a model for a portrait bust ... View article...

Straight? Gay? Lesbian? Tinder now lets you add your sexual orientation

Straight?  Gay ? Lesbian? Tinder now lets you add your sexual orientation -  Straight,  Gay , Lesbian, Queer, Asexual, Bisexual or Demisexual, you will ... month in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, India,  Australia  and New Zealand.

Villagers 'humiliated' by India's first openly LGBTI athlete

Villagers 'humiliated' by India's first openly  LGBTI  athlete -  Dutee Chand made international headlines in May when she revealed her female partner was her soulmate, making her the first openly  LGBTI  athlete ...

Coalition to rule out conservative demands for 'religious freedom' law

Coalition to rule out conservative demands for 'religious freedom' law -  as a bill to provide “equal status” to freedom of religion alongside the right to non-discrimination, which will likely be controversial to  LGBTI  groups.

Matthew Mitcham just got engaged to his boyfriend Luke Rutherford

Matthew Mitcham just got engaged to his boyfriend Luke Rutherford -  Matthew Mitcham — the 31-year-old,  gay Australian  Olympic diver — announced his engagement to his 30-year-old boyfriend Luke Rutherford via ...

Māori providers keen to share total wellbeing budget

Maria Baker, the chief executive of Māori workforce development organisation Te Rau Matatini, says she was impressed by the way the Government is ... View article...

Māori broadcasting sector Wānanga well-received

Over 75 Māori content producers and broadcasters across music, radio, television and digital media attended the Television and Digital Media Sector ... View article...

NZ First taking close look at Māori broadcast pūtea

NZ First taking close look at Māori broadcast pūtea ... The New Zealand First caucus is set for a briefing on how money set aside for Māori ... View article...

Kaupapa-Māori approach urged for Māori kids in state care

A recent paper from the Māori research institute Ngā Pae o te Māramataka suggests there's still an opportunity to significantly reduce that number, with ... View article...

Māori contribution to First World War revealed in new book

E!: Maori in the First World War outlines pre-war New Zealand and then follows the soldiers overseas giving us insight into training, trench warfare and ... View article...

Air NZ keen to boost Māori staff ranking

Air NZ keen to boost Māori staff ranking ... Air New Zealand has set a target of having 20 percent of Māori and Pasifika employees in leadership roles ... View article...

Indigenous anger at losing service that protected kids

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships has had a contract with the university to deliver the service, but this will end on ... View article...

Coles Indigenous employment target defended

"Australia is a country with many minorities and they should be celebrated." ... Ms Nicholson said Coles didn't discriminate "in favour" of Indigenous ... View article...

Linda Burney vows to meet families in bid to tackle Indigenous suicide crisis

Labor's spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians wants to learn more about the factors that may have led to some people taking their own lives in ... View article...

Action needed on indigenous deaths: Burney

The families of indigenous Australians who have taken their own lives must be included in efforts to prevent further deaths, federal Labor's first ... View article...

Mobile finance program to reunite Indigenous owners with lost super

A finance program will tour through the Northern Territory and Western Australia to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders reunite with ... View article...

Indigenous Australians and fast trains: new agency details

Ken Wyatt, the recently named minister for Indigenous Australians and the country's first Aboriginal cabinet minister, will be in charge of the executive ... View article...

Folau planned to take down anti-LGBTI post until dad intervened, report says

Folau planned to take down anti- LGBTI  post until dad intervened, report says -  Israel Folau had planned to take down his anti- LGBTI  social media post and reach a peace deal with Rugby Australia until his dad dissuaded him from ...

Inside the fight for LGBTQ+ rights around the world

Inside the fight for LGBTQ+ rights around the world -  On 28 June 1969, rioting broke out on the streets of Manhattan after police raided yet another  gay  bar, the Stonewall Inn. Considered a watershed ...

Australian Diver Matthew Mitcham Is Engaged

Australian  Diver Matthew Mitcham Is Engaged -  Australian  diver Matthew Mitcham announced over the weekend that he's engaged. “He got down on both knees, I said yes, and now we're engaged,” ...

Straight to the top – the faces behind Australia's uprising of LGBT wrestlers

Straight to the top – the faces behind  Australia's  uprising of  LGBT  wrestlers -  Michael Di Iorio talks with Nikki Van Blair, Jason Dewhurst and Silvio Milano, the faces behind  Australia's uprising of  LGBT  wrestlers. Usually when ...

Delivering Homes and Kāinga For All New Zealanders

    "Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua's researchers have discovered that if home ownership continues to decline at the rate it has been falling since 1991, Māori ... View article...

New judge's goal: Fewer Māori through courts and in prison

Judge King says many people will need to work for change if her goal of fewer Māori going through the justice system is to be realised.  View article...

Australia printed the world's first Scriptures – in Maori and Tahitian

Australia made a unique contribution to international religious printing with the first Christian Scriptures printed here, which were in Tahitian and Maori ... View article...

Strong week for Aotearoa Māori netballers at international schoolgirls' challenge

The Aotearoa Māori secondary schools netball team has dominated the international secondary schoolgirls' challenge in Palmerston North ... View article...

Sydney Kershaw awarded QSM for service to Māori performing arts

Mr Kershaw was a tutor with the Patea Māori Club when Poi E was ... groups around New Zealand with the aim of keeping Māori traditions alive. View article...

Top Māori chefs to showcase quality cuisine in Youthline fundraiser

A feast laid on by some of the country's top Māori chefs will feed the body, ... NZ's best chefs and restaurants revealed at Cuisine Good Food Awards View article...

Adopting an Indigenous totem could be a simple way to care for country

    Stephen Hopper, a biodiversity professor and author at the University of Western Australia, has spent years learning from Aboriginal elders and ... View article...

Indigenous sisters who are doing it for themselves

They're ringing bells to champion female Indigenous role models on ... non-Indigenous people have to treat the problems of Indigenous Australia as if ... View article...

The Indigenous voices we don't hear have something important to say

Aboriginal people can laugh; there are few things more joyous for me than ... Even that title, Minister for Indigenous Australians seems faintly absurd ... View article...

Renal services boost sees Indigenous patients stay closer to family, but more dialysis needed

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are almost four times more ... from chronic kidney disease, according to Kidney Health Australia (KHA). View article...

Indigenous player boycotting the national anthem isn't a first as players get Hollywood support

The Indigenous Vs Maori All Stars game divided the nation over the ... "It just brings back so many memories of what's happened (in Australia's past). View article...

PM Scott Morrison should resist the temptation to make a grand gesture on indigenous politics

Contrast this to the spirit of the 1967 referendum, which saw Australians ... The annual furore of activists who each year push to reschedule Australia ... View article...

FW: Silva service: Indigenous sisters who are doing it for themselves

Silva service: Indigenous sisters who are doing it for themselves ... believes non-Indigenous people have to treat the problems of Indigenous Australia ... View article...

Truth-telling essential to reconciliation: central Victorian Aboriginal leaders reflect

Meaningful reconciliation cannot occur without truth-telling about the dispossession of Australia's traditional owners upon colonisation and the ... View article...

Bold ideas to transform New Zealand

Shay Wright runs a Māori social enterprise that provides education and training for Māori community leaders to help them rebuild their own economies ... View article...

Warriors' spiritual leader says Maori culture is important to the club

But Rarere-Wilton's role at the Warriors ensures the New Zealand club ... Rarere-Wilton, 47, trains in mau taiaha and Maori weaponry in Auckland. View article...

New Zealand unveils new 'wellbeing budget' with focus on mental health over economic growth

New Zealand has unveiled its new financial budget which places a heavy emphasis on the "wellbeing" of citizens, over economic growth or other ... View article...

Nuggets from New Zealand

Aotearoa (Maori for New Zealand) may not have the Eiffel Tower or Disneyland but it gives you a chance to view life in its purest form — to slow down ... View article...

The New Zealanders adding a spark to Harry Potter

Now, two Kiwis, both theatre veterans, are part of the wizarding world – and the franchise has its first Māori Dumbledore. Gareth Reeves and George ... View article...

Proud Maori soldiers who joined the army to fight for New Zealand at a time they were considered ...

Incredible photos have captured the extraordinary moment Maori soldiers performed a haka in North Africa during World War II. The images show ... View article...

South Taranaki woman's lifetime of service to family and Māori community recognised

Mahuri Tipene lives by the Māori proverb He aha te mea nui o te ao? ... children and grandchildren have represented their region and New Zealand. View article...

Parihaka to celebrate Māori New Year

The Parihaka Puanga Kai Rau Festival will take place at Taranaki's iconic home of peace this weekend to celebrate the Māori New Year. View article...

Truth-telling essential to reconciliation: central Victorian Aboriginal leaders reflect

... about the dispossession of Australia's traditional owners upon colonisation and the ongoing impacts of this, central Victorian Aboriginal leaders say. View article...

Queensland Labor's Close The Gap efforts have come under fire

Pearson is one of Queensland's outstanding Aboriginal leaders and he .... There are many youth detention centres in Australia where all the inmates ... View article...

Payday lender accused of exploiting Aboriginal communities

Payday lender accused of exploiting Aboriginal communities ... Local authorities in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia say hundreds of ... View article...

Aboriginal suicide rate deepens as average of three people take their lives a week

Aboriginal suicide rate deepens as average of three people take their lives a ... An average of three Indigenous Australians have taken their own lives ... View article...

Proud Maori soldiers who joined the army to fight for New Zealand at a time they were considered ...

The photo illustrates a time when Maori soldiers had only recently been taken on to the New Zealand army as part of the Second New Zealand ... View article...

'System change is what's needed' - Labour MP Peeni Henare on mental health funding for Māori

Critics are questioning whether the Government's Budget announcement will do enough to create change for Māori mental health, with suicide rates ... View article...

When Maori soldiers performed the haka for Greece's King George

Incredible images show Maori soldiers performing the haka during a ... New Zealand army as part of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. View article...

Glow show celebrating Matariki and Māori myth and legend coming to Whanganui

Rich in te reo Māori, it is promoted as an upbeat show that has the ... to ensure the show could be taken to other regions of New Zealand," Burren said. View article...

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These are the most popular tattoo trends of 2019

Tā moko is the permanent marking of the face and body as traditionally practiced by Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Many artists across ... View article...

Your national anthem sucks, get over it

Aboriginal people not standing for the anthem or not singing the anthem has since become a story that ... "If they don't like Australia they should leave! View article...

'Australia needs to appoint a minister for suicide prevention'

For Indigenous Australians like Ms Cox and CJ, and those in Western Australia, the rates are especially high. As of 14 May, 62 Aboriginal people in ... View article...

Trailer for Adam Goodes documentary The Australian Dream released

Written by Walkley award-winning journalist Stan Grant, The Australian .... He was Adam Goodes the angry aboriginal," Grant is heard saying during ... View article...

'Too important to fail': Ken Wyatt warns against rush on Indigenous recognition

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt has warned of a setback to reconciliation that could last decades if the nation rushes towards a referendum ... View article...

2nd wave of survey for EU LGBTI and non-binary/gender non-conforming people launches

2nd wave of survey for EU  LGBTI  and non-binary/gender non-conforming people launches -  The second wave of a survey from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) for  LGBTI  and non-binary and gender nonconforming ...

The cruise ship of the future is here and it's LGBTI friendly

The cruise ship of the future is here and it's  LGBTI  friendly -  Meanwhile, the Celebrity fleet has long been a welcoming environment for  LGBTI  travellers. If you are a first-timer, make sure you check out the ...

There's a groundswell of support for a referendum on an Aboriginal voice to Parliament: Teela Reid

So, two years after about 300 Aboriginal leaders delivered the idea to the Australian people in the form of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, are ... View article...

News from around the Web Six unmissable LGBTI movies to catch at Fragments Festival

News from around the Web Six unmissable  LGBTI  movies to catch at Fragments Festival -  In this first edition of Fragments Festival, almost 80% of filmmakers identify as women, people of colour, disabled and/or  LGBTI , limiting straight white ...

How to come out to your wife as a bisexual man

How to come out to your wife as a bisexual man -  Be more involved in local  LGBTI  work? It's important you take the lead on this. You've had more time to think about the issue and way up the best and ...

NZNO says nursing must be central to Gov plans

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says it's heartened by the ... Ms Nuku said NGOs and kaupapa Māori services form a key part of the ... View article...

New Zealand's 1st 'well-being budget' targets mental health

New Zealand's government says it will spend billions of dollars more on mental health services and combatting ... View article...

The Māori economy shows the path to prosperity

Wide-ranging social improvement programmes, new co-working spaces ... New Zealand Land Wars, Māori have always been incredibly innovative. View article...

Budget provides Māori and Pacific peoples more scope to lift wellbeing

When Māori and Pacific's peoples set their own wellbeing goals and ... The language also makes a key contribution to New Zealand tourism and ... View article...

Local Focus: Could this be Gisborne's first Māori mayor?

The race is on in Gisborne to replace outgoing mayor Meng Foon. And because the two frontrunners are women, it's likely that Gisborne will get its first ... View article...

$593m funds to support Māori and Pasifika

$593m funds to support Māori and Pasifika ... to see as I say whether or not it actually changes the lives for Māori in New Zealand.". View article...

he fascinating case of Hannah Tamaki vs the Māori Women's Welfare League

Tamaki has, of course, been in the news recently as leader of the new Coalition New Zealand party. We could look back on the saga of her bid for the ... View article...

Govt funds extra staff for Maori land issues

Minister of Maori Development Nanaia Mahuta announced the new ... District Council, New Zealand Transport Agency, the Maori Land Court and Te ... View article...

Sexual health organisations team up to tackle rise in Māori HIV cases – TVNZ

New diagnosis of HIV in New Zealand is declining, but the numbers are increasing for gay Māori men.... Read more via "sexual health" – Google News ... View article...

Robots a winner for Māori company

Māori-owned agritech start-up Robotics Plus won the Most Innovative Hi-Tech Agritech Solution at this year's New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards as well as ... View article...

Miss World NZ contestants encourage more Māori to participate

Miss World NZ was held in Auckland and three of the finalists were Māori. The women say representing wāhine Māori on stage was a major ... View article...

David Campbell, 45, reveals his difficult school years as a self-confessed 'geek'... admitting that he ...

David Campbell, 45, reveals his difficult school years as a self-confessed 'geek'... admitting that he ... -  He went on to applaud the importance of diversity, saying all were welcome including  LGBTI  people, hedge fund managers and people of faith.

LGBTI Muslims to lead Birmingham Pride for the first time ever

LGBTI  Muslims to lead Birmingham Pride for the first time ever -  Birmingham Pride announced earlier this month that Moffat would lead the parade on 25 May. Moffat created the  LGBTI  inclusive relationships schools ...

Groundbreaking report released on Singapore's LBTQ communities

Groundbreaking report released on Singapore's LBTQ communities -  In the past,  LGBTI  activism in Singapore has often been dominated by gay men and the high-profile law criminalizing male homosexual sex, Section ...

30 years of Stonewall: The fight for LGBT rights

30 years of Stonewall: The fight for LGBT rights -  2018 Scottish school curriculum to include  LGBTI  education. 2019 The debate continues into the proposals to reform the gender recognition act, with ...

Taiwan hosts its first ever mass same-sex wedding banquet

Taiwan hosts its first ever mass same-sex wedding banquet -  Taiwan is widely considered to be the most  LGBTI -friendly country in Asia. A record 137,000 people attend Taiwan LGBT Pride in October last year.

Liberals' low-key LGBTI promises could prove challenging for Morrison

Liberals' low-key  LGBTI  promises could prove challenging for Morrison -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison will come under pressure to keep a suite of promises the Liberal Party quietly made to the gay lobby before last week's ...

Tunisia Under Fire for Continued Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse

Tunisia Under Fire for Continued Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse -  The North African country of Tunisia has been accused of continuing to subject its  LGBTI  population to abuse, arrests, and torture, despite promising to ...

Radio host shuts down homophobic caller in the most satisfying way

Radio host shuts down homophobic caller in the most satisfying way -  According to the avid listener, teaching kids about  LGBTI  issues in schools is like teaching them it's OK to beat your wife. But as soon as Nawaz heard ...

Family Matters National Week of Action this week to protect First Nations children

... mainstream Australia was shocked to learn that Aboriginal and Torres Strait ... said the ultimate responsibility rests with the Australian Government. View article...

Finally, relief for survivors of sexual violence - but caution remains

That's a big bump from the $46m given sector-wide in 2016, which had to be spread between children, adults, male survivors, pilots for Kaupapa Māori ... View article...

Labor's Warren Snowdon close to winning Lingiari

One of Australia's longest-serving MPs, the 69-year-old former Rudd .... Ms Price, who has been controversial in her views on Aboriginal Australia's ... View article...

Aboriginal artwork at Joondalup hospital represents newborn

Mrs Darling, who is also a midwife and lactation consultant, said she was inspired when working in the central desert of Australia and the many times ... View article...