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When climate change interferes with ability 'to listen to the earth'

"In Australia, there's been very little recognition just how vulnerable Indigenous Australians are currently [to climate change] and have been over the ... View article...

Language is the key to success of future referendums

While it saw a “huge majority” of Australians vote yes, very little change actually occurred for Aboriginal Australians, and there were “unintended ... View article...

Ice binges in Aboriginal communities are being blamed on long delays to bury loved ones - as grief ...

An increase in ice binges in remote Aboriginal communities is being ... of ice in Australia, stating the delays impacted how the Indigenous community ... View article...

10 new political albums that will make you smile

From July 7 to 14, Australia held NAIDOC week, which seeks to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal ... View article...

Benefits boost to close indigenous schooling gap

Aboriginal parents with children at boarding school will be an average ... to increase the high school completion rates of indigenous Australians. View article...

It Accurately Portrays A Dark Period In Australian History

"It was of absolute importance to me," Kent says of finding an Aboriginal consultant to advise her on the film. "And when I couldn't initially, in very early ... View article...

High end fashion meets fine art with indigenous fabrics

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Country to Couture fashion ... and design are now including in Australia's most prestigious art institutions, ... View article...

Treasury outlines new diversity strategy, encouraging staff to “be themselves”

To do this effectively and fairly, we must represent the modern Australian ... Meghan Quinn, is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander champion; ... View article...

Meeting halted after iwi leader says city not ready for refugees

Immigration New Zealand organised the meeting on Monday, which was ... Whanganui iwi leader, Ken Mair, told the hui that issues confronting Māori in the ... Whanganui was selected as a new resettlement destination in February ... View article...

Statistics New Zealand calls in experts to advise all public servants on data ethics

Agencies of the New Zealand government will take advice on the ethical use ... The new data-ethics advisory body for NZ public servants was brought ... of the group from the Te Ao Māori Co-Design Group, an initiative of Stats NZ to ... View article...

Thousands flock to Auckland Maori protest

A week after a New Zealand property development company arrived with heavy machinery, an eviction notice and police to start a long-disputed ... View article...

Maori Australian revives in-your-face cultural identity

In his transition from the military life Kerehona started thinking about his Maori ancestry across the Tasman Sea in neighboring New Zealand, where ... View article...

Blow-up planetarium teaching Hawke's Bay primary schoolkids Māori astronomy

Blow-up planetarium teaching Hawke's Bay primary schoolkids Māori ... is a registered charitable trust based in Hawke's Bay, Aotearoa-New Zealand. View article...

Māori King set to visit protestors at Ihumātao

The Māori King is set to visit protestors at disputed South Auckland Ihumātao ... The Māori King's visit comes after a number of Government ministers ... View article...

Maori Australian revives in-your-face cultural identity

In his transition from the military life Kerehona started thinking about his Maori ancestry across the Tasman Sea in neighboring New Zealand, where ... View article...

Gordon Ramsay shoots goat, cooks and eats it on new TV show. Internet destroys him

Uncharted kicked off in Peru after which Ramsay travelled to New Zealand's rugged South Island, where he "discovered the secrets of Maori cuisine", ... View article...

Yes, I'm bisexual – and this concerns you how?

To do this, we are asking for your help to build the future LGBTI community. Making a one-off or regular donation is one of the best ways that you can ... View article...

'Terrifying': adopted kids removed from their gay dads in Russia

'The only thing LGBTI people can do to be completely safe is to stay invisible, hide their SOGIE (sexual orientation and gender identity), lie in their ... View article...

Gay Guatemala congressman-elect sharply criticizes migrant agreement with US

He said it is important for LGBTI Guatemalans to be represented in their country's congress. Dávila also told the Blade he plans to promote a ... View article...

Website Gay Star News to close leaving 20 staff unemployed

The closure of Gay Star News is the latest in a long list of LGBTI publishers going out of business or facing challenges. Australian websites samesame ... View article...

LGBTI rights activists lobby Canberra politicians on religious freedom

“Remove existing exemptions allowing anti-LGBTI discrimination, don't allow legal privileges for discrimination and hate speech in the name of ... View article...

Japan Elects First-Ever Openly LGBTI Person Into Parliament

This is not the first time Ishikawa has made history in Japan, with the LGBTI rights advocate previously becoming the first openly gay person to run for ... View article...

Group ranks best and worst countries in Europe for LGBTI rights

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Armenia are the worst countries in Europe for LGBTI rights, according to a new assessment from the International Lesbian, ... View article...

LGBTI community building in a conservative/homophobic rural town

I am really keen to hear from people about successful strategies for lgbti community building in a conservative rural town. Really keen to hear about ... View article...

The problem with Australia's sperm bank

So she turned to Australia's sperm bank and was surprised with what she found. Lots of American semen, no Aboriginal donors and a system that felt ... View article...

SA to reel in growth through new seafood industry forum

... recreational, charter, aquaculture, Aboriginal traditional, and processing ... “The forum will focus on opportunities to grow South Australia's seafood ... View article...

Our national broadcaster keeps helping Marcia Langton spread her smears

The university made her a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, as well as its Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies. Here, we're ... View article...

Meet the young indigenous activist decolonising environmentalism to save the planet

Through his advocacy Jamie is now asking Australia to listen to Indigenous people in order to survive the environmental and spiritual despair the ... View article...

Naomi Williams inquest: coroner finds bias in way hospital treated Aboriginal woman

Today we heard from the coroner acknowledging that Aboriginal people do not ... She also recommended greater employment of Indigenous people as ... Guardian Australia will hold the new Coalition government to account and ... View article...

Cottage a base for contrasting lifestyles

National Trust of Australia (Victoria) CEO Simon Ambrose, said the ... between a colonial settler family and local Indigenous communities during life in ... View article...

Australia's largest Indigenous organisation forced to shut up shop

The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples has officially closed its doors after the peak representative body went into voluntary administration ... View article...

Traditional owners direct Indigenous housing projects

In the Groote Eylandt part of East Arnhem Land, and in an Australian-first project where traditional owners rather than a government agency have ... View article...

A call for justice on NZ's 'taken generation'

With the Ihumātao occupation dominating headlines, a march on Parliament calling for an end to the state's "theft" of Māori children has slipped under ... View article...

Minister defends Oranga Tamariki as protest organisers explain push behind today's hikoi

The organisers of a nationwide hikoi today against the uplift of Māori .... A New Zealand tattoo artist who took explicit photos of his client's thigh tattoo ... View article...

Jehan Casinader is taking his turn as Breakfast host very seriously

There was a lesson in TVNZ's ownership from Casinader ("We're commercially funded... as you well know,") and a lesson in Maori land ownership ... View article...

Efficacy of funded drugs for diabetes patients under the spotlight

A local study is needed because such overseas data doesn't adequately account for Māori and Pacific people's genetic disposition, or non-disposition, ... View article...

Stratford looking for new Juliet and her Romeo in English and in Māori

"You don't have to be fluent in te reo Māori, but being able to read and speak it well is beneficial," says Kate, who adds people can audition for just one ... View article...

Infant immunisation rate in wider Manawatū continue to drop

"It is also especially pleasing to see the rate of Māori children who have been immunised by the five-year milestone is comparable to that of the ... View article...

New Zealand's indigenous Maori protest over 'stolen children'

Thousands of Maori people protested across New Zealand on Tuesday calling for an end to the practice of taking at-risk ... View article...

NZ's Maori protest over 'stolen children'

Thousands of Maori people have protested across New Zealand calling for an end to the practice of taking at-risk children away from their families, ... View article...

Parents groups protest after school allows boys to wear skirts

People often refer to Taiwan as the best place to be LGBTI in Asia. ... Education Act which teaches LGBTI anti-discrimination and LGBTI sex education. View article...

'SA's LGBTI community can't only live our lives in obituaries'

Since 2006 Zanele Muholi has made their name on a long-running series of portraits of black LGBTI South Africans titled Faces and Phases, which ... View article...

LGBTI community groups have released a... - The Equality Project

LGBTI community groups have released a mental health resource ahead of the upcoming religious discrimination debate. The self care guide ... View article...

'Bearded lady' Harnaam Kaur: 'I don't give a sh*t about gender stereotypes'

'I do get messages from people in the LGBTI community about how my work has helped them come to terms with who they are and the way their ... View article...

LGBTI Muslim charity calls out woman in burqa shouting homophobic abuse

Call out homophobia, but we also need the LGBTI community to stand up to racism and Islamophobia, writes non-binary Muslim Faizan ... View article...

Transgender activists in Thailand propose law to protect their rights

Well-known singer and LGBTI icon Jern Jern Boonsoongnern backed the ... But, activists have slammed a civil unions bill as failing to give LGBTI ... View article...

A thousand rainbows will shake the sky: the left and gay liberation

LGBTI people took note, adopting a similarly aggressive strategy oriented to the streets and willing to be disruptive in pursuit of, not just acceptance, ... View article...

LGBTI people in Nepal demand to be counted

LGBTI rights advocates in Nepal have encouraged the government to conduct a census of the LGBTI community. According to local LGBTI publication ... View article...

Our national broadcaster keeps helping Marcia Langton spread her smears

The university made her a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, as well as its Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies. Here, we're ... View article...

Poverty at core of this inequity Nick Cater

Infant mortality is 2.4 times higher than those of other Australians. Life expectancy for an indigenous male is on a par with that of men in Nicaragua but ... View article...

AusIMM pledges commitment to Indigenous women in mining

... women in the sector by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA). View article...

Court Documents Reveal Racist Comments by Australian Judge

Children of the Australian Aboriginal community of Ramingining play in East Arnhem Land, located east of the Northern Territory city of Darwin.

Biggest native title deal in danger of dissident defeat

The biggest land rights deal in Australian history is in danger of being killed off, ... the $1.3 billion land-and-cash package to benefit 30,000 Aboriginal people. ... Represented pro bono by one of Australia's most respected native title ... View article...

Recognising ancient culture sees land added to Murujuga National Park

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan advise: "The inclusion of this ... "The Centre is a watershed project which is going to showcase Aboriginal ... View article...

Uluru climbing ban shows how fragile some of us really are

Our aboriginal brothers and sisters will never be pleased.” “Just wait till the tourist dollars that support the local Aboriginal communities drys up — suddenly ... the true level of pain and dispossession that White Australia was feeling. View article...

Six Kaurna old people to return to Country in South Australia

“The return of ancestors to their traditional custodians is profoundly significant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” Minister Fletcher said. View article...

'Racism' behind why Govt won't buy Ihumātao land

The Māori Party president is accusing the Government of double standards when it comes to resolving Māori issues. The land dispute at Ihumātao is ... View article...

A young Aucklander walking the climate action talk

We had such great wisdom and knowledge about the environment from a Te Ao Māori perspective shared with us by Māori leaders who attended the ... View article...

Māori health inequities need new tools

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is challenging the health sector to understand and address inequities in how Māori access and receive ... View article...

JustSpeak statement of support for Hands off our Tamariki

... Aotearoa seeking to change the conversation on criminal justice in New Zealand. ... This issue disproportionately impacts Māori children and whānau. ... When a Māori mother is identified as high risk by Oranga Tamariki, it is not ... View article...

Thousands of Maori protesters halt building plans on scared land

Thousands of people have protested in New Zealand this weekend against plans by the country's largest builder to develop homes on land seen as ... View article...

Oranga Tamariki 'our job to fix', Winston Peters says ahead of Parliament protest

Peters' comments come just a day before a group of Māori lawyers, midwives, social workers and academics called Hands Off Our Tamariki plan to ... View article...

National rises against Labour, with 45 against 43 in 1 News Colmar Brunton poll

New Zealand First had dropped below the 5 per cent threshold to 3 per cent, while the Māori Party, Act and New Conservatives were all on 1 per cent. View article...

'Cultural renaissance in Māoridom' needed, says Winston Peters ahead of Oranga Tamariki protests

... today come as protests are set to take place across New Zealand tomorrow over Oranga Tamariki's removal of Māori tamariki and mokopuna. View article...

This is how WWE's CEO reacted to wrestler Darren Young coming out as gay

The now-retired gay wrestler also revealed he was 'devastated' after stopping his wrestling career in 2017 and then seeing LGBTI storylines that he ... View article...

UK government put 'extreme pressure' on school to halt LGBTI-inclusivity lessons

The UK government allegedly placed school officials under 'extreme pressure' to halt LGBTI-inclusivity lessons due to protests against the classes. View article...

Christian Bishop Says Gay People Exist Because Pregnant Women Have Anal Sex

The footage from June was posted on social media and went viral, with Accept LGBTI Cyprus posting: "How are lesbians created?" One user wrote: ... View article...

Oliver Stone says he can't be homophobic because he made 'Alexander'

The Platoon director says neither he or Russian President Vladimir Putin are anti-LGBTI and if people need proof they should go and watch his film ... View article...

Discriminatory, violent rhetoric go unpunished in Sri Lanka: UN official

The official told reporters here on Friday that the Vagrants Ordinance, in particular, was being used to target LGBTI community. He expressed concern ... View article...

Michigan governor to veto bill prohibiting the Pride flag outside government buildings

... she said it was to commemorate Pride month and to say that members of the LGBTI community should be treated with the respect they deserve. View article...

Equal marriage in Japan within six years, says newly-elected gay lawmaker

Japan's newly-elected openly-gay lawmaker, Taiga Ishikawa, said Japan will have same-sex marriage within his six years in office. LGBTI rights ... View article...

Scotland Is The First Country To Implement LGBTI Education In Schools

Their first order of business is to make sure people think outside the binary. Starting by making it less binary-focused. Kosoff says they were shocked ... View article...

Western Australia Hosts Key Cruise Exchange

Representatives from Western Australia's (WA) port destinations had a chance to pitch their business to major players from the cruise industry at an ... View article...

WA Liberal State conference event skips welcome to country

West Australian opposition leader Liza Harvey has trotted out a “tired, lazy argument” in defending her party not starting its annual state conference ... View article...

Goldfields languages reach a new audience

The Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre's Nintila competition ... the point where they might like to enter films in other competitions around Australia. View article...

Geelong Aboriginal model out to inspire a generation

Thankfully, she didn't have to look far for positive indigenous role models. Her grandmother Pam Pedersen is a recent Order of Australia recipient, and ... View article...

Former female prisoners failed by system

Poverty must not pipeline Aboriginal women to prison #freeher Plz donate now .... The shocking truth of Australia's Indigenous incarcerated ~ by Gerry ... View article...

Why do Australians call the British 'Poms'?

With England about to take on Australia in The Ashes, Martin Fone ponders the ... a contest fought out by the cricketing heroes of England and Australia. ... to the understandable dismay and inconvenience of the existing aboriginal ... View article...

'How many times does one person have to be tested?'

Aboriginal Australians are still dying: more than 400 people have died in custody since the end of the royal commission in 1991, and its findings ... View article...

'How many times does one person have to be tested?'

At the time of the royal commission, about 14 per cent of those in custody in Australia were Aboriginal. This has since doubled. Today, Aboriginal ... View article...

Institutional racism to blame for poor Māori, Pacific health, Auckland DHB says

Racism is a "basic, underlying" reason for poor health suffered by Māori and Pacific New Zealanders, a major DHB has concluded. Auckland DHB will ... View article...

ICCC report calls for overhaul of resource management system

Iwi/Māori and others consider the existing regulatory regimes give preference to hydro at the expense of ecological or cultural values and want higher ... View article...

Ardern weighs in as thousands protest in New Zealand for Maori rights

A New Zealand company's plans to build a housing development on what is considered sacred Maori land have been met with mass protests in the ... View article...

Maori Council says Ihumātao an issue for all New Zealanders

The head of the Maori Council says the impasse at Ihumātao is a broader issue than a dispute over historic Maori land. Thousands of protesters have ... View article...

DHB introduces training to combat racism

A report to the board said racism was a basic underlying cause of poor health outcomes for Māori and Pacific people. David Tipene-Leach, who chairs ... View article...

Thousands protest development on sacred Maori land in New Zealand

Thousands protest development on sacred Maori land in New Zealand ... as sacred to the indigenous Maori people, despite efforts by Prime Minister ... View article...

Young MPs call for culturally inclusive education

New Zealand's youth MPs challenged the Government to lift the success of students ... from Maori and Pasifika families, feeling excluded from our education system. ... The Report said the New Zealand education system is inherently ... View article...

Kiwi cop hits a peaceful note at massive NZ 'sacred site' protest

Kiwi cop hits a peaceful note at massive NZ 'sacred site' protest ... sacred to the Maori people, despite efforts by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to calm ... View article...

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Tinder will start warning LGBTI users when they're in dangerous countries

Tinder is rolling out a new safety feature for its LGBTI users when they travel to potentially dangerous countries and areas. The dating app announced ... View article...

Ex of Nollywood actress identified in anti-gay attack

A close friend of the victim broke the news of the ordeal to the LGBTI rights website NoStringsNG, saying that the victim [name withheld], who also ... View article...

Almost 70% of people have faked an orgasm

LGBTI people are welcomed to capture their best 'O' (orgasm) face at a quirky pop-up photo booth in London. New research has showed that 64% of ... View article...

Queer favorite The L Word cast trans actress in new role

Showtime previously said some fan-favorites will appear 'alongside a new generation of self-possessed LGBTI characters experiencing love, ... View article...

Barwon LGBTIQ Inclusion Workshop helps true colours shine

Allen said LGBTIQ inclusion had come a long way since the pilot of the LGBTI Equality Roadshow in 2016. “I've noticed a real difference as opposed ... View article...

Russell Tovey unveils plaque dedicated to Oscar Wilde

The Rainbow Plaque is a national scheme that identifies key moments and figures of LGBTI history. This is the second plaque of its kind, the first ... View article...

UN renews Global LGBTI expert role

South Africa was amongst the countries that voted in favour of the global expert despite having abstained from the landmark vote to back the position ... View article...

This is why all of the gay footballers are choosing not to come out

There are very few industries that doesn't have at least some LGBTI representation. Yes, we've not had a LGBTI UK Prime Minister or President of the ... View article...

Aboriginal art and activism, Queensland style

And yet, one of Australia's oldest gestures of activism by artists, as we ... has continued through Aboriginal art activism led by Queensland artists. View article...

Annual event encourages kids to play, learn and belong

The day is acknowledged annually across Australia and is an opportunity for all Australians to show support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island ... View article...