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Uniting Church LGBTIQ group express concern over religious freedom bill

... organisations, details of the legislation had been kept from LGBTI rights groups and people who are likely to be affected by the proposed new laws. View article...

Workplace harassment remains a problem in Myanmar

The study was launched at the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business and Colors Rainbow event, Working with Business to Promote LGBTI ... View article...

Proudly Portugal

In Portugal, we feel proud to show you our country's colourful landscape as a leading LGBTI destination. Where you will feel the warmth of our sun and ... View article...

Brazil ends government funding of LGBTI television shows, films

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has suspended public funding of LGBTI-specific television projects and films. The decision, which ... View article...

Footage shows Mike Pence protesters groove to 'Dancing Queen' with rainbow flags outside Dail ...

Footage shows Mike Pence protesters dancing outside Dail Eireann waving LGBTI flags and banners to celebrate those 'hurt' by the US ... View article...

2900 LGBT+ people killed in Latin America and Caribbean countries in the last five years

The “Red Regional de Información Sobre Violencias LGBTI en América Latina y el Caribe”, which was formed by 10 LGBT+ organisations, have ... View article...

More than 6000 attend first-ever Bermuda Pride parade

“It was historically epic,” Linda Bogle-Mienzer, a long-time LGBTI activist in Bermuda, told the Washington Blade on Monday. “It was this incredible ... View article...

Nicaraguan LGBTI Activist Arrested

A well-known activist that helps LGBTI Nicaraguans in exile has been arrested by police in Nicaragua. According to reports, Ulises Rivas was arrested ... View article...

Assisted dying not our way, say elders

... Western Australia and Queensland in the intensifying debate over the expansion of assisted-dying law from Victoria to states with big Aboriginal and ... View article...

Sacred means sacred: what's so hard to understand?

In the early stage of Australia's colonisation, racism was used to demonise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to justify genocide and land ... View article...

Federal Election stationery and first-aid kits donated to Aboriginal organisations

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is donating more than 7,000 first-aid kits and stationery bought for the 2019 federal election to a range of ... View article...

From Country to Couture 2019 runway show

Nowhere in Australia is the notion of old-meets-new as exciting as it is in Darwin ... It celebrates the meeting of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... View article...

Major changes to WA foster care system coming

“There is no doubt that more needs to be done to reduce the number of Aboriginal children living in care in Western Australia," Ms McGurk said. View article...

8th SNAICC National Conference kicks off at Adelaide Convention Centre

... will showcase knowledge, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from across Australia; give delegates the opportunity ... View article...

Two major announcements for National Child Protection Week

There is evidence that Aboriginal young people whose parents have ... to reduce the number of Aboriginal children living in care in Western Australia. View article...

Resilience in the face of colonisation

Her book is a celebratory account of Aboriginal Australia for the general reader, and she covers wide and rich territory with economical pace. She aims ... View article...

Rotorua and Murupara businesses secure finalist spots in New Zealand Tourism Awards

The 2019 awards have been updated to align with the New Zealand ... named finalists in the He Kai Kei Aku Ringa Māori Tourism Award category. View article...

GPNZ Members map the organisation's future

GPNZ's strategic planning session last weekend saw members send a clear mandate to better support the development of Māori leadership within ... View article...

Why the Government needs to act cautiously but quickly

In return, treaty settlements provided for the establishment of new Māori ... This determined that Tainui as a whole got NZ$170 million for raupatu ... View article...

Hāpai Te Hauora welcomes new CEO Selah Hart

Great leadership is so essential to ensure Māori health aspirations are ... Selah is one of New Zealand's emerging CEOs who has the commitment and ... View article...

Youth-led project is well-supported

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Wairarapa students Iraia Matthews, Maioha Riwai-Couch, Matua Davidson, and youth development co-ordinator Cherie ... View article...

China gets Wehi haka experience

New Zealand Māori Tourism deputy chief executive Hoki-mai Chong says the business forum provides an unprecedented opportunity to promote ... View article...

Cannabis prohibition doesn't work anywhere. It's New Zealand's turn to legalise it

New Zealanders have the opportunity to vote for that in a referendum next ... in New Zealand and within that total to reduce the proportion of Māori ... View article...

Media release from National Hauora Coalition

“The Waitangi Tribunal saw the persistent inequities for Māori a s evidence that the Crown was in breach of Treaty of Waitangi principles when it ... View article...

McGowan Government release WA's first LGBTI Health Strategy

The Western Australian government have today released the state's first LGBTI Health Strategy, setting priorities and outcomes for the next five years. View article...

Home Office refused thousands of LGBT asylum claims, figures reveal

In Bangladesh, Amnesty reports that “LGBTI activists continued to be routinely harassed and subject to arbitrary detention by state and non-state ... View article...

Christian parent says being LGBT 'isn't normal' live on air, gets quickly put in his place

Parkfield Community School in Alum Rock announced its 'No Outsiders' pro-LGBTI curriculum, school-leaders quickly encountered backlash from ... View article...

Giving a nationwide voice to older LGBTI people in aged care

Run by the National LGBTI Health Alliance, a peak health body for LGBTI organisations and people, the Advisory Group will have a representative to ... View article...

Charity calls on Johnson to continue funding for study programme

In Scotland taking youth work online will support young people from the LGBTI school community, allowing teenagers from across the country, who are ... View article...

Attorney-General brushes off concerns with religion bill

... society for all Tasmanians,” he said. “Especially people with disability, Aboriginal people, ethnic and religious minorities, women and LGBTI people. View article...

Malaysia saw a lesbian couple caned publicly for the first time in its history

Rachel Chhoa-Howard, Amnesty International's Malaysia Researcher, said on the matter, “This is a terrible day for LGBTI rights, and indeed human ... View article...

Police Arrested Well-known Nicaragua LGBTI Activist Who Had Returned From Exile

Well-known activist who helps LGBTI Nicaraguans in exile, Ulises Josué Rivas Pérez in Comalapa, was arrested on Sunday, in Comalapa, in the ... View article...

This government should be able to compromise

A government that cares enough to propose a treaty with Indigenous ... mothers and children and the complex and deep history of Aboriginal Australia. View article...

Desperate need for more mental-health medivacs in rural Australia

A region crying out for more clinicians is Western Australia's far north, where the rates of suicide by Indigenous children and young people are among ... View article...

Indigenous system 'turned in on itself

Instead, the foundation suggests the new National Indigenous Australians Agency overseen by Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt should be ... View article...

Indigenous artists dreaming of another shot at Qantas flying art

“At the time (1993), Qantas was the biggest brand in the world profiling Australia, and I thought if the biggest Australian would say something beautiful ... View article...

Cairns to host National Indigenous Employment Forum

Cairns to host National Indigenous Employment Forum ... to close the employment gap between Australia's indigenous and mainstream population. View article...

Who should lead the Australian War Memorial?

The significant band of historians, writers, arts administrators and Indigenous activists who have been relishing Brendan Nelson's eventual departure ... View article...

Powerful First Nations play is coming to Wyong

Rainbow's End, the award winning play written by indigenous Australian playwright and novelist, Jane Harrison, is coming to The Art House Wyong on ... View article...

DFAT awards its first Indigenous-led aid contract

Domestic projects supporting the development of Australian Indigenous communities are the focus, including health-based initiatives. DFAT is not ... View article...

Taranaki schools to receive new classrooms worth $5.5 million

Hāwera's Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Ruanui will get two new ... "We want New Zealand to be the best place to be a child and that means learning ... View article...

New Zealand needs legal weed

Former prime minister Helen Clark has called for New Zealanders to vote ... deal with the social justice issue of the high criminalisation rate of Māori.”. View article...

When Pasifika students feel tokenised, it's no wonder there's a lack of Pasifika professors

A few weeks before the hui, we had a shared lunch with Māori and Pacific ... A snapshot of the academic workforce in New Zealand universities, ... View article...

Partnership is the key to better cancer outcomes for Māori

Hei Āhuru Mōwai, the Māori Cancer Leadership Board, says achieving ... Chair, Dr Nina Scott says that while the new National Cancer Plan is ... View article...

Dining clash reveals reo champion

Māori Language Commissioner Rawinia Higgins says a young Ngāpuhi waitress who was mocked by a diner for pronouncing Māori words correctly ... View article...

The Importance of Exercise for Men's Health

The New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). New Zealand men live on average four years less than women, with Maori and ... View article...

Time, cost of transport and 'racism' preventing access to New Zealand's health sector

Time, cost of transport and 'racism' preventing access to New Zealand's ... Māori have "not been served well by the system", the review found, while ... View article...

Health and Disability System Review finds current model of care needs to change - 'room to do better'

It found, overall New Zealand had a good health system, with outcomes and ... Improve Māori health outcomes and to embrace a Māori world view. View article...

Science hasn't found a 'Gay Gene.' So what?

We can assume that 23andMe won't be offering a “gay gene” test any time soon. ... Of course being gay was at least partly genetic. ... from nearly half a million volunteers in the United States and UK and the best tools money can buy. View article...

New health strategy to break down barriers for LGBTI Western Australians

WA Health has released a strategy to promote better health for LGBTI people; The first of its kind strategy sets out clear priorities and outcomes for the ... View article...

Coalition rift over draft religious laws

... Dreyfus is disappointed Labor was not consulted about the bill, and said it was clear almost no religious or LGBTI groups had been consulted either. View article...

No right to discriminate

A rally against the proposed religious exemptions bill was held in Perth on August 24. Related content. LGBTI activists slam draft religious ... View article...

Concerns that Federal laws to enhance religious freedom contain provisions to override ...

... inclusive society for all Tasmanians, especially people with disability, Aboriginal people, ethnic and religious minorities, women and LGBTI people. View article...

Macquarie University commits to improving LGBTIQ participation

Data from the National LGBTI Health Alliance also shows that LGBTIQ young people aged 16 to 27 are five times more likely to attempt suicide ... View article...

Emergency Services in a purple patch on the Esplanade!

The event strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for LGBTI youth. Local police, Queensland Fire and Emergency ... View article...

LGBTI movement calls on politicians

According to the FN website, the movement behind the Madeira Pride event has called for political debate for the LGBTI + cause. In this election … View article...

Sacred means sacred: what's so hard to understand?

In the early stage of Australia's colonisation, racism was used to demonise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to justify genocide and land ... View article...

Indigenous education program wins at Australia's 'science Oscars'

A unique collaboration between scientists and Aboriginal Elders has been honoured at the “Oscars” of Australian science. The National Indigenous ... View article...

Nugel program from the VACCA a finalist in 2019 Victorian Protecting Children Awards

Ms Bamblett said the Nugel program “has been an historic achievement for Aboriginal people, and at the forefront of child welfare in Australia, ... View article...

Farmer farewell packed with fond memories

... of Mr Farmer's foundation on the lives of thousands of Aboriginal youth. ... Kate's Home – an orphanage for Aboriginal children in Western Australia. View article...

The rocky road to reconciliation in Australia

The Aborigines Progressive Association and the Australian Aborigines' League declare 26 January a day of mourning for Aboriginal people. View article...

First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria North East district candidate: Greg James

Our Yorta Yorta tribe has contributed to historical decisions that have had a direct impact on aboriginal people right around Australia that are landmark ... View article...

How we're losing the history of Australian dance

In the 1990s, AN supported the efforts of Christine Donnelly and the National Aboriginal Dance Council of Australia (NADCA) to draw groups and ... View article...

Marshall Government releases first Arts plan since 2000

Former Chief Executive of the Australia Council for the Arts Mr Tony ... the storage facility housing the State's extensive collection of Aboriginal cultural ... View article...

New Zealand measles outbreak prompts travel warning

New Zealand is asking travelers to make sure they are immunised for ... into Aotearoa," said Genter, using the official Maori name for New Zealand. View article...

Fa'afafine, fakaleiti, fakafifine — understanding the Pacific's alternative gender expressions

... they are known as fa'afatama, as fakatangata in Tonga, and as tanata ira tane among New Zealand's Maori population, though these people feature ... View article...

Survey signals Maori business priorities

Survey signals Maori business priorities .... “Maori are large players in New Zealand's economy, the wheels are in motion for big influences in all ... View article...

FTA with EU a top trade priority

“We will also be exploring with the EU how the trade aspirations of Maori can be supported by that FTA, and also consistent with the priorities of the ... View article...

Refreshed Northland Action Plan launched

“The upgrade of the Bay of Islands Airport, and the Wairau Māori Art Gallery are examples of PGF funded projects included in the original action plan. View article...

Tangata Whenua vs Mana Whenua

Legal Action The New Zealand Herald has reported that three of the four trustees of the Makaurau Marae Māori Trust have asked Te Warena Taua to ... View article...

Cancer Action Plan

ASH NZ Chair, Emeritus Professor Robert Beaglehole, applauds the Plan, saying, “it is excellent to see the ... 37% of Maori women smoke daily. View article...

Calls for equal Māori representation in new cancer agency

A Māori health leader is calling for equal representation within the new cancer ... Māori are nearly twice as likely to die from cancer than non-Māori. ... support the development of those models because New Zealand signed up to the ... View article...

LGBT event will see 'biggest rainbow flag Dundee has ever seen'

They also provide training for teachers and student teachers, helping them to support LGBTI pupils and stamp out homophobic, biphobic and ... View article...

LGBTI Health Strategy says gender-inclusive facilities, such as bathrooms and changerooms ...

LGBTI Health Strategy says gender-inclusive facilities, such as bathrooms and changerooms, should be a top priority in WA. Regina Titelius and ... View article...

What does a church open to LGBT Catholics look like?

The lecture, entitled “The Challenge of Idolatry for LGBTI Ministry,” delivered at the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics in Chicago, encouraged his ... View article...

Big fines, jail for breaches of religious freedom laws

... is directly weakening protections for them, as well as for women, LGBTI people and anyone else who falls foul of traditional religious doctrines". View article...

Catholics step up push for radical reform following Pell conviction

... divorced and remarried Catholics; better selection of priests; more involvement for lay-people; and an end to discrimination against LGBTI people. View article...

Labor split over Porter's faith protections bill

Ms Plibersek, a senior left-wing powerbroker, represents the electorate of Sydney, which has one of the nation's biggest LGBTI populations. LGBTI ... View article...

Rainbow Health

The sexual health of our LGBTI patients is always a top priority. Whatever your sexual preference may be, it's vitally important to protect yourself from ... View article...

Plibersek says there are problems with the religious discrimination proposal

One of the state's that is likely to be most affected should the legislation be passed is Tasmania, LGBTI rights advocates are calling on Labor leader ... View article...

KAPCO and Griffith University break stigma around Aboriginal economic development

Loans were secured from the Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation, Indigenous Business Australia and the Commonwealth Bank. View article...

Kakadu is well worth the visit if you're heading to the Northern Territory

Kakadu is Aboriginal land and today the traditional owners work in ... to the area in 1980 and started work as a ranger for Parks Australia in 1985. View article...

Inquiry shreds NSW double jeopardy change

Mr Shoebridge sought to amend the law to facilitate a retrial of the suspected killer of three Aboriginal children in Bowraville in the early 1990s. View article...

Purple House dialysis comes to the APY Lands in vital culture connection for Aboriginal community

That followed the raising of $170,000 from Aboriginal artworks during the Tarnanthi festival two years ago. South Australia's Rotary clubs partnered ... View article...

'The Nightingale' Is An Unflinching Portrayal of Colonial Australia

Raised on a small island in Australia's Northern Territory, Ganambarr is a dancer by training. His dance troupe is an Aboriginal company called Djuki ... View article...

Business case released for National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs

The National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs will bring an additional ... and broad economic benefit for Alice Springs and Central Australia.”. View article...

The Western Highway: This government should be able to compromise

A government that cares enough to propose a treaty with Indigenous ... mothers and children and the complex and deep history of Aboriginal Australia. View article...

'The greatest treasure hunt'

There are parts of Western Australia that remain almost untouched by ... of mankind on the environment, ancient forms in the Aboriginal rock art carved ... View article...

'Dream project' wants to cut rates of heart disease among Māori and Pasifika

More than 20,000 Māori and about 7000 Pasifika are living with heart disease. The researchers will look into how the risk of heart disease is assessed ... View article...

Te Rā the sail, last of its kind

A team of University of Otago researchers and weavers will unlock the secrets of one of te ao Māori's most precious taonga for the first time in more ... View article...

$2 Million to tackle heart health inequities

It aims to improve access to healthcare for Māori and Pacific people, which has the potential to achieve equity in heart health outcomes for all New ... View article...

A significant drop in youth offending since 2010

The report also stated that Māori youth offending rates had improved. It said the proportion of young Māori offenders who appeared in the Youth Court ... View article...

'We fit definitions describing racism': DHB's soul-searching over Māori illness and death

Another DHB is set to declare racism as a reason for poor health suffered by Māori - adding momentum to a major shift in the health sector. Northland ... View article...

The secrets to film making success: Be loud, distinct and get a job with your mates

And Aroha Bridge is fairly unusual. It's a New Zealand cartoon, which makes it a rarity in itself, about a Māori and Pasifika community and the Hook ... View article...

Happiness tips from 80-somethings

Māori weren't coming to hospital so they set up a Māori unit. .... Calli Anastasiou is a Romanian Greek who came to New Zealand three days before ... View article...

Acknowledgement of Māori ownership of freshwater needed, leader says

Working on freshwater issues on an iwi by iwi basis fell short of recognising Māori rights to water, she said. “All New Zealanders understand we cant ... View article...

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Young Hong Kong march organiser attacked in restaurant

Sham had earlier in the day been surrounded by pro-Beijing protesters who had massed outside the office of a LGBTI group in the suburb of Jordan. View article...

The Augmented Reality Game Grows In Australia And Asia-Pacific

For example, indigital uses drones, 4D mapping software, image recognition software and cultural law to bring Indigenous Australian cultural sites to ... View article...