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LGBT+ in Australia

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others egaylity.org/au

Trans Tasman indigenous business links sought

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta is keen for an indigenous cooperation arrangement covering Māori and Australian Aboriginal businesses ... View article...

One in three people with a mental illness develop symptoms before age 25. We need a stronger ...

... has highlighted the growing burden of mental illness in Australia. ... and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are more than twice as ... View article...

South Aust Aboriginal community runs dry

An Aboriginal community on South Australia's west coast has run dry and has called for help from the federal government to subsidise water carting ... View article...

New Quinkan rock art research in far north Queensland

“This project will provide data of national significance to assist our understanding of the nature of Aboriginal settlement in north-eastern Australia and ... View article...

How local elders are bringing Aboriginal perspectives into Sydney schools

... Aunty Maxine Ryan takes kids on hikes around Aboriginal landmarks, cooks traditional bush tucker with students and makes shell maps of Australia. View article...

Victorian Aboriginal voters have elected an Assembly to advance the treaty process. So what's next?

Throughout the process of colonisation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia have been killed and massacred in Frontier ... View article...

Aboriginal Health Practitioner

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 ... to improve the health and wellbeing of older Aboriginal Australians. View article...

A 60000-Year-Old Cure for Depression

“Australia's indigenous Aboriginal people have the oldest living culture on Earth. For around 60,000 years, their intricate understanding ... View article...

Britain hopeful of 'close relationship' with iwi following expression of regret over killing of Māori ...

Britain's High Commissioner to New Zealand has elaborated on the statement of regret made to Gisborne iwi over the first interaction between Māori ... View article...

People were told to follow the money but I followed the truth.

My recent book shows New Zealand is no different and, in my view, ... on New Zealand is about (I exclude significant sections in the chapter on Maori ... The fake liberals were very different from a traditional NZ labor party but few ... View article...

Local control of fishing rules upheld by Court of Appeal

Local control of fishing rules have been upheld by Court of Appeal in Mōtītī case. A Māori trust says the decision to give local councils the right to set ... View article...

What we can learn from Indigenous land management

In Aoetaroa / New Zealand, Maori have asserted their sovereign rights to forge agreements which grant the Whanganui River and the Te Urewera ... View article...

Occupied Ihumātao land could be granted highest heritage status

It also had high historic value as a site of early occupation by Māori, and strong significance linked to identity and belonging, especially for tangata ... View article...

Climate change action sought by Auckland's newest councillors

"I have received hundreds of reports with sub-standard comments under the heading 'Māori impacts'" she said. Both Dalton and Coom backed the ... View article...

Waka's dawn launch heralds new era for Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō

"Men, women, young, old, Māori and non Māori, it was good to have people from all over the top of the south." The waka's launch was part of a ... View article...

Smile Hitler! Anti-fascism satire Jojo Rabbit struggles with tone

Starring Taika Waititi. Rated PG. Certainly the best known Jewish-Maori filmmaker to come from the Antipodes, Taika Waititi moves from Thor: ... View article...

LGBT rights in Australia

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others egaylity.org/au

One in three people with a mental illness develop symptoms before age 25. We need a stronger ...

... has highlighted the growing burden of mental illness in Australia. ... and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are more than twice as ... View article...

Ken Wyatt juggles identity and politics

Wyatt, minister for Indigenous Australians, aspires to deliver constitutional recognition of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in this term, ... View article...

Ken Wyatt juggles identity and politics in bid to land legislated voice for Indigenous people

Mr Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Australians, aspires to deliver constitutional recognition of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in this ... View article...

Bowie video inspires First Nations deep listening experience

“The reason that I'm riffing on this film clip is that it's possibility the first time that Aboriginality or Australian Indigenous culture intercepts with global ... View article...

Perth Festival dedicates first week exclusively to First Nations

In a powerful statement about the central place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artists in contemporary Australian culture, the Artistic ... View article...

Every Single Child In Detention In The Northern Territory Is Aboriginal

There are 38 children being held in detention in Australia's Northern Territory and every single one of them is Aboriginal, a parliamentary committee ... View article...

Memorial honours sacrifice of Yamaji in the ranks

Many were not recognised Australian citizens at the time. ... The memorial opened in the grounds of Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal ... View article...

Traditional owners relieved as Uluru closed off to climbers

Aboriginal leaders in Australia's Outback have been expressing relief that their sacred rock, Uluru, will no longer have tourists climbing on it. Anangu ... View article...

Anti-equity health policy needs to be urgently fixed

“Despite rhetoric about reducing inequities, the New Zealand health system has failed to ... These show that we need significant, Māori-led, changes”. View article...

Rare Rākau atua loaned from Southland Museum

This area in Fiordland was traditionally visited by Māori hunting seals for food and from the early 1800s by Pākehā sealers who gathered fur seal skins ... View article...

Rare Rākau atua loaned from Southland Museum

Curator of New Zealand Historical Art at Te Papa Rebecca Rice said it ... it is known that Māori believed that atua would inhabit a rākau atua when ... View article...

Abuse in care inquiry: 'Arduous process' to reach ultimate context

The soft-spoken scholar homed in on the intergenerational legacy of the system for Māori, in particular, who accounted for at least half the kids who ... View article...

Green membership supporting kaupapa Maori platforms

As election year looms, Green Party MPs have held a retreat to prepare themselves for the fray. Co-leader Marama Davis says it's a numbers game, ... View article...

How a Northland GP discovered his unconscious ethnic bias through self-audit

“I discovered that I was prescribing lower rates of the medication for Māori ... and unconscious bias is an issue within New Zealand's health system. View article...

How a Northland GP discovered his unconscious ethnic bias through self-audit

“I discovered that I was prescribing lower rates of the medication for Māori ... The chair of the commission's Te Rōpū Māori advisory group, Ria Earp, ... View article...

Haka nationals kick off: 'It's a competition, not just a game'

It will be Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Wairarapa's second national competition ever, after performing for the first time with the top teams in Gisborne two ... View article...

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Walking away won't bring Indigenous Voice any closer

All government engagement with Indigenous Australia and its policies were “mainstreamed”. That involved eradicating any Aboriginal and Torres ... View article...

Stolen as a child, homeless at 15 and a suicidal alcoholic young dad: How musician Archie Roach ...

Roach also went into detail on his stance on the controversial 'Change the date' debate over Australia Day. He believes Aboriginal people can't feel ... View article...

Reducing Australia to special interest tribes serves no one

But instead of celebrating as Australians they are encouraged by the vast industry that has evolved to serve Aboriginal Australians to eschew their ... View article...

Indigenous residents seeking 'humane' housing take fight to supreme court

Dan Kelly, a solicitor with Australian Lawyers for Remote Aboriginal Rights, said the supreme court action would appeal that decision using a ... View article...

More private landowners looking at giving their properties back to Tasmanian Aboriginals

Walking alongside her is the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania (ALCT) manager Graeme Gardner, who keenly points out the rich tapestry of ... View article...

“Charlie's Country” to Conclude Indigenous Film Festival

Living in a remote Aboriginal community in north​ern Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stran​glehold ... View article...

Scott Morrison is thanking veterans at the same time as acknowledgment of country – but what ...

Aboriginal soldiers fought for Australia as far back as the Boer War. At the end of that war, Aboriginal soldiers were left behind in South Africa because ... View article...

Charles Perkins Soccer Academy to open doors for Indigenous footballers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander footballers throughout Australia will be presented with new opportunities to pursue their chosen sport thanks to ... View article...

Push for better knowledge of the history behind our longest placename

For Ross Scott, the sacred place where a legendary Māori explorer sat has more meaning to him than we will ever know. The place where the ... View article...

Digital platform to ease access of te reo Māori for 21st century conversations

New Zealanders could soon be saying 'kia ora' to their smartphone voice assistants, like Siri and Alexa, thanks to new funding from the government. View article...

'Historical baggage' cause of male Māori physical trauma rate - health advocate

Māori health advocates are calling out a "torrent of negative messages from society" and low self-worth as a cause of high injury rates in Māori men in ... View article...

Armed Response Team cops criticism: 'Nothing good can come out of this'

There are fears a six-month trial of police patrol vehicles carrying armed officers might mean Māori being targeted more than any other group. The new ... View article...

How can NZ prevent another measles epidemic?

Māori and Pacific people were also hit hard – respectively making up 39 per cent and 36 per cent of those patients hospitalised. Vaccination rates ... View article...

Hōkai Rangi: 'We have to try and do things differently' – Jacinda Ardern

The government has launched an ambitious plan to drastically from 52 percent down to 16 – to match the overall Māori population. The long-term ... View article...

Don Brash says Wellington Mayor Andy Foster supports Hobson's Pledge ethos

Don Brash is claiming two new backers in his crusade against alleged preferential treatment for Māori - Wellington Mayor Andy Foster and new ... View article...

One vision for Ngati Ranginui

Young Maori have been encouraged to maintain their identity, and have courage and conviction in their principles at a symposium being held this ... View article...

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Recap : Māori | NZ

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Recap : Māori | NZ

PTSD diagnoses for Indigenous Australians needs a rethink, expert says

For Indigenous Australians who were put in out-of-home care with mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might not be the best ... View article...

'Respect is given': Australia closes climb on sacred Uluru

Indigenous traditional owners in Ausrtralia have watched tourists climb over their sacred rock Uluru for the final time after years of pleading for people ... View article...

Schools in Australia show how happiness apps can improve student mental health

That's according to educationalists and welfare workers in Australia, where the use of apps ... In this vast and sometimes inhospitable landscape, many smaller communities, especially those of the indigenous Aboriginal people, are ... View article...

Australia's Uluru opens to climbers for last time ahead of ban

Hundreds of tourists clambered up Australia's Uluru on Friday, the day ... of all and secondly, against the aboriginal indigenous people here,” she said. View article...

Colours of our Country art exhibition shines light on talented Pilbara artists

The Colours of our Country Pilbara Aboriginal art exhibition showcasing ... Rio Tinto vice president Corporate Relations Australia, Brad Haynes said ... View article...

Adelaide Writers' Week explores being human in first 2020 program reveal

With his widely-praised work researching Aboriginal agriculture and land management currently on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part ... View article...

Blood and water: Australia's Budj Bim gets global recognition

Australia's Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gavin Jennings said it was the first time an Australian World Heritage Site had been recognised for its ... View article...

Glamping waits for no man in the Top End

Australia offers some of the best glamping in the world, thanks to our ability ... At 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu is Australia's largest land-based ... but was raised by her father and an Aboriginal woman after her birth mother left. View article...

Radical change needed to address health inequity

Māori health is not just a Māori problem, IronMāori founder Heather Te Au ... “Māori are twice as likely to face discrimination in health, Māori are less likely ... on average the poorest health status of any ethnic group in New Zealand. View article...

The Parole Board has a racism problem and it's hurting all of us

In the same year, Māori were approximately 51% of the total prison ... However, some New Zealanders are simply not concerned by this apparent ... View article...

What Canada can learn from New Zealand on electoral reform

New Zealand voted to change its electoral system from first-past-the-post to a proportional system in 1993. .... Twenty-two per cent are Maori. And the ... View article...

Water safety ideas shared at hui

Māori are in the spotlight at a hui in Manukau today where Water Safety New Zealand and the Accident Compensation Corporation will discuss what's ... View article...

Māori Affairs Minister meets with Australian counterpart for the first time

Māori Affairs Minister meets with Australian counterpart for the first time ... New Zealand's Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta has met with ... View article...

Award for innovative training programme

From a Maori perspective they learned cultural safety, and where and why it was developed. The language and values are threaded throughout the ... View article...

Marae at Parihaka get high speed broadband upgrade

Minister for Maori Development Nanaia Mahuta said it was another example of working alongside the Parihaka community to improve their ... View article...

PGF supports high speed broadband for marae at Parihaka Pa

Minister for Maori Development Nanaia Mahuta said this investment is a further example of working alongside the Parihaka community to improve ... View article...

Strip-Searches of Protesters Renew Issue in Australia

Strip-Searches of Protesters Renew Issue in Australia ... "It's predominantly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are criminalized, ... View article...

65000 years of cultural history made present through Spirit by Australia's Bangarra Dance Theatre

Spirit, by Australia's Bangarra Dance Theatre, is a rich theatrical experience that makes the cultural history of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... View article...

For Indigenous women, the #MeToo movement is a deeper fight against racism, power and ...

The extent of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia is harrowing. A 2018 report stated that Indigenous Australians ... View article...

Scott Morrison's leadership goes missing at Uluru

And here was the chance for the prime minister to state his own position on the aspirations of Aboriginal people to have a voice in Australian affairs. View article...

'We need to wake up!' Aboriginal activist unleashes a furious rant as he slams selling water for ...

An Indigenous activist says water is being stolen from the First Nation ... to speak about the impact of Australia's crippling drought on the Indigenous ... View article...

Illinois State Museum gives cultural artifacts back to Australian Aboriginal peoples

For over 75 years, cultural items handcrafted by Australian Aboriginal peoples rested quietly at the Illinois State Museum (ISM), cared for by museum ... View article...

Aboriginal healthy lifestyle program comes to Echuca-Moama

A NEW healthy lifestyle program aimed at helping indigenous Australians at risk of developing type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease is coming to ... View article...

'Ground-breaking reform': Ombudsman lauds NSW's Aboriginal affairs strategy

When that initiative took effect in 2013, NSW became the first place in Australia to start allocating decision-making powers to Aboriginal communities. View article...

Guide: all you need to know about the haka

The haka is a centuries-old ceremonial Maori dance that has hundreds of varieties. ... It reflects the multicultural nature of modern New Zealand. View article...

NZ Wars commemorations highlight importance of our history

Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori Minister for Māori Development ... the wars and conflicts within Aotearoa between the Crown and Māori, and was held ... View article...

Wrong-headed strategy on tree planting evident in Pan Pac decision - Maori Climate Commissioner

The Government's decision to give a foreign-owned forestry company unfettered access to New Zealand land highlights the hypocrisy of their ... View article...

Waitangi Tribunal grants targeted urgent inquiry

The Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki led by Whanau Ora is calling for ... 100 per cent of New Zealand's emissions will be on the path downwards. View article...

Passion and fear key to language success.

The study, led by Unitec Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan and funded by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, looked at language efforts in Air New Zealand, ... View article...

Maori leading the fight against climate change – again

Māori leader Mike Smith has shot the first arrow in a global war between ... Launched on Friday 1 March, 2013, the 'TheDailyBlog.co.nz' unites New ... View article...

Tauranga councillor challenged over "juke" treaty

... to let him trample all over the really good relationships that had been built up over that time between Pakeha and Maori and Pakeha in Tauranga. View article...

Hundreds of Whanganui locals march against high homicide numbers

"People still think that it's just a Maori issue, but it's not, everyone is affected by violence but when you fix the issues with us, then we fix the issues with ... View article...

Adelaide festival Tarnanthi celebrates the strength of Yolngu art coming out of Northern Territory

As a gauge of Australian contemporary art, the annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAAs) have become key; ... View article...

'We want to see change': Calls for national commissioner for AustralianIndigenous children

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are 17 ... detention and 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care in Australia. View article...

Does barramundi only come from Australia?

Barramundi is an Aboriginal word possibly from the Darambal or Gangalu language from along the Fitzroy River west of Rockhampton. They used it to ... View article...

Whanganui crowned New Zealand's most beautiful city

It's got lovely historical buildings that are quite unique to New Zealand and obviously the river, our awa, and that's important to Maori people here ... View article...

'Time to understand our history' as New Zealand Wars remembered in Taranaki

The New Zealand Wars, or land wars, were battles between the Crown and some ... Minister for Maori Crown Relations Kelvin Davis will be part of a ... View article...

Cultivating a new industry for the BOP

Wepiha Health Co is a newly-created entity led by Maori clinical researchers and academics, agriculturalists and leading pharmacists, which is ... View article...

NZ Maori Council warns Greens Minister

The New Zealand Maori Council has once again questioned the Minister involved in approving another deal that has seen a foreign owned company ... View article...

Innocent until proven guilty? Not if you're Māori, poor or homeless

To many New Zealanders the link between remand and the presumption of innocence may not be necessarily clear. Let me explain. When a person ... View article...

Te Pūtake o te Riri: Fierce welcome for Ardern and Māori ministers

Hundreds of Māori toa, warriors, have given Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Māori ministers a fierce welcome to Owae Marae in Waitara for the ... View article...

England could face fine following their response to New Zealand's haka

England's players revealed that Eddie Jones was behind the plan to counter New Zealand's traditional Maori challenge in order to show they were ... View article...

The voices of Maori living with a disability

“This is an opportunity for the voices and stories of Maori living with a physical or intellectual disability to be heard. No more shall our peoples only live ... View article...

'Queen Sugar' captures the struggles of blacks in America

... dominance by white capital, race, class and personal relationships that crisscross the human complexities of bisexual, race and LGBTI dynamics. View article...

Equal Love transforms into Rainbow Rebellion to be a voice for LGBTIQ rights

Up next on the group's agenda is a town hall meeting to discuss LGBTI politics, with Safe Schools founder Roz Ward joining the event via Skype. View article...

Irish government to consider putting gender neutral bathrooms in public buildings

The government is being asked to consider more gender-neutral bathrooms in public buildings, as part of a new strategy to improve the lives of LGBTI ... View article...

Rising populism seen threatening LGBT+ rights in Europe

"There is this discrepancy between perception and reality and LGBTI people do not report this discrimination because they don't trust the local ... View article...