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LGBT+ in Australia

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#Egaylity –— 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

Program aimed at developing the next generation of Indigenous STEM research leaders

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are still generally sicker and die earlier than the rest of the population. They're also underrepresented ... View article...

How the Uluru climbing ban split the nation

And both sides of politics have agreed in principle that the "voice" of Indigenous Australians should be recognised in some form in the Constitution. View article...

Indigenous affairs a mix of highs and lows during 2019

The past 12 months has seen positive progress for Indigenous Australia, with political milestones, cutting-edge performances on stage and screen, ... View article...

'I feel unchained': Mauboy adds her voice to Indigenous recognition campaign

Pop star Jessica Mauboy will add her voice to the campaign for the constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians, saying it is a "powerful ... View article...

Rugby, Racism and Xenophobia

At first, I was surprised that local Māori supported the Crusaders because for many North Island Māori the Medieval ... A OneNEWS Colmar Brunton poll had 76% of New Zealanders supporting retention of the Crusaders name. View article...

Books of the decade: NZ pukapuka I can't forget

I had vaguely assumed that Māori pūrākau (myths) had no real application to the present. Not only was I wrong, but this assumption betrayed my ... View article...

Research shows inequities in children's sleep

In a unique study Massey University's Dr Diane 'Dee' Muller found Māori are ... "I think it's really important within the New Zealand context, we need to ... View article...

Great news for busy parents who want te reo Māori

Great news for busy parents who want te reo Māori in the home. This week the app Mokotube makes its debut online and its developers say the app is ... View article...

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LGBT+ in Australia

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#Egaylity –— 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

Beneath modern Melbourne, a window opens into its ancient history

Fletcher has studied many similar sites across Australia, and observes that the removal of Aboriginal land management after colonisation led to ... View article...

M'boro mural unveiling a proud Butchulla moment

“These achievements were all done before he and all Aboriginal people were eligible to take their place as Australian citizens. “The creation of this ... View article...

Alice Springs declaration repeats past schools failures Kevin Donnelly

... with the rise of Western civilisation, privileges Aboriginal culture and history. ... One of the reasons Australian students consistently underperform in ... View article...

WA child recovering in hospital from meningococcal infection

Due to a higher rate of meningococcal disease among Aboriginal West Australians, Aboriginal children are offered vaccination from six weeks to four ... View article...

More than 20 places receive dual English and Māori names from Land Information New Zealand

Another group of places across the country now reflect both Māori and ... Land Information New Zealand has given twenty-two places from Fiordland to ... View article...

Northland heritage champion Heather Ayrton, of Kerikeri, retires

"I'm quite proud of the project, and the way in which Māori and Pākehā ... She was also the Northland correspondent for the New Zealand Herald. View article...

Worksafe sent expert to White Island/Whakaari two months before eruption

Worksafe's Maruiti team is part of Worksafe's strategy to bring down workplace injury and death rates among Māori workers to be equal or lower than ... View article...

AIR New Zealand: Innovation in the air

To that end, the Embassy's work in New Zealand involves engaging, and communicating, with business people, with different Maori iwi [tribes], with ... View article...

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AUNZ : Merry Christmas

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LGBT+ in Australia

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#Egaylity –— 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

Meningococcal B vaccine rejected for inclusion on free schedule

Only South Australia provides a free B vaccine in a state program. ... “Why is it that only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander have access? I'm happy ... View article...

The art project for Indigenous prisoners that has reduced rates of reoffending

Despite only making up three per cent of the population, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up nearly 28 per cent of Australia's prison ... View article...

The roots of racism against Aboriginal people

For more than two centuries, Indigenous people in Australia have been resisting attacks on their lives, land and culture. Aboriginal people continually ... View article...

Slower growers may change the fiery loop of the eucalypts

Lawrence Prout agreed with the sentiments about Aboriginal land management. He had worked in what was once Australia's largest expert industry ... View article...

Policies threat to whanau Maori

The head of the Māori midwives roopu says National's proposed social policies will make it harder for Māori mothers to keep their babies. Jean Te ... View article...

Maori world view best hope for climate solution

Māori Climate Commissioner Donna Awatere Huata says the Māori world view offers a way forward as countries struggle to find agreement on tackling ... View article...

The 5 big political issues for Maori in 2019

The 5 big political issues for Māori in 2019. 2019 was a difficult year politically with the promise of much but the delivery of little. Here were the 5 big ... View article...

Updating Surrogacy Bill

This includes support for wharekura and kura Maori, so they can continue to use tikanga and matauranga Maori to ready our tamariki for tomorrow. View article...

LGBT+ in Australia

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#Egaylity –— 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

NZ linguist helping to revive Aboriginal language

It is one of many Aboriginal languages currently being revitalised with just 13 from ... and were produced with the support of Library For All Australia. View article...

Aboriginal English recognition in schools critical for improving student outcomes for Indigenous ...

Aboriginal English is an official dialect of Australian Standard English ... Aboriginal education team leader for Catholic Education Western Australia, ... View article...

Suicide report goes to government

Young Aboriginal people across the Kimberley have launched a report containing 29 recommendations in response to the rate of suicides in the ... View article...

Anger at domestic violence funding cuts

The Southern Aboriginal Corporation is calling on the Federal Government to ... Last week, Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt said said the ... View article...

Call for councils to mark NZ Declaration of Independence

Councils are being called on to respect the New Zealand Declaration of ... It was the day Māori chiefs signed the Declaration of the Independence, ... View article...

How New Zealand is redefining its relationship with Captain Cook

At the back of the line, tucked away in the far corner of the window, stands a solitary Māori man. The symbolism of New Zealand's 'progression' to ... View article...

Shoulder pads, greed and political awakenings: 1987 was a pivotal year in NZ history

"The ambition of many New Zealanders, particularly in the richer ... "Thousands of Māori lost their jobs, the selling off NZ Post, the creation of Telecom. View article...

Locked Up Warriors: New Zealand's Prison Problem

One in two prisoners are indigenous Maori, even though they account for just 15 percent of the population. Maori are overrepresented in all sectors of ... View article...

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Recap : Aboriginal Community

Recap : Māori | NZ

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Recap : Māori | NZ

LGBT+ in Australia

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#Egaylity –— 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

Just Reinvest holistic community-led approach to justice reinvestment rewarded at Australian ...

Created to combat the rising rate of Aboriginal people in incarceration, the organisation takes a community-led, community-owned, holistic approach ... View article...

Too hot for humans? First Nations people fear becoming Australia's first climate refugees

“Central Australian Aboriginal people are very resilient. They have evolved to cope with the harsh and variable desert climate, but there are limits. View article...

Australia records hottest day since 2013 amid heatwave, fires

Oodnadatta, a South Australian town of about 200 people on an old Aboriginal trading route, was expected to be one of the hottest places in Australia ...

Give indigenous 'voice' clout over cash, say elders

The two indigenous leaders overseeing the design of a voice to ... dollars meant to improve the lives of Aboriginal Australians are not lost to “leakage”. View article...

The Kinship Hybercube and the meaning of progress in Civilization games

A sociologist had planned to derive the "Elementary Forms of Religious Life" by observing the supposedly simplest religion of Aboriginal Australians:. View article...

Heatwave and drought a dangerous mix for dialysis patients in remote communities

Chronic water shortages and struggles with water temperature are endangering life-saving kidney treatment for Aboriginal people in outback Australia. View article...

Government contracts still out of reach for Aboriginal businesses

Indigenous business is one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia, with around 16,000 Indigenous enterprises across the country and more than ... View article...

Ex-Aboriginal leader allegedly used community funds to pay private legal fees

Mr Clark, 67, the former head of the disbanded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, was once one of Australia's most senior Aboriginal ... View article...

Rua Kēnana pardon: 200 descendants gather at Parliament

But the government grew suspicious of the Tūhoe prophet, and accused him of sedition for objecting to the conscription of Māori men into the armed ... View article...

Maori caucus influence shows through

The co-chair of Labour's Māori caucus says the agreement on 5G spectrum and the appointment of more Māori to district health boards shows the ... View article...

Why a pardon for 20th-century Māori leader Rua Kēnana doesn't go far enough

The New Zealand government today officially pardoned Māori leader Rua Kēnana Hepetipa, who was convicted for “moral resistance to arrest” more ... View article...

Petition to make English official language of NZ

NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell was involved in a push to recognise English alongside Te Reo Maori and Sign Language. The bill is still under ... View article...

Central library fencing celebrates local Māori poet through art

Central library fencing celebrates local Māori poet through art ... important but somewhat overlooked voice in New Zealand literature", the group said. View article...

Planet Kererū, of Karaka star system: celestial bodies get reo Māori makeover

Planet Kererū, of Karaka star system: celestial bodies get reo Māori ... to the plucky kererū, the celestial bodies are getting a reo Māori makeover. View article...

Jones planting seeds of hope

Why the development of the new generation of the Maori workforce is essential for New Zealand because New Zealand First would rather see ... View article...

Last 2 victims of New Zealand's volcano eruption may never be found

The White Island Volcano, "Whakaari" in the Maori language, is New Zealand's most active cone volcano. It erupted Dec. 9, a towering blast of ash and ... View article...

LGBT+ in Australia

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#Egaylity –— 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

Grant project aims to improve food security for remote indigenous populations in Australia

An international research team has received a $1.4 million grant from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council to ... View article...

Indigenous model will represent Australia in pageant

'I want to show the world the beauty of my heritage': Meet the Indigenous model who will leave Australia for the very first time in a bid to win an ... View article...

Flawless hero or bogeyman? Captain Cook still divides along black and white lines

But its continued use, as non-Indigenous Australia plans a $50m-plus jamboree for the sestercentennial of the Endeavour's anchoring, is a reminder of ... View article...

Oral health 'unacceptable' with little access to clinics

The Australian Medical Association's 2019 Report Card on Indigenous ... among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Australia is ... View article...

Study debunks cancer myths

 master of interpreting census and other data, Bernard Salt, last year wrote that, in relative terms, Indigenous business is booming, ... View article...

Sotheby's Aboriginal Art sale brings in $2.8 million

When the Gagosian Gallery opened an exhibition of artworks by Indigenous Australian artists earlier this year, it was probably the first time a number ... View article...

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme: What Buyers Need To Know

The two major lenders, National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank, will get .... Indigenous Business Australia, one of the approved lenders, is a ... View article...

"My entire life I've been asked: how Aboriginal are you? The answer is always the same."

Children in the Indigenous communities of the Kimberley, Western Australia, ... have been sprinkled across many first meetings with non-Indigenous ... View article...

Report finds equity gap in NZ surgical systems for Māori

The committee's eighth report, published today, has found Māori admitted to New Zealand hospitals for acute laparotomy have about 60 percent ... View article...

Using 'Aotearoa' and 'New Zealand' together 'as it should be' - Jacinda Ardern

Māori is an official language and 'Aotearoa' is commonly used alongside 'New Zealand', and I think that's as it should be," Jacinda Ardern, wearing a ... View article...

NZ Police complete identification of volcano victims

One man from White Island, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, told Radio New Zealand that conditions around the island made it hard for ... View article...

Tuia 250 Voyage ends but Tuia - Our Future is Unstoppable

The Tuia 250 Voyage has involved a flotilla of vessels representing Māori, Pacific and European voyaging traditions sailing to sites of significance ... View article...

Artist creates Māori Christmas ornament to give back to hospice for looking after uncle

A Whangārei artist is making Christmas ornaments to honour his late uncle, raising funds for the hospice who he says respected his uncle, their ... View article...

5G deal to pave way for faster rollout of mobile technology for Māori

Matthew Tukaki, executive director, New Zealand Māori Council has reportedly stated that Māori will be allocated a significant part of 5G radio ... View article...

Sharp drop in birth rate as a result of miscarriages in 1918 flu pandemic, study finds

The 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand resulted in thousands of ... per 1,000 population of 17 percent for non-Māori and 20 percent for Māori. View article...

Tiki Guarana Energy drink branded culturally offensive

Kiwi Beverages launched a range of new sugar-free drinks this year, .... I think any product with Māori imagery in New Zealand, the iwi or Māori should ... View article...

LGBT+ in Australia

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#Egaylity –— 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

Indigenous model will represent Australia in pageant

'I want to show the world the beauty of my heritage': Meet the Indigenous model who will leave Australia for the very first time in a bid to win an ... View article...

Māori TV changes migrants' views on Māori

In contrast, Māori Television represents indigenous history, culture, contemporary issues and concerns from a Māori point of view. If new migrants do ... View article...

Australia is failing to enhance indigenous lives, report exhibits

Australia is not on track to close the gap in life expectancy between its indigenous and non-indigenous people, a major report card has found. View article...

Darwin's hip hop scene is thriving and ready to go national, artists say

"Being an Aboriginal here in Australia as well there's also discrimination that goes on with that so I'm going to be a voice for my people.". View article...

Artists Maree Clark and Lyn-Al Young's unique collaboration celebrates their Indigenous heritage

When the British landed in Australia in 1788 they arrived on a country that had been occupied by Aboriginal people for at least 65,000 years. Mothers ... View article...

Australian Catholic youth festival appears to receive pagan blessing by guest speaker

The festival began with a “Welcome to Country” ceremony, a ceremony often performed in Australia by Aboriginal people welcoming others to their ... View article...

McDonald's in Australia Fires Restaurant Owner Who Questioned Aboriginal Man's Heritage in ...

McDonald's has fired one of its restaurant owners in Australia after video footage emerged showing him questioning the indigenous heritage of an ... View article...

Aboriginal health clinic's call for help 'rejected'

“This model will distribute $90 million in primary health care funding under the Indigenous Australians' Health Program fairly and transparently, based ... View article...

Deadly blind spot in government's approach to alcohol harm

Recently released statistics from the New Zealand Health Survey 2018/19 show that Māori continue to be more likely than non-Māori to drink ... View article...

Sir Howard Morrison's daughter admits $1.25 million fraud

A prominent Māori performing arts educator, and daughter of the late Sir Horward Morrison, has admitted defrauding a tertiary education provider and ... View article...

More progress in delivering te reo Māori in schools

600 new te reo advocates are being sought following the success of a programme that supports the Government's plan to integrate te reo Māori into ... View article...

600 advocates being sought to support te reo Māori into education

Registrations for Te Ahu o te Reo Māori 2020 are now open, with courses starting from ...  View article...

Ninety Mile Beach: Protection set to increase

Māori considered the beach to be spiritually significant, as the path travelled by the spirit of the deceased as they returned to their ancient homeland, ... View article...

10 ways the world got (a little) better for Māori this decade

Yes, it seems unfair for New Zealanders to put the onus on Māori women to carry the weight (however unconsciously) after such a tragedy, when the ... View article...

NZ comedian forced to change name

The game celebrates New Zealand's most iconic Kiwiana, celebrities, ... a drinking game being co-created with popular comedian Memoirs of a Maori. View article...

Do ethnic MPs genuinely represent their communities?

Our Parliament also sees more New Zealanders of Maori descent serving, including MPs who grew up with a strong Maori worldview, as well as those ... View article...

LGBT+ in Australia

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#Egaylity –— 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

Young Aboriginal leaders in the Kimberley call for change to curb suicides

Aboriginal youth leaders in Western Australia's far north have made sweeping recommendations to curb the chronic rates of suicide among their peers ... View article...

Volt Bank begins accepting some customers

Volt became Australia's first challenger bank to receive a full fledged ... and a couple who questioned his Aboriginal heritage in Mildura went viral. View article...

New project aims to break the cycle of intergenerational and complex trauma

... Australia has identified key themes that will be used to inform strategies to support Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents in the first ... View article...

McDonald's Restaurant Owner Loses His Store After 'Racist' Rant At Neighbor

Okay you can do nice paintings but you claim to be Aboriginal? ... on the post, and #toostrong4karen trending across Australia over the weekend. View article...

ASX expected to open higher on trade news

The Australian share market is expected to open higher after the ... artist and a couple who questioned his Aboriginal heritage in Mildura went viral. View article...