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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

How First Australians' ancient knowledge can help us survive the bushfires of the future

Having 45 years' experience working with Indigenous people across northern Australia and internationally on the management and development of ... View article...

Bruce Pascoe's identity is no business of the Commonwealth

In 1935 a fair-skinned Australian of part-indigenous descent was ejected from a hotel for being an Aboriginal. He returned to his home on the mission ... View article...

Ken Wyatt rejects call for national register of Aboriginality

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt ruled out a registry on Sunday after the Australian Federal Police confirmed it was assessing an allegation ... View article...

Vanuatu's Indigenous groups fight for recognition of bungee jumping's roots

Mr Fargo says he and other Indigenous chiefs from Vanuatu have called for ... When asked to respond on Indigenous groups calling for recognition, ... She says that the current legal systems in Australia and other countries are ... View article...

Wellington artist carries the lessons from her whakapapa into her work

Canvases full of colour lean against the walls and light falls through one tall window, across an oil painting of an elderly Māori woman. Her great ... View article...

Everyone in Wales will be able to speak Welsh in 300 years - believe scientists

The data, published by the Royal Society, compares Welsh and te reo Māori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, as a case study. That shows ... View article...

Grim warning as mercury stays high

A Maori climate change activist says it's too late to adapt if you're dead. Hinekaa Mako says news 2019 was New Zealand's fourth warmest year on ... View article...

For New Zealand's Maoris, even touching this sacred tree is taboo. They let scientists climb to help ...

He was about to ascend a 148-foot-tall, 2,000-year old kauri tree known as Tāne Mahuta, a tree so sacred to the indigenous Maori people that even ... 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

Western Australia Digitizes Indigenous Languages

The Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre has launched a series of four immersive apps produced in the Digital Innovation Hub the ... View article...

Coen running out of food, shelter as scores of Aurukun refugees flood into town

Chair of the Coen Regional Aboriginal Corporation, Dion Creek, said the ... Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt said in a statement he was ... View article...

8000-Year-Old Aboriginal Rock Art Destroyed During Bushfire

Archaeologists confirm the ancient Aboriginal rock art in Australia's Baloon Cave cannot be restored after fire damage, caused by a recycled plastic ... View article...

Loss of Aboriginal cultural burning leaves Australia's forests overgrown, ready to explode ...

proving Aboriginals used fire to carve Australia's forests into open landscapes of scattered trees, with little undergrowth, is being ignored in ... View article...

Te Pare Joseph a man of peace and service

He was also a champion of Māori language and culture. “He made sure his broadcasters all spoke in te reo Māori. He said it was important a Māori ... View article...

DHB to offer no appointment oral health care to Flaxmere youth

While all basic dental care services are free in New Zealand up until the age of 18, attendance rates for Māori and Pacific tamariki aged 0 to 12 in ... View article...

Maori in schools might not be the way to go to save the language

A new University of Canterbury study has modelled how efforts to keep the Welsh language from disappearing have worked - so they can be applied ... View article...

Restaurant owner boycotting Watties over campaign poking fun at Māori place names

The billboards feature New Zealand towns changed to names like Piehia, ... Christchurch Māori language Anton Matthews advocate doesn't see the ... 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

Elton John pledges $1 million to relief effort as smoke reaches as far as Argentina

Sir Elton John has pledged $1m to the relief effort in Australia where wildfires ..... The order came from Aboriginal leaders in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara ... View article...

NSW and Victoria bushfire communities assess damage as PM visits Kangaroo ...

Before white settlement, Aboriginal people were a constant presence in the landscape, and traditionally burnt country by walking the land. This meant ... View article...

Emerging Aboriginal Filmmakers Tackle Post-Colonial Australia in Horror ...

Here is a horror project to keep an eye out for. There is a new horror anthology coming out of Australia called Dark Place, a project that approaches ... View article...

Australia To Kill Thousands Of Camels Amid Wildfires: Report

Authorities in Australia will begin five-day campaign to kill thousand of ... local government area for Aboriginal Australians) executive board member, ... View article...

What does it take to build an indigenous resistance movement?

He Kākano Ahau is a podcast by writer and activist Kahu Kutia (Ngāi Tūhoe) that explores stories of Māori in the city, and weaves together strands of ... View article...

Leading Aboriginal and Māori theatre companies are joining forces on a new rom-com

“He's really overjoyed by having his boy marry a Māori girl,” Uncle Jack says. “It's enlivened him, given him a new sense of his own spirituality and ... View article...

Maori call for Iran war boycott

A Māori Peace activist says New Zealand needs to stay out of the United States war with Iran. The assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani ... View article...

Leading Aboriginal and Māori theatre companies are joining forces on a new rom-com

It's their first collaboration with Maori company Te Rēhia Theatre from New Zealand. The seed was sown when Ilbijerri toured Jack Charles V The ... 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

Study to fight food insecurity in Indigenous communities

The three-year research project, designed in conjunction with the Apunipima Cape York Health Council and the Central Australian Aboriginal ... View article...

The summer school giving Indigenous teens an introduction to university life

Steed Carter has just finished Year 11 and is among a group of Indigenous school students spending a week on campus at Canberra's Australian ... View article...

Meet the all-female Indigenous fire crew protecting community, family and sacred land

Charmaine's crew is Australia's first all-Indigenous, all-female fire brigade, a highly-skilled bunch of mothers and grandmothers who can pull a ... View article...

Don't Forget The Devastating Impact The Bushfires Have On Indigenous People And Donate To ...

How are the aboriginal people in Australia doing with the fires? ... Media coverage has basically ignored Indigenous people in the bushfires, and the ... View article...

What does Māori architecture look like today?

Architectural designer Jade Kake looks at the role tikanga and hapūtanga plays in Māori architecture and design, and how tauiwi architects can ... View article...

Historian and author Dick Scott dies on New Year's Day

Historian and journalist Dick Scott who uncovered the darker side of colonialism and the treatment of Māori has died at 96 years old. Dick Scott, most ... View article...

Heather Ayrton has called it a day

"I'm quite proud of the project, and the way in which Māori and Pākehā ... Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Northland manager Bill Edwards, ... View article...

NSW volunteer firey farewelled in Sydney

Members of the Maori community performed a haka outside the church following the service as a sign of respect, before Mr O'Dwyer's casket was ... 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

Ngati Paoa faction seeks new mandate

The board will next month put its appeal against a Māori Land Court decision removing its authority to represent the trine in Resource Management ... View article...

Australian Sky Resembles Aboriginal Flag As Bushfires Create Red Hue

More than 20 people have been killed by bushfires that are ravaging Australia. Hundreds of thousands more have been evacuated from their homes ... View article...

Man behind the largest cannabis haul in the Northern Territory sentenced in Darwin

A South Australian "career criminal" who was behind the largest cannabis importation seen in ... "This is an extremely serious offence, cannabis does a lot of damage here and in Aboriginal communities," Justice Kelly told the court. View article...

“Ancestors Are Saying Something”: Aboriginal Flag Appears In Skies Above Burning Australia

In what is now being recognized as the worst Australian wildfire season in recorded history, the skies have turned blood-red over the southeastern end ... View article...

Still Too Strong For You, Karen: Black Family Targeted By White Neighbours Offer Their Home To ...

Mr Wirramanda Knight's calm response – 'Too strong for you, Karen' – became an instant hit and has become synonymous in Aboriginal Australia with ... View article...

Most popular baby names of 2019 revealed

Mia and Nikau remain the top Māori girls and boys names respectively. The Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Jeff Montgomery, said ... View article...

Te reo Maori pronunciation lessons from Alexa

Smart devices like Amazon's Alexa are becoming more commonplace in Aotearoa but it seems they've still got a way to go before they can nail our reo ... View article...

Through understanding and respect

The celebration will open with a traditional Maori welcome and feature a citizens ceremony for the city's newest Kiwis. “It will be a privilege to stand on ... 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

NSW south coast residents furious at 'lessons unlearned'

“What has happened here, because of the red tape and everything else, one thing that Australia should have learnt from Aboriginal people is the fire ... View article...

The Voice to Parliament isn't a new idea

The first Aboriginal political organisation, the Australian Aboriginal ... and published widely across NSW, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland. View article...

Black pavilion filled with glass yams examines colonisation in Australia

Colonisers declared Aboriginal settlements in Australia empty to allow for their seizure, dispossessing indigenous communities of their land and ... View article...

Half a billion animals may have been killed by Australia fires

Half a billion animals may have been killed by Australia fires ... Aboriginal communities are suffering in the heat waves At this stage the deniers are ... View article...

Rating the government's progress on environmental issues: Mike Smith

"The government's decision to not issue any new permits for oil and gas exploration was achieved by relentless campaigning by Māori communities, ... View article...

New Otago University study looks at how bad salt is for your health

"I think there are some specific foods that Māori may eat - kaimoana for example, a lot of shellfish is high in salt," Māori Advisor Christina McKerchar ... View article...

Australia Vs New Zealand: 20 Reasons To Choose One Over The Other

The Maori tribes are well-known throughout New Zealand and Australia, and visitors have the chance to learn even more about them during their trip. View article...

Exploring the Land of Kiwis

Here I learned Maori first reached New Zealand about 1200-1300 AD after migrating for centuries through the Polynesian Islands. They called New ... View article...

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Happy New Year!

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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

Difficult historic tale well and truly told

For the white Australian writer, the question of how to portray Aboriginal history in fiction is a fraught one. Novels of this kind require the author to cross ... View article...

On Land, Australia's Rising Heat Is 'Apocalyptic'. In Ocean, Its Worse.

In a history that isn't widely known in Australia, let alone the wider world, Aboriginal land was seized without a treaty, said Lyndall Ryan, author of “The ... View article...

Australia: Empowering First Nations kids to hold police accountable: An interview with ALS Jeremy ...

As professor Gary Foley has explained, "The Redfern Aboriginal Legal Service was effectively the introduction into the Australian social and political ... View article...

Kimberley Marine Tourism Association calls for cap on Aboriginal land access fees along popular ...

A West Australian tourism body is calling for urgent intervention to minimise the access fees being charged by Aboriginal groups in Australia's north, ... View article...

Thames cremator opens doors to humans, pets, after seven year wait

A growing number of Māori were choosing cremations over burials, although ... Twentymans is the oldest surviving funeral home in New Zealand. View article...

'It's not a fun park': Local iwi close part of Lake Rotokākahi cycle trail

The Māori guardians of Lake Rotokākahi have taped off the picturesque destination from the public, saying they need to restore and protect the mana ... View article...

The five best webisodes on The Spinoff this year

Meet Ruia Morrison, the first New Zealand woman and first Māori tennis player to compete at Wimbledon. Raised on the courts of Te Koutu in the ... View article...

NZ volcano eruption: Police end search for last 2 victims

Most of those who died in the powerful eruption of White Island - also known by its Maori name of Whakaari - were Australian citizens or permanent ... 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

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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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...