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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

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Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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Mother’s Ruin is a stellar, gin-soaked cabaret

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Trevor Jones, Lecturer in Musical Theatre, Griffith University Review: Mother’s Ruin, Brisbane Festival At first glance, a cabaret show about a beverage seems an unlikely vehicle for a socio-political, feminist discussion. But, cloaked in extraordinary musical arrangements, this is precisely what Maeve Marsden, Libby Wood, Jeremy Brennan […]

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How our residential aged-care system doesn’t care about older people’s emotional needs

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Lee-Fay Low, Associate Professor in Ageing and Health, University of Sydney All humans have fundamental needs. These are physiological (food, drink, clothing, sleep), safety (emotional security, physical safety, health), love and belonging (friendships, community), esteem (respect, dignity) and self-actualisation (accomplishment, personal development). For people living in Australia’s […]

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Strawberry sabotage: what are copycat crimes and who commits them?

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Claire Ferguson, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology Last week, authorities urged consumers in Queensland, NSW and Victoria to throw away strawberries from two Queensland brands after needles were discovered in punnets purchased at a Woolworths. Since then, the localised fruit […]

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As we celebrate the rediscovery of the Endeavour let’s acknowledge its complicated legacy

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Natali Pearson, Deputy Director, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney Researchers, including Australian maritime archaeologists, believe they have found Captain Cook’s historic ship HMB Endeavour in Newport Harbour, Rhode Island. An official announcement will be made on Friday. The discovery is the culmination of decades of […]

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Media Files: On the Serena Williams cartoon — and how the UK phone hacking scandal led to a media crackdown in South Africa

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Andrew Dodd, Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne Mark Knight’s cartoon in The Herald Sun has become a global topic of condemnation and debate because of its negative portrayal of American tennis player Serena Williams. It was widely described as racist. The news […]

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25 Famous Women Immortalised in Online Dictionary

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Headline: 25 Famous Women Immortalised in Online Dictionary Launched today, 25 new entries to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography celebrate some of New Zealand’s most influential women. Coronation of Māori Queen Te Ātairangikaahu in 1966. From social morality campaigner Patricia Bartlett to transgender sex worker […]

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – September 19 2018

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – September 19 2018 Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. GovernmentGrant Duncan (Stuff): Three-part harmony a challenge for coalition governmentDavid Hall (Stuff): How Jacinda Ardern embodies the spirit of republicanismRNZ: PM Jacinda […]

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