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The announcement of a new Māori health authority could radically transform health outcomes for Māori, but its success depends on how independent and accountable it will be.
A new survey of Australian mosques shows that, in the wake of the horrific Christchurch attack, they are still being targeted with threats and actual violence.
Recognition is about sovereignty, or how political authority is distributed. It can be transformative — not merely a symbolic step.
The struggle to establish Māori wards centres on the rights and privileges of citizenship promised in the Treaty of Waitangi.
Shaquero, a two-year-old horse, won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic on Saturday.
Engaging two-year-old horses in the intensive training to prepare for competitive racing is a bit like asking a 13-year-old child to perform at the peak of their athletic potential.
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If Australia created more age-friendly neighbourhoods — which really are more liveable for everyone — then we wouldn't have to rely so heavily on underfunded, substandard aged-care homes.
A large voter turnout among Muslim Americans may be enough to turn some of the swing states to the Democratic candidate in the 2020 election.
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The impact of colonialism can't be reversed, but as New Zealand implements the UN declaration new ideas emerge of a state that represents first peoples more fairly.
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The weather is warming up, and snakes are coming out to bask in the sun. But we don't need to tell tall tales to appreciate snakes – the truth is far more fascinating.
After years of civil war, the Syrian people are now suffering from the coronavirus pandemic and a crashing economy. And there is no end in sight.
NAPLAN's arrival promised inequities decreased partly from parent involvement in their child's progress. But working class parents don't see NAPLAN as a tool for them, and hardly find it valuable.
Left-wing terrorism had its heyday in the 1960s-80s, and though some threats remain today, groups like Antifa are known more for low-level violence, not significant terrorist actions.
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Three recent studies shed new light, as understanding how the behaviour of Australia's wildlife changes at night can help scientists better protect them.
There are repeated calls for agency to be run by Māori and focused on improving Māori health, but so far nothing has been done.
Patting, shoeing, grooming, feeding, and even putting them in a stable - the list of seemingly benign human interactions that can confuse or upset horses is surprisingly long. On the eve of the official Horse's Birthday, we explain why.
There has been some progress on judicial reform in Australia since the protests began, but structural change requires a truth-telling process and a real commitment from government for action.
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One vet suggested bushfire smoke had killed the smoky mouse – and asked, in a nod to the species' name, if this was a case of "death by irony".
Mannus Creek in NSW during the 2020 bushfire period.
When the post-bushfire rains finally arrived, the situation for many fish species went from dangerous to catastrophic. A slurry of ash and mud washed into waterways, sending oxygen levels plummeting.
The number of visitors to the restored wetlands is increasing each year, as is the wildlife.
Fish must be released into good quality water, with suitable habitat and lots of food. These conditions have been quite rare in Murray Darling rivers in recent years.