Argentina approves same-sex marriages

Argentina approves same-sex marriagesArgentina legalized same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first country in Latin America to declare that gays and lesbians have all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexual couples.

After a marathon debate in Argentina's senate, 33 lawmakers voted in favour, 27 against and 3 abstained in a vote that ended after 4 a.m. Since the lower house already approved it and President Cristina Fernandez is a strong supporter, it becomes law as soon as it is published in the official bulletin, which should happen within days.

Time to pay tribute to our Aboriginal history?

Time to pay tribute to our Aboriginal history?FOUR well-known sportsgrounds would be renamed with Aboriginal titles to recognise the indigenous heritage of the area, under a proposal before Holroyd Council.

Merrylands Park, Ringrose Park at Wentworthville, Gipps Road Sporting Complex at Greystanes and McCredie Park at Guildford would all be names of the past under Cr Mark Pigramís plan.

Traineeships for Aboriginal students

Traineeships for Aboriginal studentsIndigenous students studying at Edward John Eyre High School are headed in positive directions, with a number of students receiving traineeships at various businesses around Whyalla.

Edward John Eyre High School students celebrated their successes in gaining traineeship' by attending a group lunch at Red Dust Bar and Grill on Friday, July 2.

Courtney Gollan, a previous student, also attended the lunch to celebrate her success in gaining a position as an Aboriginal community education officer and Stuart Primary School.

Australian exchange fails to attract initial interest

Australian exchange fails to attract initial interestWhen researching the effects of colonization on Native American tribes, professor Carol Ellick knew just where to look: Aboriginal Australia, and specifically, the University of Wollongong, located in New South Wales, Australia.

Phone calls were made, details were negotiated, and the College of Arts and Sciences Native American Studies Department organized an exchange program for students from OU and UOW.

NAIDOC festival a symbol of harmony at Jamison Park

NAIDOC festival a symbol of harmony at Jamison ParkTHE long lines at the face-painting tent and ice cream truck were evidence of success at the 10th NAIDOC festival at Jamison Park on Friday.

The festival formed part of NAIDOC Week to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with childrenís games, an animal farm and a live band.