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July 15, 2019

Victoria’s concerns about the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and her vision to resolve them were clear from the outset of her interview— the vision is of a connected, inclusive, and accessible Wellington region.   This is reflected in her key policy concerns: fair and accessible public transport, ambitious climate action, and community-driven decision-making.   […]

July 15, 2019

LGBTIQ+ homelessness is a massive issue in New Zealand, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Despite the wider public discourse on homelessness, LGBTIQ+ homelessness is rarely discussed.    In New Zealand, homelessness is defined as severe housing deprivation, which includes two main criteria:  (1) that a person is living in severely inadequate housing […]

July 15, 2019

Samoa Censors Elton John Biopic Earlier this year, Apia’s Apollo Cinemas was prohibited from screening the Elton John biopic Rocketman. The film was dubbed “inappropriate for public viewing” by Samoa’s principal censor.    While the decision caused outrage across the globe, President of the Samoan Fa’afafine Association, lawyer Alex Su’a, was less surprised.    In […]

July 15, 2019

Largely characterised by protest, but generally seen as progressing important queer issues, the year 2018/2019 for the Rainbow community in New Zealand has been a big and busy one.  Here are a few key stories from the year to keep you up to date.   Conversion Therapy Petition In September 2018, Young Labour, Young Greens […]

July 15, 2019

A year can feel like a short time in the world of the Indigenous Queer, and 2019 was no excpetion. The stories included here outline the presence achieved by queer Māori in both the Rainbow community and Māoritanga, and suggest another busy year for them.    Queen Takes Bishop: Georgina Beyer Weighs In On Brian […]

July 15, 2019

With the LGBTQI Project concluding nearly a year and a half ago, now is a good a time as any to look back on the progress that has been made to provide inclusive working and learning environments at Victoria.   The LGBTQI Project, conducted by Project Coordinator Connor Mcleod, was a response to LGBTQIA+ students […]

July 15, 2019

Tasmania makes gender optional on birth certificates  In April 2019, new legislation made gender markers on birth certificates optional, and removed the requirement for transgender people to have surgery in order to have their gender recognised. The law also allows people aged 16 years or older to apply to change their registered gender without parental […]

July 8, 2019

Recently, a suggestion from VUW to remove study break from  the mid-year exam period caused a lot of controversy. In case you saw it, but are still out of the loop, we’re here to help.   The whole proposal is part of a broader issue: the VUW Academic Board decided, in 2016, to extend Trimester […]

July 8, 2019

If you’re reading the Salient news section, it’s a pretty good bet you’re a neeerd. If, by chance, you’re not a neeerd, then my apologies that you’ve been guilted into reading it by your neeerd friends. If you’re the former, I’m about to tell you something that is sure to get you hot and bothered […]

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