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Ban tourists to protect sacred sites, say Australia's indigenous people

Aug 09 2019

MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the Anangu people, Uluru, the iconic sandstone rock that juts from Australia's "Red Center", is a holy area, holding the stories of their ancestors.

Tasmania's Aboriginal groups divided over new place naming policy

Jul 21 2019

SYDNEY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The sandstone rock shelters sitting on Tasmania's Mount Wellington were built by indigenous tribes thousands of years ago, but it was only in 2014 that the mountain started officially being called by its indigenous name, kunanyi.

Ease poor people's access to loans to prevent slavery, say experts

Apr 12 2019

MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Improving poor people's access to loans would make them less vulnerable to trafficking and slavery, a global expert said on Friday, as a new international commission met in Sydney.

Australian companies 'significantly exposed' to slavery risk: investors

Feb 15 2019

SYDNEY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Australian companies are "significantly exposed" to modern slavery in their supply chains, with sectors ranging from finance and mining to healthcare most at risk, an influential group representing some of the country's biggest investors said.

Cupid takes aim: gay couples file Valentine's cases to wed in Japan

Feb 06 2019

SYDNEY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Japan, 13 same-sex couples will go to court on Valentine's Day calling for the right to marry, in a bid to become the first Asian country to allow gay marriage.

What's in a name? Everything, say Australia's indigenous people

Jan 25 2019

MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The north bank of Melbourne's Yarra River is dotted with a series of Aboriginal-made art installations. The eel-shaped winding paths, the metal shields and the message sticks are a reminder of the original inhabitants of this part of Australia.

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