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Alice Springs celebrates diversity with Pride Carnivale 2016

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Northern Territory MP Chansey Paech has this week become the country’s first openly gay indigenous speaker of an Australian parliament. Paech (pictured right), the Member for Namatjira, won his seat in the NT Legislative Assembly in the 2016 election. He became the first openly gay First Nations MLA in Australian history. In his maiden speech, …

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Australia’s first openly gay indigenous politician Chansey Paech used his maiden speech at the opening of the new Northern Territory parliament to share his pride as the face of diversity in the Top End. Chansey Paech said he entered the chamber “eternally proud of who I am and where I come from”. “I own it …

Performers and artists will converge on the Red Centre this week for the Alice Springs Pride Carnivale September 1st-3rd. The festival gets under way on Thursday, the first day of spring, with an art exhibition at Yubu Napa Gallery. “It will be great to see everyone’s creativity on display,” says gallery owner, Ric Farmer. On …