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Politics and sport don't mix — unless donations or sponsorships are involved

Sport is a reflection of society and attempting to suppress a song about love is a very political ...  
Cowboys win: Keeping North Queensland on the map

The big weekend victory for the Cowboys NRL team provides another reminder that North Queensland ...  
Héritier Lumumba and the AFL’s problem with race

After the resignation of two prominent footballers, it seems the AFL has learnt little about its ...  
Media wowsers force AFL resignations and help set Australia back 40 years

Two AFL executives being forced to resign after a media campaign scandalising workplace affairs is ...  
The Ali Fahour incident and sport's unseen violence

The tolerance of violence in sport is a symptom of a far greater malaise involving a largely ...  
Margaret Court and the mostly worthless opinions of sportspeople

Sports people are the show ponies of life, modern gladiators whose opinions should only be rele ...  
How many horses must die before cruel and barbaric jumps racing is banned?

Racegoers and politicians bemoan jumps racing cruelty but why, then, is there no national ban? ...  
AFLWL W Awards

Rocky Dabscheck discovered a taped conversation between two leading football boffins attending the ...  
Australian test cricket ends summer on a high, though Channel 9 leaves sour taste

The test cricket was wonderful, but the advertising was (as usual) appalling, writes Lachlan ...  
Australia finally pulls something from the wreck

After a disappointing start to the summer, Lachlan Barker reports on Australia's form reversal ...  
The 2016 Melbourne Cup — half empty: Where was Michelle Payne?

For Tess Lawrence, the 2016 Melbourne Cup is half empty after the disappointing treatment of ...  
In defence of the Melbourne Cup

John Passant discusses the welcome release from workaday drudgery that the Melbourne Cup event ...  
Young refugees are bringing hope to Gaza through sport

Defying ongoing oppression, young refugees in Gaza are making their mark in international sport ...  
Grand final weekend: Roy & HG fans were the real winners

Lachlan Barker reviews the AFL and NRL grand finals, the 'weird morphic crossover between these ...  
Mr Bo Tangles: 'Avagood long weekend dear Mr Walker'

Larger than life cricketer, public speaker and prolific writer, Max Walker has died at age 68. A ...  
Women's AFL and the gender pay gap

The gender pay gap is alive and well in Australia and the phenomenal success of the recent ...  
Rio's green Olympics proved too pale

Brazil proclaimed that it would be hosting Rio's green Olympics. Despite some bright spots, the ...  
The medal tally and needy Australia

The media is awash with despair about Australia's medal tally at the Olympics. Dave Donovan says ...  

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