Kieran Pender
is an Australian writer and lawyer, and an honorary lecturer at the Australian National University College of Law.

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News June 26, 2021

Peter Ridd’s High Court case

An employment dispute has become a test case on climate denial, cancel culture and academic freedom.

Sport March 06, 2021

Australian Sports Commission chair Josephine Sukkar

She may not have played much sport as a kid, but Josephine Sukkar has always been a keen sideline supporter. Now the Sydney businesswoman has jumped in the ring as the first female chair of the Australian Sports Commission.

Sport September 12, 2020

The trials of Equestrian Australia

A tumultuous dispute at Equestrian Australia has seen the government revoke its funding and the Australian Olympic Committee withdraw recognition. With a postponed Tokyo Games looming in July 2021, where to now for the sport’s peak body?

News August 01, 2020

Suing for climate action

In the face of the government’s inaction on the climate emergency, activists are turning to ‘world first’ lawsuits in an attempt to bring about change.

Sport March 21, 2020

Organised sport out for the count

As coronavirus sweeps the planet, sport has become one of its many casualties. Olympic athletes have been left in limbo, with the Tokyo Games yet to be cancelled.

Sport February 22, 2020

Inside the AIS

The Australian Institute of Sport has long produced our Olympic hopefuls. Is the model still fit for purpose, or is an overhaul overdue?

news December 21, 2019

Examining the second draft of religion bill

Five years after George Brandis declared ‘people have the right to be bigots’, the government wants that proposition enshrined in law.

Sport December 14, 2019

Track cycling world champion Stephanie Morton

Following Anna Meares’ retirement, Stephanie Morton has emerged as Australia’s new track sprinting star. This weekend the reigning world champion races in Brisbane, but her sights are firmly set on Tokyo 2020.

Sport September 21, 2019

Amanda Spratt’s cycling hopes

Australian cyclist Amanda Spratt had her best season yet in 2018 – but fell just short of the world title. Can she go one better this year?

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