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opinion December 16, 2017
False Labor and the birth of Manus
“The Laborites’ Deep Concern has been applied to every death, rape and outrage since, along with fretting entreaties that the government be more “accountable” and “transparent”. This purely rhetorical stance evaporates the moment the Greens apply …”
news December 02, 2017
Fists of fate: Tyson Pedro, 26, mixed martial artist
Tyson Pedro on how UFC fighting is a human form of chess and why his mum’s banned from watching his bouts.
news December 16, 2017
All-round success: Jess Jonassen, 25, cricketer
All-rounder Jess Jonassen on the Ashes tour, paving the way for future female cricketers and the importance of education as a fallback plan.
news November 25, 2017
Roll playing: Tyan Taylor, 27, goalball player
How visual impairment led Tyan Taylor to become a key member of Australia’s Paralympic goalball team.
news November 04, 2017
Raising the bar: Kiana Elliott, 20, weightlifter
Kiana Elliott on her transformation from elite gymnast to champion weightlifter.
news October 28, 2017
Swimming’s lessons: Brenden Hall, 24, swimmer
Three-time Paralympic gold medallist Brenden Hall on losing his leg at six, and why swimming is such an important part of his life.
opinion October 21, 2017
Australia’s welcome mat for right-wing trolls
“Milo’s year-ending whistlestop is called the Troll Academy Tour, and the baffled reaction of the Sunrise hosts recalled a more innocent time, when alt-right figures weren’t the warm-up act for the Cash Cow. You can chart the change …”
news September 23, 2017
All the right moves: Emma, 28, professional wrestler
Melbourne’s Tenille Dashwood on being drawn in by wrestling’s theatrics and big characters, and turning herself into the WWE Superstar Emma.
opinion September 09, 2017
Australia chases America’s decline
“Now the once-mighty bald eagle of American power is barely hanging onto its perch. You might think this de-soaring would provoke some quietude, or at least acknowledgement that building schools in Kabul instead of Kansas hasn’t turned out very well. …”
opinion August 19, 2017
Rewarding the politics of failure
“Fired, ousted, ineligible or disgraced, our politicians keep showing up to work anyway, George Costanza-style, barrowing doomed legislation and talking points that expired a decade ago. The Turnbull government has failed. If recent history is a guide, …”
news August 12, 2017
Trading options: Paige Hadley, 24, netballer
Australian Diamonds and NSW Swifts centre courter Paige Hadley on the roller-coaster ride of injuries and World Cup wins.
news August 05, 2017
Setting goals: Jayden Warn, 23, wheelchair rugby player
Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medallist Jayden Warn on the sporting passion that grew out of adversity.