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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 …”
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. …”
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 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.
news July 29, 2017
Moore experience: Stephen Moore, 34, rugby player
Fresh from standing down as Wallabies captain, Stephen Moore talks about the importance of experience and a balanced life off the rugby field.
opinion July 22, 2017
Comments and the discourse of distraction
“You can advocate letting obese diabetics die from their disease, or float the end of universal suffrage, or write about Africans being cannibals who don’t understand cities – if you’re Elizabeth Farrelly, you can do all three – but so long as …”
news July 22, 2017
Top of the table: Matthew Bolton, 38, billiards and snooker player
2017 Oceania snooker champion and two-times runner-up world champion Matthew Bolton on chasing the Australian billiards record.
news July 15, 2017
Her own league: Maddie Studdon, 22, rugby league player
Australian Jillaroo and NRL All Star Maddie Studdon on training and playing between shifts as a stevedore.
news July 08, 2017
World of pain: Robert Whittaker, 26, mixed martial artist
Mixed martial artist Robert Whittaker on why working out how to beat an opponent is a thrilling adrenalin rush.
news June 17, 2017
Silver linings: Lisa Darmanin, 25, sailor
For Rio Olympic silver medallist Lisa Darmanin ‘it’s all eyes on Tokyo’, in a bid to go one better and bring home sailing gold.