Richard Cooke
is a contributing editor to The Monthly, and the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year.

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Sport March 03, 2018

Leading role: Rachael Haynes, 31, cricketer

Test cricketer Rachael Haynes on the individual resilience and collaborative relationships essential to becoming a winning outfit.

Sport February 17, 2018

Ice queen: Kailani Craine, 19, figure skater

Kailani Craine on her love of ice skating, making it to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and always being asked about Tonya Harding.

Sport February 10, 2018

High-flyer: David Morris, 33, aerial skier

Aerial skier and Sochi Winter Olympics silver medallist David Morris sets his sights on PyeongChang.

Sport February 03, 2018

Voice of wisdom: Mel Jones, 45, cricket commentator

The Channel Ten BBL and WBBL commentator and former Australian player on women in cricket and the IPL “circus”.

Sport January 27, 2018

Code breaker: Georgie Parker, 28, Australian rules footballer

Hockeyroo turned Collingwood Football Club recruit Georgie Parker on her love of sport, trick shots and social media.

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 …”

Sport 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.

Sport 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.

Sport 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.