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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. …”
Sport 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.
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, …”
Sport 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.
Sport 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 …”
Sport 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.
Sport 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.
Sport 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.
Sport 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.
Sport June 03, 2017
Balancing act: Jo Brigden-Jones, 29, kayaker
Olympic kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones on how pressure – in sporting events and in her work as a paramedic – brings out the best in her.
Sport April 22, 2017
À la kart: Rianna O’Meara-Hunt, 15, kart driver
Karting champion Rianna O’Meara-Hunt on being too young for a driver’s licence but travelling at speeds of up to 120km/h on the racetrack.