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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.
Sport 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.
Sport November 04, 2017
Raising the bar: Kiana Elliott, 20, weightlifter
Kiana Elliott on her transformation from elite gymnast to champion weightlifter.
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 …”
Sport 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, …”
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.
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.