Topic archives: commonwealth games

Dylan Voller detained for breaching a ‘yellow zone’ in Commonwealth Games

April 20, 2018 12

The 'Stolenwealth Games' protest was characterised by regular arrests and confrontations, but reports suggest that the arrest of Voller -- famously at the centre Don Dale facility abuses -- was unrelated to the protest itself.

AFP raid on Four Corners whistleblower … Courier-Mail’s dodgy prawn story … viewers tune in to Commonwealth Games …

April 5, 2018 1

A whistleblower's home has been raided after speaking to Four Corners and Fairfax. Plus, other media stories from the day.

What does the Commonwealth Games media boycott actually mean?

April 5, 2018 7

Fairfax and News Corp are both 'boycotting' the Commonwealth Games' official media accreditation process, but that hasn't stopped them dedicating an enormous amount of pages to the event.

What would Jesus do (about tax)? … Nine locked out of Commonwealth Games … Fake News network …

April 3, 2018 4

Some media commentators tried their best to shoehorn Jesus into unlikely news stories for Easter. Plus, other media tidbits from the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 24, 2014 4

Connections between GP co-payment idea and Liberal money ... Movements in inner-Melbourne's left ... Queen Elizabeth reigns over awkwardness ...

Sorry (yawn), boss, but there’s sport to watch

Sorry (yawn), boss, but there’s sport to watch

July 7, 2014 3

The World Cup, Wimbledon and soon the Commonwealth Games have Australian sport fans up at all hours. Are we losing anything apart from sleep? Freelance writer (and avid World Cup watcher) Hari Raj reports.

Is it time to lay the Games to rest?

October 15, 2010

New Delhi citizens had high hopes for the Commonwealth Games and were bitterly disappointed with its lackluster turnout. Business has been bad across the board, prompting Andy Bull to ask: is it time to declare the Games dead?

Health-care professionals dudded by the no-pay Games

October 12, 2010 1

Unless our health professionals are paid to attend Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games, the best personnel will stay at home writes Mark Alexander, a lecturer at La Trobe University and manager of the postgraduate master of sports physiotherapy program.

Delhi in lockdown as the Games begin

October 4, 2010

A colourful opening ceremony and the obligatory ribbon-cutting introductory remarks from royalty have kicked off this year's Commonwealth Games. New Delhi remains in lockdown, the city's police commissioner promising that security will be "foolproof."

Commonwealth shame — why the Indian Games should go private

September 27, 2010

New Delhi's turn to host the Commonwealth Games was supposed to showcase India on the world stage. Instead, the build up has been plagued with problems. An efficient private sector should be running the games, not the Indian government, writes Salil Tripathi.