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‘We have wasted too much time doing heavy lifting for white Australia’: Stan Grant

‘We have wasted too much time doing heavy lifting for white Australia’: Stan Grant

The Australian Dream is a story about Adam Goodes. But, more broadly, it's the story about being blackfella in Australia.

Was the Hawks-Giants game the first AFL match played in snow?

Was the Hawks-Giants game the first AFL match played in snow?

A recent match saw snow appear as a surprise guest. But it wasn't the first time the game has been disrupted.

Jeff Kennett’s long history of inflammatory comments

Jeff Kennett’s long history of inflammatory comments

Like many men of the Melbourne establishment, it’s the AFL that provides Kennett with relevance and a platform.

How the AFL conjured up its own crisis

How the AFL conjured up its own crisis

In attempting to defuse aggressive behaviour amongst fans, the AFL has somehow managed to create a PR crisis. How did the organisation get here, and what can it do to get out?

Is this the AFL’s watershed moment on online abuse?

Is this the AFL’s watershed moment on online abuse?

To date, much of the social progression from both the AFLW and the AFL has come from the players themselves. Will the AFL and its main broadcaster finally take decisive action to protect players?

We should nationalise Australia’s major sporting codes

We should nationalise Australia’s major sporting codes

Sports fans are fed up with corporate capture of the leagues we follow. It's time to fight back.

How a civil rights icon came to promote anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

How a civil rights icon came to promote anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

Acclaimed novelist Alice Walker recommends David Icke, Andrew Broad's unfortunate tweet, and a logo designer's Freudian slip.

Merry Xmas (the Footy Show war is over)

Merry Xmas (the Footy Show war is over)

After nearly two decades, Seven has crushed Nine's Footy Show.

On the AFL’s institutionalised acceptance of hatred

On the AFL’s institutionalised acceptance of hatred

The AFL must condemn trolling and abuse based on gender identity or sexuality, or people like me, will continue to be hated for existing, writes Hannah Mouncey.

Hype and heat: the rise and rise of AFL trade week

Hype and heat: the rise and rise of AFL trade week

The AFL's much-hyped trade week ended last night, but for many fans, it's a welcome reprieve after a "failed" season.