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Collingwood Football Club President Eddie McGuire (Image: AAP/Michael Dodge)

Harsh actions drive culture change push at the elite end of arts and sport

The coronavirus crisis has revealed the folly of stacking the boards of cultural organisations with members of the corporate elite.

Round one of the AFL in an empty MCG (Image: AAP/Michael Dodge)

Surreal AFL opener is a winner in the ratings

The MCG was completely empty, but plenty were watching on at home.

(Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Dob in ya mates, says Morrison

Good morning, early birds. Australia has entered a “war footing” phase of the coronavirus outbreak, and as police prepare to enforce quarantine rules, the PM has called for a “dob in” your mate system. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Former senator Derryn Hinch (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Virus Watch: anarchy in the USA, sport is over, and a minister may be infected

The coronavirus leads to more chaos in the US, while former senator Derryn Hinch reckons someone in the government is infected.

The North Sydney Olympic Pool.

I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed

Good morning, early birds. In more rorts news, $10 million was granted to the construction of an already-built building in Scott Morrison's electorate, and Michael McCormack's post-Natspill plea resulted in a $120,000 aged-care grant. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The Roosters win the 2019 NRL grand final (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Finals not so grand as footy audiences disappear

Promoters will be worried after audiences for both the AFL and NRL grand finals were down on previous years. What's behind the drops?

Richmond Tigers fans celebrate on Swan Street after the AFL grand final (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

We’re from Tigerland: when Richmond’s Tiger Army takes to the streets

Richmond is a divided Melbourne suburb — old and new, rich and poor. But on grand final day it was unified as Tigerland.

Adam Goodes in his final 2015 season (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

‘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?

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

Hawthorn Football Club President Jeff Kennett (Image: AAP/Stefan Postles)

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.