Ethnicity and Identity: Old Soccer Faces New Challenges

The first edition of Australia’s FFA Cup has been hailed as a great success, repairing some of the divisions between ‘old soccer’ and ‘new football’, but new challenges must be overcome if football’s warring factions are to be reconciled. Football in Australia is still struggling with the same old disagreements, as ... Read More...

Knights, FFA Go To War Over New Club Identity Policy

By: Tom Hines A dispute between Football Federation Australia and the Melbourne Knights Football Club looks destined to become an ongoing legal battle, with the FFA so far ruling out any chance of mediation. Melbourne Knights lodged a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission in August after the FFA blocked a ... Read More...

Renshaw Rides Back Into Form At Le Tour

By: Tom Hines With the penultimate stage of the Tour de France just three days away, Bathurst cycling product Mark Renshaw is preparing for a triumphant return to Paris, having rediscovered top form as a sprinter. At the race’s Grand Départe three weeks ago, Renshaw was set to resume his role as ... Read More...

Sex change for the Kimberley

  BY THERESE PHILIPS: “That business from before, where parents don’t talk about it, that’s long gone,” says Anne Lennard, Derby based aboriginal health worker, and foot solider in the war against sexually transmitted infection that is raging in the Kimberley. Her message to parents is plain and clear, “why you ... Read More...

WA shark cull

By STEVEN WHITE: Western Australia’s controversial shark cull has ended on April 30 after a three-month trial which resulted in the death of 45 sharks. More than 100 sharks were caught throughout the trial period, which targeted sharks at least three metres in size, and all those killed were large tiger sharks. The WA ... Read More...

What does the label on your back say?

By HARRIET ARMSTRONG: Due to the rise and popularity of high-end clothing made in the eastern world with countries like China and Vietnam opening new factories almost daily, clothing made in a Western country is becoming increasingly uncommon. Harriet Armstrong investigates the perils, challenges and history behind clothing made and manufactured ... Read More...

Sun sets on WA music festivals

By TEGAN GUTHRIE: In January this year, Big Day Out promoter AJ Maddah confirmed the 20-year-strong festival would not be returning to Perth in 2015. The following month, he also confirmed the same fate for his own touring festival, Soundwave. Attending a live music concert is a common 'to-do' on many people’s bucket lists. But following the ... Read More...