Sport and Culture
Sport and that sense of belonging
For young people from disadvantaged and refugee communities in Australia, sport can help to create that sense of belonging says University of Melbourne expert.
Our love of sport is now a gateway to gambling
New multi-million dollar fine on a betting company should spur us to finally disentangle gambling from our beloved sports, argue University of Melbourne experts
What we know about sport after 2021
From broadcasting to betting, players to fans – University of Melbourne experts say COVID-19 in 2021 has permanently changed our sporting landscape.
Racism in sport: So where to from here?
This year's Dungala Kaiela orator, Josephine Sukkar AM, says while we have made steps forward, Australia is coming up short when it comes to racism in sport.
Sports can show Australia’s better face
From the AFL’s Indigenous round to taking the knee, sportspeople can show the better face of Australia to the world, say University of Melbourne experts.
Footy is back but times have changed
Gambling is a part of modern Australian football, but a University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19 means fans are questioning their relationship with the AFL.
Abuse in sport: Bad apples or bad barrels?
Athlete abuse isn't just rogue individuals but a systemic problem, and sport organisations need to start addressing it, says University of Melbourne research
Is sport wandering offside?
Sporting bodies are well aware of their revenues, but amid off-field controversies a University of Melbourne expert questions the strength their social license
Why ‘winning without counting the costs’ must end
The review of Cricket Australia's culture and governance has implications for all Australian sports, argues a University of Melbourne sports law expert.
Football finals and domestic violence
Big sporting events are linked with spikes in domestic violence, and ahead of finals weekend University of Melbourne experts say bystanders need to call it out