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  1. 29 September 2021 - Humanities

    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.

  2. 25 August 2020 - Public Affairs

    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.

  3. 18 June 2020 - Humanities

    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.

  4. 7 January 2020 - Inside Business

    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

  5. 26 December 2019 - Legal Affairs

    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

  6. 30 October 2018 - Legal Affairs

    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.

  7. 27 September 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  8. 2 May 2018 - Public Affairs

    Footy, history and a changing Australia

    Aussie Rules has the power to bring people together; but as University of Melbourne researchers discuss, it has also reflected the struggle for social change.

  9. 31 August 2017 - Humanities

    Footy isn’t life or death - it’s more important

    As the Australian Football League heads into finals season, University of Melbourne experts say footy fanatics may not be as crazy as the uninitiated think.