Sport and Culture
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
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.
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.