February 2014

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Australia faced up to one its biggest moral dilemmas on Sunday night – and this time it didn’t involve the vexing issue of what to do with boat people, or those pesky carbon emissions. Rather, our dilemma related to the choice of televised entertainment , with two much-hyped telemovies – Schapelle, the story of the Bali drug mule, and…

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There was some huge news out of the US today: Missouri college footballer Michael Sam announced to the world that he is gay. I’m only being slightly facetious when I write that this is “huge news.” Because, assuming he gets drafted this US Spring (and I believe it is likely he will) he will become…

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This piece is a wandering collection of thoughts about a sporting phenomenon close to my heart. It is not timely or relevant. It will not gratuitously pose a question to engage audiences or conclude with a call to action. In all likelihood it flies in the face of contemporary online journalism convention – it is…

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The English Cricket Board has unanimously decided that Kevin Pietersen will never represent his country again. It’s a blow to anyone who likes their cricket played with raw intensity and passion. Bureaucracy has ousted singular personality. The English cricket team will once again be comprised of beige, pliant drones. Business as usual. Pietersen was apparently hard…

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