The workplace is a breeding ground for mental illness stigma, writes Sam Ryan.
Twenty years on from Nicky Winmar’s iconic stand against racism, Black and Proud is a confronting, thought-provoking reminder of why the image still resonates strongly, writes Sonia Nair.
For a sports-obsessed nation like Australia, Anna Krien’s Night Games is an oft-troubling but essential expose of the troubling ‘macho culture’ that exists in codes like AFL and NRL.
By Sam Ryan. The two human rights issues dominated May, but how interested was the media in disability insurance, and were they really listening to what Adam Goodes had to say about racism? Meanwhile, there may be reason for (cautious) optimism when it comes to reporting on asylum seekers. How much do the media really […]
Right Now kicked off the month of March with our sport and human rights theme. Paul Oliver explains how, contrary to what you might expect, sport and human rights are closely connected. He tells us why sport can be an effective tool to address discrimination, encourage respect, and promote social cohesion and equality. Marking Right […]
“I figured out that I was gay when I was about 12 or 13 years old,” Ball said. “I fought it for a very long time, and it took me quite a while to come to terms with it because I felt that I would be letting my … community down.” Jason developed his football […]
Dyson Hore-Lacy SC is a leading human rights barrister and an AFL aficionado. In this interview for Right Now Radio, he speaks about the intersection between human rights and AFL and the role of each in the other. From the Olympics, to Fitzroy Football Club to Lance Armstrong, Dyson discuss the way sport, culture and […]
By Amna K-Hassan This article is part of our March theme, Sport and Human Rights. It’s also part of a series of articles looking specifically at the role of women in sport. “Football doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” This was the inscription on the medallion given to every player at the end of our […]
Peta Searle is an assistant Australian Rules football coach with VFL club Port Melbourne. Peta was the first Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL) coach to coach a team (Darebin Falcons) to five consecutive Premier Final wins and the first female coach in the TAC with the Western Jets. She was also the first head coach […]