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Drafting Alex Rance is just one of the spectacular draft choices Richmond has made in recent years. AAP

How good draft choices can make or break AFL teams

Research shows that a few AFL teams have had much more success at drafting players than others. Richmond's recent premiership was in part build on good draft choices.
Brisbane’s Chris Lynn was the top ranked batsman in the Big Bash League last season. AAP

What data tells us about the best cricket players

Simply taking the most wickets or scoring the most runs doesn't make you the best player. Here's how to judge players based on how much they contribute to winning.
Economics has led to an explosion in three point shooting in the NBA. AAP

How and why economics is taking over sports

Why are NBA players taking more three pointers, baseball pitchers throwing slower, and soccer player salaries skyrocketing? It all comes down to the economics of sport.
The ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative has existed since 2006, but the statistics show the gap is growing. Mick Tsikas/AAP

We’re not closing the gap on Indigenous employment, it’s widening

To Close the Gap, Indigenous Australians are the experts. Indigenous organisations are more likely to achieve outcomes because they understand local issues and have ‘skin in the game’.
Slightly more optimistic economic figures gives Scott Morrison and the Turnbull government a boost heading into 2018, as the charts explain. Lukas Coch/AAP and The Conversation

Seven charts on the 2017 budget update

Seven charts on the highlights from the government's mid year update of the budget.