Richmond captain Trent Cotchin and former Hawthorn captain Sam Mitchell were co-winners of the 2012 Brownlow Medal, after Essendon captain Jobe Watson was ruled ineligible.
Team captains have a slight statistical advantage in being judged best on ground, says sports economist Liam Lenten.
Former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has offered to help free three detained Australians in Iran, but the attacks on Saudi oil facilities have made the situation vastly more complicated.
Iran is being accused of 'hostage diplomacy' by resorting to incarcerating foreign nationals at a time when sanctions are crippling its economy.
Toohey writes, among other things, about laws hustled through parliament in recent years that hamper journalistic inquiry.
A new book takes apart Australia's recent move towards a more secret state, and the implications it might have for the health of our democracy.
She’s sitting third on the list of Democratic nomination contenders, but might Elizabeth Warren ultimately be the person to beat Donald Trump?
She's sitting third on the list of Democratic candidates at the moment, but the Massachusetts Senator's growing popularity may catapult her to the nomination.
Courir n’est pas contre-indiqué quand on est enceinte, à condition de respecter quelques règles.
Il est important de rester en forme quand on est enceinte. La course à pied peut-elle y contribuer ?
Australian-Chinese writer Yang Hengjun has been arrested on suspicion of espionage, but China has released no details of the allegations to date.
The espionage allegation against the Australian writer comes against a backdrop of rising trade and political tensions – and the Australian government's response is hardening.
If you suffer from Achilles pain, it’s probably not going to rupture like NBA star Kevin Durant’s.
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Achilles tendon pain is surprisingly common in people over the age of 50. Strength training can help you recover and protect against future injury.
The inability to meet Pacific Island expectations on climate change will erode Australia’s leadership credentials and influence in the region.
Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to climate change, gaining a hollow victory.
Dennis Altman in Santa Cruz California in 1984,
New York in the early 1980s was a time of literary salons, concentrated ambition and a flowering of gay cultural power.
Sludge cakes the landscape in the aftermath of a burst mining dam in Brazil.
Contemporary mining disasters echo the devastation caused by Victoria's gold fields. Victorians campaigned for some of the world's first laws against industrial pollution.
The Morrison government is at risk of losing control of China policy at the most critical time in Australian history.
Backbencher Andrew Hastie's recent opinion piece has caused ructions within the government, but Scott Morrison needs to articulate a clear policy on China that also allows for dissenting voices.
Male and female brains are different at every level. Science is continuing to uncover how these differences affect health and disease.
Parkinson's disease is twice as common in men than in women. A sex gene called SRY, found only in men, could go some way to explaining this – and might pave the way for potential treatments.
Expertise on the inner workings of the Chinese Communist Party is spread dangerously thin across Australia.
Australia must develop the intellectual acumen to see the world through China’s leaders’ eyes to manage the relationship on its own terms.
Half of women seeking second and third-trimester abortions do so because of foetal abnormalities.
If NSW decriminalises abortion, women will be able to access a termination up to 22 weeks' gestation. But such cut-offs are arbitrary and should be abandoned.
Demand-driven funding was capped in 2017, but the cap will lift for new enrolments from 2020 (with a caveat).
Around 7.5% of university government funding will be tied to performance measures, including graduate outcomes and participation rates of disadvantaged students.
At least 5,000 Australians die each year as a result of sepsis, more commonly known as blood poisoning.
With an ageing population, and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, now is the time to be worried about sepsis.
The Morrison government must have a plan for Australia’s involvement if the “peacekeeping” descends into hostility.
With the experience of hastily joining the US-lead invasion of Iraq in 2003 still fresh, the federal government must ensure it has a clear view of the limits of any new commitment.
Media Files: ACCC seeks to clip wings of tech giants like Facebook and Google but international effort is required.
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In Dickens' era, international copyright law developed from a worldwide effort to deal with a global problem. Is it time to tackle tech giants the same way? A journalist and a media owner explain.
Recent AFP raids on media outlets raised fears of a chilling effect on investigative journalism, but a new book finds it is thriving against the odds.
Despite media companies' revenue declining in recent years, a nine-year study reveals that the greatly feared death of investigative journalism has not occurred.
The vaccine coverage needed for herd immunity varies from disease to disease.
When a certain percentage of a population has been vaccinated, it prevents an infectious disease from spreading. But that threshold depends on the disease.