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In a painting such as Warriors of New South Wales, 1813, we can easily imagine a group of men ready to take to the football field. Australian War Memorial

Did Indigenous warriors influence the development of Australian rules football?

Between the 1830s and the 1850s, hundreds of Indigenous warriors and dozens of British settlers were killed across south-east Australia. Echoes of that conflict recur in Aussie rules.
What’s the bet they didn’t buy one? Shutterstock/Dusan Petkovic

3D television is dead… so what next?

TV manufacturers have turned their backs on 3D technology. But there's a new technology hoping to win over viewers, and you don't need to buy a new TV.
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Eight podcasts to get between your ears this year

The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Australian sport may only account for 1.6% of total household spend, but its macro impact on the economy is strong. from www.shutterstock.com

Sport is more than just a fringe player in Australia’s economy

Australian sport will never have the commercial clout to bring the economy out of recession or solve a regional unemployment problem. But it is more than a fringe player in the economic game.
MYEFO is more positive about the 2016-17 budget bottom line than previous expectations. However, projections over the forward estimates have worsened. Lukas Coch/AAP

2016-17 MYEFO experts’ response: more of the same is not good enough

While MYEFO discussion focuses on the budget deficit, experts say it also serves as a stark reminder of the need for bigger policy ideas in Canberra.
Shipping lines must fight back against fears their industry is destined for demise. Edgar Su/Reuters

Is global shipping in the doldrums?

The collapse of shipping giant Hanjin and slowing growth point to rough seas ahead for global and local shipping lines.

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