28 October 2022
IPA Poll: Australians Believe Politics Is Out Of Bounds On the Sporting Field
“Sport is a defining component of the Australian way of life, where we all can play and cheer together, and the message from mainstream Australians is clear: play the ball and not the man,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. A poll undertaken in October, by marketing research firm Dynata, asked 1,000 Australians to
30 June 2020
Memo AFL: Do You Play Footy – Or Politics?
Australia is not a racist country and the Australian Football League should know better than to give its support to a movement that says that it is. Before round two kicked off on 11 June, players from Collingwood and Richmond announced they would “take a knee” in support of Black Lives Matter, the international protest movement which claims to oppose police violence against black people. By the end of the round, all players at every match had