Australian Rules

I Heart Footy

I never expected to live and work in Australia. Coming to Australia is a rare opportunity since it is quite expensive for most Indonesians. Many Indonesians never get the opportunity to go overseas. I also was not born in a wealthy family. In fact, if I wanted to play badminton with my dad, we always…

Aboriginal Rules: A Bibliography

*Some time last year I participated in a conference on ‘sport and discrimination’ held by the University of Sunderland at their London campus. ‘Discrimination’ evoked ideas of ‘racism’,  ‘prejudice’, ‘abuse’ and also a resistance to, a mediating of, and also an avoidance of. In my paper I wanted to stress not the act of discriminating…

Shane Edwards Playing Footy

(above photo from Korin Gamadji Institute.) The AFL has aligned itself closely with the cause of  reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australia. It regards itself as being a progressive agent of change in promoting Indigenous rights and well-being. There is much infrastructure in place to show the  work of the AFL with Aboriginal Australia: the…

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