Shane Edwards

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…

Origins are Important

(or, Playing Footy and Negotiating Identity) Sport and discrimination: sport, perhaps, is discriminatory. The question is not whether or not ‘discrimination’ takes place in the Australian sporting context, but, how it takes place and what kind of face discrimination shows. I find ‘discrimination’ a somewhat intimidating word; a word that provokes defensive responses. I find…

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