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Jill Stark is a senior writer for The Sunday Age. She is the author of High Sobriety, a book about Australia's drinking culture and how she survived a year without booze.
Jill Stark Joy, it seems, is impossible to dilute. These Hawkers were going to party like it was 1989. It was their third grand final in three years – a luxury some fans can only dream of - but for the...
Melissa Singer and Jill Stark A Channel Seven AFL commentator has apologised for referring to Geelong defender Harry Taylor as a "big poofter" on live television.
Jill Stark Even to giants among men, the unforgiving Australian elements show no mercy.
Jill Stark St Kilda and Essendon are in talks to hold the AFL'S first "Pride Cup" next season, to celebrate diversity and stamp out homophobia in football.
Jill Stark Players across Australia will be counselled on the impact of homophobia.
Jill Stark When Carlton United Breweries struck a deal to sponsor AFL player substitutes, the brewing giant claimed it was to promote responsible drinking.
Jill Stark Some of the AFL's biggest stars will call on football fans and players to stop using terms such as ''faggot'', ''homo'' and ''poofter'', in a new campaign to kick homophobia out of the game.
Jill Stark New research shows up to a fifth of last year's AFL and NRL grand final broadcasts featured alcohol promotions.
Jill Stark THE AFL's first ''gay pride'' game is being proposed between powerhouse clubs Sydney and Hawthorn next season as part of a broader plan to tackle homophobia and make football more inclusive.
Jill Stark AFL considering gay pride round next season in bid to make football a more inclusive sport.
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Jill Stark The end of the AFL season may be a reprieve for those who find the saturation coverage of our national game tiresome. But for Jill Stark, it’s a time of mourning.
Jill Stark The AFL will broadcast 'No to homophobia' advertisements on the big screen at tonight's Sydney-Collingwood preliminary final as part of a major push to stamp out discrimination.
Jill Stark When it comes to racism, the AFL was unequivocal in a promotional campaign last month: 'It stops with us.'
Jill Stark Sometimes he'd say he had a girlfriend. In the world of Aussie rules football, Jason Ball thought he had to play up his 'blokeyness'.
Jill Stark Scott Lucas says AFL players could lead the way in ridding the game of homophobia.
Jill Stark and Gary Tippet JIM STYNES, the AFL champion who died last week from the melanoma he was diagnosed with in 2009, took up meditation, yoga and reiki massage, ate raw food, underwent coffee enemas and Indonesian smoke...