David Pope

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Russia will be the cleanest team in Rio

'The white flag of capitulation': The IOC's decision to abdicate responsibility in banning Russia has been met with fury ...

Which nation will field the most doping-free team at the Rio Olympics, due to start on Aug. 5? Russia, the country that narrowly avoided a blanket ban from the games for drug abuse.

The cause of Australia's wet winter

It has been a wet winter thanks to the Indian Ocean Dipole.

If you live in southern Australia, you may have noticed it’s been a rather wet couple of months.

The three speeches most likely to help Clinton win

Former Trump University student Cheryl Lankford.

t was three of the less remarked-upon, non-primetime speakers, though, who highlighted some of the themes that I think will be crucial to a Hillary Clinton victory in November.

My time in a wheelchair has opened my eyes

An injured Graeme Kelly, the general secretary of the United Services Union.

Unable to walk, shower alone, dress myself, cook, drive or travel to work, I saw first-hand the challenges, difficulties and discrimination that so many Australians have to deal with daily.

Why you should skip the orphanage tour in Cambodia

A visit to an orphanage in Cambodia usually involves meeting and playing with the kids, walking through their living ...

Australians who visit and support orphanages in Cambodia are inadvertently fuelling an industry that is separating children from their families and putting kids at risk of abuse and exploitation.

Turnbull can lead on human rights

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull could be a leader who listens to people and governs by consenus.

The PM's announcement of a Royal Commission into the abuse of children in Northern Territory jails gives an insight into his instincts on human rights.

Abuses stem from Territory government dysfunction


The NT juvenile justice system mess is a direct corollary of the dysfunction of Territory government, and when Mr Turnbull recovers from his shock he ought to makes this a prime focus of his royal commission.

10 silver linings for Republicans

By choosing Donald Trump as its presidential candidate the Republican Party may be learning lessons for the future.

These are grim times for many Republicans. Their nominee espouses many ideas contrary to long-held principles, and his immediate reversion after the convention to JFK conspiracy-mongering convinces some conservatives that he is just plain nuts.

Say no to the Olympics

Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, hands the Olympic torch to the first torch bearer, Brazilian volleyball player ...

The overwhelming news in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics has been about the rampant dysfunction of the host city, Rio de Janeiro, and for good reason. The stories are gruesome and sensationalistic, filled with the kinds of pulpy details that make a mental imprint deeply difficult to dismiss.

We can save the earth without giving up bacon

The World Health Organisation has strengthened its warning about the cancer risk from processed meats, such as bacon.

You'd have to be living under a rock to have missed the memo: Too much meat is bad for your health , responsible for immense animal cruelty on factory farms, to blame for speeding up climate change, at fault for squeezing out rare species and more



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