Consider English tabloid media’s most recent battering ram. Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has been arrested for public intoxication in the United States. In between the sneering headlines about “broken English” is a man clearly battling his problem behaviour around alcohol. As a man who, in his thirties, has done little other than play…

Tony Wales, notable Australian philanthropist and businessman, will be awarded the Order of Australia on Australia Day, 2019. Tony is the chairperson of nationwide addiction recovery charity SMART Recovery Australia, which operates almost 300 free weekly addiction recovery meetings across Australia and New Zealand; and he has contributed enormously to SMART Recovery internationally. On his…

Sporting life is a vital part of Australian culture. Of course, in such a diverse country, there are those who prefer not to participate in or watch sports, but most Australians are aware of our nation’s vivid, storied sporting history, from Don Bradman and Cathy Freeman to Australian tennis’ star, Alex de Minaur. According to…

Australian summer, like clockwork, brings with it sweltering heat, the droning chorus of cicadas, an onslaught of tourist dollars, and our annual run of music festivals, covering genres from hardcore punk and metal to dance and electronica. Devastatingly, it’s starting to look like our summers are similarly accompanying a rising drug-related death toll at these…