His performance of the song at the NRL grand final has drawn the ire of conservatives, including Tony Abbott
American rapper, Macklemore, has pledged to donate the Australian proceeds from his track, Same Love, to the marriage equality campaign.
The artist revealed his plans on the eve of the rugby league final in Sydney, where he will perform the hit song.
Yesterday someone started a petition in Australia to ban me from playing Same Love at the #NRLGF. Today its #1 on iTunes. Love is winning ❤️
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- Long-time media director departs organisation after 18 years
- Exit comes after being cleared of bullying by independent panel
The Australian Olympic Committee has announced its controversial media director, Mike Tancred, is leaving the organisation, as new details of the independent committee’s review into the most recent complaints made against him suggest he was a “casualty of the crossfire” between camps in the AOC presidential election campaign earlier this year.
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Long-time AOC media director’s future remains uncertain, however, and lies in the hands of new chief executive Matt Carroll
An independent investigation has cleared the Australian Olympic Committee’s long-time media director, Mike Tancred, of four bullying complaints.
But Tancred, a close ally of the AOC president, John Coates, remains stood down from the organisation, and his future now rests with the new chief executive, Matt Carroll.
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AFL commentator had retired last year and was also known for his cricket coverage and for calling several Olympic gamesThe veteran sports broadcaster Drew Morphett has died.Morphett, aged 69, was found dead at his home in Victoria last night.Terribly s…
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Australian Olympic Committee president defeats Danni Roche by a big margin, but could still be under pressure to change the way things are run
Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates, who been re-elected for another term, concedes the AOC’s brand has been damaged by the bitterness of the election campaign but is confident it can be fixed.
Coates survived a challenge from newcomer Danni Roche and ending a bruising six-week election campaign.
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The current AOC president, John Coates, faces tough competition from a former Hockeyroo star, Danni Roche, to head Australia’s Olympic movement
On Saturday, Australia’s Olympic movement faces one of its most defining moments. Dozens of Australia’s sporting bodies will vote in a secret ballot to finally end the internal power strugglewithin the Australian Olympic committee. Riding the momentum for change is a former Hockeyroo star, Danni Roche, who is challenging the 27-year grip on the presidency held by John Coates. The ballot has split the loyalties of sporting bodies, energised arch-enemies, and exposed allegations of a toxic workplace culture at the AOC.
We’ve put together an explainer ahead of the vote, in case you’ve missed the twists and turns of the six-week presidential campaign.
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‘It was the wrong choice of words,’ says Australian Olympic Committee president, who is facing challenge to his leadership
The Australian Olympic Committee’s president, John Coates, admits he erred when using the term “sheltered workshop” in an internal email that referred to a staff member with cancer.
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Meeting comes days after complaints were made about a senior AOC employee and backer of John CoatesThe Australian Olympic Committee has called a crisis meeting after damaging allegations of threats, entrenched bullying and a toxic workplace culture.The…
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