Panorama Logo

On Air

Indigenous people and the AFL: a complex relationship demanding attention

45ff6700-e0e5-11ea-bf5c-12c98472b010

For two decades, the Australian Football League has tried to tackle racist abuse towards its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players with little success. Now, Indigenous and non-Indigenous players have come together demanding more be done to prevent the harmful slander from continuing.

Angus Thomson spoke to Shelley Ware, an Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman and co-author of the End Racism Open Letter, about the issues faced by First Nation people not just as players but in off-the-field professions.

He also spoke with People and Engagement Manager at Geelong Football Club and Larrakia man Mathew Stokes about his views on Indigenous players receiving a fair go as players and the barriers they face to reaching coaching positions.

Guests

Shelley Ware, Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman and sports presenter

Mathew Stokes, Larrakia man and People and Engagement Manager at Geelong Football Club

Contributors

Angus Thomson

More by Panorama

Diverse,Multiracial,Fit,Girls,Friends,Wear,Face,Masks,Give,Elbow

Lack of community sport and its effect on young people.

A new survey from the Australian Sports Foundation reveals many community sports clubs are struggling from the financial impact of the covid-19 […]

Rows,Of,Piled,Of,Logs,,,Waiting,To,Be,Processed,

Native forest logging banned from 2024 in Western Australia

Western Australia recently announced that native logging will be banned from 2024. Reporter Lilian Bernhardt explains the decision, the timber industry’s response, […]

Unemployed,Businessmen,About,To,Lose,Their,Homes,Due,To,Unemployment

The never-ending rise of the property market.

Reporter Benay Ozdemir caught up with Dr Hao Wu to discuss the property market in Melbourne. The housing boom continues to rise as Capio […]