Refugees wither as prisoners relax

AARON COOPER You’re facing persecution for your religious beliefs to a point where you fear your life, your pregnant wife has been arrested and sexually assaulted for not wearing her hijab correctly you’re forced to flee your beloved homeland for no … [Read more...]

Equality unjustifiable in Australian football, for now

AARON COOPER The debate surrounding pay equality in sport has re-ignited following claims of proposed pay cuts for female footballers. On Tuesday, Brisbane Roar were forced to defend claims of asking for pay cuts from their Women’s side, … [Read more...]

Aloisi slams unacceptable performance in A-League rout

AARON COOPER Brisbane Roar Head Coach John Aloisi says his side’s performance against the Newcastle Jets on Sunday was simply not good enough. Despite entering the clash as strong favourites and a near full-strength side, the hapless Roar were … [Read more...]

Instagram opening doors to healthy lifestyles

AARON COOPER Social media is often regarded as a toxic element of modern life and regularly draws the ire of many complaining about its time-wasting and inspiration-killing capabilities. However, platforms such as Instagram are fast becoming … [Read more...]

Young drivers not up to scratch

AARON COOPER State Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey has urged young drivers to be more cautious on Queensland roads. Speaking at Allan Border Field following the announcement of a new partnership between Queensland Cricket … [Read more...]

Lions part ways with Justin Leppitsch

AARON COOPER Brisbane Lions Senior Coach Justin Leppitsch has been sacked by the club with a year remaining on his contract. Chairman Bob Sharpless announced the decision today following a Board meeting at Lions headquarters. "The … [Read more...]

Quade Cooper returns to Ballymore

AARON COOPER Queensland Rugby have made the first steps toward re-building after a tumultuous Super Rugby season, signing former Reds fly-half to a three-year deal. Cooper returns to Ballymore following a year playing with European giants … [Read more...]

Superstar Usain wins gold

AARON COOPER Usain Bolt has become the greatest ever sprinter, claiming a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 100m final this morning. In what many labelled the greatest night of Athletics ever, Bolt became the first man to win … [Read more...]

Australians Olympians banned from Copacabana Beach

AARON COOPER & DAVID SIMON Australian Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller has banned Australian athletes from popular Rio beaches Copacabana and Ipanema after dark following reports that American swimmer Ryan Lochte was robbed at … [Read more...]

Brisbane Boomer loving life in Rio

    AARON COOPER Boomers Forward and Brisbane junior Cameron Bairstow says representing Australia at the Olympic Games is one of the proudest moments of his career. The 25-year-old is lapping up the electric atmosphere in … [Read more...]