Foxtel/Fox Sports is in breach of its subscription television broadcasting licence

October 30, 2019


By SB Tang Later tonight, the Australian cricket team will play Pakistan in a T20 international match at the Gabba. The match will not be broadcast live on free-to-air television in Australia. Instead, it will be exclusively broadcast live on Foxtel/Fox Sports, a pay TV service which only 21.5 per cent of the Australian population […]

How Fraser Anning became a senator and how to stop anything like that ever happening again

March 18, 2019


By SB Tang In the last Australian federal election in 2016, Fraser Anning received a grand total of 19 first preference votes — no, that’s not a typo — yet, he currently sits in the Australian parliament as a senator for Queensland. How did this happen? Broadly, two structural features of our democracy permitted this […]

Posted in: Australian politics

Bill Lawry: Chasing a Century

November 5, 2018


I worked as a writing consultant on Bill Lawry: Chasing a Century (2018, Hardie Grant), a beautifully presented coffee table book celebrating Bill Lawry’s life and career. It’s available for $34.99 on and Dymocks.

Posted in: Australian cricket

Mason Cox profile in The New York Times

October 9, 2018


By SB Tang I wrote a 1200 word reported profile of Mason Cox for The New York Times.

Posted in: Aussie rules

What does a batsman see?

March 12, 2018


By SB Tang I wrote a reported feature for The Cricket Monthly about how Test batsmen watch the ball and what they see when they’re batting. My article incorporates the latest sports science research as well as the thoughts of Greg Chappell, Chris Lynn, Greg Blewett, Brad Hodge, Will Pucovski, Kurtis Patterson, Joe Burns and Ed […]

Posted in: Australian cricket

Ben Simmons’ Melbourne origins

December 18, 2017


By SB Tang I wrote a 2000 word reported feature about Ben Simmons’ Melbourne origins for Bleacher Report.

Posted in: Basketball

Matt Renshaw and his dad Ian

September 23, 2017


By SB Tang I wrote a 1400 word piece for Playbook about Matt Renshaw and his dad Ian.

Posted in: Australian cricket