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Peter FitzSimons is a journalist and columnist with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Full of ink: Sport and bad tattoos go hand in sleeve

Full of ink: Sport and bad tattoos go hand in sleeve

The tale of the Richmond fans who had the co-ordinates of the MCG car park mistakenly etched on his arm provides the perfect excuse to delve into the world of bad sports tatts.

  • by Peter FitzSimons

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Echoes of 'monster' Breaker Morant in dark deeds of SAS forces
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Echoes of 'monster' Breaker Morant in dark deeds of SAS forces

The treatment of Australian forces facing allegations of atrocities in Afghanistan has drawn comparisons with the Breaker Morant case 120 years ago. Both cases rely on the bravery of whistleblowers.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Time to act, Premier: our koalas, and farmers, deserve better
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Time to act, Premier: our koalas, and farmers, deserve better

Last week's parliamentary hero, Liberal Catherine Cusack, crossed the floor because she believed the government was doing a serious disservice to NSW farmers.

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NRL's grandstand finish doesn't excuse reckless restart
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NRL's grandstand finish doesn't excuse reckless restart

Was I personally wrong to criticise the competition for being the last to suspend play when the Plague started, and the first to bring it back? Nup.

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Vale Greg Growden, you will be long remembered

Vale Greg Growden, you will be long remembered

Long-serving Sydney Morning Herald sports journalist Greg Growden has passed away after illness. He was a remarkable man.

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We are one: let's sing it from the rooftops
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We are one: let's sing it from the rooftops

Hear, hear! Gladys Berejiklian may be doing it tough in some quarters, but she is on song with changes to the national anthem.

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Dazed and confused: Mixed messages on concussion a serious problem

Dazed and confused: Mixed messages on concussion a serious problem

When you have concussion experts strongly disagreeing with those on the frontlines of rugby league, something has to change.

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'It's at the stage of mild dementia ... and he's only 40 years old'

'It's at the stage of mild dementia ... and he's only 40 years old'

The confronting findings of Macquarie University's National Repetitive Head Trauma Initiative lay bare the devastating impact of repeated concussion in sport.

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Answering the recall: Australia's evolving culture of remembrance
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Answering the recall: Australia's evolving culture of remembrance

Despite many nation-defending battles closer to home, the history of Australia's military commemoration still tilts towards the horrors of World War I in Europe.

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Dump Trumpian politics and bring out the generosity of all Australians
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Dump Trumpian politics and bring out the generosity of all Australians

The US President may be a political genius at activating the 'bleak angels' of the world. But Australia needs to dump him and his politics.

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Confusion reigns over Cordner's concussion as questions remain unanswered

Confusion reigns over Cordner's concussion as questions remain unanswered

There still seems to be a lot of confusion over the issue of Blues captain Boyd Cordner's Origin I concussion. Someone has an explanation, and needs to make it public.

  • by Peter FitzSimons