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

‘We’re overlooked’: Why aren’t some of our best athletes in the Sporting Hall of Fame?
Opinion

‘We’re overlooked’: Why aren’t some of our best athletes in the Sporting Hall of Fame?

While we have indeed had many wonderful Indigenous and POC Olympians, they are underrepresented in the Sporting Hall of Fame.

  • by Peter FitzSimons

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Pleasure and Paine: Aussie skipper has filled the post admirably
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Pleasure and Paine: Aussie skipper has filled the post admirably

After talk this week of who will be Australian cricket captain after Tim Paine, it’s worth remembering just what an incredible job he’s done.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Alan Jones keeps barking questions at Rugby Australia. I’ve got the answers.
Opinion

Alan Jones keeps barking questions at Rugby Australia. I’ve got the answers.

Alan Jones’ favourite used to be “the dogs bark, the caravan moves on”. Now he’s the one barking.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Why Slater unloaded on the PM
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Why Slater unloaded on the PM

Clearly shaken, Slater told me he meant no disrespect.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
‘Brotherhood’ that rallies in support of Hayne is the domain of disgraceful cowards
Opinion

‘Brotherhood’ that rallies in support of Hayne is the domain of disgraceful cowards

Jarryd Hayne is in prison where he belongs, but there’s something we need to discuss.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Players still playing catch up on how to hold each other accountable
Opinion

Players still playing catch up on how to hold each other accountable

Corey Norman posting a photo of himself with Jarryd Hayne is a strong show of public support for his mate. Some will find it touching, even inspiring. I find it troubling.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
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More Australians are becoming less religious, so what’s with our PMs?
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More Australians are becoming less religious, so what’s with our PMs?

Three out of the last five have made their religion more central to their public persona - though Morrison takes the cake.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Tanks for nothing: Nick’s serve to Tomic sets low bar for insults

Tanks for nothing: Nick’s serve to Tomic sets low bar for insults

In terms of colourful insults, Australian sport has been well blessed.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Cricket lurches on through India’s COVID crisis, but Olympics don’t have the same support
Opinion

Cricket lurches on through India’s COVID crisis, but Olympics don’t have the same support

The IPL continuing amid India’s COVID tidal wave is a testament to the country’s attachment to cricket. Japan has no such attachment to the Olympics.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Defend Australia first: why John Curtin might salute Peter Dutton
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Defend Australia first: why John Curtin might salute Peter Dutton

Defence Minister Peter Dutton has indicated an important shift in Australia’s defence posture.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Disgraced Peter Handcock deserves no war memorial honour
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Disgraced Peter Handcock deserves no war memorial honour

Lieutenant Peter Handcock is a convicted war criminal who murdered without mercy and his name does not belong on any war memorial honour roll.

  • by Peter FitzSimons