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Peter FitzSimons is a Herald journalist, columnist and author, based in Sydney. He is also a former Wallabies player.

My cuppa with Dave Sharma while storm brews for Libs
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My cuppa with Dave Sharma while storm brews for Libs

The highly regarded Wentworth candidate keeps his election plans to himself.

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BBL, ODI, T20 – it's not just cricket any more, and it's too much
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BBL, ODI, T20 – it's not just cricket any more, and it's too much

It's getting harder and harder to keep up with all the cricket going on these days, but someone has to do it...

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Head south for the one remaining true test of sporting endurance

Head south for the one remaining true test of sporting endurance

An Englishman and an American are engaged in a race across Antarctica, following in the ill-fated footsteps of Captain Robert Falcon Scott.

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Morrison should have been by Macron's side
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Morrison should have been by Macron's side

Why wasn't he there, and what was more important than honouring the 47,000 Australian soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War?

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The incontrovertible truth about World War I
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The incontrovertible truth about World War I

Our starting point for all commemorations must be deep sorrow, not only for the lives lost, but the effects on those who remained.

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Daley must avoid any folly after Foley's fall
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Daley must avoid any folly after Foley's fall

The new Opposition Leader's behaviour has to be impeccable, which shouldn't be hard for one who appears to be a happy family man.

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And you thought America was going to the dogs
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And you thought America was going to the dogs

In Florida, they have delivered a knockout blow to greyhound racing, while here in NSW we throw tax-payer dollars at it despite ongoing animal welfare concerns.

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Skittled: Who would have picked Longstaff to cut such a swath?
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Skittled: Who would have picked Longstaff to cut such a swath?

After another one bites the dust at the hands of the modest former wicketkeeper Simon Longstaff, a weighty agenda awaits the new Cricket Australia board.

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A real leader would not keep hanging out in Jonestown
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A real leader would not keep hanging out in Jonestown

Why is the PM becoming a regular on Alan Jones' show instead of condemning him for his outrages?

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Cricket crisis a long time coming ... and we wrote about it 10 years ago

Cricket crisis a long time coming ... and we wrote about it 10 years ago

Let the record show that the problems at the high end of Australian cricket have been around for years. Peter Roebuck wrote about them a decade ago after another scandal.

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Stand down, Mr Peever, this fluster-cluck is on your watch

Stand down, Mr Peever, this fluster-cluck is on your watch

If the ball-tampering episode was a mere “hiccup”, just what would an actual cancer look like? Throw all the board positions open, and start again.

  • by Peter FitzSimons