New republican model could be the project that brings us back together
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New republican model could be the project that brings us back together

We need a new model for electing our head of state,and this is it – one to put before the 5 million voting Australians who were too young,and in some cases not even born,to vote in the 1999 republican referendum.

  • byPeter FitzSimons

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Border farce:Door should have been closed to Djokovic weeks ago
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Border farce:Door should have been closed to Djokovic weeks ago

How is it that Tennis Australia and the Victorian and federal governments failed to come to a firm position on whether the world’s No.1 tennis player and anti-vaxxer could come to play the Australian Open until he was on the tarmac?

  • byPeter FitzSimons
Magnificent Barty gave us the best of times amid the worst of times
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Magnificent Barty gave us the best of times amid the worst of times

Some rose to great heights and carried us with them while others dug themselves ever deeper into holes.

  • byPeter FitzSimons
‘You ignored warnings’:Bob Carr on why the unvaccinated should pay for their COVID healthcare
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‘You ignored warnings’:Bob Carr on why the unvaccinated should pay for their COVID healthcare

The former premier and minister for foreign affairs takes a hard line on the unvaccinated.

  • byPeter FitzSimons
Starc’s wonder ball stuns all and sundry – except you know who
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Starc’s wonder ball stuns all and sundry – except you know who

Across the commentary booths everyone with a microphone is roaring,chortling,exulting,doing air-punches of wonder and joy – bar one.

  • byPeter FitzSimons
The nutters who stormed Ballarat know nothing of Eureka or its heroes
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The nutters who stormed Ballarat know nothing of Eureka or its heroes

The Eureka flag recalls men who fought for the principles of democracy. It has nothing to do with the people who wanted to reclaim it in Ballarat on Sunday.

  • byPeter FitzSimons
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‘I knew I had her’:How Ariarne Titmus won that unforgettable race in Tokyo

‘I knew I had her’:How Ariarne Titmus won that unforgettable race in Tokyo

The Australian swimmer had a gutsy plan to take down the greatest of all time 400 metres champ,Katie Ledecky.

  • byPeter FitzSimons
A pat on the back for our new man Cummins
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A pat on the back for our new man Cummins

You know the rules. It’s time for everyone who has ever had any interaction with Pat Cummins to dust off their best anecdotes. Myself,I’ve got nothing. But ...

  • byPeter FitzSimons
Remembering a trailblazer who overcame racism and death threats to change the world
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Remembering a trailblazer who overcame racism and death threats to change the world

Lee Elder,who died on Sunday aged 87,was the man who first forged the black path down the first fairway of the exclusive clubs and elite tournaments against heavy resistance.

  • byPeter FitzSimons
Jacqui Lambie’s journey:In the beginning I was like Pauline Hanson,and it was scary
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Jacqui Lambie’s journey:In the beginning I was like Pauline Hanson,and it was scary

The Tasmanian Senator says she cringes at some of her early speeches. Now she’s taking on One Nation.

  • byPeter FitzSimons
CA credibility hangs on drawing line under Sandpapergate
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CA credibility hangs on drawing line under Sandpapergate

Now that we know that CA were happy to hide the Tim Paine imbroglio,it casts more doubt on what they knew about what happened in South Africa three years ago.

  • byPeter FitzSimons