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[15 Oct 2018 | No Comment | 52 views ]

BY ROSS FITZGERALD AND STEPHEN HOLT
Sins of political commission (alienating the base, for starters) and omission (standing for nothing other than ruinous energy prices) sealed the former PM’s political fate. But there was an element of bad luck as well. Rather than Sydney, he should have been born in Manhattan, island of the main-chancers.
Soon after the change of prime minister on August 24, Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull decamped to spend six weeks or so at their Upper West Side apartment …

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[11 Oct 2018 | No Comment | 53 views ]

by ROSS FITZGERALD
For the crucial Wentworth by-election on October 20, the high-profile independent Kerryn Phelps is currently in with a chance of beating the well-credentialed Liberal candidate, ex Australian ambassador to Israel, Dave Sharma.
This is why Labor is running dead in Wentworth. It is also a reason why some mischievous medicos and MPs have suggested to me that Dr Phelps might fall foul of the same constitutional issue that Labor said should disqualify Peter Dutton. Remember: Labor engaged a top QC to argue that the …

Reviews »

[6 Oct 2018 | No Comment | 52 views ]

‘The House’
By Helen Pitt
Allen & Unwin, 411pp, $32.99
Review by ROSS FITZGERALD
It’s one of the great untold Australian stories and it just happens to be about a Dane. A month after the death of Jorn Utzon in 2008, journalist Helen Pitt emailed publisher Richard Walsh, who was once her boss at ‘The Bulletin’. She thought he might be interested in a book about Utzon, the architect who designed the Sydney Opera House.
Pitt reckoned, rightly as it turns out, that it might be time for a narrative nonfiction book about the Utzon …

Speeches »

[1 Oct 2018 | No Comment | 45 views ]

Beating alcoholism
REV BILL CREWS AA ALCOHOLISM
When does drinking become ‘a drinking problem’? Rev. Bill Crews talks with recovering alcoholic Ross Fitzgerald about beating alcoholism.
Ross Fitzgerald is the author of: “My Name Is Ross – An Alcoholics Journey”
Rsadio 2GB, 4BC, & Canberra radio
10.30pm Sunday 30th September, 2018