The University of Newcastle, Australia

Public Lecture

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Peter FitzSimons delivers Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture at University of Newcastle

Guest Speaker Peter FitzSimons

Uniting his passion for journalism with his former career as a national representative rugby union player, sporting legend Peter FitzSimons will deliver a public lecture on "Harnessing the power of sport for a better world" at the University of Newcastle Great Hall next Friday 6 September.

The author of eighteen best-selling books, Peter was Australia's biggest selling non-fiction author in 2001 and again in 2004, with his book on Kokoda.

Peter FitzSimons is one of Australia's most prominent and successful media identities and social commentators. A well respected columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, Peter speaks four languages and has an Arts degree from the University of Sydney, majoring in government and political science. He has interviewed every Australian Prime Minister from Gough Whitlam to Kevin Rudd.

In 2011 Peter was named a Member of the Order of Australia for service to literature as a biographer, sports journalist and commentator, and to the community through contributions to conservation, disability care, social welfare and sporting organisations.

The Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture is a free public event and will be held from 1pm-2pm on Friday, 6 September 2013. To register for the event please email

For media enquiries please call Sheena Martin on 02 4921 8714.

  • Sheena Martin
  • Phone: +61 2 4921 8714

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