Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is Editor-at-large, The Canberra Times

Why I won't play for team Australia

Jack Waterford I don't want to play for team Australia, or for team Abbott. And I wouldn't encourage my children to, either.

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Rolls Royce money for donkey cart ride

Jack Waterford The assassination of Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester as he arrived home in Deakin in January 1989 was one of the most audacious in Australian history.

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Treasurer Andrew Barr returns, like the proverbial dog, to his stadium

Katy Gallagher revisits the City to the Lake plan every month or so.

Jack Waterford One can always tell when our beloved Treasurer and, until recently, Sports Minister, Andrew Barr, is suffering from existential angst or relevance deprivation syndrome.

ASIC: the chicken sent to deal with crocodiles


Jack Waterford The Australian Securities and Investments Commission received a terrible pasting from a Senate committee this week.

Eastman Inquiry shows importance of the nagging doubt

David Eastman.

Jack Waterford Inside the Eastman trial: how the case fell apart.

Was Colin Winchester the victim of a hitman after turning tables on drug farmers?

Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester had supervised a sting on organised crime figures.

Jack Waterford When Canberra detectives saw the body of Colin Winchester slumped in his car in Deakin in January 1989, The killing bore all of the signs of a professional hit.

Day two: The hitman theory founders

Part 2: The Colin Winchester hitman theory founders

 Arrest of the Colin Winchester murder suspect, David Harold Eastman, left, at his Reid flat.

Jack Waterford When AFP Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester was shot dead, the instinct was to see it as an audacious Mafia hit.

Budget plan is cautious and conservative


Jack Waterford Here's the big secret. The ACT economy is in reasonably good shape despite the heavy hits from Penny Wong it has taken.

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Adroit navigation but no destination

Voters do not have a

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A gentleman in an unforgiving world

Jack Waterford Bill Pritchett was one of many distinguished and able public servants who was monstered by the legendary Arthur Tange - head of the Defence Department - over the years.

The real enemy lurks in own ranks

Jack Waterford The ADFA Skype affair will go into Australian defence history, perhaps deserving a place at the Australian War Memorial alongside other boorish quasi-sexual exploits by Australians at arms that the...

Crucial evidence used in Eastman trial came from expert sacked in Victoria

David Eastman on his way to the ACT Supreme Court to face charges concerning the murder of Assistant Commissioner Winchester.

Jack Waterford Midway through the 1995 Eastman murder trial, police and forensic staff in Victoria were expressing concern that a major scientific witness in the case had an ''urge to impress by assisting to...

Former editor had pride in his role at 'my sort of newspaper'

Archive image from 1987 of former Newcastle Herald Editor John Allan.

Jack Waterford John Allan, a Walkley-award winning journalist who was editor of The Canberra Times between 1968 and 1972, died peacefully in Ballina Hospital yesterday ''of a long life''.

Canberra's scribe from WA a journalist, author for 78 years

Jack Waterford For more than 20 years from the mid-1960s, Athol Thomas was the West Australian columnist for The Canberra Times.

Three Eastman barristers forced to stand down


Jack Waterford David Eastman is without representation, other than by a legal aid solicitor, today after three barristers briefed by him have found themselves forced to stand down from an inquiry into his...

Eastman inquiry costs already top $1m

David Eastman on his way to the ACT Supreme Court to face charges concerning the murder of Assistant Commissioner Winchester.

Jack Waterford The judicial inquiry into the 1995 conviction of David Eastman for the 1989 murder of Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester has so far cost ACT taxpayers well over $1 million, though no actual...

2013-14 ACT Budget

Really, it's only mildly stimulating

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Jack Waterford Three months from now, Andrew Barr, as a loyal member of the ALP suicide watch, will be telling ACT voters - and anyone elsewhere who will listen - that an Abbott Coalition government will be an...

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Eastman judge off on holidays

Jack Waterford The judge appointed to take over the Eastman inquiry has decided to take six weeks' leave.

Rudd squandered chances

Jack Waterford Kind words for Kevin Rudd from Labor supporters are going to be in short supply form today.

Attempt to narrow Eastman inquiry

David Eastman on his way to the ACT Supreme Court to face charges concerning the murder of Assistant Commissioner Winchester.

Michael Inman and Jack Waterford The DPP has launched a second attempt to downgrade the inquiry into David Harold Eastman's murder conviction.