Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford

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

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.

DPP moves to stop Eastman inquiry

David Eastman.

Jack Waterford The ACT Director of Public Prosecutions has begun court action designed to stop the David Eastman inquiry.

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...

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.

There's no guarantee of domestic bliss

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Jack Waterford ACT same-sex marriage legislation is by no means legally or constitutionally safe.

Rudd squandered chances

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

Eastman judge off on holidays

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

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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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...

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.

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''.

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...

Who has right to power?

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Jack Waterford Comment ZED Seselja has the moral victory in the election, with a personal triumph and looking to have wrested two seats from the Greens.

Leaders in the pack reveal a proud history of political comment

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Jack Waterford ACT Liberals leader Zed Seselja suggested yesterday that The Canberra Times, which endorsed Labor in its editorial, was ''not conducive to the conservative side of politics''.

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New front in the culture wars

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Jack Waterford The success, for the short term at least, of calls for consumer boycotts of companies advertising on the Alan Jones radio program has given considerable satisfaction to many of those who hate...

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Our subs are being hung out to dry

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Jack Waterford ONE OF our submarines had an embarrassing incident this week when, while at periscope depth in exercises with our allies, a hose burst in an engine room, causing a local flood, resulting in a quick...

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Opening the book to all

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Jack Waterford The British government, at that stage of life when questions get asked about improper influence behind the scenes, not least by Rupert Murdoch, is looking at a scheme for registering lobbyists, in...

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Eastman denied second inquiry

Jack Waterford David Eastman, convicted of the murder of assistant police commissioner Colin Winchester, has had one bite of the inquiry cherry and, under ACT law, that is as many as are allowed, according to an...