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Tony Wright is the National Affairs Editor of The Age. He has been based in the Canberra Press Gallery for 20 years, working for The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Bulletin before joining The Age in 2007. He has written two plays and two best-selling books, was named Magazine Feature Writer of the Year twice, has won several UN Media Peace Prizes and has been a Walkley Awards finalist five times.
Tony Wright It was a cunning smokescreen. Had to be. Why else would the high command of the feared and fabulously coutured Border Force come up with something called Operation Fortitude?
Tony Wright Tony Abbott was far from Canberra on Wednesday morning, up to his ankles in bulldust, and wishing, without doubt, he could stay there.
Tony Wright The audience has been avoiding Abbott's studio productions in increasing numbers, and the ratings have bombed.
Tony Wright Late Friday night. The brains trust of the Abbott Cabinet meets in private session in the darkened economy section of a decommissioned passenger plane parked in a roped-off section of the...
Tony Wright It might seem peculiar that a party formed to give the individual a voice* would end up denying its representatives a free vote.
Tony Wright Overheard at the Coalition Party room meeting on Tuesday morning.
Tony Wright Anthony David Hawthorn Smith, the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, seems unlikely to excite quite the level of national fascination accorded to Bronwyn Bishop, which will relieve the...
Tony Wright "Yes, we're a robust people and I guess politicians typically get booed at the footy but Adam Goodes is a good bloke and he's a great player and I hope he'll get treated with respect and civility."
Tony Wright Who would have thought? A deal carrying Bill Shorten through his first national conference as leader, even if there was a scattering of ritual booing first?
Tony Wright Tony Abbott, as everyone knows, is a champion of the current Australian flag.
Tony Wright Steve Martin is a name that doesn't necessarily come to mind as a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, but he was Labor's pick for the job during the latter Keating prime ministerial...
Tony Wright The Abbott cabinet convenes to discuss its latest search for alternatives to alternative energy. What really happened, maybe.
Tony Wright Labor leader Bill Shorten's praetorian guard has reacted swiftly to a call from former ALP national secretary Bob Hogg for Mr Shorten to resign.
Bill Shorten should resign after failing to properly disclose donations, says former ALP national secretary Bob Hogg
Tony Wright A former national secretary of the Australian Labor Party, Bob Hogg, has called for Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to resign, accusing him of failing to understand the concept of conflict of interest.
Tony Wright Malcolm Turnbull does a seethe with some panache. Ever so politely, his barrister's voice purring, he finds a jugular and gives it a bit of a nick. Oops.
Tony Wright The TV series Dukes of Hazzard has been pulled from US screens because of controversy surrounding its use of the Confederate flag, beloved of white supremacists, but the Abbott administration's most...
Tony Wright How Tony Abbott must yearn for a larger memory hole.
Tony Wright Indi, the north-east Victorian electorate of mountains and river valleys that became the sensation of the last federal election when Liberal firebrand Sophie Mirabella was defeated by Independent...
Tony Wright Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Telstra's CEO Andrew Penn could barely have found a blacker blackspot to announce the government's big new Mobile Blackspots Program.
Tony Wright The Prime Minister, ASIO and varied top-secret spies breathed great gusts of relief. Peta Credlin wasn't in the picture.