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 Five-year-old extrovert steals the spotlight from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Tony Wright Kevin Rudd tends to a deal of hair flicking, dipping his head and the right hand sweeping the silvery fringe back when he becomes a little agitated . . .
Tony Wright Kevin Rudd, you understand, is fairly straining at the bit to debate Tony Abbott: he says so every day.
Tony Wright Such satisfaction. Kevin Rudd, twice a prime minister, finally got to slide down the long drive to Government House, Yarralumla, to secure vice-regal permission to hold his own election.
Tony Wright Eden-Monaro, a rolling green slice of the NSW far south-east, bordered to the west by the Snowy Mountains and to the east by some of Australia's most beautiful and unspoiled beaches, seems an...
Tony Wright Rudd's finally got to call his own election. Kevin (September) 07.
Tony Wright Eden-Monaro, a rolling green slice of the far south-east of NSW, the election bellwether? Don't bank on it.
Tony Wright The Monty Python team would have had a splendid time: two Australian political leaders doing battle over a highway named Bruce, each claiming to be 'more Queensland' than the other.
Tony Wright With Australia barely granted the time to digest the emergence of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Mark II, the nation finds itself with an Acting Prime Minister called Albo merrily musing about taking a...
Tony Wright With Australia barely granted the time to digest the emergence of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Mark II, the nation finds itself with an acting Prime Minister called Albo merrily musing about taking a...
Tony Wright The removalists are at The Lodge, Kevin Rudd has shouted drinks for the media in the Prime Minister's Office and the gift shop at Parliament House has sold out of Julia Gillard souvenir coffee mugs.
Tony Wright Julia Gillard was, declared her outgoing deputy Wayne Swan, "one of the toughest warriors who have ever led the Australian Labor Party".
Tony Wright There were those who laid eyes this week upon the picture of Prime Minister Julia Gillard happily knitting and, searching for a literary metaphor, settled upon Charles Dickens' mistress of vengeance,...
Tony Wright A family escaping the tropical evening warmth splashes in the shallows of Flying Fish Cove, a mere indentation in the cruel cliffs that encircle Christmas Island, and an old rusting fishing boat bobs...
Tony Wright The dreamy islands of the Maldives, are rarely the subject of parliamentary discourse in Australia.
Tony Wright The Lobby Restaurant Australia Day Massacree eclipses the biggest scandal in Western politics.
Tony Wright For this armchair viewer, it was a classic, less mere tennis than extended drama.
Tony Wright There are two good reasons why you wouldn't want to rely on the results of the PM's trial.
Tony Wright Poor Wayne. What he'd give for a pair of smug Tony Abbott's budgie smugglers now.
Tony Wright Opposition Leader Tony Abbott quite lost his grip yesterday when welcoming Crown Prince Frederik and Australian's own royal highness, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.