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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 Leaks from the innermost bowels of government have never been particularly rare - though Fairfax's Peter Hartcher has outdone just about all of them with reams of direct quotations from members of...
Tony Wright Yet another leak from the highest levels of Tony Abbott's government reveals just what went on at Monday night's cabinet meeting.
Tony Wright It's not hard to lose perspective up there on the verandah of Kirribilli House.
Tony Wright "We have faith in the people of Australia to have a go," thundered prime minister Tony Abbott, "Because we understand that it is only by having a go that you are able to deliver the fair go that...
Tony Wright One hot night in 1970 I went to Townsville's airport and farewelled a swarm of young men around my age, their hair shorn, their bodies sweating in jungle green, as they marched out to board a plane...
100 days on Tony Abbott discovers the 'good government' trick: apply choke, shout 'have a go' and hit the throttle
Tony Wright After surviving a leadership spill motion in February Tony Abbott vowed "good government starts today". 100 days on, has he delivered?
Tony Wright You'd think a chap who once played Edward Scissorhands might have found a more imaginative way of primping his fugitive pet dogs than sending them off to a poodle groomer, but that was Johnny Depp's...
Tony Wright As thousands of Australians and New Zealanders gather in Istanbul on their way to remember the Anzac landing at Gallipoli 100 years ago, the Turkish military museum has assembled its own impressive...
Tony Wright The powerful and the mighty past and present came, of course, and filled The Scots Church and spilled over Russell St Street to St Michael's church, this being the state funeral of a former prime...
Tony Wright He was the very first person I interviewed. He seemed terrifying. Turns out he wasn't.
Tony Wright There was a time, long years ago, when the flinging of hateful names in the battle of politics was enough to cause a Speaker's heart to stop.
Tony Wright Tony Abbott is a genius. He has proved Albert Einstein's greatest theory, propounded 100 years ago. Time and space do bend!
Tony Wright The Irish, as everyone knows, are an abstemious lot. Temperate to a fault.
Tony Wright Christopher Pyne is giving sausage-makers a terrible name.
Tony Wright It is close to the time, surely when the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will launch an investigation into the Palmer United Party on the grounds of misleading labelling.
Tony Wright He may have taken eight months and four days to get around to making his first parliamentary speech, but Ricky Muir, Senator, found the words that could make him a treasure among those who feel...
Tony Wright There comes a moment in certain prize fights when the contestant least-liked by the crowd goes down, spitting blood, both eyes all but closed.
Tony Wright Many Coalition MPs seem to accept a change in leadership is inevitable, but are unwilling to trigger it themselves.
Tony Wright There's a big old leather chair gracing a corner of Canberra's Kurrajong Hotel, one of the city's oldest buildings and recently restored to its garden pavilion deco loveliness.
Tony Wright Julie Bishop may be on to something revolutionary. Given the current level of Australian political discourse, why not dispense with the spoken word and replace it with the living emoji?