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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 As winter edges its chill into the soul and June creeps towards its end, it has become almost ritualised in Canberra for soothsayers to warm their cold hearts with predictions about the end of...
Tony Wright Lawyers, philosophers, priests and the like make whole careers out of trying to define the meaning of truth.
Tony Wright Clive Palmer's Rolls-Royce is a model known as the Phantom. It seems appropriate.
Tony Wright It is not clear how many prescribed terrorists might wish to cause mischief in the Prime Minister's petunia patch, nor how many of them would own up to membership of, say, al Qaeda, but the public...
Tony Wright Tony Abbott has been having something of a linguistic outing as he rockets across the world.
Tony Wright The question, pretty obviously, is why Malcolm Turnbull would rise to the likes of Alan Jones's bait. Or bother even to swim into his murky cave.
Tony Wright For a moment there, if you took away the cameras and the lights, they could have been two old codgers, the years having given them a companionable ease, the tough times done, yarning and imparting...
Tony Wright Clive Palmer deserved to be called out for his accusation that Tony Abbott's government designed its paid parental scheme ''just so that the Prime Minister's chief-of-staff can receive a massive...
Tony Wright Demented? Unhinged?
Tony Wright It is, according to Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, 'terrible, tragic and distressing'.
Tony Wright 'A wink,' quipped the English lawyer Joseph Ritson in 1793, 'is as good as a nod to a blind horse.'
Tony Wright ''A wink,'' quipped the English lawyer Joseph Ritson in 1793, ''is as good as a nod to a blind horse.''
Tony Wright It is unimaginable now, in this time of Christopher Pyne and budgetry constraint, but there was a brief shining moment when a Commonwealth minister of education spoke of a nation's responsibility to...
Tony Wright You suspect things aren't going swimmingly in the sales department when a customer goes on TV to holler that she'd never heard so much rubbish in her life.
Tony Wright Joe Hockey was born in August, 1965. This, it turns out, was serendipitous.
Tony Wright Ninety nine years after Australian and New Zealand soldiers splashed ashore at Anzac Cove, the Gallipoli Peninsula continues to disgorge the bitter harvest of 1915.
Tony Wright Here then, is a tale of two cities.
Tony Wright Brian Harradine, who died on Monday aged 79, was the longest-serving independent Senator in the history of Australia’s federation.
Tony Wright Ms Gillard has taken to the esoteric business of critiquing, for an online publication, the cult TV show Game of Thrones.
New Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove visits fire-ravaged Victorian community in first public engagement
Tony Wright Wearing an open-neck countryman's shirt and donning the peaked cap of the volunteers who rebuild the fences and lives of farmers struck by bushfire and other disaster, new Governor-General General...