Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott is a features and investigations journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Model act: the multi-talented Abbey Lee Kershaw

Tim Elliott How bisexual model-turned-actress Abbey Lee Kershaw cut a unique path to fashion fame.

You called your war what? Forget Desert Storm, we bring you Operation Inherent Resolve

Academic Clive Williams sees some parallels between Australia's military commitment to join the United States in Iraq and the Vietnam war.

Tim Elliott If you thought naming your unborn child was hard, try naming a war. After months of hand-wringing and very un-soldierly flip-flopping, the Pentagon has finally decided on a name for the mission...

Farewell to the father

courtesy of Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott Almost three decades after the death of his dad, Tim Elliott recalls a man whom he loved and feared in equal measure.

Kim Williams not alone in believing News Corp is 'unfair' making him the fall guy

Tim Elliott Efforts to blame the decline of News Corp's Australian newspapers on former chief executive Kim Williams are "weird" and "unfair", according Mr Williams, who claims his old colleagues are targeting...

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Family's lives marked by twin air tragedies

Tim Elliott Two planes shot out of the sky almost exactly 70 years apart have indelibly marked the Tiernan family.

Asylum-seeker boat expected at Christmas Island

Immigration minister Scott Morrison released a report on incidents at Manus Island at Parliament House Canberra on Monday 26 May 2014. Photo: Andrew Meares

Tim Elliott, Lucy Cormack On Saturday night, Christmas Island was preparing for the arrival of a boat carrying 153 Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka, whose vessel is expected to be have been intercepted by customs ship the Triton.

Kim Williams: Former News Corp CEO has more surprises in store

LOW RES!!! GOOD WEEKEND. Portraits of Kim Williams. Photo by James Brickwood.

Tim Elliott A high-achiever from a young age, Kim Williams is known as one of our top business leaders. Now, the workaholic's sudden departure as News Corp's CEO has given him time for reflection.

Australian of the Year: Adam Goodes mixes sorrow with celebration on Australia Day

Adam Goodes

Stephanie Wood and Tim Elliott He has been crowned Australian of the Year. But for Adam Goodes, Australia Day is a time of mourning: ''It's a very sad day for a lot of our mob.''

Kakadu uranium leak: 'I've never seen anything like it'

Ranger mine spill site dec 7 2013. image credit the GAC (Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation).

Tim Elliott To the Jawoyn people, of southern Kakadu, it's known as buladjang, or ''sickness country'', pockets of land not fit for regular habitation.

Ranger mine's uranium spill revealed to be Rio Tinto's second in a week

Rio Tinto's Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory.

Tim Elliott The chemical spill at Ranger Uranium Mine last weekend was the second such incident in a week for the mine's parent company, Rio Tinto, placing further scrutiny on the company's uranium mining...

Insult about Rupert Murdoch buried in Sunday Telegraph puzzle

Rupert Murdoch insult

Tim Elliott Led Zeppelin became famous for it. So too did AC/DC, and apparently even Jay-Z.

Radioactive spill in Kakadu stirs rage


Tim Elliott It began as a 10-centimetre tear in a leach tank at Ranger uranium mine, in Kakadu National Park. Within an hour it turned into what some are calling one of the worst radioactive accidents in...

Board game creators bring fun of Parliament to homes with Question Time!

Libby Blainey and Tess Shannon.

Tim Elliott There's back-stabbing and branch-stacking, pork-barrelling and spin-doctoring. There are leaks and leadership challenges, dirty tricks and cheap shots.

Online synthetic cocaine selling for $80 a gram

Smokin Slurrie bath salts product.

Tim Elliott Australians are buying a new synthetic drug online that mimics the effect of cocaine yet costs a third of the price, or $80 a gram. The drug, called alpha-PVP, can arrive in two to three days.

Hint of panic as Kim Williams quits News Corp

Kim Williams quits News (Thumbnail)Click to play video

Tim Elliott Fairfax writer Tim Elliott, who has been working on a profile of Kim Willlams, explains what lies behind the News Corp CEO's departure.

One way only reality check for our favourite Martians

Tim Elliott Michael Tamits hasn't done much travel; the furthest he's been is the Gold Coast. Understandably then, the 18-year-old Adelaide student is pretty excited about a little interplanetary jaunt he's got...

From refugee to businessman: a success story

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Riz arrived on boat in 1999 and now has a printing business that turns over $300,000 and employs five people. Riz pictured at his mother's home in Artarmon on21 July, 2013.

Tim Elliott It's the ultimate entrepreneurial testing ground: you stake your life savings on a perilous journey to a country where you arrive (if you're lucky) penniless, with little to build your future upon...

Land ahoy, and six hardened men look forward to a chilly welcome

Tim Jarvis

Tim Elliott THEY'VE been cold and wet, sleepless and seasick, and stinking of sweat and fear. For two weeks they've sailed their tiny timber boat through soundless fogs and seven-metre seas, and now, finally,...

Cheeky charity addresses a serious issue

Greg Beazley

Tim Elliott Charity can be such a drag, which is just the way Greg Beazley likes it. The 28-year marketing consultant recently went surfing at Bondi with 45 of his closest mates, all of whom traded their...