Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott

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

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

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

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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.

Plenty of barking when it comes to diplomat's dog

Benji

Tim Elliott It's the ultimate piece of anti-diplomacy. The baffling decision by Kevin Magee, Australia's representative in Taiwan, to sue a local vet for saving his dog's life is continuing to cause controversy...

Tale of the diplomat's dog sets tongues wagging in Taiwan

A group of Hunter Valley chefs on a truffle hunt excursion on a farm in the Southern Highlands with a food tour organised by Tawnya Bahr.
Lucy the truffle hunting dog 
31st July 2013.
Photo: Steven Siewert

Tim Elliott It's a case of the dog, the diplomat, his maid and the vet - and in downtown Taipei, it's the talk of the town.

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

NEWS refugee Riz Wakil, story the good guys who have arrived by boat. he got her in 1999,
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.
SMH  Pic JENNY EVANS

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...

Tragedy spurred career change for survivor

Max Murphy who survived the Bali bombings in 2002.

Tim Elliott LATE one steamy Saturday night 10 years ago, Max Murphy, a 28-year-old Australian expat, was in the Sari Club in Kuta, talking to a mate, Peter Chworowsky, about his plans for the future.

Love, lies and luxury: Hearts United cheats go to ground

Mladenis

Tim Elliott Disgraced Gold Coast couple Paul and Snezanna Mladenis have gone to ground two days after being outed as having swindled $3 million dollars from a recently divorced Gosford doctor.

Hostage for 462 days ... tale of survival out of Africa

Nigel Brennan.

Tim Elliott WHEN he finally came home after 15 months held hostage in Somalia, the Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan was expecting his family to be angry. After all, he had cost them $1.

Tigers' war is over but controversial benefactor won't give up fight for justice

Professor John Whitehall

Tim Elliott HE HAS been called a ''terrorist collaborator'' and ''cunning propagandist'', a ''brainwashed puppet'' and ''naive white man''.

Mexicans seek sanctuary in Australia

Tim Elliott LATE last year, businessman Rafael Martinez was driving through Mexico City during the day when he was stopped by gunmen and abducted.