Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott

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

Cronulla riots 'rally' outnumbered on anniversary

Tim Elliott The much hyped 10-year commemoration of the 2005 Cronulla attracted a crowd of 120 today, well outnumbered by members of NSW Police, the Riot Squad and weekend joggers.

Rock 'n' roll roadies finally on centre stage

Former roadies, from left, Julius Grafton, Arthur Allayialis, Russell Nelson and Shane Scully hang out at the Bridge Hotel in Rozelle.

Tim Elliott Rock 'n' roll roadies suicide at a rate 20 times the national average. The Australian Road Crew Association is trying to change that.

Miner engaged in 'fraud', says indigenous group

Traditional owners claim Adani has misled the Native Title Tribunal over its  Carmichael coalmine project.

Tim Elliott Indian mining giant, Adani, knowingly misled the Native Title Tribunal, says a lawyer for the traditional owners.

Australian Museum exhibition: Jessica Watson named among Australia's 50 greatest explorers

Jessica Watson OAM, the youngest person to sail around the world.

Tim Elliott It doesn't look like much, but as lucky charms go, it's got a pretty good record. It's a 90-year-old scrap of cloth and it has played a part in some of this country's most daring exploits.

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed found guilty by Cairo court

Australian journalist Peter Greste.

Tim Elliott Australian journalist Peter Greste and his two Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, have been sentenced to three years in prison by an Cairo court.

Model act: the multi-talented Abbey Lee Kershaw

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.