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Tony Wright

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.

Anzac Day Centenary 2015: Australians gather in Turkey ahead of Anzac Day services at Gallipoli

Tony Wright Ted Beard has had his name picked out of two ballots in his life, both of which ended with him travelling a long way from Australia.

The lost souls of Condah who joined the Anzacs

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Tony Wright Aboriginal families of Condah have fought in every war since World War I despite their own lands being stolen and being denied soldier benefits.

Anzac centenary: Melbourne golden boy wrote some of finest dispatches from Gallipoli

A photo of Anzac Beach taken by Phillip Schuler in August 1915.

Tony Wright The Age correspondent's reports showed his compassion for Anzac and Turkish soldiers. He later enlisted and died on Western Front.

Malcolm Fraser's compassion saved my career

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Tony Wright After spilling hot coffee over the then Minister for Defence, Tony Wright's first day as a journalist was off to a rocky start.

Abbott cheer causes the Taoiseach to put on his sober face for St Pat's Day

Tony Wright The Irish, as everyone knows, are an abstemious lot. Temperate to a fault.

George Megalogenis delves into Australian history for three-part TV series Making Australia Great: Inside Our Longest Boom

George Megalogenis has explored contemporary Australia in a three-hour TV series.

Tony Wright Last year, George Megalogenis and a film crew took John Howard back to his old school, Canterbury Boys High in Sydney's south-west, and captured a compelling snapshot of Australia's longer story.

100 years on, Tim Fischer seeks justice for his hero, the general

Sir John Monash

Tony Wright Precisely 100 years ago, December 22, 1914, a great convoy of ships sailed from Port Melbourne bound for Albany, Western Australia, and on to what would become known as the Great War.

Senator Faulkner and a trip to the heart aboard a bus

Australian War Veterans Minister John Faulkner, left, shakes hands with Australian World War I veterans Peter Casserty, centre, and Edward Charles Field after the remembrance ceremony in Paris, 1993.

Tony Wright It was somewhere between Arras in northern France and the Belgium border when the little old man became agitated.

The freedom of the road, constrained but not contained by a mobile

Tony Wright In my first year as a cadet scribbler, having discovered the wondrous existence of paid holiday leave, I hitched up my jeans, stuck out my thumb and hitch-hiked the length of Australia's east coast,...

Three-way G20 tryst an awkward affair

Awkward: Barack Obama, Tony Abbott and Shinto Abe.

Tony Wright The trouble with threesomes is that no one is quite sure what goes where.

The whitest light is remembrance of mushroom cloud burst for survivor Charles Edwards

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Tony Wright Charles Edwards' war was about to be over. He and Burt Kelly skittered outside and were hit with a searing wind. Rising into the sky was a cloud shaped like a mushroom.

The Shrine turns 80

The Shrine of Remembrance: Keeper of the flame.

Tony Wright With 100,000 Australian military casualties, it is as important as ever to remember our fallen soldiers.

Suddenly, the Gallipoli Peninsula has lost its bronze guides

Desecrated: Historians are in shock after thieves have stripped the old Gallipoli battleground of its commemorative plaques.

Tony Wright The Anzac plaques at Gallipoli – including signage from the Turkish 57th Regiment memorial – have been stolen.

I never knew you, my friend: how is that possible?

Tony Wright

Tony Wright Graeme Sparkes, the boyhood friend whom I never actually knew, has written one of Australia's more vivid memoirs – a wonderfully crafted and pitilessly honest trip behind the doors of his real...

Gang blamed for stealing Gallipoli Anzac plaques

Dr Ross Bastiaan: Exquisite bronze commemorative plaques he created have been stolen from Gallipoli cemeteries.

Tony Wright The brass letters spelling ANZAC had sat fixed to a stone plinth on the Gallipoli Peninsula above the Aegean Sea for more than 14 years. On Friday morning, they were gone.

Ebola could be as disastrous as polio or AIDS, US Ambassador warns

Tony Wright John Berry calls on developed nations to use every means at their disposal to deal with the spread of the disease in West Africa.

'I grew to love him': Tom Uren remembers Gough Whitlam

Former prime minister Gough Whitlam with his deputy Tom Uren.

Tony Wright Tom Uren sits in the nursing home in Sydney's eastern suburbs where he has spent the past few months, thinking of the pleasure he'll get when he regains the strength to return to his home in his...

The line's broken: Malcolm Fraser mourns his friend Gough Whitlam

Malcolm Fraser in 1975

Tony Wright "The line's broken," said Malcolm Fraser on the death of his friend Gough Whitlam.