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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 It was not the fine words of the nation’s leaders, the prayers of religious men and women from the faiths of the world, nor even the swelling of the great organ’s pipes or the voices of...
Tony Wright A Digger cold and exhausted in a muddied trench far from home might have wished for a Melbourne day like this: a winter sun in a cloudless sky, the city shining and a bugler playing the Last Post.
Tony Wright As our television screens fill with vision of Australian and Dutch planes ferrying the remains of bodies brought down in a distant field, the hearts of the world wishing for a return to decency from...
Tony Wright Much modern nonsense has been written about Rolf Harris' role in elevating Australia's reputation in the world of entertainment and how he was a national treasure before ''The Fall''.
Tony Wright Bookies, as everyone on the wrong end of a losing bet knows, are a heartless lot. But even the most hardboiled of bag-swingers, even those not averse to hiring large tattooed gentlemen to collect...
Tony Wright It's a crowded world out there. All those voices hollering for attention. Shout loud enough and someone may hear.
Tony Wright The Australian and Turkish governments have accused tour operators of misleading travellers by continuing to advertise cruises that offer access to the Gallipoli Peninsula for the Anzac Day dawn...
Tony Wright A couple of years ago, at a party in Federation Square, I met Germaine Greer. This famously fire-breathing woman turned out to be an amicable companion and we wandered Melbourne's late-night streets...
Tony Wright Joe Hockey was in the flashlight, and he'd had enough. ''Can you do me a favour?'' he asked. ''Enough with the photos ... we've done it to death. It's just becoming really annoying.''
Tony Wright James Packer and David Gyngell are the bearers of a singular tradition in Sydney's media battleground: real blokes settle things with their fists, assuming a bullwhip or a revolver isn't handy.
Tony Wright "The true soldier," intoned Sophie Burdett, 16, "fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
Tony Wright A thin crescent moon slipped from behind the Sphinx, casting magic on the old hills and gullies hunkered in the dark.
Tony Wright Fewer travellers have made the Anzac Day trek to Gallipoli than at any time in the last 14 years.
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 Sunset, when the Gallipoli Peninsula is quiet and the tour buses have gone, grants a softness to the tough hills and the deep valleys of the old Anzac battlefields.
Tony Wright Sunset, when the Gallipoli Peninsula is quiet and the tour buses have gone, grants a softness to the tough hills and valleys of the old Anzac battlefields.
Tony Wright It may be no great stretch to imagine ghosts lurk on the Gallipoli Peninsula, but a spectral image on a camera frame proved to be no such visitation.
Tony Wright Dusk had settled and night was closing in on Beach Cemetery on the old Anzac battlefields of Gallipoli when Fairfax photographer Joe Armao opened the shutter on his last series of pictures for the...
Tony Wright It was a simple matter to find Michael Kenneady and Yvonne Simpson among the crowds of wanderers from a dozen countries: you simply listened out for their accents.
Tony Wright Hanifi Araz, a big man from the city of Canakkale across the Dardanelles from the Gallipoli Peninsula, saw the future in the early 1980s, and he wanted to be part of it.