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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 After spilling hot coffee over the then Minister for Defence, Tony Wright's first day as a journalist was off to a rocky start.
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
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.
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.
Tony Wright It was somewhere between Arras in northern France and the Belgium border when the little old man became agitated.
Tony Wright We've all had that feeling.
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,...
Tony Wright The trouble with threesomes is that no one is quite sure what goes where.
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.
Tony Wright With 100,000 Australian military casualties, it is as important as ever to remember our fallen soldiers.
Tony Wright The Anzac plaques at Gallipoli – including signage from the Turkish 57th Regiment memorial – have been stolen.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Tony Wright "The line's broken," said Malcolm Fraser on the death of his friend Gough Whitlam.
Tony Wright Postcards from the edge, where 'roomers' drift, sleep rough, and live and die anonymously.
Tony Wright Used alcohol and beverage containers and bottle tops litter the countryside. Rewarding people to collect bottles once not only cleaned up the environment but also spurred a lot of community...
Tony Wright If Tony Abbott wants everyone to sign up to Team Australia and rally under only one flag, can a revived Patriotic Delcaration be far away, asked Tony Wright.