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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 Our fears can be put in perspective when we consider how something destructive can be turned into a symbol of hope.
Tony Wright Phil Walsh was just "a scrawny little kid" when the man who would become his early mentor, Paul Cranage, first saw him play football.
Tony Wright Imagine a gigantic ash heap, a place where dust and rubbish have been cast for years outside some dry, derelict, godforsaken up-country township.
Tony Wright A few months ago, in the northern hemisphere's winter, a daughter and I took a train from New York City along the frozen Hudson River and north to Vermont, a little state of snow-covered tundra,...
Tony Wright Let's take a wild guess at what happened in the hour or so between Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's press conference on Tuesday morning, otherwise known as a gutser, and question time, otherwise...
Tony Wright The newly invigorated, post-budget Abbott government very likely didn't foresee that its latest battle-cry, "have a go", would backfire quite so spectacularly.
Tony Wright A crowd of 10,500 gathered at Gallipoli for a moving dawn service punctuated by silence.
Tony Wright, Gallipoli It took years for George Comerford to attend an Anzac Day march after his war. Like a lot of men who went to Gallipoli and on to more battlefields, he'd seen enough of it.
Tony Wright It was always a small place, this bit of a beach that has captured imaginations on the other side of the world for a century, and it has become ever more diminutive as the years have crept on.
Tony Wright It seemed an unpromising Gallipoli day as two paddlers in kayaks and rowers in a small flotilla of surfboats took to the waters of The Dardanelles on Tuesday.
Tony Wright The bronze plaques of the Gallipoli Peninsula are back ... and this time, they are unlikely ever to be removed, even by the most determined thieves.
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.
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.
Tony Wright The Age correspondent's reports showed his compassion for Anzac and Turkish soldiers. He later enlisted and died on Western Front.
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.