Tony Wright

Tony Wright is Fairfax Media's associate editor and special writer. 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.

Shelburne Bay: A new generation of Wuthathi celebrate winning back their ancestral land.

Drawing a line in the whitest of sand

More than 1200 square kilometres around Shelburne Bay near the tip of Cape York Peninsula, including the only untouched area of pure-white sand dunes in Australia, has been handed back to the Wuthathi Indigenous people

Michael Smith prepares to land his seaplane on the Hudson River in New York.

Flying solo has its awards

Michael Smith was approaching the broken western coast of Canada when he figured his long and solitary adventure — and probably his life - was ending.

The BBC Shanghai arrives at Port Kembla Harbour.

Senators outraged over ship's cargo of nuclear waste

A cargo of nuclear waste that arrived in Australia at the weekend was aboard a ship owned and operated by a web of German companies, registered in the tiny Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda and crewed by a mix of Russian and Ukrainian seafarers.