Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott is a features and investigations journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Aboriginal surfer sues for defamation

Tim Elliott Clive Evatt set to defend Aboriginal surfer in defamation case against News Corp

Barry O'Farrell intervened in wind farm process at Maurice Newman's request

Maurice Newman owns a pastoral estate near the proposed wind-farm development.

Tim Elliott Former NSW premier Barry O'Farrell intervened in the community consultation process for a wind farm in the Southern Tablelands after being lobbied by the federal Liberal Party's chief business...

A spotter's guide to the emerging tribes of Sydney

Brittney Lee Saunders

Tim Elliott One day they were there and the next day they were not. Goths, that is. Not the Germanic tribes who dominated central Europe in the middle of the first millennium, but the sub-culture.

Full stop for Chullora print plant after 19 years


Tim Elliott Stop the paper, halt the trucks; cut the power and padlock the gates - the Chullora printers have called it a day.

Strange but true - bipolar has advantages

SMH . NEWS. Pic taken at UOW of David Spindler who was Australian Amateur Golf Champion in the early 1990s - and he was also bipolar 2. Ground breaking research is now showing how this particular mental illness may actually have helped Spindler achieve what he did, through hypersensitivity to sight, sound, hearing.
 .  pic by sylvia liber. 30 May 2014. job number 79561

Tim Elliott Smells are smellier. Colours are brighter. Hearing is sharper. And, if you're lucky, your golf game will go through the roof.

Twice done over by one-armed bandits

17 July 2012.  AFR.  Pokie Machines.  Generic.  Gambling, pokies, pokie machines, gambling problem, gambling addiction, depression, losing money.
Photograph by Arsineh Houspian.  +(61) 401 320 173.  arsineh@arsineh.com


Tim Elliott Millions of dollars in poker machine taxes taken from some of Sydney's poorest suburbs to fund "disadvantaged communities" have been used to pay for the state government's election promises.

P&C feud goes all the way to Supreme Court

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Candidates for P and C President.....Sharryn Brownlee

Tim Elliott Before Wednesday's Watergate-style break-in, before the frozen bank account and the Supreme Court injunction and all the talk of nepotism and bullying, the NSW Parents and Citizens Federation was...

Norrie wins gender appeal

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Tim Elliott High court ruled gender as non-binary at a landmark case brought by a 'non specific' person, Norrie. Nine News

X marks the gender: what to call someone who isn't a he or she


Tim Elliott They are not a “she” or a “he” or even a “she/he”, not a “him” or a “her”, and certainly not an “it”. They are not “herself” and “himself”, and what is theirs is no longer “hers” or “his”.

Poor losers: The pokies 'slap' is just part of the culture

A man plays the pokies at Mounties Club in Mount Pritchard in Sydney?s South Western suburbs.

Tim Elliott Vera* was Serbian originally. She is 67, and a widow now.

City built on sand finds grains of hope at sea

Tim Elliott Sydney is running out of sand. As the city continues to expand, the construction industry is scouring the region for raw materials, including on the ocean floor.

The day opera house became a surfing mecca

The Sydney Opera House.

Tim Elliott For reasons that are entirely understandable, people tend to associate the Sydney Opera House with opera - Don Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutti, fat men in funny wigs singing in Italian, etcetera.

Secrets of the family


Tim Elliott Peace, love and mind control - one Sydney couple's journey through the Twelve Tribes religious cult.

Fifty shades of a killer who craved control

Simon Gittany.

Tim Elliott Christian Grey goes to extraordinary lengths to control his lover.

A very Sydney bust-up


Tim Elliott At 4.28pm on Saturday, horse trainer Gai Waterhouse sent an urgent text message to her bookmaker son Tom, in Melbourne.

'I hated myself for the things I'd done as part of the abuse'

Photograph shows Dr. Cathy Kezelman at home this morning in Bellevue Hill.Cathy is the survivor of horrific child sex abuse.Photograph by Dean Sewell.S.M.H.News.taken Sunday 18th November 2012.

Tim Elliott One afternoon eight years ago, Cathy Kezelman, now 58, found herself standing at The Gap, teetering on the edge. She saw herself falling, and visualised the landing.

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Swindlers turned doctor into a $3m fool for love

Dr Neil Wallman

Tim Elliott LILY was a "mystery blonde". Neil was a gynaecologist. Paul, who liked Porsches, ran a dating agency.

Debt clouds loom over charity that succours little children

Tim Elliott EVERY dollar counts for the children's charity Stewart House, but the $1250 that arrived early last year had special significance.

It takes a village to beat a developer

Tim Elliott RESIDENTS in Freshwater, on Sydney's northern beaches, are celebrating the decision by a state government planning panel to reject a $53 million development that they feared would destroy the...

Dab hands at painting to tell The Rocks story

Tim Elliott IT HAS 300 litres of paint, 40 artists and an 81-year-old rapping pensioner, but stage two of the Great Southern Wall mural is finally complete.