Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott

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

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.

Hunt was up against civil rights arguments

Tim Elliott EARLY on New Year's Day 1999, Rita Knight, 91, was raped and bashed in her home at Wee Waa, in north-western NSW.

Fighting dirty against a cultbuster

Tim Elliott The tactics of the Kenja movement and its slurs against a crusading politician have been laid bare by people close to the case. Tim Elliott reports.