Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott

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

Disability insurance claims often more stressful than original injury

Tim Elliott In September 2009, Jennie Wilcox noticed a strange car parked by the gate of her property in Springdale, in country NSW.

Buddy Franklin: sport and depression go hand-in-hand

Tim Elliott Their on-field triumphs make sportsmen seem invincible. But mental illness does not discriminate.

John Brogden speaks about his suicide attempt: 'Experiences like mine show there is a way back'

Former NSW Liberal leader John Brogden speaks out about his attempted suicide, and his subsequent struggle with depression, ten years on.

Tim Elliott One night in July, 2005, then state Liberal leader John Brogden went for a drink at the Hilton Hotel. He was feeling good, "euphoric", in his words, and understandably so.

Secrets of the Surf

Tim Elliott If you think surfing can be dangerous, try sitting on the beach ...

Noleen Pal tried in vain to escape Martin Place gunman Man Haron Monis

Killed: Noleen Hayson Pal.

Tim Elliott A magistrate dismissed an application by Sydney woman Noleen Pal for an AVO against her former partner, the Martin Place gunman Man Haron Monis nine months before she was stabbed to death outside her...

Martin Place gunman Man Haron Monis's secret Iranian life

Tim Elliott, Mel Kembrey Martin Place gunman Man Haron Monis lived a privileged life in Tehran, where he ran several businesses and was well connected to senior government figures, a man who knew him there says.

Martin Place gunman deranged, deluded and dangerous

Outcast: Man Haron Monis.

Tim Elliott, Stephanie Wood It was eerily prescient, a mangled missive from a man who never felt he belonged to this world and didn't believe he would be here long.

Martin Place gunman demands Islamic State flag

Hostages were earlier seen holding an Islamic flag that is not the Islamic State flag against the window of the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place.

Tim Elliott The Martin Place hostage taker has requested that police locate an Islamic State flag for him, according to a senior figure in the Sydney Muslim community.

Martin Place Lindt cafe siege: Muslim leaders brace for backlash

Police at the scene of the siege Monday afternoon.

Anne Davies and Tim Elliott Sydney's Muslim leaders were meeting with state a federal police when they heard about the Martin Place siege.

Sydney weather: Night of drama but damage from 'stormageddon' likely to be minimal

'Stormageddon' approaches Sydney.

Tim Elliott It put fire in the sky and snow on the mountains; it shut down a morgue and drowned a train station; it snapped trees and chewed up beaches.

Hundreds attend Hizb ut-Tahrir's Lakemba lecture

Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Wassim Doureihi says Australia is gripped by Islamaphobia.

Tim Elliott There were no riots and no police, not so much as a burning effigy at a meeting called by Hizb it-Tahrir in Lakemba on Friday night.

Premier Mike Baird believes NSW set for double win as footy finals fever hits Sydney

Tim Elliott Premier Mike Baird knows NSW is a winning state - but is already betting on a clean sweep as the hotly contested football codes reach their crescendo from this weekend.

ICAC revelations leave Newcastle a city under siege

Former Newcastle MP Tim Owen.

Tim Elliott ICAC’s revelations of corrupt behaviour from Newcastle state member Tim Owen and Charlestown MP Andrew Cornwell – of brown paper bags and back-room deals, of lies and counter-lies –...

Cardinal Clancy laid to rest

Tim Elliott Rugby league fan, regular golfer, a humble man of refined humour and a dry wit, Cardinal Edward Clancy was warmly remembered in a service at St Mary’s Cathedral attended by hundreds of...

The Daily Telegraph editor Paul Whittaker sorry for putting Mike Carlton's head on Boston bombing victim's body

Mike Carlton as depicted in The Daily Telegraph.

Tim Elliott The Daily Telegraph editor Paul Whittaker apologises "unreservedly" for Photoshopping image of terrorist victim

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.