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 Julia Gillard once spoke of having been a shy, reserved child who had grown a shell hardened by the rigours of politics and who had learnt the arts of ''holding a fair bit back, and hanging tough''.
Tony Wright The embattled Gillard government's battalions of media advisors, facing a tough budget and an even more difficult election campaign, are being put on a war footing worthy of the D-Day landings ...
Tony Wright It may be a little early to book reservations aboard Australia's Very Fast Train, and even if you could get one - say for the 50th birthday of your just-born grandchild - you'd be best not to put...
Tony Wright It may be a little early to book reservations aboard Australia's Very Fast Train, and even if you could get one, say for the 50th birthday of your newborn grandchild, you would be best not to put...
Mark Kenny and Tony Wright
Mark Kenny and Tony Wright How did the government leave Opposition Leader Tony Abbott in a seemingly unassailable position to waltz into the Lodge in September?
Tony Wright Opposition Leader Tony Abbott carries a shield with him as he darts from greengrocer to drycleaner to manufacturer warning of the evils of the carbon tax and how Julia Gillard's government is...
Tony Wright He is considered by political watchers to be tricky as a ferret and slick as a weasel - except when he needed to make a quick getaway from a Parliament House lavatory some years ago.
Tony Wright 'The real Julia'? Tony Wright disects the PM's comments to see what she really means.
Tony Wright There's nothing quite like a trip to Gallipoli to focus the mind on lost causes.
Tony Wright Budget Schmudget - the real action today is likely to be taking place on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Tony Wright The Speaker, Peter Slipper, pleaded innocence and swept away to a future uncertain, leaving us no more than the memory of a billowing gown.
Tony Wright CRAIG THOMSON was the loneliest man in the House of Representatives on budget day.
Tony Wright He speaks! Craig Thomson, once the holder of the most fascinating union-issued credit card in the land, proved that if nothing else, he is capable of breathtaking brinkmanship.
Tony Wright The Labor campaign is taking on the air of a postmodern crime novel, where nothing that has gone before is meant to have any bearing on the future.
Tony Wright It was a blow for Christmas Islanders when the government knocked back applications for new phosphate-mining leases. Didn't hear about it? You're not alone.
Tony Wright The day the federal budget papers are released brings incarceration for many of the nation's newshounds - and it's their own fault.
Tony Wright As a science show exposes the fragility of the frozen continent's ecosystem, the Prime Minister's own policy fragility is laid bare.
The Wright Words
Tony Wright The Opposition Leader may need to go easy on the budgie-smugglers and bicycle shorts if he is to win over voters who want their leaders to look as if they are in charge.