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 Tony Abbott is either feeling lucky or he's been reading up. Maybe he's been taking peptides.
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 The choice of a new ministry from a shrinking political gene pool is the most daunting task Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces as she tries to shuffle her government out of the chaos that enveloped...
Tony Wright The choice of a new ministry from a shrinking political gene pool is the most daunting task facing Prime Minister Julia Gillard as she tries to shuffle her government out of the chaos that enveloped...
Tony Wright Cabinet ministers Gary Gray and Craig Emerson will be busier than one-armed fiddlers as they negotiate their gigantic new portfolios.
Tony Wright Cabinet ministers Gary Gray and Craig Emerson will be busier than one-armed fiddlers.
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 The mining tax and its disappearing benefits are as confusing as the sports doping saga.
Tony Wright Some time on Sunday night, 37 men and two boys appeared from the Indian Ocean.
Tony Wright Just before boarding his jet, Rudd employed his dirtiest tactic. 'People power' he cried.
Tony Wright The blame game was sweeping Qld's Labor Party even before the poll that ripped out its heart.
Tony Wright Captain Clive Palmer of the SS Titanic hit an iceberg years ago. Its name was Peter Slipper.
Tony Wright It's an unpleasant prospect, but traipsing back to the polling booths may be better for us than letting Gillard and Abbott keep kowtowing to Katter and co.
Tony Wright Don't live in New South Wales or Queensland? Then don't expect any love and attention from our leaders.
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 Abbott needs a new tack and fresh momentum if he is to be heard.
Tony Wright In Canberra, a tipping round is heating up as political punters juggle footy grand finals, winter blues, and state elections to predict an election date.
Tony Wright An apocryphal tale of K-Rudd's genealogy reflects a Zeitgeist of spin where a disenchanted public is so over polly-speak it is opting for the Don Key vote.