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 Late last month, a woman stood alone on the forecourt of Canberra's Parliament House, inhaling gulps of cigarette smoke. ''All very nice,'' she said. ''Too late. Tomorrow it'll be wrapping chips.''
Tony Wright Chris Bowen's publishers, you'd imagine, are hoping he can write better than he can count. Finding himself with unexpected time on his hands over the past weeks, Bowen has been busily scribbling a...
Tony Wright Simon Crean believed the Labor Party needed something approaching a bomb to blow a hole in its thin facade as a competitive political outfit.
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 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 Just before boarding his jet, Rudd employed his dirtiest tactic. 'People power' he cried.
Tony Wright Abbott needs a new tack and fresh momentum if he is to be heard.
Tony Wright A fledgling reporter once had a taste of the compassion that prompted Malcolm Fraser to walk away from a party he felt had lost its humanity.