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.
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 It was the second anniversary of Julia Gillard's famous promise that no government she led would introduce a carbon tax, and Tony Abbott was not about to let that pass without a celebratory bout of...
Tony Wright Bob Brown is apparently hyper-sensitive to the 'subconscious' sexism aimed at the PM.
Tony Wright Kevin Rudd took not a single question as he stood before the media to declare he accepted without rancour the Labor caucus's judgment of him, more than two-thirds of which rejected his wild hope of...
Tony Wright There's nothing quite like a trip to Gallipoli to focus the mind on lost causes.
Tony Wright It ought to take no more than a morning and lunch for Labor's review committee to work out what went wrong in the election campaign, but memories can play tricks.
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 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.