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 The revelation by Tony Abbott's inner circle of women that his personal inner goddess is alive and well tosses up dreadful challenges for the Australian political class.
Tony Wright Sainthood could hardly be more than a swirl of a cardinal's cassock away for Tony Abbott.
Tony Wright Idle hands, the federal opposition and in particular its deputy, Julie Bishop, might ponder ruefully, are the devil's tools.
Tony Wright One of the more curious rituals in the sport of boxing is that the referee wears a bow tie. It is supposed to offer a certain gentility to what essentially is a blood sport; a bit like calling it...
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 Tony Abbott is a one-dimensional conservative to his detractors, which is a pity, for he is, like a lot of leaders, a splendid tangle of contradictions.