Tony Wright

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.

Danny Nikolic, pictured with partner Tania Hyett, gives evidence at VCAT in a bid to regain his jockey's licence.

Disgraced jockey Danny Nikolic admits to lying

It's not usually considered a great day when you begin it by admitting, under oath, to lying. On that measure alone, Danny Nikolic had a rough morning at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.