Photo: Nicolas Walker

Photo: Nicolas Walker

Tony Walker is a golf tragic who has spent his career as a foreign correspondent and a political editor for various Fairfax papers. He has won two Walkley awards for commentary. He was awarded the Centenary Medal for contributions to journalism in 2001. An adjunct professor at LaTrobe university in the School of Communications, he has written a biography of Yasser Arafat. And more recently an appreciation of golfer Peter Thomson's five Open Championships.

There can be no more higher law in journalism than to tell the truth, and to shame the devil -Walter Lippmann
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it - Voltaire 
 

BYWAYS

  • The Australian Financial Review: International Editor (2010-2016)
  • Washington correspondent (2004-2010) Political Editor (2000-2004)
  • Financial Times: Middle East correspondent (1984-1993)
  • Beijing bureau chief (1993-1998)
  • North American correspondent (1998-2000)
  • Arafat: The Biography (Virgin Books 2004)
  • The Thomson Five: A golfing legend's greatest triumphs (Melbourne University Press 2016)
  • Graduate Australian National University BA.(1968)
  • Dual Walkley award winner for commentary (2003 and 2007)
  • Paul Lyneham Award Excellence Press Gallery journalism (2003)