Nick Bryant


14 ENTRIES Nick Bryant is a broadcaster and writer, who has just returned to Australia after covering the Trump years for the BBC. His latest book is When America Stopped Being Great: A History of the Present.


Illustration by Jeff Fisher


All the way with CBK

Caroline Kennedy’s appointment as US ambassador to Australia is a sign of the rising temperature in the Pacific

Image of Anthony Albanese


The repair man

Anthony Albanese and the task at hand

Heavy lifting

Australian Politics

Heavy lifting

Gary Quinlan and Julie Bishop have done Australia proud at the UN Security Council

Australia at the UN Security Council

Julia Gillard

Australia at the UN Security Council

Our month-long stint as president

Mal Brough making a splash in the Tiwi Islands, 2010. © Amos Aikman / Newspix


Mal Brough crashes through

Despite his military background, Mal Brough had no inkling he was about to fall victim to what he considered an ambush last October. When an indigenous woman from a television production company telephoned the former minister and asked him to take part …

Sam Dastyari (L) and federal minister Anthony Albanese at the ALP National Conference in Sydney, 2011 © Dean Lewin / AAP


Sam Dastyari tries to fix the ALP

Is the general of NSW Labor serious about reform?

John McTernan, Parliament House, Canberra, 20 April 2012. © Penny Bradfield/Fairfax Syndication

Labor Party

The Strategist

Julia Gillard’s hard-nosed director of communications

Deborah Mailman, September 2012. © Tim Bauer


The Mailman express

An actress on a roll

Cronulla Beach, Australia Day 2010. © James Brickwood/Fairfax Syndication


The Shire versus Australia

How a new show is creating drama

Gina Rinehart at the Alpha Coal Project, Central Queensland, 2011. © Patrick Hamilton


Gina Rinehart’s quest for respect and gratitude

What Gina Wants

Scott Morrison standing up for God's Country, May 2011. © AAP IMAGE / Alan Porritt


Scott Morrison: So Who the Bloody Hell Are You?

In a country that has always exhibited a fickle streak towards foreigners heading for its shores, Scott Morrison is especially well credentialled to speak on the subject of his shadow portfolio, immigration. The Liberal politician who has spent much of …

Campbell Newman, go-to (and go-go) guy, July 2011. © Chris McCormack / Newspix / News Ltd


Can Do? Campbell Newman’s bid for Queensland

On the morning of Sunday, 25 November 2007, Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell  Newman woke with the prerogative, if not perhaps the immediate  inclination, to make what only a few months before would have sounded  like the most improbable of …

Labor Party candidate Maxine McKew with a fan. During the 2007 federal election campaign for the NSW seat of Bennelong at which she defeated the sitting Prime Minister John Howard.  © Samh_78/Flickr


The battle for Bennelong: Round two

The event is part of “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” and alongside the refreshment tables are stalls weighed down with embroidered cushions, fitted sheets, homemade cakes and back issues of Australian Country Craft magazine, as well as …


Cold comfort

Shirt by fluorescent-orange shirt, the quilt will take shape: a gaudy patchwork emblazoned with the logo of the world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, and embroidered with the names of its one-time employees who now have lost their jobs. Shirts …