Nick Bryant

Nick Bryant
Nick Bryant is the BBC’s New York and United Nations correspondent. He is also the author of The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a great nation lost its way.

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

The Strategist

Labor Party

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 …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

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 …