Martin McKenzie-Murray
is The Saturday Paper’s chief correspondent.

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News October 13, 2018

The power of Alan Jones

As advertising on the Opera House shows the political influence of Alan Jones, his rivals and confidants marvel at his singular power.

News October 06, 2018

Trump, Kavanaugh, bravado and fantasy

Donald Trump’s treatment of Christine Blasey Ford after her testimony of alleged sexual assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirms the president’s shamelessness and the damage it can cause.

News September 22, 2018

Exclusive: Australia enforces Nauru’s blacklist

Documents reveal the Australian government was called on to enforce Nauru’s blacklist of political dissidents working in offshore detention.

News September 15, 2018

Changing the discourse on suicide

Reflecting on the limits of language around suicide, the author writes of his own experience of depression and the call for a more open discussion of mental health.

News September 08, 2018

Nauru’s fraught Pacific relations exposed

As host of this week’s Pacific Islands Forum, Nauru faced uncomfortable questions about its compromised relationship with Australia and censure of its stance towards China.

News September 01, 2018

Pope Francis accused

Amid fresh claims of abuse and cover-ups in the Catholic Church – this time targeting the Pope himself – dwindling numbers of Irish faithful reflect a growing disquiet.

News August 25, 2018

Failing children held on Nauru

The lives of children detained on Nauru are hanging in the balance due to traumatic withdrawal syndrome, while the government fights in court to prevent them receiving medical care.

News August 18, 2018

White nationalists and the ’Sky King’

The man who stole a commercial aeroplane in Seattle, and took his life by crashing it, has become a folk hero to neo-Nazi groups and incels, drafted into a poisonous delusion that is becoming mainstream.

News July 21, 2018

Donald Trump’s unexpected critic

Following Donald Trump’s extraordinary capitulation to Russia, a Perth father whose three children were killed on MH17 becomes his clearest critic.

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