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

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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.

News July 14, 2018

Rescuing the Wild Boars

Miraculous good fortune came into play to locate the missing members of a Thai soccer team, trapped with their coach deep underground. Then, as the world held its breath, it took extraordinary expertise and cooperation to extricate them.

News July 07, 2018

Asylum seekers left to fend for themselves

The Turnbull government’s policy of reducing support for asylum seekers living in Australia has left refugee advocates fearing political ideology will leave people homeless.

News June 30, 2018

Exclusive: How our crisis hotline failed Sadif Karimi

In the weeks before her death, Sadif Karimi made repeated calls to a domestic violence hotline. She was told she was no longer a client.

News June 23, 2018

Death and dying in offshore detention

As the death toll on Manus and Nauru climbs to 12, the government maintains its merciless policy – now refusing a terminally ill man the right to die in Australia.

News June 16, 2018

Dorothy Hewett, Bob Ellis, art and exploitation

The sexual abuse of Dorothy Hewett’s two teenage daughters in the 1970s reveals a culture subservient to a myth of artistic freedom.

News June 09, 2018

Nauru’s new contempt laws

New contempt laws introduced by the Nauruan government threaten the judiciary, political opponents and freedom of speech – and are unlikely to meet with criticism from Australia.

News June 02, 2018

Building on the Uluru statement

A year on from the historic Uluru statement, constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples remains in limbo.

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