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

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news July 15, 2017

Greens fail on sexual assault allegation

The mishandling of a sexual assault allegation is part of a series of concerns about the culture and conduct of the progressive party.

news July 08, 2017

The people defending Cardinal George Pell

The criminal charges brought against George Pell have seen his defenders come to the fore.

news July 01, 2017

Don Dale lessons

Expert testimony from a US juvenile corrections director about his transformation of Washington’s notorious Oak Hill facility provides the Northern Territory royal commission with possible prescriptions for the failures of Don Dale.

news June 24, 2017

Terrorism and domestic violence

While terrorism is impossible to predict, a correlation may exist between those with domestically abusive pasts and those who hope to commit acts against the state.

the_briefing June 23, 2017

Federal ministers to make ‘abject’ apology

  It is believed that federal ministers Alan Tudge, Greg Hunt and Michael Sukkar will today, through their lawyers, make a special, “abject” apology to the Victorian judiciary. In comments expressed on social media and to The Australian, …

news June 17, 2017

The wrong kind of settlement

The decision to settle a massive case on the mistreatment of asylum seekers is more about secrecy than human rights.

news June 10, 2017

Foreign political donations and the promise of interference laws

Revelations of ASIO’s historic warnings regarding Chinese donations to political parties has belatedly prompted bipartisan support for foreign interference laws.

news June 03, 2017

What we’ve learnt from Schapelle Corby

While Australians made Schapelle Corby a celebrity following her conviction, the media’s discovery that interest had since waned didn’t avoid an unedifying spectacle.

news May 27, 2017

Making sense of the Sydney siege

The coronial inquiry into the Sydney siege finds mistakes made in awarding Man Haron Monis bail, and police tactics in need of review.

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