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

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news December 23, 2017

Looking back in anger

In a year that shone light on systemic failures and abuse in old institutions, we ceded more control of our lives to new institutions claiming utopian ideals. The year in review.

news December 16, 2017

The year of silence breaking

The allegations of sexual misconduct by men in power condemn not just the perpetrators, but the culture that protects and profits from them.

news December 09, 2017

US link to Sam Dastyari leaks

As the Labor Party searches for answers over the Sam Dastyari leaks, the United States is accused of possible collusion.

news December 02, 2017

The human toll of Manus

The politicised push to eliminate asylum seeker deaths at sea has tragically failed to calculate greater humanitarian costs and the deaths of 11 people.

news December 02, 2017

Donald Trump and the nuclear codes

A congressional hearing into Donald Trump’s authority to launch a nuclear strike brings into focus the grim prospect of atomic warfare and recollections of a time when America stopped worrying and learnt to love the bomb.

news November 25, 2017

Manus Island: Inside the brutal end game

As the government turns its back, the detention centre on Manus Island is smashed apart and the men there are brutalised.

news November 18, 2017

The dual citizenship debacle

The parliamentary dual citizenship crisis doesn’t only threaten the government’s majority – it also deepens the contempt the public has for its political class.

news November 04, 2017

The men on Manus we’ve left behind

Six hundred men are left behind on Manus Island. There is no electricity, water or sanitation. There is also no plan for what happens next.

news October 28, 2017

Inside the debate over Victoria’s assisted dying bill

With Victoria’s upper house preparing to debate Daniel Andrews’ euthanasia bill, supporters argue opponents such as Paul Keating have misread the public mood.

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