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

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News February 24, 2018

Holy Labor crisis, Batman

The byelection for the inner Melbourne seat of Batman highlights Labor’s dilemma over its values.

News February 17, 2018

Church blames fatigue for redress failure

The Catholic Church says governments see no urgency in establishing child abuse redress schemes as interest wanes after the royal commission.

News February 10, 2018

Bernardi and Shelton’s perfect match

A year on from Cory Bernardi’s defection, his political union with Lyle Shelton is founded on Joh-era popular conservatism and a shared ability to attract attention.

News February 03, 2018

Scenes of monarchy at the State of the Union

Pomp and pageantry surround the State of the Union addresses and great importance is bestowed upon them. But did President Trump’s amount to anything more than a sideshow?

News January 27, 2018

Politics, media and the ‘African gangs’

Racist politics and the summer media vacuum conspired to create a ‘gang’ crisis in a city where crime rates have fallen.

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.