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

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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.

news October 28, 2017

Life and death at Niagara Falls

A trip to Niagara Falls provokes contemplation of the force of nature and the fragility of life.

news October 21, 2017

Harvey Weinstein’s protective PR racket

As more of his victims come forward, the means by which Harvey Weinstein used influence and inducements to conceal his offending is revealed.

news October 14, 2017

Housing affordability and tenancy laws

An upcoming Victorian byelection promises to have important implications for housing affordability nationwide.

news September 16, 2017

Poker machines on trial

Victoria’s Federal Court will decide whether a poker machine has been illegally designed to entrap users, in the first case of its kind in the country.

news September 09, 2017

Kim Jong-un might be a rational leader

With concern growing over Kim Jong-un’s threats of nuclear attack, analysts are keen to contradict the view he is a madman.

news September 02, 2017

History wars and monument politics

The defacement of a statue of Captain Cook has sparked a fresh debate about the value and meaning of colonial monuments.

news August 26, 2017

The resurgence of neo-Nazism

Donald Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville has emboldened white supremacists everywhere.

news August 19, 2017

Making war with the ABC

As the ABC faces down sustained attacks from News Corp and other outlets, the government is in the process of changing journalism for good.