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

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News July 02, 2016

The Australian Christian Lobby’s bid for influence

The Australian Christian Lobby has a high profile as a religious organisation seeking to influence government policy, but are its claims of intolerance and censorship a sign it realises it is out of step with a secular society?

News June 25, 2016

Criminal charges possible in detention centre operations

A new report into the operation of detention centres alleges possible criminal negligence by the immigration department and its contractors.

News June 18, 2016

Trump, Clinton and Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre

Against the backdrop of a US presidential election campaign, the killing of dozens of patrons at a gay nightclub in Florida starkly pits anti-Muslim sentiment against gun control – with fear as the common thread.

News June 11, 2016

Women on Nauru report documents abuse

A new report into the treatment of women on Nauru confirms the dysfunction of offshore detention and the government’s indifference.

News June 04, 2016

The real story on the Great Barrier Reef

As Australia interferes with UN reporting of threats to World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef’s fate is increasingly dire if not already sealed.

News May 28, 2016

Victoria’s apology for homosexual criminality laws

Thirty-five years after homosexuality was decriminalised in Victoria, the state government has issued a formal apology for the ‘prejudice that ruined lives’.

News May 21, 2016

Inside the Brett Whiteley Lavender Bay fakes trial

An art dealer and conservator convicted of dealing in fake Brett Whiteleys now face a lengthy stint in jail. But the twists and turns in the five-week trial proved more colourful than the paintings themselves.

News May 14, 2016

Seeking justice in the Bowraville slain children case

Police racism and legal flaws stymied the investigation into the murders of three Indigenous children in Bowraville. Finally, 25 years later, a conviction is possible.

News May 07, 2016

The rise and rise of Republican wildcard Donald Trump

How did Donald Trump, a man rated one year ago with no chance of becoming a presidential nominee, turn Republican voters to his side?