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

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News December 20, 2014

The year that was: Seeking meaning inside a vacuum

Martin McKenzie-Murray chronicles the year, from spirited victories on the sports field to the final moments of the Sydney siege and what followed.

News December 13, 2014

Taliban targets Afghan family as Scott Morrison stalls

As Scott Morrison enlarges his powers, he becomes directly responsible for cases like Shaima’s.

News November 29, 2014

Phillip Hughes, gone too soon

A freak accident has cut short the career of a talented young cricketer and stunned a sports-loving nation.

News November 29, 2014

Medean tragedy of the baby dumped in a drain

“Filicide seems so unnatural. A wild disavowal of the tenderness and protection innate to evolution and refined by civilisation. ”

News November 22, 2014

ASIO and other intelligence agencies reach for the spy

Savvy terrorists and changing security issues have forced our intelligence agencies to pump huge money into funding and recruitment.

News November 15, 2014

Fear and abuse: the Nauru letters

One woman molested after a suicide attempt, as other abuse is left uninvestigated. These are the horrific conditions on Nauru.

News November 08, 2014

Web of abuse grows as online bullies spread malice

Online harassment is becoming a growing scourge, but its victims – most frequently young women – are offered little protection.

News November 01, 2014

Rosie Batty’s voice

As an inquest searches for answers that may not exist, a grieving mother brings eloquence to an incoherent system.

Portrait November 01, 2014

Man in black Scott Ludlam keeps calm and carries on

Greens senator Scott Ludlam on spying, terrorism and the bigger hidden threats.