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

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News September 27, 2014

Inside the terror of the suburbs

Before the newly charged rhetoric of terrorism, Numan Haider was a disturbed kid. Then he became a radical threat.

News September 20, 2014

Turbulent times as Qantas fights for survival

Poor decision-making by the powers that be and decades of stoic resistance to change have sent Qantas’s fortunes into a tailspin.

News September 13, 2014

Abetz still in the woods, fighting a lost war

As Tasmania lags behind Australia, Eric Abetz is reigniting old battles.

News September 06, 2014

Whiteley or wrongly: alleged con man opens up on art fraud charges

Weeks from facing court, the man charged with dealing in fake Brett Whiteleys speaks of his love of art and hate for the rich.

News August 30, 2014

George Pell’s blindness on child sex abuse

The Catholic Church presents an implacable face as victims of abuse stream forward.

News August 23, 2014

How the Essendon Bombers crashed to earth

A Federal Court ruling on the ASADA v Essendon saga is pending. So how did it all come to this?

News August 09, 2014

Political advisers wag the dog

With politics now in the thrall of a 24/7 news cycle, media advisers are becoming worryingly central to decision-making.

News August 02, 2014

Relations in the firing line in wake of MH17

Condemnation offset by caution is imperative in negotiating the aftermath of MH17. But for grief-stricken families, it means little.

Law & Crime July 26, 2014

How Section 19A stigmatises HIV/AIDS in murder law

International AIDS Conference delegates were surprised by a Victorian government announcement to amend a law targeting murder by infection.