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

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News April 22, 2017

The promise of renowned neurosurgeon Charlie Teo

For some brain cancer patients, Charlie Teo is seen as a final ray of hope who’s willing to tackle so-called inoperable tumours. But to many of his neurosurgeon peers, the myths far outweigh the miracles.

News April 08, 2017

Filming ‘Chauka’ at Manus Island’s detention facilities

A collaboration between a journalist held on Manus Island and a filmmaker in Holland shows life in detention in all its stark monotony.

News April 01, 2017

Pete Evans and the rejection of science

As a celebrity chef, Pete Evans has enjoyed enormous success. But now the man who celebrated the paleo diet is using his profile to further peddle his distrust of science.

News March 25, 2017

Don Dale guard Conan Zamolo’s disturbing testimony

As the royal commission continues in the Northern Territory, a culture of brutal dysfunction emerges.

News March 18, 2017

RSL in the wars

Plagued by scandal, the RSL has become increasingly about commemoration and less about advocating for veterans.

News March 11, 2017

Inside President Trump’s Camelot

As Donald Trump’s administration marks 50 days in office, the scenes from his White House become yet more narcissistic and bizarre.

News March 04, 2017

Safety fears for Manus Island murder witness

As the Immigration Department faced senate estimates, a witness to the murder of Reza Barati fears retribution from the man he helped convict.

News February 18, 2017

Centrelink’s debt collection ‘pushed him over the edge’

As Centrelink continues its campaign of flawed and inscrutable debt collection, a young man commits suicide.

News February 11, 2017

Federal cuts to family violence reform funding

Barely two years on from strong government responses to family violence, driven by Rosie Batty, federal funding cuts to front-line services threaten to place more women and children than ever in jeopardy.