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

By this author


news October 15, 2016

Donald Trump, a dangerous thug emblematic of America’s decline

From his vulgarity to his misogyny to his love of Putin, Donald Trump is running to destroy the great American experiment.

news October 08, 2016

Leaked UNHCR report: Manus Island world’s worst

As the government prepares to meet with the UNHCR, urgent action is being demanded on mental decay.

news September 17, 2016

‘Lone wolf’ terrorists and community policing

So-called lone wolf attacks make policing terrorism ever more fraught, but recent heroism on a multicultural suburban street shows the community standing together.

news September 10, 2016

The Tromp family’s crisis

Reports of the Tromp family’s sudden flight from their home, and their discovery one by one in confusion and distress, gripped the public imagination. How much do we know, and how much have we a right to know?

news September 03, 2016

Inside Swisse and its vexed ABC sponsorship deal

Amid serious concerns about its products’ efficacy, complementary medicine giant Swisse will do anything for credibility.

news August 27, 2016

The dysfunction of offshore detention on Nauru

As the Coalition defends offshore detention in the wake of leaked files, former Nauru social workers and government officials paint a picture of utter dysfunction.

news August 20, 2016

PTSD and the rehabilitation of returned soldiers

As reports emerge that as many veterans have taken their lives this year as have been killed in the 13 years of the war in Afghanistan, a new narrative is emerging around post-traumatic stress disorder.

news August 13, 2016

How Reclaim Australia hid a ‘terrorist’

Inside the fractured groupings and white power fantasies of Australia’s far right, an alleged terrorist plot was forming.

news August 06, 2016

Inside Australia’s growing homeless crisis

Despite the promise to halve homelessness by 2020, political inertia and piecemeal funding have seen numbers spike.