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

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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.

News February 11, 2017

Making history with the AFL women’s league

Finally granted a league of their own, female Australian Rules players now have the chance of professional progression through the sport. The fans are onboard, but will the dollars – and the skills – follow?

News February 04, 2017

Manus refugees await US resettlement deal

With the US–Australia refugee deal in chaos, the real victims on Manus and Nauru live in anguished hope.

News January 28, 2017

The legal case against US president Donald Trump

Donald Trump assumes the US presidency with emolument proceedings filed against him and investigations under way by up to six state agencies.

News December 24, 2016

2016: the year in review

In a year of extraordinary upsets, an unlikely candidate triumphed, detention remained a scourge and the world lost a wealth of talents.