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

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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.

News December 17, 2016

Dylan Voller: ‘The problem is the justice system itself’

As Australia sees Dylan Voller’s face for the first time, the deeper questions of the royal commission are only beginning.

News December 10, 2016

Sexual harassment in the media

The departure of The Age’s editor-in-chief due to workplace impropriety highlights the ongoing hypocrisy of the media as moral arbiter.

News December 03, 2016

Dennis Nona and moral questions about criminal artists

The sentencing of artist Dennis Nona for child abuse, and fresh reports of Donald Friend’s paedophilia, raises deeper questions about what we do with the art of fallen heroes.

News November 26, 2016

The Hazelwood closure and the future of the Latrobe Valley

While Hazelwood’s closure raises questions about the future of Latrobe Valley – and of energy markets – an insider says Engie got off lightly after the mine fire inquiry.

News November 19, 2016

‘Our hope is destroyed after every good news’

With details unresolved, refugees on Manus and Nauru are bringing cautious optimism to talk of US resettlement.

News November 12, 2016

The blank face of a new America

Donald Trump’s election to the presidency is a symptom of the decline of America and the numbness of its new reality.