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

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news May 28, 2016

Victoria’s apology for homosexual criminality laws

Thirty-five years after homosexuality was decriminalised in Victoria, the state government has issued a formal apology for the ‘prejudice that ruined lives’.

news May 21, 2016

Inside the Brett Whiteley Lavender Bay fakes trial

An art dealer and conservator convicted of dealing in fake Brett Whiteleys now face a lengthy stint in jail. But the twists and turns in the five-week trial proved more colourful than the paintings themselves.

news May 14, 2016

Seeking justice in the Bowraville slain children case

Police racism and legal flaws stymied the investigation into the murders of three Indigenous children in Bowraville. Finally, 25 years later, a conviction is possible.

news May 07, 2016

The rise and rise of Republican wildcard Donald Trump

How did Donald Trump, a man rated one year ago with no chance of becoming a presidential nominee, turn Republican voters to his side?

news April 30, 2016

Manus, Nauru detention: this is not our Australia

As PNG rules detention on Manus Island illegal, the situation on Nauru worsens daily, with self-harm and child suicide attempts rife.

news April 23, 2016

60 Minutes crew released in Beirut

A TV crew’s botched child recovery bid has left a trail of damaged reputations and questions of how far is too far in journalism.

news April 16, 2016

Inner-city lockout laws versus a 24-hour environment

As Sydney equates declining assault rates with late-night lockout laws, Melbourne is eager to become a 24-hour city.

news April 09, 2016

Wilson Security’s appalling record on Nauru

As stories emerge of contractors beating children on Nauru, Wilson Security’s entire operation looks increasingly broken.

news April 02, 2016

Family violence royal commission finds patterns of failure

In its report, the Royal Commission into Family Violence, having heard myriad stories of institutional failure, calls for systemic change, from funding arrangements to intervention responses and rehabilitation.