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

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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.

News July 30, 2016

‘There was political support for this…’: Inside the horrors of Don Dale

Abuse and tough rhetoric on crime are part of the same volatile equation, the former NT child commissioner explains.

News July 23, 2016

Republican National Convention green lights Donald Trump

The Republican National Convention to install Donald Trump as the party’s presidential candidate has put on show bitter internal divisions and the rancorous tone with which his campaign will attack the Democrats’ Hillary Clinton.

News July 16, 2016

Andrew Wilkie and the Chilcot inquiry

Intelligence officer turned whistleblower and politician Andrew Wilkie is calling for Australia to conduct its own version of the Chilcot inquiry into the war in Iraq.

News July 09, 2016

The return of Pauline Hanson and One Nation

Pauline Hanson’s return to parliament is a sign of the increasing disconnect between the major parties and voters.

News July 02, 2016

The Australian Christian Lobby’s bid for influence

The Australian Christian Lobby has a high profile as a religious organisation seeking to influence government policy, but are its claims of intolerance and censorship a sign it realises it is out of step with a secular society?

News June 25, 2016

Criminal charges possible in detention centre operations

A new report into the operation of detention centres alleges possible criminal negligence by the immigration department and its contractors.

News June 18, 2016

Trump, Clinton and Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre

Against the backdrop of a US presidential election campaign, the killing of dozens of patrons at a gay nightclub in Florida starkly pits anti-Muslim sentiment against gun control – with fear as the common thread.

News June 11, 2016

Women on Nauru report documents abuse

A new report into the treatment of women on Nauru confirms the dysfunction of offshore detention and the government’s indifference.