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

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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.

News November 05, 2016

George Pell evidence rejected in royal commission counsel submissions

Newly published counsel to the child abuse royal commission rejects Cardinal George Pell’s evidence regarding known church abusers.

News October 29, 2016

What is going on with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange?

WikiLeaks’ publishing of emails hacked by Russia to embarrass Hillary Clinton shows that its founder has not changed, the world has.

News October 22, 2016

Culture war in offshore detention

The response to Four Corners’ Nauru report underscores a shift in the immigration debate from human lives to media bias.

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.