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

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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.

News March 25, 2016

Joseph Acquaro and the Calabrian Mafia

The murder of lawyer Joseph Acquaro might have opened another chapter in Melbourne’s gangland wars. But it’s also part of the longer story of the Calabrian Mafia’s seeming ability to avoid investigation and prosecution.

News March 19, 2016

Numan Haider inquest reveals policing oversights

The inquest into the shooting of radicalised teenager Numan Haider reveals ASIO phone taps not shared with police, which might have saved him and officers from being put in harm’s way.