Martin McKenzie-Murray

Martin McKenzie-Murray
Martin McKenzie-Murray is the author of The Speechwriter and A Murder Without Motive: The Killing of Rebecca Ryle.

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Australia’s Trump apologists


In the wake of the US Capitol riot, let us review the performances of Trump’s Australian cheerleaders

What elitism looks like


Flagrant conflicts of interest abound at the top

Fever dream


A vision of America in November 2021

Image of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews with screenshots from #IStandWithDan

Hopelessly devoted to Dan


The government is your servant, not your friend

Image of a protester holding a QAnon sign in Munich, Germany, in September 2020

Plot twisted


QAnon would be easier to refute if it didn’t draw oxygen from real cases of abuse

The second wave


Case studies of systemic failure in Victoria’s fight against coronavirus

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Silver linings


Having survived Afghanistan as a counterintelligence officer, a traumatised vet and his family lost their farm in the Adelaide Hills bushfires

Photo of Liam Gallagher

Don’t look back in anger: Liam and Noel Gallagher


As interest in Oasis resurges, talking to the combative brothers recalls their glory years as ‘dirty chancers, stealing riffs instead of Ford Fiestas’

Image of Earthcore, 2005

All Tomorrow’s Parties


The life and death of Spiro Boursinos, impresario of rave culture’s pioneering event Earthcore