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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Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Jenny Morrison laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier during the Anzac Day commemorative service on April 25, 2020. Image © Alex Ellinghausen / AAP Image/ Sydney Morning Herald Pool

A rallying crime


For a country that loves invoking the virtues of wartime sacrifice, why have our leaders failed to appeal to the greater good during the pandemic?

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Football’s coming home


Home truths from the Euro 2020 tournament

Dear Jon


An open letter to Jon Faine: esteemed commentator, vintage car lover and schadenfreude enthusiast

Alien renaissance


A revived interest in alien visitation only underscores how little we know about the universe

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She’ll be right, mate


On Scott Morrison’s complacency

Image of Susan and her children, Ballarat, 2021

Australian purgatory


The permanent damage of temporary protection

Cartoon image of pen and paper, with writing on it

Matters of opinion


What is the cost of persistently reporting one’s observations?

Still from Shane Meadows’ ‘The Virtues’

Vice grip: ‘The Virtues’


Shane Meadows’ astonishing series stems from a late reckoning with his own childhood abuse

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One for the fans


After an extraordinary week in football, fans of all stripes have something to celebrate