Martin McKenzie-Murray

Martin McKenzie-Murray WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

46 ENTRIES 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 a Tottenham fan taking part in a protest over the planned creation of a European Super League. Image © Clive Rose / Pool via AP

Society

One for the fans

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

Serenity

Society

Serenity

Give us not serenity but a sense of urgency in the face of catastrophic climate change

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during Question Time. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Image

Politics

Broken record

Why should we assume Morrison’s good faith, given his track record?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Politics

The moral deadening

On the effects of Morrison’s shabby theatre and calculated evasions

Image of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl performing in 2019.

Society

Celebrity misinformation

The Foo Fighters’ AIDS denialism should be on the record

Australia’s Trump apologists

Politics

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

Politics

What elitism looks like

Flagrant conflicts of interest abound at the top

Fever dream

Politics

Fever dream

A vision of America in November 2021

Image of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews with screenshots from #IStandWithDan

Politics

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

Society

Plot twisted

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

The second wave

Politics

The second wave

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

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Society

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

Culture

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

Culture

All Tomorrow’s Parties

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

West Coast Eagles 2006 premiership team

Society

The West Coast boys done bad

Ten years after the Eagles’ 2006 premiership, a culture is laid bare