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Martin McKenzie-Murray

Martin McKenzie-Murray is the associate editor of The Saturday Paper, a columnist for The Monthly, and the author of The Speechwriter and A Murder Without Motive: The Killing of Rebecca Ryle. He is a former Labor speechwriter and adviser.

Martin McKenzie-Murray reviews 'Victory: The inside story of Labor’s return to power' by Peter van Onselen and Wayne Errington

November 2022, no. 448 21 October 2022
Early in their new book, Victory, Peter van Onselen and Wayne Errington pose a simple question that has haunted Labor since 2019: why couldn’t they beat the other mob? After all, their foe was an ‘incoherent’ and ‘second-rate’ government that had accelerated graft, cynicism, and factional cannibalism, and that had produced, in the end, a long list of tawdry failures. The Coalition seemed ... (read more)