Russell Marks is a lawyer and an honorary research associate at La Trobe University. He is the author of Crime and Punishment: Offenders and Victims in a Broken Justice System (Black Inc., 2015).
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The promised inquiries must answer the biggest questions raised by the police shooting of an Aboriginal man
The US withdrawal from Syria is a turning point for Australian foreign policy
We don’t need another superhero
Are superheroes the form of entertainment we deserve, but not the one we need right now?
Climate confusion continues in the ALP
Whose national interest?
Morrison is taking a decidedly self-interested approach to foreign affairs
The Coalition’s drought response has so far been farcical
Big small government
Why do the right’s freedom warriors keep undermining our freedoms?
The PM’s UN speech relies on alternative facts
There is no planet B
#ClimateStrike’s calls for action gain momentum
Tamil family remains in limbo
The asylum-seeker family’s experience highlights the system’s deliberate cruelty
Another Liu blow
What does the scandal surrounding Gladys Liu tell us about Australian politics?
In Liu of a defence
When Bolt asks if Beijing’s writing Morrison’s speeches, the PM has a problem
Return of the Undead 1: The Drug Test
The government resurrects punitive and pointless bill to drug test welfare recipients
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