Russell Marks


Russell Marks
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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Don Dale is the tip of the iceberg

blog

Mistreatment of vulnerable people in detention is commonplace throughout Australia

An impoverished estate

blog

The Australian media prioritised personality over policy during this election campaign

Presenter John Hamblin on Play School

Through the windows

Culture

‘Play School’ celebrates 50 years of preschool education and entertainment

Unredeemed goods

blog

Pawno does little more than sell nostalgia for a mythic Australian monoculture

Why was this government policy?

Today

George Brandis sensibly reversed his planned cuts to legal services yesterday, but he didn’t explain why it was Coalition policy for 18 months

Up in the air

Today

The Abbott government and the renewable energy industry are 1,500 gigawatt hours away from an agreement on the RET...but Ian Macfarlane won't budge.

Trying it on

Today

Tony Abbott’s dubious record on travel entitlements, and political parties’ poor record on declaring donations, suggests the need for greater transparency and accountability

The end of privacy?

Today

This week, and possibly tonight, the Senate will pass legislation that authorises constant surveillance by the state of citizens’ electronic communications

Island of terror

Today

The Moss review ignores the real cause of the abuse on Nauru, because the government won’t go there

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