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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At what cost
University fees have never functioned as a price signal in the way the government is anticipating
COVID-19 versus human rights
The virus is the latest excuse for governments to slash and burn the individual rights of prisoners
Do black lives matter to the PM?
How serious is the Morrison government about stopping Indigenous deaths in custody?
Wage deals on wheels
Delivering your dinner for half the minimum wage
Economic fantasy fiction
Australia’s future is looking increasingly dystopian thanks to our governments’ continuing affair with neoliberal theory
Trust me this time
Forgive us our cynicism when it comes to the COVIDSafe app – Australian governments have been downright untrustworthy for a long time
COVID-19 is shaking conservatives’ commitment to the neoliberal creed
COVID-19 is turning Indigenous communities into a tinderbox
On responding effectively to COVID-19 amid a deluge of conflicting information, and with a government we increasingly distrust
How the High Court’s “alien” ruling inches us closer to addressing the facts that matter
All watched over
How far away is mass surveillance when Australian governments are linking CCTV cameras to facial-recognition technology and providing photo IDs to a nationwide system known as ‘the Capability’?
The fraught politics of Fire Fight Australia
The imperatives of commercial media mean that the bushfire crisis is unlikely to be a tipping point for denialism
Taking sides over ‘Dark Emu’
How the history wars avoid debate and reason
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