Russell Marks


Russell Marks
Russell Marks is a writer and lawyer. He is an honorary associate at La Trobe University, and the author of Crime and Punishment: Offenders and Victims in a Broken Justice System (Black Inc, 2015). 



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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?

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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

the_monthly_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

the_monthly_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?

the_monthly_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

the_monthly_today

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

Malcolm Fraser, 1930-2015

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Malcolm Fraser passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 84. The two periods of his political life – the first leading up to and including his prime ministership, the second covering the three decades since he was finally defeated by Bob …

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