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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In the wrong

Politics

A primary school–aged child in court surely represents the ultimate failure of society, yet Australia won’t raise the age of criminal responsibility

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The Queen’s cur

Politics

On Kerr, the Palace Letters and the Crown’s silence

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At what cost

Society

University fees have never functioned as a price signal in the way the government is anticipating

Image of a Melbourne rally in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement on June 6, 2020.

Do black lives matter to the PM?

Politics

How serious is the Morrison government about stopping Indigenous deaths in custody?

COVID-19 versus human rights

Society

The virus is the latest excuse for governments to slash and burn the individual rights of prisoners

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Wage deals on wheels

Society

Delivering your dinner for half the minimum wage

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Economic fantasy fiction

Politics

Australia’s future is looking increasingly dystopian thanks to our governments’ continuing affair with neoliberal theory

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Trust me this time

Politics

Forgive us our cynicism when it comes to the COVIDSafe app – Australian governments have been downright untrustworthy for a long time

Coronanomics

Politics

COVID-19 is shaking conservatives’ commitment to the neoliberal creed

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