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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Every Paul Kelly song so far, from worst to best
A question of good faith: the trial of Zachary Rolfe
The alleged murder of Kumanjayi Walker by a police officer has ignited a legal quandary
Morrison’s path to victory
Pollsters are describing remarkably different scenarios about the Coalition’s election chances, as the PM tussles with the states over lockdowns
Despite historically high vaccination rates, Australia has developed a significant anti-vax movement in the middle of a global pandemic
On the politicisation of lockdowns
How much responsibility does Rupert’s right bear for the spread of the Delta variant?
The secret bodgie
What do we make of Bob Hawke’s American mates?
Dreaming of Biloela
Tharnicaa Murugappan versus 30 years of policy
Roll out the babble
Vaccination logistics are complex, but the government’s failure is in communications
The Territory abandons the Don Dale royal commission reforms
Australian cinema’s New Wave turns 50
Fallow the leader
Is the electorate willing to give Scott Morrison time to do better?
When should allegations against senior politicians be published?
Are the criminal courts always the best places for victims to seek justice?
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