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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Why are we more outraged by cheating cricketers than alleged war crimes in Afghanistan?
Fifty years after ‘A New Britannia’, whatever happened to the revolution?
Robodebt: How did it come to this?
A retrospective of one of Australia’s most disastrous policies
The personal is political
A closer inspection of Gladys Berejiklian’s relationship with Daryl Maguire and why it matters
The budget that wasn’t
What if Frydenberg had actually created a budget for the times?
How climate politics is fracturing Australia’s party system
How Google and Facebook created the opportunity for NewsCorp’s latest coup attempt
‘Four Corners’ tells just one part of the story of mental health in Australia
News Corp’s COVID coverage has been a health risk of its own
In the wrong
A primary school–aged child in court surely represents the ultimate failure of society, yet Australia won’t raise the age of criminal responsibility
The Queen’s cur
On Kerr, the Palace Letters and the Crown’s silence
At what cost
University fees have never functioned as a price signal in the way the government is anticipating
Do black lives matter to the PM?
How serious is the Morrison government about stopping Indigenous deaths in custody?
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