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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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
Is elder abuse avoidable?
Our current aged-care system makes it difficult to deliver care in its truest sense
Taking sides over ‘Dark Emu’
How the history wars avoid debate and reason
Don’t bank on it
Time will tell if the Westpac scandal delivers the reset our corporate culture needs
What really happened at Yuendumu?
The promised inquiries must answer the biggest questions raised by the police shooting of an Aboriginal man
We don’t need another superhero
Are superheroes the form of entertainment we deserve, but not the one we need right now?
The US withdrawal from Syria is a turning point for Australian foreign policy
Climate confusion continues in the ALP
Whose national interest?
Morrison is taking a decidedly self-interested approach to foreign affairs
The Coalition’s drought response has so far been farcical
Big small government
Why do the right’s freedom warriors keep undermining our freedoms?
The PM’s UN speech relies on alternative facts
There is no planet B
#ClimateStrike’s calls for action gain momentum
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