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 Liu of a defence
When Bolt asks if Beijing’s writing Morrison’s speeches, the PM has a problem
The economy? All going to plan
Morrison’s tax cuts couldn’t have been better designed to shrink the economy
Return of the Undead 1: The Drug Test
The government resurrects punitive and pointless bill to drug test welfare recipients
Tax cuts commit Australia to austerity
The only thing tax cuts are sure to deliver is growing inequality
Tear gas returns to Don Dale
Rolling back the reforms since the youth detention royal commission
Our distorted politics
Why is the Coalition even competitive under Morrison?
How did buying lunch in a Northern Territory school get so complicated?
The lost man of Larrimah
What happened to missing Northern Territory personality Paddy Moriarty?
Child protection doesn’t always protect children
When families in the Northern Territory need help, removing children isn’t necessarily the answer
Held to account
Why is the cost of banking in remote communities so high?
Screen time, all the time
Do smart devices in classrooms help kids learn?
Call for backup
How authorities lost control of juvenile detention
Don Dale is the tip of the iceberg
Mistreatment of vulnerable people in detention is commonplace throughout Australia
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