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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Northern exposure

Politics

COVID-19 is turning Indigenous communities into a tinderbox

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Viral panic

Politics

On responding effectively to COVID-19 amid a deluge of conflicting information, and with a government we increasingly distrust

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Legal fictions

Society

How the High Court’s “alien” ruling inches us closer to addressing the facts that matter

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All watched over

Society

How far away is mass surveillance when Australian governments are linking CCTV cameras to facial-recognition technology and providing photo IDs to a nationwide system known as ‘the Capability’?

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The fraught politics of Fire Fight Australia

Politics

The imperatives of commercial media mean that the bushfire crisis is unlikely to be a tipping point for denialism

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Taking sides over ‘Dark Emu’

Politics

How the history wars avoid debate and reason

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Is elder abuse avoidable?

Politics

Our current aged-care system makes it difficult to deliver care in its truest sense

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Don’t bank on it

Politics

Time will tell if the Westpac scandal delivers the reset our corporate culture needs

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What really happened at Yuendumu?

Politics

The promised inquiries must answer the biggest questions raised by the police shooting of an Aboriginal man

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