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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Why was this government policy?

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George Brandis sensibly reversed his planned cuts to legal services yesterday, but he didn’t explain why it was Coalition policy for 18 months

Up in the air

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The Abbott government and the renewable energy industry are 1,500 gigawatt hours away from an agreement on the RET...but Ian Macfarlane won't budge.

Trying it on

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Tony Abbott’s dubious record on travel entitlements, and political parties’ poor record on declaring donations, suggests the need for greater transparency and accountability

The end of privacy?

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This week, and possibly tonight, the Senate will pass legislation that authorises constant surveillance by the state of citizens’ electronic communications

Island of terror

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The Moss review ignores the real cause of the abuse on Nauru, because the government won’t go there

Malcolm Fraser, 1930-2015

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Malcolm Fraser passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 84. The two periods of his political life – the first leading up to and including his prime ministership, the second covering the three decades since he was finally defeated by Bob …

Fantasy land

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Budget 2015 is shaping up to be Tony Abbott’s latest book of nonsense

Press freedom or secret warrants?

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Will Shorten Labor be able to secure protections for journalists, or will it vote for the government’s metadata bill anyway?

Backflip, split, crash, burn

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Tracking the progress of Christopher Pyne’s higher education reforms

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