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 budget that wasn’t
What if Frydenberg had actually created a budget for the times?
How Google and Facebook created the opportunity for NewsCorp’s latest coup attempt
How climate politics is fracturing Australia’s party system
‘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?
COVID-19 versus human rights
The virus is the latest excuse for governments to slash and burn the individual rights of prisoners
Wage deals on wheels
Delivering your dinner for half the minimum wage
Economic fantasy fiction
Australia’s future is looking increasingly dystopian thanks to our governments’ continuing affair with neoliberal theory
Trust me this time
Forgive us our cynicism when it comes to the COVIDSafe app – Australian governments have been downright untrustworthy for a long time
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