Russell Marks

Russell Marks WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

113 ENTRIES Russell Marks is a lawyer and an adjunct research fellow 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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Strong convictions

Society

Strong convictions

Are the criminal courts always the best places for victims to seek justice?

Image of Eddie McGuire resigning as president of the Collingwood Football Club.

Society

Tumbled Pie

On Eddie McGuire, racism and ‘doing better’

Image of cartoon map of Australia with figure pointing to it

Society

Viral culture

What has COVID-19 taught Australians about themselves?

Distortion nation

Politics

Distortion nation

Why are we more outraged by cheating cricketers than alleged war crimes in Afghanistan?

Robodebt: How did it come to this?

Politics

Robodebt: How did it come to this?

A retrospective of one of Australia’s most disastrous policies

Australian idle

Politics

Australian idle

Fifty years after ‘A New Britannia’, whatever happened to the revolution?

Image of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire

Politics

The personal is political

A closer inspection of Gladys Berejiklian’s relationship with Daryl Maguire and why it matters

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Politics

The budget that wasn’t

What if Frydenberg had actually created a budget for the times?

A climate change banner at Jerrabomberra Public School, north of Queanbeyan.

Politics

Realignment

How climate politics is fracturing Australia’s party system

Image of AAP logo at the Sydney bureau of national newswire Australian Associated Press

Politics

Rupture

How Google and Facebook created the opportunity for NewsCorp’s latest coup attempt

Disorder

Society

Disorder

‘Four Corners’ tells just one part of the story of mental health in Australia

The Rupertvirus

Society

The Rupertvirus

News Corp’s COVID coverage has been a health risk of its own

In the wrong

Politics

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

Image of Governor-general Sir John Kerr and Queen Elizabeth II

Politics

The Queen’s cur

On Kerr, the Palace Letters and the Crown’s silence

Image of Sydney University campus

Society

At what cost

University fees have never functioned as a price signal in the way the government is anticipating