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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Whipping critics into line
The government’s new Whip brooks no dissent – inside or outside the party room
Not so united
Glenn Lazarus ends Clive Palmer’s influence and the Abbott government’s chances of passing anything contentious
Taking victims seriously
An extract from ‘Crime and Punishment: Offenders and victims in a broken justice system’
Joe Hockey’s revival of an idea that died 22 years ago shows the government’s thinking about the budget hasn’t changed
Tony Abbott obliterates international law – and 227 years of Australian history – with one phrase
Tony Abbott wants the UN to stop lecturing Australia about human rights
Debt, deficits and averting disaster
Are we really stealing from our kids to fund a debt crisis?
Nothing but a dream
Why does the right want to Americanise Australia?
Racism in Australia
Charlie Hebdo, free speech, multiculturalism and 18C
A bitter pill
The government alienates doctors and patients over $20 GP fee
What drives Tony Abbott's need to fail?
The assault on self-determination in the West
There is no Left
A figment of the Right's imagination
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