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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Whose national interest?
Morrison is taking a decidedly self-interested approach to foreign affairs
Big small government
Why do the right’s freedom warriors keep undermining our freedoms?
The Coalition’s drought response has so far been farcical
The PM’s UN speech relies on alternative facts
There is no planet B
#ClimateStrike’s calls for action gain momentum
Tamil family remains in limbo
The asylum-seeker family’s experience highlights the system’s deliberate cruelty
Another Liu blow
What does the scandal surrounding Gladys Liu tell us about Australian politics?
In Liu of a defence
When Bolt asks if Beijing’s writing Morrison’s speeches, the PM has a problem
Return of the Undead 1: The Drug Test
The government resurrects punitive and pointless bill to drug test welfare recipients
The economy? All going to plan
Morrison’s tax cuts couldn’t have been better designed to shrink the economy
Tax cuts commit Australia to austerity
The only thing tax cuts are sure to deliver is growing inequality
Tear gas returns to Don Dale
Rolling back the reforms since the youth detention royal commission
Our distorted politics
Why is the Coalition even competitive under Morrison?
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