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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Image of child looking at screen

Screen time, all the time


Do smart devices in classrooms help kids learn?

Image of Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre

Call for backup


How authorities lost control of juvenile detention

Don Dale is the tip of the iceberg


Mistreatment of vulnerable people in detention is commonplace throughout Australia

An impoverished estate


The Australian media prioritised personality over policy during this election campaign

Presenter John Hamblin on Play School

Through the windows


‘Play School’ celebrates 50 years of preschool education and entertainment

Unredeemed goods


Pawno does little more than sell nostalgia for a mythic Australian monoculture

Why was this government policy?


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


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


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