Russell Marks

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102 ENTRIES 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 Politics

Return of the Undead 1: The Drug Test

The government resurrects punitive and pointless bill to drug test welfare recipients

The Politics

The economy? All going to plan

Morrison’s tax cuts couldn’t have been better designed to shrink the economy

The Politics

Tax cuts commit Australia to austerity

The only thing tax cuts are sure to deliver is growing inequality

Illustration

Society

Tear gas returns to Don Dale

Rolling back the reforms since the youth detention royal commission

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Politics

Our distorted politics

Why is the Coalition even competitive under Morrison?

Illustration

Society

Tuckshop intervention

How did buying lunch in a Northern Territory school get so complicated?

Society

The lost man of Larrimah

What happened to missing Northern Territory personality Paddy Moriarty?

Text of transcript from Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

Politics

Child protection doesn’t always protect children

When families in the Northern Territory need help, removing children isn’t necessarily the answer

Society

Held to account

Why is the cost of banking in remote communities so high?

Image of child looking at screen

Society

Screen time, all the time

Do smart devices in classrooms help kids learn?

Image of Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre

Politics

Call for backup

How authorities lost control of juvenile detention

blog

Don Dale is the tip of the iceberg

Mistreatment of vulnerable people in detention is commonplace throughout Australia

blog

An impoverished estate

The Australian media prioritised personality over policy during this election campaign

Presenter John Hamblin on Play School

Culture

Through the windows

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

blog

Unredeemed goods

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