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). 



LATEST


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?

The lost man of Larrimah

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

Held to account

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

Don Dale is the tip of the iceberg

blog

Don Dale is the tip of the iceberg

Mistreatment of vulnerable people in detention is commonplace throughout Australia

An impoverished estate

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

Unredeemed goods

blog

Unredeemed goods

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

Why was this government policy?

The Politics

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 Politics

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

The Politics

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

The end of privacy?

The Politics

The end of privacy?

This week, and possibly tonight, the Senate will pass legislation that authorises constant surveillance by the state of citizens’ electronic communications