Russell Marks

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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). 



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Island of terror

The Politics

Island of terror

The Moss review ignores the real cause of the abuse on Nauru, because the government won’t go there

Malcolm Fraser, 1930-2015

The Politics

Malcolm Fraser, 1930-2015

Malcolm Fraser passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 84. The two periods of his political life – the first leading up to and including his prime ministership, the second covering the three decades since he was finally defeated by Bob …

Fantasy land

The Politics

Fantasy land

Budget 2015 is shaping up to be Tony Abbott’s latest book of nonsense

Press freedom or secret warrants?

The Politics

Press freedom or secret warrants?

Will Shorten Labor be able to secure protections for journalists, or will it vote for the government’s metadata bill anyway?

Backflip, split, crash, burn

The Politics

Backflip, split, crash, burn

Tracking the progress of Christopher Pyne’s higher education reforms

Whipping critics into line

The Politics

Whipping critics into line

The government’s new Whip brooks no dissent – inside or outside the party room

Taking victims seriously

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Taking victims seriously

An extract from ‘Crime and Punishment: Offenders and victims in a broken justice system’

Not so united

The Politics

Not so united

Glenn Lazarus ends Clive Palmer’s influence and the Abbott government’s chances of passing anything contentious

Super zombie

The Politics

Super zombie

Joe Hockey’s revival of an idea that died 22 years ago shows the government’s thinking about the budget hasn’t changed

Lifestyle choice

The Politics

Lifestyle choice

Tony Abbott obliterates international law – and 227 years of Australian history – with one phrase

In breach

The Politics

In breach

Tony Abbott wants the UN to stop lecturing Australia about human rights

Debt, deficits and averting disaster

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Debt, deficits and averting disaster

Are we really stealing from our kids to fund a debt crisis?

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Nothing but a dream

Why does the right want to Americanise Australia?

Deeper water

Deeper water

Charlie Hebdo, free speech, multiculturalism and 18C

A bitter pill

Health system

A bitter pill

The government alienates doctors and patients over $20 GP fee