Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.
07 March 2014 12:00 AM
In a discovery that rewrote Australian history, a geologist named Jim Bowles came across a set of bones in a dry lake bed in outback New South Wales in 1974.
02 March 2014 02:18 PM
Iconoclastic designer, cartoonist, illustrator and ‘Oz’ co-founder whose work evoked the Swinging Sixties
18 February 2014 07:10 AM
Hardline ‘Pacific Solution’ under scrutiny after 77 people injured during rampage at detention centre
05 February 2014 07:18 PM
After two rainless years, an Australian mayor sees moving everyone out as a final possibility
04 February 2014 05:30 PM
Shark culling, dumping on the Great Barrier Reef and the felling of Tasmanian forests have made the country an ‘international laughing stock’, environmentalists say
03 February 2014 09:25 AM
The five-time Olympic gold medallist Australian swimmer is believed to have been suffering from depression after being affected by a combination of antidepressants and painkillers
Australian PM Tony Abbott attacks unpatriotic ABC over broadcaster's lack of 'basic affection for the home team'
29 January 2014 06:27 PM
Mr Abbott is infuriated by ABC's revelation that intelligence agencies tapped the phone of the Indonesian President and by allegations that asylum-seekers were mistreated by navy personnel
No picnic at Hanging Rock: Australian beauty spot which was setting for famed Seventies film under threat from hotel developers
19 January 2014 12:13 AM
Protest meetings – and even a protest picnic - held at the site as petition with 5,000 signatures urges council to reconsider
Australian government uses military to repel ‘boat people’ but is silent on claims of savage treatment
15 January 2014 07:17 PM
Tony Abbott's administration was elected on a promise to 'stop the boats,' but hunger strikes and claims detainees have sewn their lips together have citizens asking 'at what cost?'
Forgotten in life, a victim shames a city: The violent murder of a homeless man triggers Melbourne's remorse
12 January 2014 12:00 AM
Passers-by take 'selfies' at the scene where Wayne 'Mousey' Perry was stabbed to death
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Bad cattitude: Family call police after crazed and 'hostile cat with a history of violence' attacks baby before attempting to 'flee custody'
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 3 First Kiss: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow