Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.
27 December 2012 07:50 PM
On Boxing Day, like every other day of the year, the tourists descended on Uluru, the great sandstone monolith formerly known as Ayers Rock, photographing it and ascending its steep slopes, despite polite signs asking them not to climb it.
21 December 2012 07:09 PM
As three-year-old Kyle Cumming slept peacefully in his Queensland home, a clutch of wild eggs he had discovered in his backyard were incubating in his wardrobe.
12 December 2012 07:21 PM
A tumultuous year in Australian politics has ended with a court ruling that senior opposition figures conspired with a former political staffer to undermine Julia Gillard’s minority Labor government by bringing sexual harassment charges against the then parliamentary Speaker, Peter Slipper.
2Day FM - the radio station where a former host claims she was paid $50 whenever she made a listener cry
10 December 2012 06:58 PM
A radio landscape where outrageous stunts are encouraged in the endless quest for ratings
10 December 2012 06:55 PM
Hospital spokesman queries if station sought to make contact before broadcast
09 December 2012 09:00 PM
Intensive counselling for presenters who hoaxed nurse later found dead
09 December 2012 12:00 AM
The two Sydney radio presenters who made a hoax call that apparently precipitated the suicide of a nurse at the London hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge were holed up at an unknown location yesterday amid mounting public anger tempered by pleas from some quarters not to blame them.
06 December 2012 11:00 PM
The arcane niceties of the tort of privacy would not normally pack the grand ballroom of Sydney's Shangri-La Hotel, but when the speaker is a man who has just spent 17 months dissecting the ethics of the British press, a large turn-out is assured.
02 December 2012 12:00 AM
Animals so sensitive they suck their thumbs if upset, suffer population crash
01 December 2012 12:00 AM
He was known to exaggerate. 'I take a fact, put a top hat on it, a silk shirt and a bow tie,' he said
- 1 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 4 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram
- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white