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Kathy Marks

Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.

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Dirty business: A grounded coal carrier leaks oil on the Great Barrier Reef in 2010

Plans for five 'megaports' along Queensland coast threatens Great Barrier Reef

The controversial scheme is horrifying environmentalists and tour operators
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has confirmed that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is not in the search zone where acoustic pings were detected

Missing Flight MH370: Now Australia outsources the daunting search for missing aircraft

Specialist firms to be invited to bid for the contract to scour the ocean in hunt for the plane

Ray Hadley, a top-rating talkback host and sports
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A coach, a shock jock and his estranged wife: The rugby league love triangle that’s kicking off in Australia

Broadcaster denies he tried to get romantic rival sacked by NSW Blues because he was dating the radio star’s wife

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The model Miranda Kerr has parted from her husband and is supposedly dating James Packer

Did James Packer and David Gyngell, heavyweight Australian businessmen, square up over Miranda Kerr?

Casino mogul and TV executive brawl outside £11m apartment

Allied troops at Anzac Cove (Gaba Tepe) during the Gallipoli campaign

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Bloodbath at Anzac Cove

It was meant to provide a quick breakthrough to offset the deadlock in Europe. Instead, the Gallipoli campaign was a ghastly shambles, spawning legends of betrayal and heroism that continue to fire Antipodean imaginations

Barry O’Farrell resigned after failing to declare a gift of Penfolds Grange wine

Premier of New South Wales forced to resign over failure to declare gift of £1,700 bottle of vintage red wine

Barry O’Farrell was given the 1959 bottle of Penfolds Grange by a Sydney lawyer at the centre of an inquiry by the state’s anti-corruption watchdog

A Chinese relative of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 waits for the new information at a hotel in Beijing

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370: Mystery of the missing plane ‘may never be solved,’ police warn

Officers have made little progress with their investigation despite scrutinising the provenance of every piece of cargo

An underwater search-surveying vehicle sits on the wharf ready to be fitted to the defense ship Ocean Shield

MH370: Families' anger at Malaysia officials over 'untested techniques'

As a new search zone is explored, relatives speak of frustration

The search has changed direction following new data

Missing Malaysian Flight MH370: Search area shifts after Boeing looks at engine data

Change of focus in quest for traces of lost plane yields multiple sightings of possible debris in Indian Ocean

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