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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Aucklanders fear the influx of Australians is pushing up house prices

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

Political instability at home and their neighbours' booming economy has led to the Aussie exodus across the Tasman Sea - and many Kiwi expats are joining them

Gammy, pictured last year, being fed by his surrogate mother Pattaramon Janbua

Baby Gammy: Australian father who abandoned Down syndrome surrogate child now tries to access funds donated for his care

Thai mother Pattaramon Chanbua - who is now raising the child - questioned whether David Farnell had 'gone insane' to behave like this

Some 6,700 migrants were taken off boats off Libya on Sunday alone, as calm seas made the crossing to Europe less hazardous

Mediterranean migrant crisis: EU denies approaching Australia for advice on dealing with immigrant boats

'Stop the boats' urges Australia's Paul Abbott – but EU takes humanitarian line. Kathy Marks reports from Sydney

An activist holds candles near portraits of the 'Bali Nine' in Jakarta, Indonesia

Bali Nine executions: Indonesia puts drugs smuggling ringleaders to death – ignoring global outcry

Traffickers are put to death after families' last-ditch appeals for clemency fall on deaf ears

On Manny Pacquiao’s home island separatist rebels will come down from the hills to join with their enemies to cheer on the nation’s favourite son

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Is the welterweight challenger a heavyweight contender to the President of the Philippines?

That next week's 'biggest fight in boxing history' features a would-be president of the Philippines only adds to its lustre

Surgeon's career advice: accept sexual advances

'Ironic' comment causes uproar in Australia - but medics say sexism is rampant

March 8th will mark the first anniversary of MH370's disappearance

Flight MH370: Still no answers on fate of plane that went missing a year ago

Malaysia has set a deadline of May to solve the mystery, or investigators will have to 'go back to the drawing board'

Ian Paterson was the public face of one of Australia’s most exclusive schools

Head covered up child abuse at exclusive Australian school

Although Dr Paterson was aware of the many allegations against his staff he never reported anything to the police

Australians Myuran Sukumaran (left) and Andrew Chan (right), the two ringleaders of the 'Bali Nine' drug ring, pictured being escorted out of court in 2006. 14 February 2006. The Indonesian court issued death sentences for Australian's Chan and Sukumaran, who were convicted of leading a drug ring which exported heroin to Australia through the resort island of Bali.

Bali Nine: Australian government condemns pictures of grinning Indonesian police chief posing with prisoners as they prepare to face firing squad

As the ringleaders of the heroin-trafficking gang, Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were sentenced to death nine years ago

A greyhound chases a live-baited possum

Australia’s greyhound industry rocked by animal cruelty scandal

Television exposé by welfare group shows top trainers using rabbits, possums and piglets as live bait despite the practice being outlawed decades ago

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