Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.
Refugees detained in Papua New Guinea and desperate to reach Australia resort to hunger strikes and self-harm
18 January 2015 12:00 AM
An Iranian man was killed during a riot on Manus Island almost a year ago, and amid continuing local hostility, the asylum-seekers fear for their safety
16 December 2014 05:50 PM
Reports emerge that café manager was shot trying to seize gun and of barrister who died shielding a colleague
Sydney cafe siege: Killer Man Haron Monis filmed YouTube videos of attack and forced hostages to use social media to relay demands
16 December 2014 07:58 AM
Videos appeared online apparently framed, filmed and uploaded by hostages
Sydney Lindt cafe siege: Three dead after Australian commandos storm building – how the events unfolded
15 December 2014 09:30 PM
Weeks after a suspected Islamist plot was foiled to behead civilians in Martin Place, a self-styled cleric seized control of a cafe in the same plaza. Kathy Marks in Sydney tells how events unfolded
15 December 2014 10:39 AM
All of a sudden even the innocuous act of fetching a takeaway coffee seems fraught with danger
05 December 2014 05:56 PM
World View: If 2014 has been mostly dire for his conservative government, the past two weeks have been nothing short of appalling
Baby abandoned in drain: Experts say newborn’s natural defences shielded him from harm - and a healthy dose of luck
24 November 2014 06:34 PM
Experts noted that full-term babies are born with enough fluid and glucose to keep them going for some days
19 November 2014 06:35 PM
PM Tony Abbott is refusing to resettle asylum-seekers travelling through Indonesia
07 November 2014 03:15 AM
Phil Rudd, the band’s drummer, has been charged with trying to arrange two murders
31 October 2014 06:06 PM
The man who brought Cherie Blair to tears, duped Sarah Ferguson and swindled millions, is back behind bars – for now
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'