Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.
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
Australian state of Queensland adopts populist, hard-line laws 'reminiscent of Soviet Russia and Hitler’s Germany'
05 January 2014 07:35 PM
The premier of the Australian state has alarmed civil libertarians by introducing draconian laws aimed at clamping down on motorbike gangs, paedophiles and even parties
29 December 2013 09:12 PM
For many Australians, the brumby – or wild horse – symbolises the romance and adventure of the outback.
28 December 2013 12:00 AM
04 December 2013 06:35 PM
The country's overseas intelligence service has been accused of bugging the cabinet office of its tiny, impoverished neighbour
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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