Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.
One female cabinet member, ironing housewife jibes... now Australia's new PM, Tony Abbott, gives himself ministerial responsibility for women’s issues
18 September 2013 09:24 AM
The new premier has raised eyebrows by claiming he is qualified for the job
16 September 2013 05:51 PM
If Julia Gillard paved the way for future female leaders in Australia, there is no sign of that legacy in new Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Cabinet, which contains just one woman: Julie Bishop, the Foreign Minister-elect.
13 September 2013 01:06 PM
Contest has been greeted with protests despite organisers agreeing to axe the bikini round
12 September 2013 06:37 PM
Postal and absentee votes are still being counted, but Sophie Mirabella seems almost certain of losing her seat in northern Victoria
11 September 2013 04:28 PM
Four tourists were wounded in bandit attack, none seriously
10 September 2013 06:33 PM
Arcane electoral system leads to minority special interests parties holding the balance of power
07 September 2013 06:25 PM
Conservative Coalition brings an end to six years of Labor rule
Australia election: Kevin Rudd says Tony Abbott wants to turn the nation into a cross between 'Upstairs Downstairs' and 'Downton Abbey'
05 September 2013 06:25 PM
In a fractious end to the campaign, mining magnate Clive Palmer has alleged that Rupert Murdoch’s estranged wife is a Chinese spy
04 September 2013 07:42 PM
Barring a major catastrophe, this cringeworthy conservative will be the country’s next Prime Minister. Kathy Marks goes on the campaign trail with him
03 September 2013 07:07 PM
League apologises after chief executive burst out laughing at cruel year-end prank
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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