Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.
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
A last chance to save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: Scientists launch audacious plan to create ‘fertility clinic’ to breed endangered coral
02 December 2013 06:06 PM
The world’s largest living organism has shrunk by about half over the past 30 years as a result of climate change, ocean acidification, pollution and crown-of-thorns starfish, which prey on coral
Ashes 2013-14: A sledge too far - is it time to declare an end to such hostilities following the departure of Jonathan Trott?
26 November 2013 01:00 AM
A guy threatening another guy with physical violence – I think it’s just not cricket, not the cricket I grew up loving
Oscars 2015: Birdman beats Boyhood as Eddie Redmayne and Patricia Arquette win big - as it happened
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
- 1 Isis burns thousands of books and rare manuscripts from Mosul's libraries
- 2 Scarlett Johansson new band 'already hit with legal complaint' from another The Singles
- 3 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News after accusing Kay Burley of Islamaphobia