Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.
23 October 2013 06:54 PM
Gum tree roots go up to 40m underground and act like a hydraulic pump for gold
22 October 2013 06:00 PM
Residents in the Blue Mountains tell Kathy Marks of homes lost, lucky escapes and the ongoing fear of obliteration
22 October 2013 05:56 PM
His sister, Christine Forster, has said she plans to marry her long-term gay partner
22 October 2013 12:01 AM
Australian police scurry to confirm claims of movie subject who spent 23 years in jail for violent crimes, but was never convicted of murder
21 October 2013 12:00 AM
State of emergency declared as concern grows over formation of single huge fire front
Ghost ship Nina: Missing for four months in the vastness of the Pacific, with seven crew presumed dead, is this faint satellite image a glimmer of hope?
17 October 2013 06:33 PM
Blurry satellite images of what appears to be a ship drifting in the Pacific Ocean have raised faint hopes that seven crew members, missing since their yacht disappeared off New Zealand four months ago, may be alive.
Red alert over Sydney: Australia faces worst bushfire crisis for more than a decade as 95 separate blazes destroy hundreds of homes
17 October 2013 06:26 PM
A blood-red sky in central Sydney was an angry pointer to infernos raging on the city’s outskirts, as unseasonably high temperatures and ferocious winds triggered the worst bushfire emergency in New South Wales for more than a decade.
19 September 2013 06:21 PM
Eminent scientist is sacked as Tony Abbott fulfils election pledge to streamline bureaucracy
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.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
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