Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.
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
22 November 2013 05:29 PM
A public inquiry found 13 people died as a result of his negligence, but repeated attempts at prosecution failed
'All governments gather information': Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott admits to 'gathering information'
18 November 2013 06:36 PM
“All governments gather information … and all governments know that every other government gathers information,” Tony Abbott declared in parliament on Monday, effectively confirming reports that Australia had tried to eavesdrop on mobile phone conversations between the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and close confidants including his wife.
17 November 2013 12:00 AM
'Insanely jealous' boyfriend denies throwing his girlfriend from 15th-floor apartment balcony
12 November 2013 08:15 AM
Days after the typhoon struck, the misery goes on for Philippines families without food, water or medicine
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 2 Mother of newborn Baby No 59 trapped in sewer pipe told Chinese police she 'heard crying' when she raised alarm
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy