Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.
A last-stitch bid? Storm over photo of republican Australia PM Julia Gillard knitting kangaroo for royal baby
25 June 2013 11:56 AM
Blair's former spin-doctor John McTernan was sure it would do wonders for her popularity - but stunt has backfired
14 June 2013 07:03 PM
The chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant-General David Morrison, was hailed as an unlikely feminist hero yesterday for telling officers and men who “demean or exploit” their female colleagues to “get out”.
14 June 2013 06:58 PM
Radio host widely condemned for live questioning of Prime Minister
'Gender wars' flare with vengeance over Australia opposition's crude joke at Prime Minister Julia Gillard
12 June 2013 04:59 PM
Australia's "gender wars" have reignited with a vengeance, with the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, warning that politics will be dominated by "men in blue ties" if her Labor government loses power, and the opposition Liberal Party embarrassed by revelations about a fundraising dinner menu containing crude references to Ms Gillard's physique.
09 June 2013 12:00 AM
Twenty years after being dubbed "Bigots' Island", Tasmania is shaking off its reputation as a bastion of conservatism so successfully that it now seems more like Progressive Central. It looks set to be the first place in Australia to legalise same-sex marriage, and is considering a whole range of reforms that will make it one of the most liberal places on Earth.
29 May 2013 06:29 PM
In 1993, an Aboriginal Australian rules footballer, Nicky Winmar, lifted his jersey and pointed proudly at his black skin, in defiance of a spectator who was racially abusing him - an action captured in a photograph that seemed to mark a watershed in Australia's tolerance of racism.
27 May 2013 04:44 PM
Nurse pleads guilty to a crime few can comprehend: starting the fire which killed three people outright and claimed eight more lives in the ensuing weeks
20 May 2013 06:27 PM
Ancient African coins lead experts to question who discovered islands
01 May 2013 12:00 AM
I’m standing by a stage, watching one of my teenage idols, Carlos Santana, tear up a guitar barely 10 feet away from me. Nothing unusual in that – the Mexican-American rock legend still tours frequently – what’s unusual is the setting, a dusty field in a small country town on the edge of the Australian Outback. .
10 April 2013 09:27 PM
Australia's Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, has distanced himself from the chorus of overseas politicians eulogising Baroness Thatcher, recalling an "unabashedly racist" comment she made in relation to Asian immigration.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
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- 2 Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
- 3 North Korea elections: Kim Jong-un wins 100% of the vote
- 4 Steve Irwin’s final words: Cameraman present at death opens up about deadly stingray attack for the first time
- 5 Sharknado 2: Former WWE wrestler Kurt Angle to fight second wave of flying sharks