Kathy Marks is Asia-Pacific for The Independent, based in Sydney. She has also worked for Reuters and The Daily Telegraph.
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.
13 September 2013 01:06 PM
Contest has been greeted with protests despite organisers agreeing to axe the bikini round
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
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