Kate Walton

Kate Walton

Asia Pacific

Australia's highest court agrees to hear Cardinal Pell appeal

Court agrees to hear final appeal of Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic ever to be convicted of child abuse.

Australia's highest court agrees to hear Cardinal Pell appeal

Australia

Abortion bill faces resistance in Australia's New South Wales

State's upper house drags feet in passing law legalising abortion despite an overwhelming 75-percent support by voters.

Abortion bill faces resistance in Australia's New South Wales

Australia

Australia set to repeal medical care bill for offshore refugees

Refugee advocates say medical care bill is vital to ensuring the health of refugees in offshore processing centres.

Australia set to repeal medical care bill for offshore refugees

Indonesia

Jokowi declared Indonesia president; Prabowo readies challenge

Election Commission proclaims Joko Widodo clear winner, but Prabowo claims fraud as Jakarta prepares for protests.

Jokowi declared Indonesia president; Prabowo readies challenge

Asia Pacific

Malaysia to appeal boss' acquittal over Indonesian maid's death

Domestic worker Adelina Sau's case highlights the injustices suffered by migrant workers, activists say.

Malaysia to appeal boss' acquittal over Indonesian maid's death

Indonesia

Widodo leads Indonesia presidential race: Unofficial results

Quick count results show Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo has a 10-point lead over long-time rival Prabowo Subianto.

Widodo leads Indonesia presidential race: Unofficial results

Indonesia

Indonesia election: Widodo, Prabowo vie for presidency

More than 190 million Indonesians will vote in polls that pit incumbent Widodo against long-time rival Prabowo.

Indonesia election: Widodo, Prabowo vie for presidency

Indonesia

Environment a missing topic as Indonesia election looms

New civil society coalition urges voters to quiz candidates and push the environment higher up the political agenda.

Environment a missing topic as Indonesia election looms

Indonesia

'Golput': Why a number of Indonesians will not be voting

With both candidates pandering to the religious right, liberals and minorities wonder whether it’s worth voting at all.

'Golput': Why a number of Indonesians will not be voting

Science & Technology

'Doing it all': Indonesian women's double burden

Debate over the gender pay gap seems almost peripheral in a country where tradition forces women to keep house and work.

'Doing it all': Indonesian women's double burden

Indonesia

Bali looks to turn the tide on Indonesia's plastic waste

The Indonesian resort isle is drowning in waste, authorities are banning single-use plastics.

Bali looks to turn the tide on Indonesia's plastic waste

Indonesia

Indonesia sexual violence bill sparks conservative opposition

Proposed draft legislation aiming to tackle sexual crimes stirs controversy in Indonesia ahead of April elections.

Indonesia sexual violence bill sparks conservative opposition