Kate Walton

Kate Walton

Environment

Australian beach life at risk as environment drops down agenda

Up to 15,000 kilometres of the country’s sandy beaches could be lost by 2100 unless erosion is tackled.

Australian beach life at risk as environment drops down agenda

Asia Pacific

Pell to walk free after Australia court quashes convictions

Highest court overturns conviction of former Vatican treasurer for sexual assault of two teenage boys in 1990s.

Pell to walk free after Australia court quashes convictions

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus stretches Australia welfare agency to the limit

Government says as many as one million Australians could find themselves out of work in coming days due to shutdown.

Coronavirus stretches Australia welfare agency to the limit

Australia

Australia urged to take action amid rising violence against women

Family violence service providers face funding cuts and closures even as one woman is killed every week.

Australia urged to take action amid rising violence against women

Education

'Overreaction': China students stuck as Australia closes border

A ban on non-citizens travelling from or through China is leading to chaos in Australia’s university sector.

'Overreaction': China students stuck as Australia closes border

Media

How 'Murdochracy' controls the climate debate in Australia

Despite public's desire for action on climate change, media giant News Corp continues to give space to deniers.

How 'Murdochracy' controls the climate debate in Australia

Environment

Scott Morrison: The 'daggy dad' burned by Australia's fire crisis

Australians are angry at the prime minister's handling of the crisis and failure to take action on climate change.

Scott Morrison: The 'daggy dad' burned by Australia's fire crisis

Australia

Mass evacuation as catastrophic bushfires worsen in Australia

More than 6 million hectares burned, at least 23 dead and dozens missing, as fires ravage southeastern Australia.

Mass evacuation as catastrophic bushfires worsen in Australia

Australia

Climate crackdown: Australia throws rule book at activists

Authorities in Queensland and Tasmania respond to public anger over climate with laws to curb protest and dissent.

Climate crackdown: Australia throws rule book at activists

Refugees

'Dark day': Australia repeals medical evacuation for refugees

Government secures repeal of medical evacuation legislation for people held offshore, triggering angry condemnation.

'Dark day': Australia repeals medical evacuation for refugees

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