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About Catherine Wilson

Based: Sydney, Australia
Catherine Wilson is an independent writer and journalist working freelance in the Asia Pacific region. Catherine is a news correspondent for IPS (Inter-Press Service) international news agency, The New Zealand Herald newspaper in New Zealand and Crikey independent news in Australia. She also contributes features to The Jakarta Post newspaper in Indonesia, Solomon Star in the Solomon Islands, Asia Sentinel news in Hong Kong and Art Asia Pacific, a magazine of contemporary arts and culture in the region.

Articles Written

Women Candidates Campaign for Equitable Development in Papua New Guinea Elections

by Catherine Wilson

Sat 7th Jul 2012
In a male dominated society, women have been largely excluded from politics in Papua New Guinea. Catherine Wilson reports on female participation in the elections currently underway... [read more]

Paga Hill – a model for the future of the Pacific Islands?

by Catherine Wilson

Fri 17th Feb 2012
Catherine Wilson reports how a housing crisis in Papua New Guinea’s capital is socially empowering squatter communities... [read more]

Women Leaders key to post-conflict development on Bougainville

by Catherine Wilson

Sat 12th Nov 2011
Following a recent trip to the island, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the end of the Bougainville Civil War, Catherine Wilson reports on the role women played in bringing peace to the island.... [read more]

Government Intervention Fails Indigenous Communities in Australia

by Catherine Wilson

Sun 5th Jun 2011
Catherine Wilson on the continued disparity of wealth between the indigenous Australians and the rest of society and empty attempts by the government to change this.... [read more]

Tamil Asylum Seekers Face Arrest and Torture in Sri Lanka

by Catherine Wilson

Sat 13th Nov 2010
Catherine Wilson reports on the plight of asylum seekers detained in a Sydney immigration centre.... [read more]

Australia and Asylum Seekers: Another Offshore Solution?

by Catherine Wilson

Thu 29th Jul 2010
Catherine Wilson reports on the Australian Government's approach to refugees and its attempts to avoid its obligations to the Refugee Convention by processing them overseas.... [read more]