A non-partisan journal of the left.

About Catherine Wilson

Based: Sydney, Australia
Based in Canberra, Australia

Catherine Wilson is a freelance journalist and correspondent reporting on Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands region for the international media, including Thomson Reuters Foundation and IPS (Inter-Press Service) news agencies, and newspapers in the region, such as The New Zealand Herald in New Zealand and The Saturday Paper in Australia.

Articles Written

Women Battle The Highest Rates Of Attempted Suicide In Post-Conflict Bougainville

by Catherine Wilson

Sat 3rd Dec 2016
Sexual violence, early marriage, gender inequality and poverty are some of the factors being blamed for the alarming rates of depression and attempted suicide among women in Bougainville... [read more]


by Catherine Wilson

Sat 20th Aug 2016
In the northern coastal villages of Hako Constituency on Buka Island, in Papua New Guinea’s eastern autonomous region of Bougainville, life to all appearances is carefree... [read more]

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]