About Us

'Finally, news has a conscience.'

Independent Australia is a progressive journal focusing on politics, democracy, the environment, Australian history and Australian identity. It contains news and opinion from Australia and around the world.

IA supports quality investigative journalism, as well as citizen journalism and a diversity of voices. It believes Australians are short-changed by the mass media — and so it dedicates itself to seeking out the truth and informing the public.

Independent Australia believes in a fully and truly independent Australia, a nation that determines its own future, a nation that protects its citizens and its environment. A land that is fair and free.

IA is also opposed to partisan politics and supports Independent politicians. (Read more about this here.)

Managing editor David Donovan

IA's editorial team possesses a wealth of experience through its senior editorial team*, which is made up of founder and managing editor David Donovan, deputy editor Michelle Pini, political editor Dr Martin Hirst and contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence.

Contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence

Also on the team, contributing hugely to IA's success, are history editor Dr Glenn Davies, Indigenous affairs editor Natalie Cromb, entertainment editor John Turnbull and Sydney bureau chief Ross Jones.

IA also features regular columns from outstanding journalists and political commentators Alan Austin, John PassantIngrid Matthews and Lee Duffield, among others.

Deputy editor Michelle Pini

Independent Australia is a registered business name fully owned by the Donovan Family Trust (ABN 66 255 451 463), as is the domain independentaustralia.net. IA is unaffiliated with – and not endorsed by – any other organisation.

Political editor Dr Martin Hirst

Independent Australia is a member of the Australian Press Council and the Canberra Press Gallery, through political editor Martin Hirst.

This publication is proudly published in Surfers Paradise, in the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast.

History editor Glenn Davies

If you would like to advertise on IA, comment or contribute, please email editor@independentaustralia.net. For IA's submission guidelines and payment policy, please click here.

Are you a publisher? Almost all our original material is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License, so please feel free to republish any articles marked as such at the end of the piece — with proper attribution and a link back to the original.

Indigenous affairs editor Natalie Cromb

If you would like to see the bios for our host of contributors, please click here.

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Entertainment editor John Tunbull
Entertainment editor John Tunbull

Read more about what IA is about here.

* Note: No-one on IA's editorial team is the member of any political party.

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Senior correspondent Barry Everingham