The Independent Australia team

'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.

Established in June 2010, 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.)

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, senior editor Michelle Pini, contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence and assistant editor Dan Jensen

Also on the team, contributing hugely to IA's success, are media editor Dr Lee Duffileld, history editor Dr Glenn Davies, entertainment editor John Turnbull, Sydney bureau chief Ross Jones and Canberra correspondent John Passant.

IA also features regular columns from outstanding journalists, political commentators and cartoonists including Alan AustinDr Jennifer WilsonLee Duffield and Mark David, among others.

Independent Australia is a member of the Australian Press Council and is represented in the Canberra Press Gallery by Canberra correspondent John Passant

IA is not affiliated with or endorsed by any other organisation.

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


    Managing editor David Donovan                        Senior editor Michelle Pini                                 Assistant editor Dan Jensen


Contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence              Media Editor Dr Lee Duffield                             Sydney bureau chief Ross Jones ​


        History editor Glenn Davies                    Entertainment editor John Turnbull                Canberra correspondent John Passant   

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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.

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

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

Independent Australia is a registered business name fully owned by the Donovan Family Trust (ABN 66 255 451 463), as is the domain

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