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.

Managing editor David Donovan


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, its environment and its future. A country that is fair and free.

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

Deputy editor and environment editor Sandi Keane


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 and environment editor Sandi Keane, senior correspondent Barry Everingham and contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence. Also on the team, contributing hugely to IA's success, are history editor Dr Glenn Davies, cartoonist Gee, entertainment editor John Turnbull and Sydney bureau chief Ross Jones.

IA also features an exclusive weekly column by Australian literary legend Bob Ellis.

Contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence


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.

IA operates under the MEAA Code of Ethics.

Senior correspondent Barry Everingham


This publication is proudly published in Surfers Paradise, on Queensland's Gold Coast.

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.

History editor Glenn Davies


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.

Satirist & cartoonist Gee


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

Entertainment editor John Tunbull
Entertainment editor John Tunbull

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