The Independent Australia team

'Finally, news has a conscience'

Independent Australia is a progressive journal. Our main editorial focus is on federal politics, democracy, the environment, human rights, Australian identity, Indigenous issues, economics, finance, health, law and the justice system.

Established in June 2010, IA supports quality investigative journalism, as well as citizen journalism and a diversity of voices. We believe Australians are short-changed by the mass media — and so this publication is dedicated 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 supports independent, non-partisan politics and as a matter of editorial policy, we ensure that our editors are not members of any political party. 

IA's editorial team possesses a wealth of experience through its senior editorial team, which is made up of founder and director David Donovan, managing editor Michelle Pini, digital editor Dan Jensen and assistant editors Nicholas Bugeja and Cherie Moselen.

Also on the editorial team, contributing hugely to IA's success, are investigations editor Ross Jones, media editor Dr Lee Duffileld, contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence, history editor Dr Glenn Davies and entertainment editor John Turnbull.

IA also features regular columns and contributions from outstanding journalists, political commentators and cartoonists, including Alan Austin, Dr Binoy Kampmark, David Ritter, Dr Jennifer Wilson, Dr Martin Hirst, Professor John Quiggin, John Wren, Mark David, Noely Neate, Paul Budde, Dr Abul Rizvi, Paul Dutton, Sue ArnoldTarric BrookerRhys Muldoon, Ronny LernerTom Tanuki, Andrew P Street and Emma Dawson.

Independent Australia is a member of the Australian Press Council, complies with the MEAA Code of Ethics and has a rigorous fact-checking, feedback and complaints policy.


The IA editorial team

David Donovan

David Donovan Director

Michelle Pini

Michelle Pini Managing editor

Dan Jensen

Dan Jensen Digital editor

Nicholas Bugeja

Nicholas BugejaAssistant editor

Nicholas Bugeja

Cherie MoselenAssistant editor

Ross Jones

Ross Jones Investigations editor

Dr Lee Duffield

Dr Lee Duffield Media editor

Tess Lawrence

Tess Lawrence Contributing editor-at-large

Glenn Davies

Dr Glenn Davies History editor

John Turnbull

John Turnbull Entertainment editor

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.

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 independentaustralia.net.

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