The IA editorial team would like to wish you a happy Christmas, and festive season, and thank you for your support during 2012.
The publication took a rare two days off for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day — and hopes that most other Australians had a similar restful break and now are refreshed and recharged — though perhaps may be suffering from the slight harmless after-effects of the traditional seasonal overindulgence.
Now we are back brighter and better than ever, ready to welcome in the New Year with more illuminating and thought provoking stories — ones that pull no punches. We thank you, our readers, for being there to share our journey.
2012 promises to continue this inexorable journey towards becoming a mainstream – yet always contentious and subversive – journal of record. With the strong writers now making their homes at IA, this process is already well under way.
Of course, we still have 2011 to finish yet — and over the next five days, we will continue the countdown of the top IA stories of 2011, as well as publishing other fabulous stories from Australia and around the world.
With all our best wishes, we wish you a belated Happy Christmas and happy festive season from the team at Independent Australia.
Oh, and if you are just about to sit down and watch the traditional Boxing Day cricket test, all we'll say is "go the Aussies!"