Despite royal family’s scandals, Australia is unlikely to ditch monarchy

The royal family is facing its biggest crisis since the abdication of Edward VIII, as Prince ...  
Australian Republic Movement on track for reform

With Queen Elizabeth's reign nearing its end, the Australian Republic Movement is working on a new ...  
Prince Philip passes away, years after Australian knighting controversy

The death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on 9 April 2021 at the age of 99 has brought ...  
Treasury knows: High levels of migration crucial to economic growth

Treasury's estimate of net overseas migration numbers lacks detail, meaning future economic growth ...  
The Apology was the start, not the end, of the reconciliation process

On 13 February 2008, then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made the first federal government apology ...  
Despite ‘irresponsible journalism of the worst kind’, Murdoch gets a gong

News Corp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch was given a lifetime achievement award on Australia Day. ...  
Courting awards and dog whistles on White Australia Day

There is a reason the debate is still raging about January 26 and it may not be one that immed ...  
Members Exclusive
EDITORIAL: Courting awards and dog whistles on White Australia Day

There is a reason the debate is still raging about January 26 and it may not be one that ...  
Australia exists for the rich and powerful — but that can change

Australia isn't for its people but for plutocrats: for the billionaires, the coal barons, the ...  
Wren's week: Australia must reckon with its ugly history

Next Tuesday is Australia Day, a vexed day on the calendar.  
Real political reform must follow a consultative, coherent process

David Muir argues the Federal Government must put an end to the ad hoc process, or lack of proc ...  
Selling Australia's offshore detention regime to the world

The term “offshore processing” suggests something industrial, mechanistic.   
Stuck overseas, Aussies struggle to come home

Australian citizens stranded overseas due to COVID-19 and flight caps, feel abandoned by the ...  
MUNGO MACCALLUM: Aussie anthem doesn't ring true for all

Our national anthem is back on the playlist and, as always, for the wrong reasons.  
Interstate rivalry costly in times of crisis

COVID-19 has brought into focus the century-old rivalry between the Commonwealth Government and ...  
'Twiggy' refuses to rule out destruction of Aboriginal sacred sites

There are mining companies and then there are mining companies.  
An Australian republic: Why it remains our best choice

Australia should persist in republicanism because it is our best chance to improve the lives of ...  
Recession: With recovery comes hidden risk

One of the less obvious dangers of Australia's recession is the role of vested interests in its ...  
News updates

Join the IA newsletter for regular updates on our latest news stories.


Shop IA

We need YOU!
IA punches above its weight.
Help us sharpen our knuckledusters.

Donate Now

Support IAIndependent Australia

Subscribe to IA and investigate Australia today.

Close Subscribe Donate