Independent Australia

Wed, 22 May 2024 17:35:00 +1000
The growth of Australia's flexible office in 2024
Is an office just a bunch of walls and desks? Not according to an up-to-date working trend that is hitting all international markets, including Australia: The Flexible Office. read now...

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
CrowdStrike causes global I.T. meltdown after Microsoft update
The recent CrowdStrike outage brought systems crashing down worldwide and has reminded us that a more resilient global digital infrastructure is imperative. read now...

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
The next frontier in Australian STEM education: Opportunities in early childhood education
James Deehan, Emma McGarrity and Lena Danaia discuss the impacts of STEM learning in early childhood and hardships faced by STEM initiatives read now...

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Kiwis pour into Australian labour market
An increase of New Zealand citizens arriving in Australia will set further challenges for the Government to achieve its net migration forecast. read now...

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Media enabling Trump's mission to destroy democracy
Following the Trump assassination attempt, the conservative media has engaged in a campaign of misinformation with non-partisan media failing to do much better. read now...

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Dutton's nuclear delusion an exercise in stupidity
Peter Dutton's sketchy plan for Australia to go nuclear is nothing more than a political distraction with no actual benefits for the country. read now...

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Media has normalised Trump's bullying — it's time to take control
Presidential candidate Donald Trump has become notorious for his aggression and bullying, which the mainstream media is happy to ignore. read now...

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Logic shows Trump cannot win another term, but don’t relax just yet
Common sense and evidence prove that former President Donald Trump will not lead America again. But will reason prevail? read now...

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 11:00:00 +1000
Tenacious D comedy-rocker makes gag — prepare the gallows!
Managing editor Michelle Pini discusses Tenacious D band member Kyle Gass' inappropriate joke and whether it's worthy of international uproar. read now...

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Unconventional music ventures set to shake up the Australian scene
From Bunnings raves to Radio Birdman's bio, David Kowalski explores unique musical ventures and iconic Australian punk history read now...

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
POEM: The siren's call
This poem is an *IA Writing Competition (creative work category) entry. read now...

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 09:00:00 +1000
Passing the sniff test: 'Use by' dates for U.S. presidents
Bazza, Mick and Know All Ron ponder the nature of 'use by' dates and U.S. presidents over a few fresh beers. read now...

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Kevin Bartlett — the toughest of Tigers
Kevin Bartlett storms out to the ¾-time huddle to "school" his Tigers during a Saturday afternoon match at the "G". read now...

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 14:00:00 +1000
Longlegs reinvents the crime genre with pure nightmare fuel
In pursuit of a serial killer, an FBI agent uncovers a series of occult clues that she must solve to end his terrifying killing spree. read now...

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Peter Dutton's nuclear power policy puts longevity in doubt
Polls about who will win Australia's next Federal Election are mixed. Still, one thing is sure: Peter Dutton's nuclear power policy is dividing his party, which doesn't bode well for his leadership. read now...

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 10:15:00 +1000
CARTOONS: Trump picks new running mate
His new VP will need to be fast to keep up with all the crazy. read now...

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
America's gathering storm: Trump a victim of his own violent rhetoric
The assassination attempt on presidential candidate Donald Trump is a consequence of his own incitement of violence. read now...

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Rise in overseas students ringing alarm bells
Australia’s overseas student industry continues to ring alarm bells about the Government’s tightening of overseas student policy. read now...

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 14:00:00 +1000
'Used to dying' — memoir tells brutal history of East Timor
The hardships endured by the East Timorese are detailed in a memoir by Dr Vacy Vlazna, both a story of courage and a political analysis. read now...

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Labor sitting pretty to win 2025 Election
Having rescued the economy from damage done by the Coalition and stabilising government debt, the ALP is polling well for a second term in office. read now...

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 09:00:00 +1000
A literary giant's fall: Alice Munro's Faustian trade-off
Stephen Saunders discusses how a daughter's shocking revelations dismantle the legacy of  Canadian literary "national treasure" Alice Munro. read now...

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Trump’s golden bullet: Portend of an apocalypse?
A surprising Left victory in France, the end of a Tory dynasty in England, plots to get a sitting U.S. president to step down and an attempt on Donald Trump’s life — a lot has happened in 14 days. read now...

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
State Library cracks down on pro-Palestine social media content
The State Library Victoria’s CEO asked staff to scrutinise pro-Palestinian content on the social media of writers contracted to deliver a workshop for teenagers. read now...

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Trump assassination attempt a wake-up call for political stability
The attempt on former U.S. President Donald Trump's life failed, but what would be the repercussions had the assassin's plot been successful? read now...

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Global efforts accelerate to battle space junk crisis
Debris orbiting the Earth is becoming a crisis out of control and international agencies are working hard to find a solution. read now...

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Government struggling to hit net migration target
The Albanese Government has been too slow in reversing the Coalition's migration policy settings, which could complicate a federal election win. read now...

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Paris Olympics could amplify political unrest in France
With the world turning all eyes to Paris for the upcoming Olympic Games, it's a perfect time for political dissidents to have their voices heard. read now...

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 07:00:00 +1000
IA Writing Competition: MAY | JUNE WINNERS!
Independent Australia is proud to announce the IA Writing Competition winners for May and June!  read now...

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 17:00:00 +1000
Clive Palmer teams with Tucker Carlson for RWNJ tour
Two threats to democracy, one domestic and one hailing from the U.S., have collaborated on an Australian tour to promote Right-wing propaganda. read now...

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Labor continues double-speak on forestry issues
Amid talk of managing forestry and environmental conservation, Labor governments continue the destruction of forests across Australia. read now...

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
The Brittany Higgins 'diabolical plot to bring down the House' explained
Managing editor Michelle Pini discusses defamation proceedings against Brittany Higgins – as reported by The Australian – which include claims she 'plotted' to bring down the Coalition Government. read now...

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Good global citizenship benefits everyone, especially the good global citizen
After two years of partnering with developing countries, Australians are all much better off. read now...

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Media reinvents neo-Nazism as post-7 October phenomenon
If the media can help with the fight against neo-Nazis, it must use clear analysis. Nazis aren’t tools journalists can use to score points against Palestinian peace activists. read now...

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
POEM: The skunk
This poem is an *IA Writing Competition (creative work category) entry. read now...

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 08:30:00 +1000
CARTOONS: Biden vs Trump vs credibility
And the winner is... media bias! read now...

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Where there's smoke, there's fire
Eyes on the horizon: a High Country firespotter's lonely vigil. read now...

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 14:00:00 +1000
UN says population slowing, but we're now living longer
The United Nations’ 2024 population projections again reduce the level at which the world’s population will peak and the level it will be at the end of this century. read now...

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
America's gathering storm: Trump turns Republican Party into cult machine
Under Trump's Presidency, the Republican Party turned into a cult-like herd largely ceasing to perform the role of a political party. read now...

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Zionist lobby shaking up politics in Australia and UK
The Zionist lobby has been making its presence felt within the walls of Parliament both here and in the UK, as well as disrupting social cohesion. read now...

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
If Biden can't do the job, Democrats need to consider alternatives
After a dismal debate performance by President Joe Biden, who can the Democrats turn to? read now...

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
War Memorial's ignorance of Frontier Wars must end
The Australian War Memorial fails to recognise conflicts between First Nations people and colonists within our own country. read now...

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Gauguin's paedophilic legacy raises debate over exhibit
A major exhibit of Paul Gauguin's works at the National Gallery is stirring controversy based on the artist's history of child sexual abuse. read now...

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Nvidia becomes most valued company in the world
From its humble beginnings in 1993, Nvidia has grown into a tech giant, reported to now be the most valuable company in the world. read now...

Mon, 08 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Koalas continue to suffer under Chris Minns' NSW Government
The NSW Government's koala habitat protection policy – or lack thereof – appears to be motivated by public outcry more than protecting an endangered species, Sue Arnold writes. read now...

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Australia announces para-equestrian squad for Paris 2024
After months of intensive qualifying events, the Australian Paralympic squad for para-equestrian has been announced. read now...

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Right to protest in Queensland under threat
Queensland law is making it tougher to stage peaceful protests, a pattern being followed by other states limiting protest rights. read now...

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
ABC failing to fact-check the powerful
Australia's national broadcaster is letting the public down by failing to prioritise fact-checking and hold the powerful to account. read now...

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 17:00:00 +1000
Dominique Grubisa faces penalty hearing in Federal Court
Fraudulent property guru Dominique Grubisa and her company, Master Wealth Control, have been back in court in the ACCC case. read now...

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
John Shipton delivers triumphant speech at Julian Assange's birthday
A week after Julian Assange’s release from Belmarsh Prison, a boisterous gathering of Assange supporters celebrated Julian’s 53rd birthday. read now...

Mon, 08 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Life expectancy data reaffirms the horrors of a Trump Presidency
The latest life expectancy data confirms that some countries – including Australia – are making better choices than others, Alan Austin reports. read now...

Mon, 08 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Roger Waters campaigns for UK pro-Palestine candidate Craig Murray
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters travelled to a Lancashire town to give his endorsement to former ambassador Craig Murray, running in the UK Election with a strong anti-genocide stance, Sara Chessa reports. read now...

Fri, 05 Jul 2024 07:00:00 +1000
Dutton and Trump: A dangerous duo
Managing editor Michelle Pini examines the legacy media's use of both-sidesism to create an alternate reality where Dutton and Albanese and Biden and Trump are presented as equal. read now...

Sun, 07 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
DIY nuclear: Bin night just got a lot harder
Bazza and Mick talk solutions for keeping the lights on while round-tableing Peter Dutton's "nuclear plan." read now...

Sun, 07 Jul 2024 08:30:00 +1000
CARTOONS: Mark David is having a bet both ways
Odds on, the media will manipulate facts to serve Dutton and Trump. Chances are punters won't fall for it. read now...

Sat, 06 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Andrew Gaze — Becoming basketball's best a tall order
Andrew Gaze became one of the greatest basketball players Australia has ever produced. read now...

Sat, 06 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Politicians feign concern for cost-of-living woes but spend big
Many Australians, especially those struggling with the cost of living, will be appalled at politicians' spending, as recently released parliamentary expenditure figures show. read now...

Sat, 06 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Asylum seekers hit new records despite increased processing
While the Government is working to keep on top of the asylum seeker backlog, the volume of applications continues to hit record highs. read now...

Fri, 05 Jul 2024 17:00:00 +1000
Tobacco industry leaving Indonesia up in smoke
A lack of regulation, heavy advertising and subservience to the tobacco industry has resulted in Indonesia having one of the highest global smoking rates. read now...

Fri, 05 Jul 2024 14:00:00 +1000
Government delays Oz music artists from earning their worth
The Australian music industry is being largely ignored by commercial radio and now the Federal Government is delaying a decision on artists earning royalties. read now...

Fri, 05 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
America's gathering storm: Trump stacks Supreme Court to get away with murder
The U.S. Supreme Court decision to grant Trump immunity from prosecution demonstrates how the former President has the judicial system in his pocket. read now...

Thu, 04 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
If you don't know, vote 'No' to Dutton's nuclear plan
The Coalition is still vague on its nuclear energy plan, which would introduce an environmental hazard into Australia and defy common sense. read now...

Thu, 04 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Murder of Gaza journalists a war crime
A glimpse into the plight of Palestinian journalists raises questions about how war crimes against workers are going largely ignored — even by unionists. read now...

Wed, 03 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Campaign to expose Australian war crimes met with silence
Information regarding war crimes committed by Australians against prisoners of war in Iraq has been ignored for over a decade. read now...

Tue, 02 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Mainstream media undermines enormity of Assange freedom campaign
Following the return home of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the mainstream media launched a hate campaign, ignoring the years of hard work to free the journalist. read now...

Tue, 02 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Celebrate superannuation, but beware the untold pitfalls
The compulsory superannuation scheme ultimately benefits working Australians, but there are a few things to be mindful of. read now...

Fri, 28 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +1000
America's gathering storm: The danger of a second Trump presidency
With the 2024 Presidential Election approaching, the USA must brace itself for the dangers of a second Trump presidency. read now...

Mon, 01 Jul 2024 13:30:00 +1000
Australian media's shameful reporting of Senator Fatima Payman's suspension
The Australian mainstream media's treatment of Labor Senator Fatima Payman – and her suspension from the Labor caucus – has been shameful. read now...

Wed, 03 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
It's confirmed: Fibre offers the best NBN infrastructure
A new ACCC report has confirmed what many have known for years, that Fibre to the Premises offers the most reliable broadband for your buck. read now...

Tue, 02 Jul 2024 17:00:00 +1000
Labor plays into Dutton's hands by ridiculing Coalition nuclear policy
Labor's creation of memes and frequent use of jokes to critique Peter Dutton's nuclear energy plan makes light of what should be a deeply concerning policy, Dr Michael Galvin writes. read now...

Thu, 27 Jun 2024 11:30:00 +1000
Julian Assange is free: Two-faced media welcomes him home as a hero
Managing editor Michelle Pini discusses the largely non-existent role of Australia's mainstream media in Julian Assange's homecoming.  read now...

Mon, 01 Jul 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Labor and AAT feeling pressure of Dutton's trafficking scam legacy
As the Albanese Government tightens onshore visa policy, we are seeing the inevitable rise in appeals to the AAT, particularly against student and asylum refusals. read now...

Mon, 01 Jul 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Abject failures of Australian media laid bare in Julian Assange’s return
Press coverage of Julian Assange’s release from prison writes yet another disgraceful chapter of mainstream media hypocrisy, malice and spite, Alan Austin writes. read now...

Sun, 30 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Welcoming the winter solstice
Welcoming the winter solstice was a ritual for Bazza — a time to contemplate life within the sound of silence. read now...

Sun, 30 Jun 2024 08:00:00 +1000
CARTOONS: U.S. Presidential Debate in a nut-ter's shell
Tripping up occasionally versus trampling on democracy with impunity. read now...

Sat, 29 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Paul McCartney — Rocker, roller, really nice bloke
Paul McCartney rocking the MCG with his New World Tour concert. read now...

Fri, 28 Jun 2024 16:00:00 +1000
WikiLeaks and press freedom in the digital age
In the wake of Julian Assange's release, the debate has heated up over national security versus the public's right to know the truth. read now...

Sat, 29 Jun 2024 08:00:00 +1000
The night the cookers were handed over to neo-Nazis at the Polish Club
A former 'Neighbours' star, a former pro wrestler and a former gym owner walk into a club in Melbourne... it's not a joke; it's a conspiracist love-in. read now...

Thu, 27 Jun 2024 14:00:00 +1000
Anzac religion unfitting in multicultural Australia
The Anzac legend encompasses predominantly White Australian history with little significance to the nation's Indigenous or immigrants. read now...

Thu, 27 Jun 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Assange release heralds dark legacy for press freedom
While the release of Julian Assange is to be celebrated, the outcome is far from the victory for press freedom that some are applauding. read now...

Tue, 25 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Labor commits to strengthening regional migration
The Labor Government's recent discussion paper on migration to regional areas of Australia shows promise but fails to fully address key concerns prevalent in regional migration, writes Dr Abul Rizvi. read now...

Tue, 25 Jun 2024 14:00:00 +1000
14 years of independent journalism: Happy Birthday Independent Australia!
Beginning in turbulent times amidst a 2011 Labor leadership spill, history editor Dr Glenn Davies provides his tribute to Independent Australia — "news with a conscience". read now...

Wed, 26 Jun 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Dutton's climate policy nothing but hot air
The Coalition's push for nuclear energy appears to be an attention grab for votes, based on little to no scientific knowledge. read now...

Wed, 26 Jun 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Submarine cable network to make Australia a digital world leader
Comprehensive plans for new submarine cable routes herald a significant milestone in Australia's telecommunications landscape. read now...

Tue, 25 Jun 2024 16:00:00 +1000
The British Royal Family: A cult of obsession
Support for an Australian Republic referendum is persistently stifled by the mainstream media's obsession with treating the Royal family as celebrities. read now...

Mon, 24 Jun 2024 16:00:00 +1000
ABC gutless for not backing Laura Tingle over 'racist country' remarks
ABC's ambiguous response to the News Corp firestorm targeted at Laura Tingle shows its willingness to succumb to the right-wing Australian media perspective. read now...

Thu, 20 Jun 2024 11:00:00 +1000
Dutton’s nuclear lights are out and no one’s home
Dutton's alternative facts on nuclear energy demonstrate that the Coalition is no longer fit for purpose as a credible opposition, let alone a serious government contender. Michelle Pini reports. read now...

Mon, 24 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Dutton's nuclear plan can only exist in a broken democratic system
Dutton's nonsensical foray into nuclear energy reminds Australian voters again of the issues prevalent within this country's Constitution and democratic institutions, Dr Klaas Woldring writes. read now...

Mon, 24 Jun 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Mainstream media warps reality to blame Labor for 'cost-of-living crisis'
The mainstream media's mantra of declining prosperity in Australia is a deceitful warping of the economic reality, Alan Austin reports. read now...

Sun, 23 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +1000
CARTOONS: Polly Peter is poisoning the playground
Naysaying, name-calling. What's next? Join some deadly dots and call it a nuclear energy policy? read now...

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 12:30:00 +1000
Getting around Gough
It was considered a great day for Australia when the Labor Party won back–to–back elections in 1974, a historical first. read now...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Feathers ruffled over Fossil Free Books' stance on artwashing
'Art-for-arts-sake' arguments are being tossed onto the book festival bonfire after Fossil Free Books called out writers' festivals for taking funding from companies involved in genocide. read now...

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 08:00:00 +1000
A Coalition pie-in-the-sky nuclear nightmare
Having reignited the “climate wars” with pie-in-the-sky nuclear energy plans, if the plans fail, Dutton and Littleproud will face the wrath of a climate-war-weary Australian people at the ballot box. read now...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 17:00:00 +1000
The Far-Right's war against women in America
Whether it be abortion law, birth control rights or sex education censorship, the far-right in the U.S. appears hell-bent on restricting the basic rights of women, Patrick Drennan writes. read now...

Wed, 19 Jun 2024 16:00:00 +1000
Australian media stretches the truth on pro-Palestine movement
A joint investigation from The Age and 60 Minutes purports to expose a secret infiltration by Islamic fringe political group Hizb ut-Tahrir into Australian pro-Palestinian activism. read now...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +1000
Finally! Vanilla Ice makes a zombie movie
Where can you find Vanilla Ice, The Wiggles and a planeload of zombies 'genuinely' linked together in one music review? Buckle in coz IA's music man David Kowalski delivers that and more. read now...

Thu, 20 Jun 2024 15:00:00 +1000
DR ABUL RIZVI: Is Australia's great multicultural experiment over?
Immigration expert Dr Abul Rizvi addressed the National Press Club of Australia this week, on the question of whether Australia's multicultural experiment is over. read now...

Tue, 18 Jun 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Reserve Bank playing with fire — beware of the creeping recession
The RBA is risking repeating the errors that led to the deep and dark recession of the early 1990s. Stephen Koukoulas reports. read now...

Mon, 17 Jun 2024 16:30:00 +1000
The fable of the Under Down Land
The story of a strange and backwards land, led by sheep-lovers, excavation enthusiasts and a terrifying king called Scrupert McCrock. read now...

Wed, 19 Jun 2024 08:00:00 +1000
Australia investing heavily into counter-drone military technology
Australia's investment into research and development for counter-drone military technology is an astute response to evolving means of warfare, writes Paul Budde. read now...

Tue, 18 Jun 2024 16:00:00 +1000
The forces behind Australia's regional bank closures
The refusal of major banks to answer questions on the closure of regional branches has called into question the legitimacy of the think tanks that team up with them, Dale Webster writes. read now...

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