Sunday, August 22, 2010

Independent Australia. The online journal of Australian identity and democracy

On 24 June 2010, David Donovan, Queensland ARM State Convenor and National Media Director began publishing the new e-journal of Australian identity and democracy Independent Australia at 
Independent Australia is updated daily with new and exciting writing on Australian politics, history, democracy and satire.
Independent Australia is quickly becoming the national voice for republican and nationalist activists. Regular contributors also include the national republican leaders of New Zealand and the United Kingdom, as well as well-known Australian commentators such as Mungo McCallum and Barry Everingham.
Independent Australia is a modern day version of The Bulletin in its heyday of the 1880s and 1890s.
It can get quite feisty.
Like in this article from David Donovan, where he says:
Much to my chagrin, I have given that pompous permatanned prevaricator, David Flint, the attention that he and his grubby articles do not deserve.”
It gives a different perspective.
Like this article from historian Brad Webb, which says that:
“…the early push for an Australian republic stalled because Federation was the easier and more palatable option for most Australians”.
It wants the best for Australia.
And all Australians. Like in this article by Rodger Hills, where he says:
“Indigenous people are not a minority in the community they are a vital part of our society, the original occupants of this land, and they need to be recognized in the Australian Constitution.”
Check it out. If you’re not, you’re missing out.
Queensland has a long tradition of republican journalism from the Australian Republican on the Charters Towers goldfields in the early 1890s under the editorship of F.C.B. Vosper, though to the long-running ARMLET of the 1990s and early 2000s under the editorship of Rod Kendall. In 2007 ARMLET was resurrected by David Donovan who went on to edit the national Republican Roundup. In 2010 ARMLET was reformatted into an eNewsletter and represents the culmination of a long republican lineage.
Anyone wishing to question, contribute or support Independent Australia e-journal, please feel free to contact the editor.