NRL Grand Final 2022, time, entertainment, tips, tickets, teams: Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels

NRL Grand Final day has arrived, with Penrith and Parramatta set to compete for rugby league’s biggest prize in a blockbuster decider. But before the action really kicks off, see who our NRL experts are predicting for all the day’s big moments. Scroll down for our expert tips on the winner, first try and Clive … Read more

An elegy to masks and why mine stays on

Tom Tanuki on why he’s keeping the mask on as COVID recessions. THIS WEEK, I passed a television airing breathless coverage about the removal of the last bastion of visual pandemic-era restrictions: no more masks on public transport. Masks over! Seemed to be a big fanfare about it. As I passed by that television screen … Read more

Michael Nolan doesn’t believe in Pat O’Shea Plate curse

There is a school of thought from some trainers that winning Saturday’s Pat O’Shea Plate at Toowoomba is more of a curse than a blessing, but Michael Nolan isn’t one of them – for good reason too. The Toowoomba veteran is a three-time winner of what is the first two-year-old race of the season and … Read more

‘The Australian’, ideology and gross misrepresentation

Rest in Peace Queen Elizabeth II. It is possible to desire an Australian republic with an independent head of state without bearing any ill feelings towards the monarchy. On the passing of Australia’s head of state, perhaps this IA article from 2011 best illustrates the establishment media’s irrational conflation of the two. Managing editor David … Read more

More about the Crikey crowdfunding con

The deeper you say into Crikey‘s crowdfunding in its defamation case against the Murdochs, the muddier it becomes. Here at Independent THEustralia, we are no fans of the Murdoch media’s near monopoly of the Australian political landscape, as can be seen by our fearless coverage for well over a decade. In fact, we published an … Read more

The truth about Crikey’s crowdfunding campaign

48 hours in and 3,265 supporters have given nearly $280,000. Wow. Seems like this minnow has a fighting chance! ~ 28 August 2022 update by Private Media (publisher of Crikey) on crowdfunding platform GoFundMe. On 26 August, online publisher Crikey launched a crowdfunding campaign to support its decision to defend a defamation lawsuit from Lachlan … Read more

Meet the people who create IA

Take a trip behind the scenes with founder and publisher David Donovan and get some deep insights into the publication you’re reading right now. I LOVE Independent THEAustralia. Mostly, I love working with my colleagues at ITHE. They claim to also like working with me and though I can’t be sure, I just appreciate their … Read more

Lack of scrutiny helped Morrison scandal go unnoticed

Revelations about Scott Morrison’s power-grab of five secret ministries raise serious questions about the health of Australian media and in turn, the media’s commitment to contribute to a strong democracy. The core function of political media is to hold power to account. The fact that former Prime Minister Scott Morrison was able to secretly sign … Read more

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says sorry to frequent flyer members with $50 voucher

Australia’s largest airline is offering its frequent flyers at $50 travel credit, in a desperate attempt to revive its brand following an increase in complaints. Qantas will give the majority of their 14 million members the credit as a way of saying “thank you” for their patience and commitment to the airline during its post-Covid … Read more

Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner resigns over ‘vagina whisperer’ comment

Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Taylor has announced his immediate resignation from the force after an inquiry into domestic violence and police culture heard he made inappropriate remarks in a speech at a police leadership conference. In a speech delivered to 100 staff members in April this year, the Deputy Commissioner referred to a friend … Read more