Yep, that’s us. No-one owns us, no-one sponsors us, and no-one tells us what to do.
We are not affiliated with any political party, although some of our authors do belong to the ALP and some to The Greens.
Some of the other criticism we attract is that we’re left-wing.
A number of our critics seem to think that independence means you have to be balanced between left and right.
Does it? Do you see that balance in the Murdoch media or other right-wing journals? Of course not.
They are entitled to write about whatever they want. So are we.
If we want to write about the horrors caused by the Abbott Government then so be it. Some people seem to take exception to that as judged by the number of messages we receive telling us so. Well bad luck.
If the Abbott Government is replaced by a Labor Government who are just as bad as the current incompetents then we will no doubt expose them too. Independence gives us the license to do that.
Our independence also means we will not obliged to reject a submitted article just because it is not aligned with majority opinion, left or right. Perhaps some of our regular critics – those who don’t like what we write about or keep telling us what we should be writing about – might like to take the opportunity to submit a civil article for consideration.