IA to the Canberra Press Gallery

Do you support fearless, factual, independent journalism?

Do you want an honest, hard-hitting, straight talking reporter in the Canberra Press Gallery, covering Australian political news?

Australia is at a political crossroads and it is now more important than ever that an unbiased voice can bring you the unvarnished truth.

If so, you need to get behind this campaign to get Dr Martin Hirst into the Press Gallery to report for Independent Australia.

Why we need IA and Doc Martin in the Canberra Press Gallery ...

Independent Australia is a progressive independent website with a proud record of bringing Australians the stories the other publications don't ... or won't!

Dr Martin Hirst (Doc Martin) is IA's political editor and a journalist with over 40 years in the industry, including a previous stint in the Canberra Press Gallery with SBS.

Building on a long struggle by IA for admittance over several years, Doc Martin has succeeded in being re-admitted to the Press Gallery, to take up Independent Australia's rightful spot in the hallowed halls of Canberra. 

Which is fantastic news, right?  But now we need to actually get the Doc to Canberra and install him there during sitting weeks. We're sorry to say, but this won't come cheaply!

Why we need funds to send the Doc to Canberra ...

Sending Dr Martin Hirst (pictured below) to Canberra is not only important to IA, but  it is vital for the nation. Unlike many other reporters in the Press Gallery, hard-hitting Doc won't pull his punches, won't  just sit in the mainstream media echo chamber and he won't just follow the pack.

Moreover, Independent Australia has the long reputation for following stories and asking awkward questions other publications avoid. Now with access to the people running the nation, we will be bringing Australians the truth the others don't ... or won't.

If you value independent and progressive journalism, please help get the Doc - and IA - to Canberra.

For the good of the nation!

Your donation ...

You can rest assured we will value your contribution - big or small - and that every cent will be used to fund our mission to bring truth to Canberra.

The money raised here is to help pay for Dr Martin Hirst - and hopefully some other IA reporters - to be in Canberra cover the important Budget session in early May - and perhaps a bit beyond.

Where will your donation go?

We have worked out that the cost of getting the Doc to Canberra and paying him to cover each full sitting week is about $3,500.

We also need to cover some set-up costs, so we are asking supporters and friends to help us raise $10,000  to get Independent Australia to Canberra.

Help bring Dr Martin Hirst, Independent Australia and truth to Canberra.

Read more about how it took four years effort by Independent Australia to be admitted to the Canberra Press Gallery HERE .

Read Dr Martin Hirst's perspective on being back in the Canberra Press Gallery after 25 years and what being in the Gallery is like HERE .


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