Independent Australia

Glenn Davies has been the History Editor, Independent Australia since 2010. IA is a progressive journal focusing on politics, democracy, the environment, Australian history and Australian identity. It contains news and opinion from Australia and around the world. IA supports quality investigative journalism, as well as citizen journalism and a diversity of voices. It believes Australians are short-changed by the mass media – and so it dedicates itself to seeking out the truth and informing the public.

Independent Australia believes in a fully and truly independent Australia, a nation that determines its own future, a nation that protects its citizens and its environment. A land that is fair and free.

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Articles written by Glenn Davies (154)

1 October 2018 | Paving the way for independence: Citizen’s Day instead of Queen’s Birthday

30 August 2018 | Wattle you be doing on National Wattle Day?

7 July 2018 | Our great unfinished project: The Australian republic

24 June 2018 | Happy eighth birthday, Independent Australia!

19 May 2018 | Royalty comes and goes, it’s never a part of the Australian identity

22 April 2018 | The Queen’s (real) birthday — time to talk succession planning

3 April 2018 | GC2018 Commonwealth Games: 150 years of princes visiting Australia

4 March 2018 | Frankenstein’s bicentenary, Barnaby Joyce and the return of the undead

21 February 2018 | University republic clubs begin to ‘mend the nation’s heart’

14 February 2018 | An Australian Republic: Revisiting the 1998 Constitutional Convention

14 December 2017 | Egging the Prime Minister — 100 years on

20 November 2017 | Dual citizenship swear words: Oaths of allegiance out of touch

11 November 2017 | Remember, remember, Australia’s republican November

31 October 2017 | Under the Lino: A Brisbane collaborative history project is unravelling secrets

2 October 2017 | Royal poll shows there may not be a King’s Birthday holiday in the future

23 September 2017 | North Queensland is a State of mind

8 September 2017 | Remembering Brisbane’s ‘Big March’ — it’s still a simple case of freedom

29 August 2017 | Barnaby Joyce and dual citizenship: ‘It’s the vibe’

30 July 2017 | Pathway to an Australian Republic: Turnbull and Shorten must unite

12 June 2017 | Queenslander’s silent on no Queen’s Birthday holiday

21 April 2017 | Operation London Bridge: For the term of ‘her’ natural life

27 February 2017 | Republic clubs alive on Australian campuses

26 January 2017 | New look Australian Republic takes to the streets on Australia Day

2 January 2017 | Leaping into 2017

6 November 2016 | Referendum on an Australian Republic succeeds

28 October 2016 | Australia’s fractious plebiscite history: The 1916 ‘Blood Vote’

3 October 2016 | Three birthdays for the Queen — Isn’t it time for a Republic?

1 September 2016 | 1 September: Let’s celebrate the 24th anniversary of National Wattle Day

24 June 2016 | Let’s all vote for an Australian Republic

13 June 2016 | Bring on the Republic of Queensland

25 April 2016 | Manufacturing a legend: The 1916 Anzac Book

21 April 2016 | Get your Queen off our fiver!

12 March 2016 | No to #Votefor4

26 January 2016 | Aussie Republic heats up

2 January 2016 | This Republican moment

4 December 2015 | Scouts prepare to remove the Queen

11 November 2015 | Remember November: Australia’s ‘republican season’

5 November 2015 | Turnbull axes Abbott’s Knights and Dames

18 September 2015 | Turnbull’s election is a game-changer for Australian Republicans

1 September 2015 | National Wattle Day — a time to reflect on our republican future

29 August 2015 | It’s a great time to be an Australian republican

27 July 2015 | Peter FitzSimons to spearhead renewed Republic push

24 June 2015 | Happy fifth birthday, Independent Australia

9 June 2015 | Goodnight knights and dames: Taking the Queen out of Queensland

7 June 2015 | Paul Keating’s republican vision — 20 years on

1 June 2015 | 100 years of compulsory voting

25 May 2015 | The voice of an Australian republic

25 April 2015 | The minute silence in our Australian schools

30 March 2015 | Palm Sunday, 1985 — 30 years on

13 March 2015 | Language of monarchy over in Queensland?

11 March 2015 | The History Man: Manning Clark centenary — 1915-2015

26 January 2015 | PM Abbott awards imperial bauble to Prince Philip: Time to end the farce

13 January 2015 | The Lucky Country and the Republic — 50 years on

21 December 2014 | Vale Wayne Goss: Restorer, reformer and republican

2 September 2014 | Our Wattle republic

9 June 2014 | Another Queen’s Birthday — isn’t it time to break free?

9 May 2014 | Australia’s future Republic Day — the 9th of May

28 April 2014 | Bill of rights a ‘foreign concept’?

26 April 2014 | An open letter to Tony Abbott from Australian republicans

22 April 2014 | Advancing Australia for 30 years

27 March 2014 | Reverse Australia: A land is girt by Sirs

14 March 2014 | Citizenship pledge — to an Australian republic

3 February 2014 | Rewriting History

22 January 2014 | Remembering the Western Front

13 January 2014 | Perhaps one day: The Governor-General’s republican vision

28 November 2013 | Lord George Brandis and Fresh rightwing corruption at UQ

6 November 2013 | Don’t let the Kiwis beat us to an Australian republic

18 October 2013 | Bob Katter and The World

5 October 2013 | Watch out for the Walking Dead

19 September 2013 | Tony Abbott swears Australia back to the past

1 September 2013 | The spirit of National Wattle Day

27 August 2013 | No place for Princes in modern Australia

11 August 2013 | To vote or not to vote — there is no question

2 August 2013 | The fight for the 7th state

24 June 2013 | Happy third birthday IA — the voice of an independent Australia

28 May 2013 | Vale Hazel Hawke ? first among equals

10 May 2013 | Face of the Republic is back

5 May 2013 | Labour Day is here to stay

25 April 2013 | 2013 ANZAC Day school ceremony

20 March 2013 | The retrial of Breaker Morant

25 February 2013 | Uni clubs stir up talk of a Republic

5 February 2013 | Who do we want to be?

14 January 2013 | Queensland LNP continues to spin backwards

27 November 2012 | The Republican Island of Tasmania

21 October 2012 | Zombies take Brisbane

7 October 2012 | Taking to the streets of Brisbane

14 September 2012 | The Republic of Letters

1 September 2012 | Welcome Spring and National Wattle Day

9 July 2012 | The return of Joh Bjelke-Petersen

24 June 2012 | The voice of an Independent Australia

7 June 2012 | Pardoning the Breaker?

7 May 2012 | On Australian mateship

30 April 2012 | Compulsory voting in Australia

8 April 2012 | Can Do a Stewpid State

23 March 2012 | Cold Chisel and Khe Sanh

12 March 2012 | The Vernacular Republic

6 February 2012 | Australia ignores Diamond Jubilee

5 February 2012 | The Boer War beginning of global press manipulation

18 January 2012 | 100th anniversary of 1912 Brisbane General Strike

12 January 2012 | Australia’s oldest Republican Party turns 30

6 January 2012 | Future Australian President Competition

3 January 2012 | Be a citizen not a subject

1 November 2011 | A day off for the Melbourne Cup

27 September 2011 | Unfolding republican futures

12 September 2011 | Britain: please return Australia’s birth certificate

7 September 2011 | Australia wins the acacia wars

9 August 2011 | The census: an historical goldmine for future generations

31 July 2011 | 1981: the republic and the wedding

28 July 2011 | Things we didn’t see coming: An imagined unimaginable future

22 July 2011 | Last day of Atlantis and the Lunar Republic

15 July 2011 | Henry Lawson, sedition and ‘Blood on the wattle’

7 July 2011 | 3rd national republican short story competition opens

5 July 2011 | A short history of Australian republicanism

1 July 2011 | The Republicans are gathering

24 June 2011 | Independent Australia turns one today

15 June 2011 | Manning Clark, the ‘History Wars’ and Australian Republicanism

5 June 2011 | The history of denial: the truth is out there

31 May 2011 | The source of Bob Katter’s independence

19 May 2011 | Swearing continues at the Queen?

2 May 2011 | Labour Day: family, freedom and a fair-go

1 May 2011 | Independent Australia’s incredible growth continues in April

25 April 2011 | Remembering the Battle for Greece and Crete

23 April 2011 | Oscar the King Charles Spaniel renounces the monarchy

22 April 2011 | 1891 Shearers’ Strike and the rise of Australian Labor

21 April 2011 | Happy 85th birthday Queen Elizabeth II. Time to retire?

15 April 2011 | The Republic of Learning

14 April 2011 | Andrew Dawson, the “bushie” defence minister, and the British Major-General

11 April 2011 | Ned Kelly and reimagined Australian history

8 April 2011 | Royalty brought down to earth in film and print

6 April 2011 | Geoffrey Dutton, Donald Horne and the revitalisation of Australian republican ideals

4 April 2011 | Remembering the 42nd Battalion

24 March 2011 | Princes come and princes go

16 March 2011 | The 1887 Republican vs Royalist Golden Jubilee riots

28 February 2011 | The new “republican” Queensland constitutional preamble

21 February 2011 | The Shearers Strike and the 1891 ‘Bread or Blood?’ editorial

2 February 2011 | The ‘royal’ money controversies of 1963 and 2011

25 December 2010 | The tradition of republican journalism

30 November 2010 | The peoples’ movements of Australia

9 November 2010 | George Winterton – republican pathfinder

8 November 2010 | The Convict Republic

26 October 2010 | ‘Commonwealth’ is a republican term

27 September 2010 | We, the people

23 September 2010 | A Vision splendid

16 September 2010 | Advance Australia (always)

3 September 2010 | QTU: Australia’s first republican union

31 August 2010 | Wattle Day – our land’s birthday

16 August 2010 | John Boston: royalty can’t beer it

3 August 2010 | Speculating on the republic

29 July 2010 | Australia’s great republican sail

26 July 2010 | ‘Australian of the Year’ says republic a test of maturity

25 July 2010 | Republican challenge to Australian speculative fiction writers

23 July 2010 | You don’t vote for Kings!

13 July 2010 | Admiralty House on republican land

4 July 2010 | Brisbane’s Republican Bridge Opens