ABOUT

The Australian media too often report the nation as a compliant ally of the US, UK and the Western alliance but ask few questions about why and what it really involves.

Declassified Australia challenges this narrative by publishing in-depth, unique and largely hidden stories that reveal the reality of Australia’s relationships with both democracies and dictatorships.

From the arms trade to whistleblowers, defence policy to surveillance, espionage to free speech, Declassified Australia also examines relations with other nations including Israel, China, Russia, and more.

Inspired by DeclassifiedUK, the vital conversation includes articles by both established and new writers providing original and noteworthy content that uncovers largely unknown aspects of Australia in the 21st century.

Established in 2021 and edited by investigative journalists Peter Cronau and Antony Loewenstein, Declassified Australia aims to provoke and inform. Ethics and accuracy are our guide and we abide by the MEAA Journalists’ Code of Ethics.

TIP-OFFS

If you have a tip-off for Declassified Australia please send to us at DeclassifiedAUS[at]protonmail.com We can also be messaged via Twitter @DeclassifiedAUS

If you have a particularly sensitive tip-off, you should consider using some sensible security steps. Using a non-work computer, set up an anonymous Protonmail email account. Then use it to email directly to our encrypted Protonmail address at ‘DeclassifiedAUS [at] protonmail.com’ However discretion is advised, as no form of communication is entirely secure.

REPRINT REQUESTS

For inquiries about republishing our stories, please contact us at DeclassifiedAUS[@]protonmail.com
You can repost the first three paragraphs of an article without requesting permission as long as you credit Declassified Australia at the top of the story, republish the excerpt verbatim, and link back to the original post at Declassified Australia.

FAIR USE

All articles and original photographs remain the copyright of Declassified Australia and the original authors. Photographs and images that are not original to this site are used with accreditation on the basis of Fair Use, but will be removed if requested by the copyright owner.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

Declassified Australia is honoured to produce this work on the lands of the Gadigal nation. We acknowledge the land is, was and always will be Aboriginal land. We recognise Aboriginal nations as the original owners and present custodians of the land, seas and waterways. We celebrate their strength, history and enduring culture. We acknowledge that following the initial colonial invasion, there is still no justice, no reconciliation, and no treaty for Aboriginal people, and that until there is, the nation will remain an unsettled settler society.