Crikey’s aim is very simple: to bring its readers the inside word on what’s really going on in politics, government, media, business, culture, language, the arts, sport and other aspects of public life in Australia. 

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Do you know something that Crikey’s readers should know? You can provide information anonymously at this link.


Crikey has a proud history of publishing new writers and voices outside the mainstream. We publish reportage, analysis and humour writing on the topics listed above.

The best way to understand Crikey‘s approach to news and opinion is to subscribe. You can do that here.

The average article length for freelance pieces is 700 words. While we are responsive to the daily news cycle we also accept many pitches that take a broader view or give context to an issue in the news.

To send a pitch, email a few short sentences explaining your approach, proposed interviews or sources and anything that might make you specially qualified to write the piece. You may also send completed pieces, which meet the word length.

Crikey pays a minimum of $150 per published, 700-word article, but rates may vary depending on the type of article.  

Please send pitches and articles to [email protected]. We endeavour to respond in a timely way, but it gets pretty busy around here and we are a small team.

Good luck!


Peter Fray

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