The National Indigenous Times first hit the streets on February 27, 2002. The paper is staffed and owned by Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and we are proud of the dedicated team of predominantly Indigenous Australian writers and columnists who contribute to the publication. It does not, and has never, received Government grants or funding. We continue to rely upon the good will and support of our readers and advertisers and we have continued to adopt a publishing mantra of publishing without fear or favour.
One of our primary goals is to bridge the knowledge gap for mainstream Australians of the aspirations of Indigenous Australians. We want to keep informing all Australians of the social and political issues affecting Indigenous Australians and to promote to them the many positive achievements in business, academia, sport and community life generally of Indigenous Australians.
By publishing the news, both good and bad, that has an impact on all of our lives we also hope to inspire people to achieve and challenge us all to speak out against wrongs committed.
The National Indigenous Times is the first and only weekly national newspaper that focuses specifically on Indigenous issues. Our publication is on sale every Wednesday and it is distributed throughout every State and Territory of Australia, including the Torres Strait Islands.
When we first launched the paper, we made two promises to our readers:
1. That we would do our best to help build a bridge between black and white Australia
2. That we would publish without fear or favour in highlighting the issues that affect Indigenous Australians
We continue to strive to achieve those goals and they remain integral to our whole purpose.
We hope you enjoy this new, revamped National Indigenous Times website. It's been a major undertaking for a small but dedicated group of people. We hope you find it entertaining, informative and user-friendly.
And ultimately, when you log off, we hope you leave our site with a slightly better understanding of the issues surrounding Indigenous Affairs.
From the team at the National Indigenous Times
Health funding crisis
The multi-award winning National Indigenous Times is an independent newspaper and receives no government funding whatsoever. Thus, we rely entirely on advertising and subscriptions to survive, and hope you'll consider subscribing to NIT's print edition as well as the online version of our paper. Our new and improved website now contains stories and photos, you can even interact by providing feed back on articles in the your say section. We have a new video module where you can watch relevant videos sourced from all over Australia.
There is also the option of advertising online with high impact positions on the various pages and the ability to "click through" to the advertisers website. Our new website is fast and effective and as always if you advertise in the print edition you will be uploaded to our online jobs section as an added bonus. So contact our sales team now via our website or give us a call on 1300 786 611, we will be happy to structure a package that meets your advertising needs and budget.