Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does New Matilda have a comments policy?
A. Yes. Firstly, you need a Facebook account to leave comments. Sorry folks, we know it’s unpopular with some, but we’ve been sued (unsuccessfully, so far) for comments and Facebook provides an additional level of protection by way of confirming people’s identity.

On that front, we welcome comments of all kinds – supportive, dissenting, critical or otherwise. However, we reserve the right to delete or edit comments that:

• Are defamatory, abusive or offensive
• Promote hatred of any kind
• Attack the writer (or a fellow commenter) rather than the argument
• Are blatantly off-topic (in particular comments which promote conspiracy theories).
• Do not contribute to the discussion (in particular comments which promote conspiracy theories).
• Mislead through impersonation
• Don’t make sense

Repeat offenders will be blocked from using the comments function on the site.

Comments which promote Holocaust denial, or which seek to debate the Holocaust are not tolerated on New Matilda, and will result in an immediate ban of the user without notice.

We ask readers to comment responsibly. If you see a comment that violates our comments policy, please let us know.
Readers may edit their own comments, however comments are shut down automatically after several days, and no further commenting or editing can take place (this is to prevent spam).
Q. What happens if I try to sue or threaten New Matilda?
A. We’ll probably publish details of that threat. New Matilda has a policy of publishing all threats, legal or otherwise.
Q. How do I become a financial supporter of New Matilda?
A. To fund New Matilda, click here. If you have any questions about becoming a New Matilda supporter or any problems with the payment system, contact us here.


Q. Do I have to use a credit card or can I fund New Matilda in another way?
A. We also accept direct transfer and cheques. Cheques should be made out to At Large Media and sent to; PO Box 66, Point Lookout QLD 4183.

Money can be transferred directly into our Bendigo Community Bank account:
Account name: At Large Media Pty Ltd
BSB: 633 000
Account number: 154 399 406

If you pay by one of these methods, make sure you send us an email with your full name, postal address and preferred email and we will update your account as soon as possible.

See below for subscription rates.


Q. How much does it cost to become a financial supporter of New Matilda?
Our no frills subscription – The Slipper – costs $99 a year (or $9 a month). Bargain! Other subscription supporter rates are as follows: The Slipper (concession) – $70 per year (or $6 a month). The Burke – $180 per year (or $19 per month). The Budgie – $500 per year (or $49 per month). The Bronnie – $1,000 per year (or $99 per month).


Q. Why should I become a financial supporter of the site?
A. There’s never been a more important time for independent media in Australia. With shrinking media diversity on the one hand and a transformation of media delivery on the other, there are fewer and fewer outlets publishing well researched analysis and independent-minded journalism like that found at New Matilda. This kind of journalism doesn’t come for free. We’re asking readers to recognise the value of independent media and become financial supporters of the site. You’ll be supporting the editors and journalists who make New Matilda happen – and helping to provide new perspectives on the big stories of the moment, as well as breaking new ones.


Q. I signed up as a financial supporter through PayPal and I want to stop my recurring monthly payments. How do I do that?
A. To unsubscribe from your recurring PayPal payments you will first need to log in to your PayPal account. Once you are logged in, navigate to My Account -> Profile (heading) -> My Money -> My preapproved payments, click on “Update”. Click on At Large Media Pty Ltd, then Cancel. PLEASE NOTE: Unsubscribing from the New Matilda email digest will NOT unsubscribe you from your recurring PayPal payment. This can only be done via PayPal.


Q. Does New Matilda collect or store financial information?
A. No. Please read our Terms and Conditions here.


Q. Even if I’m not a supporter, do I need to register to access articles on New Matilda?
A. No, you don’t. But we encourage readers to do so. New Matilda is considering putting up a partial paywall at some time in the future. The paywall is likely to make some stories only available to subscribers for a short period of time (before the story is released into the wilderness, for everyone to see).


Q. Does New Matilda have an RSS feed?
A. We’re creating one asap. Sorry for any inconvenience till then. When it’s ready, you can grab it here:


Q. How does email notification work?
A. All registered users and financial supporters receive a tri-weekly email digest with links to our most recent stories. You can unsubscribe from the email digest by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the end of each email.


Q. Can I change my email address, password or contact details?
A. Yes. You can update your user account details at any time by logging into the site. Sign in here or via the ‘My Account’ link in the top right hand corner of any page. When you’re logged in, you can change your settings – such as changing your password – and find out what your current subscription status is.


Q. What do I do if I’ve forgotten my password or my username?
A. If you’ve forgotten your password, it’s really simple to recover it. Click here and enter your email address associated with your account. A new password will be email to you – follow the instructions in the email and reset your password. Please try these steps first, but if you get really stuck, email us here (or phone 02 8399 0171 during business hours) and we’ll get you sorted.


Q. How do I search for my favourite author, topic or article?
A. Each page on the site includes a search field. Enter a contributor’s name, subject, topic or article title for a list of search results. If you click an author’s name at the top of a story (and at the bottom) that will also take you to all the work procued on New matilda by that author. The entire New Matilda archive is currently available free to all users.


Q. Does New Matilda publish unsolicited contributions?
A. Yes. We regularly publish unsolicited articles and we welcome contact from new writers. Our submission guidelines can be found here.


Q. I have a tip for a story. Can I contact New Matilda?
A. Yes. If you’ve got information about a story that you think New Matilda should cover, send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. But be aware, if you intend to leak any information that may get you in trouble, you need to be very careful about how you communicate with us. The safest way to get us information is send it via snail mail. We’re preparing a guide for safer ways to leak to New Matilda and it should be ready soon.


Q. Does New Matilda protect sources?
A. Yes. We go to great lengths to do so.


Q. How do I advertise on New Matilda?
A. There’s preliminary information about advertising on New Matilda on this page. Contact us for more.


Q. What makes New Matilda ‘independent’?
A. New Matilda has no formal association with any political party or major media organisation, including financial support or funding.

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