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The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. The team of professional editors work with university, CSIRO and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public. Access to independent, high-quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. The aim is to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversations.
Since launching in March 2011, The Conversation has grown to become one of Australia’s largest independent news and commentary sites. Around 35% of readers are from outside Australia.