A non-partisan home for some partisan ideas.


The Stone is an independent platform dedicated to the libertarian expression of ideas. We aim to provide an Australian audience with original policy analysis, reportage, commentary, and interviews on Australian subjects and by Australians of all political persuasions. We are enthusiastically not part of any establishment, political or journalistic.

Our only political commitment at The Stone is to the libertarian expression of ideas.

We have a core team of writers at The Stone, with different interests, perspectives, and ideological colourations. But we also welcome and encourage submissions from freelance writers with something interesting to say. We can offer you a place to be published free from the increasingly narrow-minded editorial whims of mainstream publications.

Our Audience

We expect our readers to be learned, interested, engaged, and most of all bored with the insipid stream of pseudo-news that flows daily from the main institutional organs of the ‘Fourth Estate’.

Our pledge

At The Stone, we strive for accuracy, and work hard to fact-check our pieces before they go online. However, if you spot any factual errors in our pieces, we encourage you to contact us immediately so we can investigate. We regard intellectual honesty as a moral imperative.