In August 2017, the Welcome to Country website was switched on to reach thousands of people across the planet.
The aim of Welcome to Country is to become a reliable, independent grassroots site that gives a voice to all Indigenous people across Australia. We welcome anyone who would like to write their very own article that could potentially be read by thousands of people.
In 2017 & 2018, we quickly earned a reputation for being the very first to break Indigenous news stories as they happened. We have also published educational articles as well as deeper stories that push Australia to ask the big questions about our past present and future. Since 2018, we have witnessed a change in the way larger news organisations report on Indigenous related news. Events that happen on a Friday night or weekend are now reported during that weekend. We no longer need to wait 3 to 5 days before the news breaks on NITV etc. Even larger networks (although they still have issues) have started to promote Indigenous news stories in a more positive light.
We welcome this change, and it is the reason why the frequecncy of our breaking news articles has dropped off since 2019.