About Western Independent

Western Independent publishes news stories produced by journalism students at Curtin University, in Perth, the capital of Western Australia.

Curtin’s long-established journalism program has always had a student publication. For many years it was a newspaper that operated under various different masthead names including City Focus, Southern Focus and Fremantle Focus. It finally became Western Independent and switched from a newspaper to an online news site in 2015.

Please email Western independent if you would like to comment on an article, contact a student reporter or staff member or give us a tip about a possible story.

We welcome story submissions via email from Curtin journalism students and alumni.