About Us

Keeping our nation connected

What started as a print newspaper in 2002 has expanded and evolved into a prestigious online news medium.

National Indigenous Times (NIT) strives to be the most comprehensive Indigenous online news site in Australia by offering rigorous reporting on the issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We celebrate positive stories and achievements, advocate for reconciliation, and offer a balance of stories across news, politics, business, the arts, and sport.

Our team have a strong adherence to ethical practices, including staff behaviour, the acquisition of information, attributing imagery and facts, advertising, and more. We invite you to learn more about our ethics in our Editorial Policy.

Our team

Hannah Cross

Editor

Hannah is a journalist currently living and working on Whadjuk Noongar Country in Boorloo/Perth.

As a curious, critical thinker, Hannah has a keen eye for detail and brings strong writing and communication to NIT.

In 2018, she completed a Bachelor of Arts focused in International Aid and Development and Journalism at Murdoch University.

Hannah hopes to create lasting change in her professional career through storytelling and truth-telling.

Rachael Knowles

Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Gilgandra in central-west New South Wales, Rachael is currently living and working on Bidjigal Country in Sydney.

She is a graduate of the University of Wollongong, holding both a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts.

As a journalist, Rachael has gained insight and experience in various public and private sectors and has a keen interest in domestic and family violence reporting.

Rachael believes journalism has a role in creating cultural and societal change and feels journalists have a responsibility in driving that change. 

Teisha Cloos

Sports Journalist

Teisha Cloos is a proud Indigenous, South Sea Island, Croatian and Dutch woman whose heritage has made her passionate about all things environmental, particularly the ocean, and travel.

Growing up Teisha had sport in her veins and found herself representing Australia in athletics at the age of 16.

This passion for sport led to her undertaking a degree in Journalism at the University of Wollongong, which she completed in 2017.

Teisha is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and hopes to one day keep working with her community in the juvenile justice or ocean law sectors.

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WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware this site contains references to people who have died.