Paula Matthewson is creating quality political analysis
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patrons

If you've ever thought "I wish I could just subscribe to the writers I trust", Patreon provides you with a way to do so.

You decide how much to contribute each month, starting at US$1, and in return I will send you my subscriber-only newsletter, Despatches, which analyses the day in federal politics every parliamentary sitting day.

There are additional rewards for supporters who contribute US$5 a month or more (see the Rewards column over on the right).

For almost a decade, I've been writing about Australian federal politics to help people understand what's going on and why. I respect my readers by giving them the considered analysis that most news organisations no longer provide. And unlike most political commentators, I don't take sides.

Yet political outrage is now more popular than analysis, making it tough to compete with clickbait writers when it comes to getting paid work. Your financial support helps me to feed the cats and keep the lights on while I focus on events in Canberra.

So if you're more interested in quality analysis of Australian politics than the clickbait offered by most media outlets, you can support my work through Patreon. Even a pledge of US$1 a month will make a big difference.

By supporting my work, you will help to ensure quality political writing does not become extinct.

Tiers
Backbencher
$1 or more per month
As a Backbencher supporter you will play a small but important part in supporting my work. You will receive the newsletter once it is launched.
Parliamentary secretary
$5 or more per month
As a Parl-Sec supporter you will have taken on a bigger role in supporting my work. I'll regularly survey Parl-Sec supporters for blog post ideas. You will also receive the newsletter once it is launched.
Minister
$10 or more per month
I'll regularly survey Minister supporters for blog post ideas. You will also receive the newsletter once it is launched. Once you have been a Minister supporter for 12 months I will write, publish and publicise a blog post on your chosen political or policy topic.



Cabinet minister
$20 or more per month
I'll regularly survey Cabinet Minister supporters for blog post ideas. You will also receive the newsletter once it is launched. Once you have been a Cabinet Minister supporter for 12 months I will write, publish and publicise two blog posts on your chosen political or policy topic.
Prime Minister
$50 or more per month
In addition to getting the same rewards as a Cabinet Minister supporter, once you have been a PM supporter for 12 months I will produce a Federal Budget feature post on your chosen political or policy issue.
Goals
154 of 250 patrons
When I reach 250 patrons I'll expand the publication of Despatches to at least once a week on non-sitting weeks, in addition to the daily edition on parliamentary sitting days.
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If you've ever thought "I wish I could just subscribe to the writers I trust", Patreon provides you with a way to do so.

You decide how much to contribute each month, starting at US$1, and in return I will send you my subscriber-only newsletter, Despatches, which analyses the day in federal politics every parliamentary sitting day.

There are additional rewards for supporters who contribute US$5 a month or more (see the Rewards column over on the right).

For almost a decade, I've been writing about Australian federal politics to help people understand what's going on and why. I respect my readers by giving them the considered analysis that most news organisations no longer provide. And unlike most political commentators, I don't take sides.

Yet political outrage is now more popular than analysis, making it tough to compete with clickbait writers when it comes to getting paid work. Your financial support helps me to feed the cats and keep the lights on while I focus on events in Canberra.

So if you're more interested in quality analysis of Australian politics than the clickbait offered by most media outlets, you can support my work through Patreon. Even a pledge of US$1 a month will make a big difference.

By supporting my work, you will help to ensure quality political writing does not become extinct.

Recent posts by Paula Matthewson

Tiers
Backbencher
$1 or more per month
As a Backbencher supporter you will play a small but important part in supporting my work. You will receive the newsletter once it is launched.
Parliamentary secretary
$5 or more per month
As a Parl-Sec supporter you will have taken on a bigger role in supporting my work. I'll regularly survey Parl-Sec supporters for blog post ideas. You will also receive the newsletter once it is launched.
Minister
$10 or more per month
I'll regularly survey Minister supporters for blog post ideas. You will also receive the newsletter once it is launched. Once you have been a Minister supporter for 12 months I will write, publish and publicise a blog post on your chosen political or policy topic.



Cabinet minister
$20 or more per month
I'll regularly survey Cabinet Minister supporters for blog post ideas. You will also receive the newsletter once it is launched. Once you have been a Cabinet Minister supporter for 12 months I will write, publish and publicise two blog posts on your chosen political or policy topic.
Prime Minister
$50 or more per month
In addition to getting the same rewards as a Cabinet Minister supporter, once you have been a PM supporter for 12 months I will produce a Federal Budget feature post on your chosen political or policy issue.