We value the freedom of speech here at Menzies House. We also like to facilitate proper debate on the issues at hand. We are happy for you to do the following in our post comment sections:
- Engage in vigorous debate and challenge ideas, thoughts and opinions
- Comment as often as you like
- Use a screen name/alias/pseudonym
- Post relevant and appropriate links in your comments
However, we won't tolerate any of the following things when people comment on stories:
- Discrimination (racism, homophobia etc)
- Personal attacks
- Use of sock puppets
- Inappropriate links or links to irrelevant material
- Posing as another person without their permission
- Anything else that the editors deem inappropriate for Menzies House
We love to hear from you in response to our stories, but please keep the debate clean(ish).
In the interest of promoting robust debate, comments are presently able to be posted without approval. However, the Menzies House Editorial Board shall remove all comments breaching our comment policy. As such, please do note that all discriminatory or defamatory comments, ad-hominem attacks, or anything else deemed inappropriate shall be deleted. Furthermore, we reserve the right to permanently bar persistent violators of this policy from future comment.
Furthermore, we STRONGLY encourage everyont to sign into Typepad prior to comment, rather than simply posting your name and email.
If you see a comment that you think is inappropriate, please email editor @ menzieshouse.com.au (re-type in your email) and let us know.
We love receiving articles from our readers who come from all walks of life. The diversity of material that we publish is what makes Menzies House the go-to resource for many on the centre-right in Australia.
Please keep in mind that we can't necessarily post your articles immediately. If you send an article, you will receive a reply email from an editor and your article will go up on the website (usually) within a week. The reply email will give you an approximate date that you can expect to see your article published.
When you submit an article, we have a few guidelines that we would like you to follow:
- Check your article for spelling and grammar. We try to uphold a very high standard at Menzies House, so make sure you proof read your article. Often it is helpful to have someone else review it first.
- Submit your file to us as a Word document (*.doc or *.docx formats)
- Please embed all hyperlinks into the text
- Try and make some sort of logical point. Motherhood articles and general spiels on pet issues are fine in some places, but here at MH we prefer to stimulate debate based more on intellect than emotion.
- Keep your articles to no more than 750 words. Short, sharp articles will ensure that more people read your thoughts.
- Don't be shy; send us your name, a sentence or two about you and a photo! We want to credit you with your work.
- Give your article a catchy title that will encourage readers to click on and read your full article.
- Read the Comment Policy above. The same goes for articles.
- Last, but not least: come back when your article is up on Menzies House! Read the comments other readers have submitted and engage in dialog with them in the comments section of your article.
When you've written your article, send it to Managing Editor tandrews @ menzieshouse.com.au (re-type in your email). And remember to attach the article (and your photo!).