This article is about the Australian website of the British Guardian newspaper.
It should not be confused with the Cowra Guardian, the Swan Hill Guardian, or any other unrelated newspaper bearing the same name in Australia.
|Owner(s)||Guardian Media Group|
|Deputy editor||David Munk|
|Headquarters||Foster Street, Sydney, Australia|
|Sister newspapers||The Guardian, Guardian US, Guardian New Zealand|
Guardian Australia is the Australian website of the British global online and print newspaper, The Guardian.
The online publication relies on digital advertising and voluntary reader donations or subscriptions for revenue, eschewing enforced paywalls implemented by other news websites.
Prior to its 2013 launch the British edition of the website was already popular with Australian audiences, with over 1.3 million users per month helping it rank just outside the top 10 most-visited news websites in Australia.
Guardian Australia has subsequently become one of the top 5 most visited news websites in the country.
The Guardian Australia has a Comment is Free section edited by Gabrielle Jackson, featuring opinion pieces from regular writers, politicians, other public figures and members of the public.
In 2016, it was announced that the then political editor Lenore Taylor would take over the editorship following the end of Emily Wilson's tenure.
In May 2017, as part of a confidential legal settlement, Guardian Australia issued an apology to Noel Pearson over a story they published in January 2017, which made defamatory claims.
The newspaper said it "accepts that the comments regarding Mr Noel Pearson in that article were false, [...] unreservedly retracts the statements made in the article regarding Mr Noel Pearson and apologises for the harm and distress caused to him."
Guardian Australia turned its first profit after five years of operations with a balance of $700,000 in financial year 2017-2018.
Previously, the online publication posted a loss of A$7.5 million against a revenue of A$3.79 million in 2013–2014, a loss of A$6 million in 2014-2015 and a loss of A$14 million in 2015–2016.
The Guardian Australia is owned by Guardian News and Media (GNM).
GNM is owned by Guardian Media Group (GMG), which is in turn owned by the Scott Trust Limited, a limited company which aims to ensure the editorial independence of its publications and websites.
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