Guardian Australia

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This article is about the Australian website of the British Guardian newspaper. Guardian Australia_sentence_0

It should not be confused with the Cowra Guardian, the Swan Hill Guardian, or any other unrelated newspaper bearing the same name in Australia. Guardian Australia_sentence_1

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Guardian AustraliaGuardian Australia_table_caption_0
TypeGuardian Australia_header_cell_0_0_0 Online newspaperGuardian Australia_cell_0_0_1
Owner(s)Guardian Australia_header_cell_0_1_0 Guardian Media GroupGuardian Australia_cell_0_1_1
Editor-in-chiefGuardian Australia_header_cell_0_2_0 Lenore TaylorGuardian Australia_cell_0_2_1
Deputy editorGuardian Australia_header_cell_0_3_0 David MunkGuardian Australia_cell_0_3_1
FoundedGuardian Australia_header_cell_0_4_0 2013 (2013)Guardian Australia_cell_0_4_1
LanguageGuardian Australia_header_cell_0_5_0 EnglishGuardian Australia_cell_0_5_1
HeadquartersGuardian Australia_header_cell_0_6_0 Foster Street, Sydney, AustraliaGuardian Australia_cell_0_6_1
Sister newspapersGuardian Australia_header_cell_0_7_0 The Guardian, Guardian US, Guardian New ZealandGuardian Australia_cell_0_7_1
WebsiteGuardian Australia_header_cell_0_8_0 Guardian Australia_cell_0_8_1

Guardian Australia is the Australian website of the British global online and print newspaper, The Guardian. Guardian Australia_sentence_2

Available solely in an online format, the newspaper's launch was led by Katharine Viner in time for the 2013 Australian federal election and followed the introduction of Guardian US in 2011. Guardian Australia_sentence_3

Guardian Australia is owned by Guardian Media Group, which is in turn owned by The Scott Trust, which aims to stay independent and free from 'commercial pressures'. Guardian Australia_sentence_4

The online publication relies on digital advertising and voluntary reader donations or subscriptions for revenue, eschewing enforced paywalls implemented by other news websites. Guardian Australia_sentence_5

Guardian Australia's headquarters is based in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, with bureaux in Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra. Guardian Australia_sentence_6

It employs over 80 journalists, editors and other personnel as of 2018, including editor-in-chief Lenore Taylor who assumed responsibilities in 2016. Guardian Australia_sentence_7

History Guardian Australia_section_0

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_sentence_8

Guardian Australia has subsequently become one of the top 5 most visited news websites in the country. Guardian Australia_sentence_9

Following an investment from businessman Graeme Wood, prompted by Malcolm Turnbull, Guardian Australia was launched on 27 May 2013 in the lead-up to the 2013 federal election. Guardian Australia_sentence_10

The British team was joined by local journalists, some of whom previously worked at News Corp Australia and Fairfax Media, including Lenore Taylor, Katherine Murphy and David Marr. Guardian Australia_sentence_11

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. Guardian Australia_sentence_12

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. Guardian Australia_sentence_13

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. Guardian Australia_sentence_14

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_sentence_15

Guardian Australia turned its first profit after five years of operations with a balance of $700,000 in financial year 2017-2018. Guardian Australia_sentence_16

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. Guardian Australia_sentence_17

Ownership Guardian Australia_section_1

The Guardian Australia is owned by Guardian News and Media (GNM). Guardian Australia_sentence_18

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. Guardian Australia_sentence_19

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Australia.