The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review (sometimes abbreviated to AFR) is an Australian business and finance newspaper published by Nine six days a week. The Financial Review is informally referred to as the Fin or the Fin Review. Its satellite publications include Financial Review Smart Investor, Financial Review Asset and BRW. Financial Review Sunday—a TV program developed in partnership with the Nine Network—launched on 5 May 2013. Two inserted monthly magazines come with the newspaper: the Financial Review Magazine and Financial Review BOSS.

The Australian Financial Review
TypeDaily newspaper with weekend edition, AFR Weekend
Owner(s)Nine Entertainment Co.
PublisherNine Publishing
EditorPaul Bailey
HeadquartersSydney, New South Wales, Australia
CirculationMon–Fri: 47,200
Sat: 56,100[1]

In August 1951, the Financial Review was started as a weekly newspaper. In October 1961 it became bi-weekly and became a daily publication in 1963. In February 1995, The Australian Financial Review Magazine was introduced, followed by a website launch in June of the same year.

Since the 1970s, the Financial Review has been associated with economic liberalism in Australia, driving a consistent editorial line favouring small government, deregulation, privatisation, lower taxes and trade liberalisation. However, the opinion columns publish a wider range of views.

On 4 March 2016, Fairfax announced the closure of the BRW website, with staff and the BRW website to be redirected to a new section of The Australian Financial Review. Rich lists, which will also be published by The AFR will continue to carry the BRW branding.[2] However, AFR decided to claim the brand of other BRW lists, such as the professional services' annual Client Choice Awards.[3] The newspaper became part of Nine Entertainment in 2018.

See also


  1. "ABCs: Weekend nationals grow circulation as metro weekly newspapers continue to decline - Mumbrella". Mumbrella. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  2. Ward, Miranda (4 March 2016). "Fairfax Media to close BRW website with team joining new Leadership section at AFR". Mumbrella. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. Tadros, Edmund. "Client Choice Awards 2017". AFR. Retrieved 15 July 2019.

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