News Weekly

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News Weekly
News Weekly October 2010.jpg
Cover of October 2010 issue
Editor John Ballantyne
Frequency Weekly
Publisher National Civic Council
First issue September 1943
Country Australia
Not to be confused with New Weekly.

News Weekly is an Australian current affairs magazine, published by the National Civic Council, with its main headquarters in Balwyn, Victoria.[1][2]

History and profile[edit]

News Weekly was founded by B. A. Santamaria and first published in September 1943, under the name Freedom; it later changed its name to Australia's national news-weekly.[3] It changed its name to its current name in 1946–47.[4][5][5][6]

According to the Kempsey Library listing, News Weekly provides analysis of current cultural, social, political, educational, and economic trends in Australia, focusing on ethics.[7]

In 1955, it had a circulation of 30,000 copies.[8] The magazine's current editor is John Ballantyne.[9]


  1. ^ Europa World Year. Taylor & Francis Group. 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contact News Weekly". News Weekly. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "About Us". News Weekly. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Thomas Sheridan (1975). Mindful militants: the Amalgamated Engineering Union in Australia, 1920–1972. ISBN 0-521-20680-4. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Ross Fitzgerald, Adam James Carr, William J. Dealy (2003). The Pope's battalions: Santamaria, Catholicism and the Labor split. Univ. of Queensland Press. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Freedom". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Australian Newspapers
  8. ^ Interviewer: Robin Hughes accessdate=20 January 2012 (23 April 1997). "Bob Santamaria – Interview Transcript tape 5". Australian Biography. 
  9. ^ John Ballantyne (25 December 2010). "Culture and Civilization". News Weekly. Retrieved 20 January 2012.