The Australian Financial Review

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The Australian Financial Review
AFR logo.svg
Type Daily newspaper with weekend edition, AFR Weekend
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Fairfax Media
Editor Michael Stutchbury
Founded 1951
Political alignment Centre-right
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Mon-Fri: 47,200

Sat: 56,100[1]

The Australian Financial Review (sometimes abbreviated to AFR) is an Australian business and finance newspaper published by Fairfax Media six days a week.

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.

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 (Business Review Weekly). 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.

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]

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