Brisbane Times

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Type News site
Format Online
Owner(s) Fairfax Digital
Managing editors Simon Holt
Founded 7 March 2007
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane Times is an online newspaper for Brisbane and Queensland, Australia.


The Brisbane Times were launched on 7 March 2007[1] by then-Queensland Premier Peter Beattie.[2] The publication started with 14 journalists in an attempt by Fairfax to break into the South East Queensland market, competing against the website of News Corporation's incumbent The Courier-Mail.


It is owned and run by Fairfax Digital, the online subsidiary of Fairfax Media, publishers of Melbourne's The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and other mastheads, plus subject-focused websites and business-centered magazine titles. The founding managing editor was Mitchell Murphy;[3] the current managing editor is Simon Holt.[4]

Web traffic[edit]

According to third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb, the Brisbane Times are the 191st and 250th most visited website in Australia respectively, as of August 2015.[5][6] SimilarWeb rates the site as the 24th most visited news website in Australia, attracting more than 2 million visitors per month.[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Greg Roberts and Michael Sainsbury (8 March 2007). "Fairfax launches online in Brisbane". The Australian. 
  2. ^ Eric Shackle (11 March 2007). "Brisbane's Newest Newspaper Goes Online". OhMyNews. 
  3. ^ "Fairfax embraces Brisbane". The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "Our Staff". Fairfax Media. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  5. ^ " Site Overview". Alexa. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b " Analytics". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Top 50 sites in Australia for News And Media". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 

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