Fairfax Australia

//Fairfax Australia

Fairfax Australia

Company Summary

The Australian branch of the Australasian media giant Fairfax Media, Fairfax Australia publishes local and national news through a variety of print and online platforms. These titles include The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, The Canberra Times, The Sun-Herald, and The Land. As well as its news reporting, Fairfax offers print services and is the largest producer of newsprint publications in Australasia.

Along with its print assets, Fairfax Australia runs the dating sites RSVP and Oasis, has a partnership with HuffPost Australia and owns a 60% share in the property site Domain. It supports former and current staff and their dependents through the Fairfax Foundation.

Key Facts

  • Fairfax’s print facilities produce 244 million copies of its titles each year

  • Fairfax publishes online editions of each of its print titles

  • More than 7500 employees produce content for Fairfax

Fairfax Australia history

In 1841, John Fairfax purchased the Sydney Morning Herald, acquiring and founding more titles as the business expanded. John Fairfax Holdings, as the company was originally known, founded The Australian Financial Review in 1951, and Fairfax-owned television stations ATN and QTQ began broadcasting in the same decade.

Fairfax acquired New Zealand’s Independent Newspapers Ltd in 2003, and appointed its current CEO, David Kirk, in 2005.

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