The Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial Review is a leading business
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 and finance
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 in Australia.

Fairfax Media
Fairfax Media
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 publishes it in a compact
Compact (newspaper)
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 format six days a week, Monday to Saturday.

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 shortly by a website launch in June of the same year.

Since the 1970s, the Financial Review has been associated with economic liberalism
Economic liberalism
Economic liberalism is the ideological belief in giving all people economic freedom, and as such granting people with more basis to control their own lives and make their own mistakes. It is an economic philosophy that supports and promotes individual liberty and choice in economic matters and...

 in Australia, driving a consistent editorial line favouring small government, deregulation
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, privatisation, lower taxes and trade liberalisation. However, the opinion columns incorporate a wider range of views.

The Financial Review is informally referred to as the Fin or the Fin Review.

It has a range of satellite publications including Financial Review Smart Investor, Financial Review MIS, Financial Review Asset and Financial Review CFO.

Two inserted monthly magazines come with the newspaper: The Financial Review Magazine and Financial Review BOSS.


Journalists writing for the Financial Review include Alan Mitchell and Laura Tingle. Regular opinion columnists include former leader of the Liberal Party of Australia
Liberal Party of Australia
The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party.Founded a year after the 1943 federal election to replace the United Australia Party, the centre-right Liberal Party typically competes with the centre-left Australian Labor Party for political office...

, John Hewson
John Hewson
John Robert Hewson AM is an Australian economist, company director and a former politician. He was federal leader of the Liberal Party of Australia from 1990 to 1994 and led the party to defeat at the 1993 federal election.-Early life:...

, a frequent critic of former Liberal Prime Minister, John Howard
John Howard
John Winston Howard AC, SSI, was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007. He was the second-longest serving Australian Prime Minister after Sir Robert Menzies....

; John Roskam of the Institute of Public Affairs
Institute of Public Affairs
The Institute of Public Affairs is a public policy think tank based in Melbourne, Australia. It advocates free market economic policies such as privatisation and deregulation of state-owned enterprises, trade liberalisation and deregulated workplaces, climate change skepticism , and the...

; Tony Harris, former Auditor-General
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 of New South Wales
New South Wales
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 and John Quiggin
John Quiggin
John Quiggin is an Australian economist and professor at the University of Queensland. Quiggin studied at the Australian National University, obtaining bachelor's degrees in Arts and Economics in 1978 and 1980 respectively, and completing a master's degree in Economics in 1984. Quiggin was awarded...


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