Perth's sole regional daily newspaper, with statewide circulation. It was known as the "West Australian Sunday Times" from its inception until 1902. From then until now, it has been simply called The West Australian.
The paper is owned by News Corp Australia and is published six days a week. Its editor is Paul Murphy, who took over from John Parnell after his death in 2015.
The West Australian was founded in 1831 by William Carpenter, who sold it to Edward Gibbon Wakefield for £15,000 ($24,500). After Wakefield's death, the paper was acquired by Richard Daintree who became one of the first journalists to be killed while on duty (1842). In 1862, James Martin took over the publication and in 1883, it was converted into a daily newspaper. In 1902, it was renamed The West Australian Daily until 2008 when it reverted to its original title.
Martin's son, George Martin, continued to run the paper after his father's death in 1890. In 1900, he was appointed chief justice of Western Australia and was unable to perform his duties so another member of the family took over the paper. This time, it was George's brother, Lawrence Martin who became publisher.
It was reintroduced as The West Australian on November 18, 1879. Production was raised to three publications per week in October 1883, and it became a daily publication two years later. In 1885, the proprietors of the West Australian also launched the Western Mail. This paper failed but not before it had printed 1,500 copies each day. The cost was too great for a success, but it showed that there was a demand for a daily newspaper in the goldfields community.
The Daily News was published from 1898 to 1901 by James Martin with offices at 33 York Street, Perth. It was revived in 1908 by John Fairfax Jr. as a weekly newspaper aimed at the agricultural market. In January 1909, it changed its name to The Weekly News and started publishing on Tuesdays instead of Mondays. In April 1910, it reverted to being a daily newspaper again. In December 1911, it ceased publication after only six months due to poor sales.
There were several other attempts over the years to establish daily newspapers on the goldfields without much success. The West Australian (1879-1905) was published on Thursday afternoons and reached only as far as Broomhill. The West Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (1906-1908) was published on Sundays and went as far as Ravensthorpe. The Goldfield News (1909) was published on Thursdays and reached as far as Boulder.
The management of West Australian Newspapers declared on December 8th, 2014, that printed editions of The West Australian will no longer be available in retail locations located north of Broome in Western Australia's Kimberley area, including towns such as Derby, Halls Creek, and Port Hedland. The decision was made after more than 100 years of publishing the paper.
Printed copies of The West Australian will continue to be sold in southern Western Australia, including Perth, and across other states through newsagents and other retailers who stock the Sunday edition. However, there will be no printed version available for sale in the northern territory.
Instead, readers in this region will find digital-only content online at westaustralian.com.au. This includes access to today's front page along with all the latest news stories and features.
West Australians can also stay up to date with news from across the world via The West Australian website. This includes access to news articles, opinion pieces, and video clips.
There are two factors behind the publication's closure: declining advertising revenue and competition from free newspapers. In an effort to save money, the company has closed down printing plants in South Perth and Leederville, Melbourne. These layoffs come less than a year after 400 jobs were eliminated across the state.
In Australia, there are two national and ten state/territory daily newspapers, 35 regional dailies, and 470 additional regional and suburban publications. The Australian and The Australian Financial Review are the two national daily newspapers. They are both broadsheet papers with similar coverage and often compete for the same news stories.
Both The Australian and Australian Financial Review are owned by News Corp Australia. The Australian is considered a conservative newspaper and the Financial Review a liberal one. Other major daily newspapers include The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Hobart Mercury, The Adelaide Advertiser, The Launceston Examiner and The Northern Territory News. There are also several weekly newspapers including The Canberra Times, The Sydney Sun-Herald and The Brisbane Courier-Mail.
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Newspapers published in Australia have been in circulation for a long time, with some dating back more than 200 years. Today, there are two national dailies: The Sydney Morning Herald and The Melbourne Age. There are also several other daily papers that cover specific localities or topics.
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