Brisbane Times

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Type News site
Format Online
Owner(s) Nine Entertainment Co.
EditorDanielle Cronin
Founded7 March 2007
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane Times is an online newspaper for Brisbane and Queensland, Australia.



The Brisbane Times was 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 .

As of 20 November 2018, Brisbane Times has started a subscription model. Viewers are limited to approximately 25 article views per month before being faced with a news paywall.


It is owned and run by Nine Publishing, 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 editor is Danielle Cronin.

Web traffic

According to third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb, the Brisbane Times is the 191st and 250th most visited website in Australia respectively, as of August 2015. [4] [5] SimilarWeb rates the site as the 24th most visited news website in Australia, attracting more than 2 million visitors per month. [5] [6]

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