John Fairfax Holdings

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Template:Infobox Company John Fairfax Holdings Limited is an Australian-based newspaper publisher. It publishes two of Australia's most well-known newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne's The Age. It was founded by the Fairfax family but Fairfax family control of the newspaper ended on December 11, 1990.

The company also owns The Sun-Herald, a Sunday newspaper, in Sydney, The Age and The Sunday Age in Melbourne, The Illawarra Mercury in Wollongong, The Newcastle Herald in Newcastle. The Fairfax Community Newspapers subsidiary publishes community newspapers in major suburbs throughout Melbourne and Sydney.

The company also owns a stable of business publications, including the daily business newspaper The Australian Financial Review, and the magazines BRW, BOSS, Shares, Personal Investor and Asset.

The company owns a profitable online subsidiary, Fairfax Digital which started out life as the oddly named F2 Network. The company's websites include its classified advertising categories Employment: My Career (http://mycareer.com.au/), Cars: Drive (http://www.drive.com.au/), and Real Estate: Domain (http://www.domain.com.au/) in addition to the online version of the newspapers, SMH (http://smh.com.au/), The Age (http://www.theage.com.au), The Australian Financial Review (http://afr.com/).

In New Zealand, its subsidiary Fairfax New Zealand Limited owns a stable of papers formerly owned by Independent Newspapers Limited (INL), including The Dominion Post in Wellington, The Press in Christchurch and The Sunday Star-Times in Auckland.

In February 2004, a proposal was put to the board of Telstra to buy John Fairfax Holdings. This proposal was not supported by the board.

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