is an Australia
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n weekly business magazine published by the Fairfax Media
Fairfax Media Limited is one of Australia's largest diversified media companies. The group's operations include newspapers, magazines, radios and digital media operating in Australia and New Zealand. Fairfax Media was founded by the Fairfax family as John Fairfax and Sons, later to become John...
group. It regularly compiles lists which rank corporations and individuals according to various criteria, similar to Fortune
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magazine in the United States
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BRW provides news and commentary on the economy, business and investment in Australia. The magazine reports on successful business strategies, investments and entrepreneurialism. Each year it names the 200 richest people in Australia
The BRW Rich 200 is a list of Australia's two hundred wealthiest individuals and families, ranked by personal net worth. The list is released annually during May in a special issue of the Business Review Weekly, published by Fairfax Media....
and the magazine regularly includes stories about how the wealthy made their money and what they will do next.
Other annual lists published by BRW
Cover stories and features concentrate on ways to make money and improve businesses. Each week BRW focuses on a sector or topic relevant to business people or investors. A TV channel was launched in 2008 and houses interviews with some of Australia's most successful and influential business leaders such as Harry Triguboff
Harry Oscar Triguboff AO is an Australian property developer and strong proponent of population growth in Australia to a hundred million. Also known as "High-Rise Harry" -Early life:...
and Clive Palmer
Clive Palmer is a British folk musician and banjoist best known as a founding member of the Incredible String Band.Born in Edmonton, North London, he first went on stage at the age of 8, and took banjo lessons from the age of 10. Around 1957 he began playing with jazz bands in Soho...
Sean Aylmer, Editor-in-Chief, is a specialist in economics and financial services. He trained as an economist and worked for the Reserve Bank of Australia
The Reserve Bank of Australia came into being on 14 January 1960 as Australia's central bank and banknote issuing authority, when the Reserve Bank Act 1959 removed the central banking functions from the Commonwealth Bank to it....
before shifting to journalism. Aylmer has worked at The Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald is a daily broadsheet newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1831 as the Sydney Herald, the SMH is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Australia. The newspaper is published six days a week. The newspaper's Sunday counterpart, The...
and The Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial Review is a leading business and finance newspaper in Australia.Fairfax Media publishes it in a compact format six days a week, Monday to Saturday....
, where he has been an economics correspondent based in Canberra and a foreign correspondent based in New York
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Kate Mills was appointed in June 2010 Editor of BRW
magazine. Kate Mills has been a financial and business journalist for 14 years in Australia and the United Kingdom. On BRW
, she has a particular interest in the professions, superannuation, managed funds, corporate finance and corporate governance. Mills has worked on publications including CFO
(Australian and Asian editions), Investor Weekly
, Business am
(a daily finance newspaper in Scotland) and Legal Business
in the UK.
A number of BRW's senior reporters are highly regarded within their area of expertise. Senior business reporter Damon Firth was awarded In 2011 Damon Frith as the overall winner of the 2011 Citi Australia & New Zealand Journalism Awards for Excellence, while BRW's web editor and IT reporter Jeanne-Vida Douglas is a multi-award winning journalist who was named the Media Connect IT Journalist of the year for 2009.
In 2009 BRW launched the BRW Fast Club
, which was developed to drive new business opportunities, forge partnerships and discuss current business issues for Australia’s fastest growing businesses. The BRW Fast Club is a community of like-minded entrepreneurs that comprises members of the BRW Fast 100, BRW Fast Franchises and BRW Fast Starters lists from the past five years; members of the BRW Top 500 Private Companies List; and businesses who fit the criteria of the above and supply their company financials for verification. The BRW Fast Club meet throughout the year to network and discuss topics relating to cash flow management, strategic planning, business expansion, offshore expansion, finance (including managing capital & finding new sources), sales, how to sell your business, and IPOs.