Digital edital of UK newspaper in Australia

The Guardian newspaper is establish a digital edition in Australia covering national and global news.

In a statement announcing the venture on Tuesday, launch editor Katharine Viner said 1.3 million of the paper's digital audience are based in Australia, making the country its fourth-largest market.

"We will build a small Australian team to cover the issues that really matter to the nation and connect our Australian readers to the Guardian's global network of correspondents and commentators."

AAP reports it is due to start later this year.

The Guardian was founded in Manchester, England, in 1821. It has a global digital audience of about 39 million.

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