The Australian 4+

Latest national and world news

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The Australian app provides the best news experience designed for when you’re on the move. Stay informed throughout the day with our breadth of content and award-winning journalism from Australia and around the world.

Subscribers of The Australian (other than Today's Paper digital replica subscribers) will have access to:

Stay informed with the latest news from Australia and around the world with our leading opinion, commentary and analysis from the most experienced journalists and correspondents, including trusted sources from The Times of London, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist.

Receive alerts on the stories that matter most as they happen. Tailor your notifications on a range of topics from breaking news, and curated news updates via editions, business, commentary, lifestyle and travel.

In the Today’s Paper section, you can easily read a digital copy of the paper exactly as it was printed, as well as explore our many lift-outs and magazines including The Weekend Australian Magazine, Wish, The List and more.

You can find all of The Australian’s chart-topping podcasts in one place. Enjoy the premium listening experience in the app, on the go or in the car.

Pass the time with our Mind Games section full of puzzles and games, including The Times of London’s world-famous cryptic crossword.

* Eligible subscribers can use The Australian app to gift up to 10 gift links in each successive 28 day period. Each gift link can be used by only one person to access one article on a single device. When you generate the gift link, this counts towards your 10 gift link limit even if you don't gift it to anyone. The right to gift up to 10 gift links does not accrue from one 28 day period to the next. Only send a gift link to someone who has consented to receive it. For full terms see

The Australian app for mobile and tablet is free to download, however, to gain access to the app's content and features, simply subscribe for Member-only access.

Member-only access gives you digital access to thousands of subscriber-only stories, the digital replica of the paper, puzzles, podcasts and more of what you love.

How to gain access to the app's content and features:
1) Existing members of The Australian (other than subscribers to Today's Paper digital replica) can log in to the app when prompted using their membership details; or,
2) Become a member by subscribing through the app (via iTunes)
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 7.0.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

John Mach 1 ,

The fairest reporting of the News in Australia

The Australian does not need to tell us it is good or the most trusted but it concentrates on reporting and providing a great product. Mostly each report gives a balanced view and is reliable. Often alternate views are discussed or separately reported. It is conservative but recognises opinions differ. Unlike other agencies when it has an editorial it recognises and admits it. It is respectful and corrects mistakes. Opinions are labelled as opinions. It treats its readers with respect and does not preach to them but encourages debate and a
Search fir fact. While we all have diglfferent views the Australian supports our right to speak them. In a woke worjd this is a remarkably welcome approach. It would be great if it could go one step further and have a section where the average punter could have a say. In a way letters and comments allow that but often the
voice of the average citizen is not heard in our press. All it’s sections are presented professionally.

John/Frances ,

Travel problems.

I enjoy the Australian each day online using the app. The great advantage of this system of receiving daily news can work as well overseas apart from when unable to download due to lack of internet or brief internet availability. For example in Cuba one hour of poor internet access cost a CUC ($4.00 approx). To read later offline each headline had to be downloaded separately. At other destinations where internet is unavailable you cannot access back copies at a later date. On cruise liners for example internet is very expensive. Accessing the Australian in one hit would be preferable, rather than methodically downloading each article which occasionally has mysteriously not been saved for later reading. It looks like this problem has been discussed in other communication by different readers. Thanks.

Developer Response ,

Hello, you will be able to use your mobile data in the next app release to download your app edition if WiFi is not available. We hope this helps. Regards, the Australian

kfvjsekvijb ,

Dreadful update

It’s is a mystery how this got thru UAT and into production (yes I work in IT). Full of bugs, slow and unresponsive, and with a new interface design that includes more dead white space and removes the ability to view content full screen! How bout this one - the simple act of rotating the device from portrait to landscape jumps the viewed page 6 pages backwards? Staggering . I’m running your latest version on iOS 15 so it’s not device related

Even after the mid Oct update it’s still a frustrating step backwards compared to the previous version. Tap on an article in any section, read it and tap the back arrow in the top right corner and it reverts to the front page every time. Unlike the previous app it doesn’t remember your position if you close the app, so after a small window of time if you return to the app you have to navigate via ‘todays paper’, then view all pages to manually locate the last visited page. All of this was standard functionality previously!

Developer Response ,

We have just released a new app version that contains a fix for the page view of the printed edition. Go to the app store and update you app for the fix. Apologies for the inconvenience. Regards, the Australian.

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