The National Times

The National Times (later National Times on Sunday ("Australia's national weekly of business and affairs") was a weekly newspaper published by Fairfax News from 1971 to 1986.[1][2]

It coincided with the publication of Nation Review (1970 to 1981) similarly a weekly newspaper. [3]

The paper quickly developed a reputation for accurate investigative journalism, winning four consecutive Walkley Awards for best newspaper feature in 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.[4][5][6]

In the 1980s, it "exposed networks of influence and links between organised crime and public administration in New South Wales".[7][8]


  1. ^ Catalogue entry. National Library of Australia
  2. ^ Australia: The National Times at Monash University Library
  3. ^ Walsh, Richard; Walsh, Richard, 1941- (1993), Ferretabilia : life and times of Nation review, University of Queensland Press, ISBN 978-0-7022-2450-8CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Carson, Andrea. The History of Investigative Journalism in Australia. OUP
  5. ^ Pullan, Robert, 1944-; National Times (1985), The Way we are : a national portrait by the National Times, Unwin Paperbacks, ISBN 978-0-86861-751-0CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Phillips, Richard; Hogg, Russell; Brown, David (David Bentley), 1948- (1985), Not the National Times, The Editors, retrieved 20 July 2017CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ Minchin, Liz. Digging in the dirt. ABC Four Corners
  8. ^ The library summary text of Amos, Jessica (1 January 2005), 'The National Times: bastard of a paper', School of Journalism and Creative Arts - Faculty of Creative Arts, retrieved 20 July 2017