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The Daily Telegraph (Australia)

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The Daily Telegraph is a tabloid newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

The Tele, as it is affectionately known, was founded in 1879 and was a staple in Sydney print media right up until 1990 when it merged with its afternoon sister paper The Daily Mirror to form The Daily Telegraph-Mirror with morning and afternoon editions though the afternoon editions were later discontinued.

The new paper continued in this vein until January 1996 when reader pressure for a shorter title caused the name of the paper to revert to The Daily Telegraph, despite staff concerns that former Mirror readers would now feel disenfranchised.

The papers circulation as puplished in the 1st half of 2004 is around 409,000 per day. This is the most of a Sydney newspaper.

Like its British counterpart, the paper maintains a strong right wing conservative lean though it has yet to share a similar nickname of "Torygraph". It does however have the nickname "The Daily Terror, "the "Terrorgraph" or the "Telecrap," especially used by left-leaning intellectuals. It is more lurid than its Melbourne counterpart, the Herald Sun.

There is also The Sunday Telegraph published on Sundays.

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