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The Bribie Islander & theMINI Bribie Islander Team:

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General Manager & Editor | David Sweedman

M: 0409 846 559
E: david.thebribieislander@gmail.com

Sub Editor & Journalist | Neil Wilson

Advertising Manager | Jodi Doe

Design & Layout | Lisa Wendland

Accounts | Karen Campbell 

Administration | Selina Whetlor

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The owner and editor of the Bribie Islander, Richard Whetlor, emigrated from the UK in October 2010, with his wife Selina and 3 gorgeous children, Joe (9) and twins, Alfie & Elly (6).

Upon arriving in Australia, Richard, a qualified electrician, and skilled tradesperson decided to embark upon a new career. Arriving in the little haven of Bribie Island, an opportunity to purchase a local classifieds paper arose.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Richard researched what might be involved in running a print media business. Unfortunately, this 8-page paper was sold before Richard had the chance to submit an offer. However, the seed was planted and began growing, until March 2014 when Richard founded ‘The Bribie Islander.’

The Bribie Islander developed into a newspaper and came to fruition in August 2014 with Issue 01 hot off the press! Initially planned as an 8-page publication with a distribution of approximately 8,000, Richard quickly realized that demand for a new local paper was high, and Issue 01 expanded to 16 pages with circulation in the vicinity of 12,000.

Since ‘the Bribie Islander’ commenced, it has seen continuous growth and is now producing up to 64 – 68 pages per publication and theMINI glossy A4 magazine also with a distribution having escalated to 15,000.

We now produce 30,000 copies printed and delivered! It has grown from strength to strength, offering local businesses a new and exciting newspaper along with a free glossy magazine, tailor-made for locals and real advertising that works!

Run by locals, for locals. Our motto is ‘Let’s Keep It Local!’

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