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The Guardian’s Oz edition to be led by deputy editor Kath Viner

guardian logoThe deputy editor of The Guardian is to set up the popular left-wing British newspaper in Australia.

Kath Viner has been named in a report by London’s Evening Standard as leading the roll out, which was speculated last month.

The Guardian Australia is to be backed by Graeme Wood, who was behind the launch of non-profit news site The Global Mail – which is set to lay off staff in its Sydney office due to cost overruns, according to Crikey.

The Standard wrote that the Australia launch would prove to be controversial, as The Guardian has had to make a number of staff cuts to reign in $68m in annual losses.

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