From humble beginnings to the diversified media solutions offered today, AAP has always been at the forefront of delivering impartial, independent and accurate news to the nation’s leading media outlets. It is one of only a handful of news agencies worldwide not funded or influenced by its government.
In Australia, the wire is Australian Associated Press. It was first established for the country’s metropolitan newspapers to share the high expense of bringing international news into the country. That was 1935. Now around the clock, every day, AAP dispatches hundreds of thousands of words to the media.
AAP is still the leading source of breaking news for Australia but has expanded to provide some of the most innovative and effective multimedia, publishing and business solutions available.
With more than 600 employees around the world, AAP’s mission stands strong:
To provide the Australian media, private and public sector with a cost-effective, unbiased, reliable, comprehensive news and information resource.