MATT da SILVA

Journalism portfolio

 

My news stories, feature articles and opinion pieces have appeared in a range of niche, industry and general interest publications. Refresh the page for a different selection of stories.

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Ethical Investor sets the agenda, facilitates thought-leadership and builds audiences for Australian business and investors in the sustainability arena.

December 2010

Engaging for long-term benefits

Engaging with indigenous communities is an important way the business can demonstrate corporate social responsibility. This year the Award for Social - Community went to Transfield Services for its Reconciliation Action Plan. Profile by Matthew da Silva.

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Fiercely independent, New Matilda is an Australian website for news, analysis and satire.

March 2012

What MPs Know About Assange

Concerns about the fairness of the Assange trial in Sweden are mounting. Australian MPs were briefed on the case last year but critical information has not been widely reported, writes Matthew da Silva.

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Australian Horticulture, a Rural Press publication, served the ornamental horticultural industry from 1903 to 2012.

April 2011

Building a no-dig garden, Costa-style

In an energy-filled performance, SBS-TV's Costa entertained more than 100 people gathered in an Armidale park while building a no-dig garden. Matthew da Silva caught up with the man behind the beard.

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Good Fruit and Vegetables is a publication of Rural Press, Australia's largest publisher of regional and agricultural news and information.

April 2012

Faith in farmland

Farmland trusts are used overseas to preserve land for farming against urban encroachment. In Australia, some people are looking at models that could allow farming to operate alongside suburban developments. Matthew da Silva reports.

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Good Fruit and Vegetables is a publication of Rural Press, Australia's largest publisher of regional and agricultural news and information.

February 2010

Peach rescue

The peach's origins lie in antiquity and it's future is hotly debated. Matthew da Silva turns to the past - and a genetically modified future - to gather all that's ripe between pit and palate.

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