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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G Magazine, Australia's #1 consumer sustainability title, operates G Online.

May 2010

A salty problem for urban houses

The Murray-Darling River Basin has had its fair share of salinity problems, but it seems that salty issues are affecting homes as well. Houses in city areas are at risk of something called 'urban salinity', a salty problem that could, like a cancer, spread through the foundations of homes.

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The National Times was relaunched in 2009 and features analysis, commentary and opinion from Fairfax Media's established print and online mastheads.

April 2010

Lest we forget about indigenous disadvantage

It's ANZAC Day, but where is the remembrance for the indigenous fallen?

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

July 2010

Harnessing all that energy

Silex Systems pioneered laser uranium enrichment and is buying solar power assets at a rapid pace. Now it must build value for shareholders. Profile by Matthew da Silva.

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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.

December 2010

Variety has its time in the sun

Faced with declining revenues due to cheap canned imports, Australian pineapple growers initiated a program to find a better variety of fruit for the fresh market. This year, 18 years after the program started, the Aus Jubilee pineapple has begun to build its reputation in the market. Matthew da Silva reports.

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

June 2011

A holistic approach to sustainable purchasing

While some organisations have taken the initiative to promote sustainable procurement, the biggest changes occur when the decision to go green comes from the very top.

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