MATT da SILVA

Journalism portfolio

 

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

March 2012

New Laws Target Wikileaks

As Julian Assange tilts at the Senate, new laws have been passed that will make it harder for organisations like Wikileaks to operate legally - and there are more to come, writes Matthew da Silva.

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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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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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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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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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