MATT da SILVA

Journalism portfolio

 

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Crikey brings its readers the inside word on what's really going on in Australian public life.

February 2012

New think tank for regions fulfils hung parliament promise

Those parts of the national debate that touch on the regions - mining, tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and transport among them - look set to get a tweak with the establishment of a new think-tank dedicated to regional issues.

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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.

May 2012

Disease v science

Agri-Science Queensland is working with Syngenta to develop a hybrid tomato containing multiple disease resistances and good fruit quality. Such a plant may be able to stave off fungus or virus attacks but some challenge the cost of the seeds and the quality of the fruit, as Matthew da Silva found.

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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

Melbourne City Council to broker green retrofits

A three-way financing deal that's based on a US scheme embodies the cost and value of commercial office environmental upgrades in Council's rating system. Story by Matthew da Silva.

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Crikey brings its readers the inside word on what's really going on in Australian public life.

March 2012

Fresh food not-for-profit hard hit after Sunday Age report

Based in inner-north Melbourne's Brunswick East, CERES is a popular not-for-profit environment education centre and public farm that hosts farmers' markets and sells weekly fruit and vegetable boxes to locals.

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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.

June 2012

Technology drives Ruffo

Frank Ruffo puts down his winning the Syngenta Grower of the Year Award to the technology his firm has used and developed.

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