Journalism portfolio


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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.

March 2012

Biomass processor ushers in future profitability

An innovative biomass processor developed by a Townsville engineer may lead to higher returns for cane farmers, but there is potential for fruit and vegetables too. Matthew da Silva drove to North Queensland to find out more.

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

April 2011

Organics for beginners

The enterprising Deni McKenzie, of Tumbalala, a property 21km outside Uralla in New England, is passionate about organic gardening. She has developed a novel method of organising seeds in a handy box.

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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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The Global Mail was a philanthropically funded, not-for-profit news and features website that delivered original, fearless, independent journalism.

June 2012

The real threat to natural gas prices

The carbon tax will add about 10 per cent to the price of gas in Australia from July, but a larger concern for consumers living in Australia's eastern states should be how, for the first time, international market forces are set to push up domestic gas prices.

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Anthill magazine was launched in 2003 to cater for demand for entertaining business news.

March 2010

Oliver Reichenstein's prototypical vision for the plugged-in future of news

Swiss information architect Oliver Reichenstein introduced the attendees at last month's Media 2010 conference to, a curated link mashup posing as a newspaper website. Matthew da Silva caught up with him.

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