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

July 2011

A new buzz in the suburbs

Convincing urban residents to put beehives in their gardens used to be tough, but now business is booming for beekeepers. Matthew da Silva reports.

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

November 2009

Democracy needs the fourth estate in whatever form it takes

Traditional funding models for companies that produce the news in print look grim. While they curse explosively, diet savagely and scratch their collective heads dismally - trying to solve the "monetisation" conundrum - there are signs other corporate structures could continue providing a news source to the public.

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

September 2010

Knowledge maketh the man

Having fallen out with the Liberal Party, Guy Pearse is now thinking about converting a broad knowledge of climate science and federal politics into a career with the Greens. Profile by Matthew da Silva.

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