Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is City Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald.

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The US scheme that trumps Sydney on affordable housing

It should be embarrassing that the US has such a better federal scheme for providing affordable housing than we do in Australia – a scheme embraced not just by community housing providers, but by a bipartisan politic.

Jacob Saulwick

Baird's bad budget choice

There are all sorts of ways to cut the numbers. But whichever way you do, the amount of money Mike Baird's government will spend building prisons in the next few years is remarkable.