Matthew Knott is a political reporter in the Canberra bureau covering communications and education policy.
Matthew Knott, Stephen Cauchi, Sam Hall The Australian dollar flirted with six-year lows on Friday as booming car sales and worse-than-expected retail figures offered a mixed message for the strength of the Australian economy.
Matthew Knott ABC producers tried to contact two people familiar with former terror suspect Zaky Mallah before allowing him to ask a question live on air because of concerns about his suitability,...
Matthew Knott Government MPs have publicly urged Tony Abbott to reconsider his opposition to changing media ownership laws, saying the Prime Minister should put audience interests ahead of those of media moguls.
Matthew Knott In an industry dominated by attention seekers, this man exerts his influence off camera, in the shadows
Matthew Knott The ABC has appointed television veteran Ray Martin to conduct an audit of its flagship panel program Q&A.
Matthew Knott ABC managing director Mark Scott has fired back at Tony Abbott after the Prime Minister called for "heads to roll" at the ABC by pointing out he runs a "public broadcaster, not a state broadcaster"...
Michael Bachelard, James Massola, Matthew Knott Former terror suspect Zaky Mallah says his explosive appearance on Q&A on Monday night was the fourth time he had attended the ABC studio for the program, and the third time producers had...
Matthew Knott SBS will be left with a $28.5 million budget shortfall over four years after the Senate rejected the Abbott government's bid to allow it to double the amount of advertising it can show in prime time.
James Massola, Matthew Knott ABC managing director Mark Scott has been confronted about Monday night's Q&A episode by a furious Nationals MP who carried the coffin of a cousin killed in the Bali bombing terrorist attack.
Matthew Knott It's a sorry sight indeed, to see a love affair spiral so quickly into acrimony.
Matthew Knott An architect of the Gonski school reforms has slammed a proposal, contained in a leaked government discussion paper, for the federal government to abdicate funding for public schools as "completely...
Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out supporting a controversial proposal to means-tested free public education only hours after praising it as "creative thinking".
Matthew Knott Free schooling in Australia may no longer exist if the Abbott government decides on radical reform, says green paper.
Matthew Knott Less than four years after David Gonski handed down his landmark review, the heated and complicated issue of how we fund our schools is again up for debate.
Matthew Knott, Damien Murphy Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has made a strident defence of his record as a trade union leader while accepting it was "entirely possible" businesses had paid members' union fees when he...
Matthew Knott Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has broken his silence on controversial deals struck when he was a trade union leader, saying it was "entirely possible" businesses had...
Matthew Knott The Abbott government appears headed for defeat on legislation that would allow SBS to double the amount of advertising it can show in prime time.
Matthew Knott Politicians from across the political spectrum and Catholic Church leaders have welcomed Pope Francis' major encyclical on the environment.
Matthew Knott International student enrolments surged by 11 per cent over the past year, with almost 170,000 international students starting new courses in Australia.
Matthew Knott Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has vowed to continue pressing the Abbott government to answer whether it paid people smugglers to return to Indonesia.