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Matt is a senior writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Good news story that we just aren't buying
Opinion

Good news story that we just aren't buying

Mark it down as a striking national achievement, one that Scott Morrison was eager to embrace on Wednesday. The problem is Australians don't seem to be very impressed.

  • by Matt Wade

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What Sydney's Airbnb hosts made last year

What Sydney's Airbnb hosts made last year

Greater Sydney's Airbnb hosts charged an average of $150 per night last year.

  • by Matt Wade
Former premiers hope for a more 'positive lens'

Former premiers hope for a more 'positive lens'

They were once rivals across the dispatch box, but Kristina Keneally and Mike Baird have spoken of the need for a more "positive lens".

  • by Matt Wade
For new migrants, big cities are still the place to find work
Analysis

For new migrants, big cities are still the place to find work

Powerful global economic trends favour big cities, despite a push to send new migrants to regional areas.

  • by Matt Wade & Julie Power
Julie Bishop: 'well-liked, well-briefed and effective'

Julie Bishop: 'well-liked, well-briefed and effective'

Julie Bishop has been foreign minister through a turbulent period in global politics.

  • by Matt Wade
We don't need to choose between local drought relief and overseas aid
Opinion

We don't need to choose between local drought relief and overseas aid

Debate about the drought has prompted some to ask a troubling question: why do we keep giving billions of dollars in foreign aid when our own farmers are struggling?

  • by Matt Wade
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The seats the new prime minister must hold
Analysis

The seats the new prime minister must hold

There’s one electoral statistic that helps explain the political upheaval this week.

  • by Matt Wade
The Asian nation Australia needs to embrace
Opinion

The Asian nation Australia needs to embrace

A deeper economic relationship with India would reduce Australia's economic exposure and bolster resilience.

  • by Matt Wade
Trend for Australians to live longer reshapes economy
Opinion

Trend for Australians to live longer reshapes economy

We hear endlessly about economic measures like growth, income and wealth. But another statistic gets surprisingly little attention.

  • by Matt Wade
'Every letter, every email, every phone call, became a matter of life and death': inside Emma Husar's office

'Every letter, every email, every phone call, became a matter of life and death': inside Emma Husar's office

Holding a federal marginal seat in government is a brutal job at the best of times.

  • by Deborah Snow & Matt Wade
Australia's population clock hits 25 million
Analysis

Australia's population clock hits 25 million

We won’t know for sure who the 25 millionth Aussie will be, but late on Tuesday night, the nation's official population clock will hit an historic milestone.

  • by Matt Wade