Matt Wade | Canberra Times
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Matt is a senior writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

'Bamboozling' pricing in $8b money transfer industry in Labor sights

'Bamboozling' pricing in $8b money transfer industry in Labor sights

For every $1000 transaction, Australians pay $23 more than the Americans, $9 more than the British, and $4 more than the Canadians.

  • by Matt Wade

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Renters now in the majority in over 40 per cent of Sydney: report
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Renters now in the majority in over 40 per cent of Sydney: report

More than 40 per cent of neighbourhoods across Greater Sydney now have a majority of renters, making tenants a growing electoral force in NSW.

  • by Matt Wade
NSW to make the biggest changes to stamp duty in 30 years
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NSW to make the biggest changes to stamp duty in 30 years

Stamp duty changes will save home buyers an average of $500 by 2021 and savings will rise over time.

  • by Matt Wade
Financial crisis hit young men hard - and they're yet to recover
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Financial crisis hit young men hard - and they're yet to recover

The GFC turmoil resulted in a profound social shift in Australia that may bring about gender equality, a new study shows - but not in a way that will make life any easier.

  • by Matt Wade
China’s 'extraordinary' ambitions: the futuristic city being built on reclaimed land

China’s 'extraordinary' ambitions: the futuristic city being built on reclaimed land

A new project in Sri Lanka has been likened to a Chinese company building a huge island off Bondi Beach and then putting a new city on it. 

  • by Matt Wade
Two billion people hit by natural disasters in the past decade: Red Cross
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Two billion people hit by natural disasters in the past decade: Red Cross

Australia is in the world’s most disaster-prone region.

  • by Matt Wade
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How NSW compares: best on budget, poor on housing

How NSW compares: best on budget, poor on housing

There are surprising variations in the performance of Australia's states.

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House prices might be falling but our anxiety isn't
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House prices might be falling but our anxiety isn't

Despite the steady tempo of headlines about falling prices, people are still troubled by the cost of housing.

  • by Matt Wade
NSW government reaches record low debt, announces big surplus
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NSW government reaches record low debt, announces big surplus

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has praised the government's "strong financial management".

  • by Matt Wade & Cassandra Morgan
Amid the spectre of polio, PNG ramps up vaccination drive
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Amid the spectre of polio, PNG ramps up vaccination drive

As Papua New Guinea grapples with its first polio outbreak in two decades, Fairfax Media journalist Matt Wade and photographer Louise Kennerley joined health workers on a vaccination drive in the nation's capital, Port Moresby.

  • by Matt Wade
Time pressure is stressing us out
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Time pressure is stressing us out

How much would you pay to get an extra hour in your day? It turns out a typical Australian would fork out quite a lot.

  • by Matt Wade