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Matt Wade is a senior journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald.

The uncomfortable truth about voters' perception versus reality
Opinion

The uncomfortable truth about voters' perception versus reality

Voters are poorly informed on some of our biggest national challenges and hottest political debates.

  • by Matt Wade

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Interest rates in the balance amid housing slump

Interest rates in the balance amid housing slump

The shift in sentiment on rates follows a prolonged property price slump in Sydney and Melbourne and weaker than expected economic growth figures for the September quarter.

  • by Matt Wade
Sydney young and old: Which age group is most common in your area?
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Sydney young and old: Which age group is most common in your area?

A demographic mapping project has revealed which age groups are the most common in each Sydney district.

  • by Matt Wade
Death toll jumps again from Indonesia's 'volcano' tsunami

Death toll jumps again from Indonesia's 'volcano' tsunami

The death toll from the tsunami, apparently caused by volcanic activity on the island of Anak Krakatau, reached 280 with 890 injured and 35 officially missing. 

  • by James Massola & Matt Wade
NSW budget: next four years unlikely to be as rosy as the past four
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NSW budget: next four years unlikely to be as rosy as the past four

Whoever wins the March state election is likely to face more difficult economic circumstances.

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NSW budget review shows surpluses intact but ‘headwinds’ ahead

NSW budget review shows surpluses intact but ‘headwinds’ ahead

The predicted surplus has been revised down by $300 million as the treasurer warned "headwinds" were "starting to pile up".

  • by Matt Wade & Lisa Visentin
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NSW budget hit by $750 million GST write down on budget eve

NSW budget hit by $750 million GST write down on budget eve

The state’s coffers have suffered a $750 million hit after the federal government downgraded the amount of GST it expects to collect over the next four years.

  • by Matt Wade
Rosy picture for girls' achievement is not as it seems
Opinion

Rosy picture for girls' achievement is not as it seems

Good school results and high university participation don't tell the whole story.

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House of cards: NSW faces $8b stamp duty shortfall

House of cards: NSW faces $8b stamp duty shortfall

The property market slump has forced the NSW government to slash $8 billion from expected stamp duty revenue this year. But the Treasurer is optimistic.

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The state's 'golden key' loses some of its lustre
Analysis

The state's 'golden key' loses some of its lustre

A shadow has been cast over one of the state government's trademark strategies

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Our roads and rail may not be as bad as you think. But here's why we could still do better
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Our roads and rail may not be as bad as you think. But here's why we could still do better

Politicians love big road and rail projects. But are they always a good idea? In part four of The Future Fix, we examine the "congestion issue" and look at clever ways to change direction on transport.

  • by Matt Wade