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Huh! Truss says 2nd Sydney Airport won’t grow all that much

Incredulity Anyone familiar with the history of trade negotiations and air traffic treaties in Australia would wonder why someone who would know those processes as well as the National Party leader and deputy PM Warren Truss said what he was reported as saying about Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek yesterday.

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Clock to start soon on 2nd Sydney Airport monopoly rort talks

Will Sydney Airport exercise its right to screw the city by controlling its second airport? The clock on a screw-non screw decision starts ticking in the official consultative process on 30 September

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Sydney Airport signals U-turn in favour of monopoly rights

One of the least business friendly policy settings of the Howard Government when it sold off Sydney Airport to a private consortium in 2002 with future monopoly rights over any competing future airport is lurching toward realisation.

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Badgerys Creek: How it can make huge sums for airlines

The Coalition government’s description of Badgerys Creek beginning as a modest western Sydney airport may be rapidly overtaken by the much more lucrative ambitions of the airlines that want to use it.

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Badgerys Creek roads to cost more than stage 1 of 2nd Sydney Airport

Somewhat overshadowed by the resignation of NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell this morning Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced $2.9 billion in new road works over eight years to improve access to the $2.5 billion estimated cost of the first stage of a second Sydney Airport at the Commonwealth owned Badgerys Creek site.

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Badgerys Creek: A modest start and no forced flight transfers

Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek will start out as a single runway facility with a modest terminal, but no curfew, and no forced tranfers of flights there from existing services to the main Kingsford Smith airport.

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Badgerys Creek to be named 2nd Sydney Airport today (again)

In a universal exclusive the papers are announcing that Cabinet will today agree that Badgerys Creek will be the site of a 2nd Sydney Airport. This time they may be right.

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Sydney Airport master plan fails to deflect 2nd airport push

The federal government’s approval of Sydney Airport’s 20 year master plan today to 2033 has not altered its determination to go ahead with a 2nd metropolitan basin airport in Sydney’s West,  and without doubt at the Commonwealth owned Badgerys Creek site.

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Labor makes curfew a condition for 2nd Sydney Airport

A report that the Labor leader Bill Shorten has backed Badgerys Creek for a second Sydney Airport but made that conditional on a jet curfew is reason to urge that he change aviation advisors, if he has one.

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Badgerys Creek to be named 2nd Sydney Airport next month

No-one who watched Deputy PM Warren Truss interviewed on the ABC 7.30 Report this evening will doubt that Badgerys Creek will be confirmed as the site for Sydney’s 2nd airport early in the New Year.

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Coalition ‘dogfight’ fires up over 2nd Sydney Airport

Not to allow Brisbane Airport to knock Sydney Airport’s fiascos off page one, the Telegraph has struck back with a report suggesting National party leader Warren Truss is outnumbered in opposing a second airport at Badgerys Creek by none other than the previously uncommitted Prime Minister Tony Abbott joining Treasurer Joe Hockey in supporting it [...]

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Badgerys Creek now a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’

The statements made about Badgery’s Creek by the incoming government make it clear that it will become Sydney’s 2nd airport, as intended way back when it was first chosen in 1986, but ‘when’ is the unanswered question.

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Labor’s pitch: High Speed Rail or rich ladies’ babies!

Transport related election story The day is barely half over and the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his deputy Anthony Albanese have promoted a high speed rail network between Melbourne and Brisbane via Canberra and Sydney as costing less over the time it takes to build than the opposition leader Tony Abbott’s paid parental leave [...]

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Hints of airport ambush out at Badgerys Creek

Opposition to a second Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek has collapsed. Which party will be first to seize this opportunity to save or gain seats in the 7 September election?

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Sydney’s air and rail policy blunders ridiculed again

An opinion piece about competency, rather than party politics More signs that the NSW State Government isn’t to be trusted when it comes to competent transport and infrastructure planning are being reported by a quizzical Sydney media.

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Sydney West airport study points to wider issues

Australia has become helplessly second rate at delivering major infrastructure projects, something that jumps off the pages of the Deloite Access Economics report on the benefits of building a Sydney West Airport at Badgerys Creek

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Abbott’s SYD solution, a new road, Rudd’s, a load of waffle

The first leader’s debate of the election has not produced a breakthrough as to when Badgery’s Creek goes ahead as the site for a Sydney West airport.

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Round two of Sydney Airport row: Albo takes axe to Max

The implicit allegations, that the chair of Sydney Airport is totally and mischievously wrong in making quite serious allegations against the Minister responsible for airports are political dynamite.

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