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Should Sydney’s 2nd Airport celebrate Lawrence Hargrave?

Should Sydney’s second major airport be named after one of the great unsung heroes of Australian, indeed, world aviation, the modest but far sighted box kite and curved airfoil innovator, Lawrence Hargrave?

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Sydney’s 2nd airport ownership raises competition concerns

The damage that could be done to the NSW economy by allowing the new 2nd airport to be built at Badgerys Creek to be owned by the interests that own the existing Sydney Airport have been emphasised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims at a conference today Monday.

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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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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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Second Sydney Airport ‘hopelessly unaffordable’?

A critique of the ‘woe is us’ attitude to a Sydney West airport, and new Australian transport infrastructure in general.

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Second Sydney Airport to be railroaded?

Although reports of ‘imminent’ cabinet approval for going ahead with a Sydney West airport at the Badgerys Creek site have been numerous, including on Plane Talking, there is at last general media recognition of the rail network development opportunity.

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Did Sydney Airport’s owners buy city’s economic future for $5.6 bn?

Opinion When Sydney Airport was privatised for $5.6 billion in 2002, what power did the new owners purchase over the economic future of Australia’s largest city?

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Max the Axe continues to rubbish Sydney’s airport needs

Putting aside the possibility that it was a faux Max Moore-Wilton that spoke to 2GB yesterday and repeated absurd claims about Sydney Airport’s capacity, his comments are grossly insulting to those who may take their business out of Sydney because of his airport’s chronic inability to provide the entire Sydney basin with reliable air transport [...]

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Sydney Airport now wants Badgery’s but only when it suits it not us

Max Moore-Wilton is eating his words on a 2nd Sydney Airport, but has wedged Labor to a T (ouch) by backing Badgery’s Creek. Medich Place may be in uproar this morning!

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It’s time to vote for a 2nd Sydney Airport

Opinion All that seems to be missing from build-Badgerys-Creek-uprising is a set of candidates pledged to bring about the jobs and prosperity associated with a new Sydney West airport in the 7 September election.

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Cone of silence over 2nd Sydney Airport broken

The unofficial cease-fire between the major parties over the building of a 2nd Sydney Airport has been broken in a Fairfax Media report this morning.

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Labor wants 2nd Sydney Airport started within 3 years

The deputy PM, Anthony Albanese, broke what some might see as a cast iron rule of Federal elections today by even mentioning a second airport for Sydney. But there are reasons to believe Albanese took his stance, which extended to calling for work on the airport to start within three years, while standing on prearranged [...]

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Richmond on the radar for ‘relief’ Sydney flights

Richmond keeps going ‘ping’ on the political radar screens as a limited use ‘relief’ airport for Sydney while the solution, a second full sized airport in the Sydney basin, awaits bipartisan political support.

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Badgerys Creek backed by business/union pact

The difference between news media that works 24 hours a day, and those that stick to office hours and serve up stale reports is painfully apparent this morning.

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When Not Yet means Yes to 2nd Sydney Airport

The AFR report that nixes any decision on the development of a second Sydney Airport until after the Federal Election won’t surprise anyone, but the consequences may.

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