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Fairfax’s fatal footage: is Labor’s campaign already dead?

Victoria’s quality daily, The Age, ran this story on-line on Friday showing opposition leader Daniel Andrews’ campaign bus appearing to run a red light. Is it all over red rover?

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The Urbanist is taking a short break

The Urbanist will be away until late October or early November (expecting to be back in time for start of Vic election campaign).

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Time to seize the Australian Century

Guest writer Asher Judah says the the global middle class is invigorating Australia’s prosperity like a second gold rush era. But this time it’s being powered by an “archipelago” of world class mines, gas wells, farms and coastal metropolises

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Is it time to give up on Melbourne’s F1 Grand Prix?

This weekend’s Australian Grand Prix is expected to cost Victorian taxpayers around $50 million. Despite what the Government says, the economic benefits are trifling compared to the cost

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The Urbanist: what were the most-read articles in 2013?

A “top-20” list of those articles published on The Urbanist in 2013 that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of last year

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Is regulation more than ‘white hat’ vs ‘black hat’?

Debate on regulation is often conceived as “nanny-staters” vs “unabombers”. But the debate on the mandatory bicycle helmet law shows it’s often more complex than black hat vs white hat

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Does manufacturing locally mean lower emissions?

The inputs used to manufacture Wimbledon tennis balls collectively travel 50,000 miles. But looking at the length of the supply chain is a poor indicator of their carbon footprint

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Is Tony Abbott the new Gough Whitlam?

Conservative think-tank The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) wants Tony Abbott to take inspiration from Gough Whitlam and vigorously implement its radical 75 point free-market agenda

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Is the Grand Prix really worth $60 million?

A new study claims the net cost of staging the Australian Grand Prix last year, even after taking account of wider economic benefits, was a whopping $60 million

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Isn’t it time academic researchers ‘came out’?

Universities like to promote new research by their academics in the popular media, but don’t do nearly enough to make the research itself accessible for timely analysis by those outside the academy

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