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Is Melbourne’s East West Link dead in the water?

Much of the public focus is on what Labor will do about the East West Link if it wins the election, but the key responsibility lies with the Napthine government; it shouldn’t sign any contract

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Labor’s promise on level crossings: what are the issues?

Labor in Victoria is promising to remove 50 of Melbourne’s 180 level crossings if it wins the State election on 29 November. Sounds like a “no brainer”, but what are the key issues?

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Is there a case for keeping the East West Link business plan a secret?

The Victorian Government says it can’t release the business plan for the East West Link because it would bid up tenderers’ costs. But the Productivity Commission says that’s nonsense

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Should Labor repudiate Melbourne’s East West Link?

Victorian Labor’s argument that it must accept a signed contract for the proposed East West Link if it wins this year’s State election gets weaker as the November 29 2014 election date gets closer

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Should a rail line to Melbourne Airport be the priority?

The Victorian Government says it will commit to constructing a rail line to Melbourne airport in this year’s budget. But is it about sensible policy or is it all about cynical and desperate politics?

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East West Link: twin nightmares over Melbourne’s freeways

It’s turning into a bad dream for the Government, but Melbourne’s East West Link is also turning into a nightmare for Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews says guest writer Andrew Herington

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Do outer suburban workers have extra long commutes?

The popular idea that outer suburban workers spend two or more hours a day commuting is exaggerated. The key issue isn’t time but how far they commute and how they get there

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Is Napthine about to stuff up Melbourne’s Metro?

It looks depressingly like the Victorian Government might be about to compromise the first major new electrified rail line in Melbourne in 40 years by addressing the wrong problem.

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East-West Link: why have these advisers just quit?

The Napthine Government’s new motorway took another blow last week when members of the Plan Melbourne Advisory Committee resigned in protest. But why so late and so publicly?

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Is more transport infrastructure all our cities need?

Australia’s capital cities face enormous growth pressures. Will building more motorways and rail lines be enough to ensure they can grow while remaining liveable?

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