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Is infrastructure why Victorian voters swung so decisively to Labor?

Is infrastructure why Victorian voters swung so decisively to Labor?

The Andrews Government secured a massive swing at Saturday's Victorian election in large measure because it wowed and delighted cynical voters by building productive infrastructure sooner rather than later

Good governance must be the top priority

Good governance must be the top priority

Poor governance of infrastructure projects is costing billions of dollars and delivering questionable benefits to the community, say guest writers Roger Taylor and Ken Coghill

Should public works be named after politicians?

Should public works be named after politicians?

No matter how worthy they are, we should be very cautious about naming public works after people, but most especially after politicians

Should this motorway report be secret?

Should this motorway report be secret?

No, Daniel Andrews, you can't spend $1 Billion of public money to get rid of the East West Link and then be secretive about the case for the West Gate Tunnel

Will Melbourne really run dry in a decade?

Will Melbourne really run dry in a decade?

The mainstream media likes to frame news to convey a sense of impending disaster - like Melbourne's running out of water - but sometimes it gets out of its depth

The outlook for infrastructure is improving

The outlook for infrastructure is improving

Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook reckons the federal budget shows the Coalition is at last heading in the right direction on infrastructure funding

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

Is this (suburban) motorway a good idea?

The Andrews Government's decision to build Melbourne's North East Link lacks transparency and analysis, but the idea of suburban motorways shouldn't be dismissed out of hand

Australia needs a massive infrastructure fund

Australia needs a massive infrastructure fund

It's time to facilitate $200 billion investment in key infrastructure projects like inland freight rail and a national electricity grid, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook

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Should public transport be "returned to the people"?

There are calls to bring management of Melbourne's train and tram systems back under government control. Might be a good idea, but first let's see the evidence

Do politicians care about the cost of infrastructure promises?

Do politicians care about the cost of infrastructure promises?

Politicians are prone to understating the cost of transport projects resulting in too many poor projects getting up ahead of what should be higher priorities