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Does anyone care about getting the numbers right on infrastructure?

Does anyone care about getting the numbers right on infrastructure?

The standard of public debate around infrastructure projects seems to be constantly beset by misinformation around costs and revenues; there's little to suggest it's going to get better

Has an acceptable case been made for this (road) project?

Has an acceptable case been made for this (road) project?

Victoria's Auditor-General reckons the Government hasn't properly assessed the unsolicited proposal from toll operator Transurban for the widening of CityLink and Tullamarine freeways

What can we do about traffic congestion?

What can we do about traffic congestion?

A new report shows governments aren't doing enough to tackle traffic congestion. Cities can't build their way out of congestion - they need to address the demand for driving by charging for use of roads

Is the Grand Prix really worth $60 million?

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

Are Melbourne's trains really dangerous?

Are Melbourne's trains really dangerous?

Personal safety on trains is a big election issue. Both major parties have promised to increase transit police numbers and to return more staff to stations. This is not a beat up. Fear about personal safety – whether real or imagined – could seriously undermine usage of Melbourne’s trains, especially in off-peak periods. There’s a […]

Are Melbourne's trains really getting safer?

Are Melbourne's trains really getting safer?

A new report on the safety of Melbourne’s trains says they are getting safer. Reported offences fell from 45 per million passenger boardings in 2005-06 to 33 in 2008-09. That’s a phenomenal 27% reduction. The report, titled Personal Safety and Security on the Metropolitan Train System, was prepared by the Victorian Auditor General and released […]