Topic archives: Bill Shorten

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

June 21, 2016 10

In an astonishing display of sanity – especially during an election campaign – the Turnbull Government has backed away from its earlier enthusiasm for High Speed Rail

Does Turnbull’s ’30-minute city’ work for secondary school trips?

Does Turnbull’s ’30-minute city’ work for secondary school trips?

June 8, 2016 8

If Malcolm Turnbull’s idea of the 30-minute city is going to work anywhere it should work for traditionally local trips like getting to high school, shouldn't it?

Can we build a metro just like the one Paris’s got?

November 18, 2015 19

Many Australians form their views about how public transport should work from their experiences of cities in other countries. But we can't expect to replicate something like the Paris Metro

Is Shorten letting Turnbull off the hook on cities policy?

Is Shorten letting Turnbull off the hook on cities policy?

September 28, 2015 3

The Opposition is setting the bar on cities policy way too low. Malcolm Turnbull will have no trouble skipping over it without being forced to seriously address the underlying challenges in urban policy

Where’s the $4.5 billion taken from public transport funding?

Where’s the $4.5 billion taken from public transport funding?

September 23, 2015 6

The Opposition reckons Malcolm Turnbull should reinstate the $4.5 billion Tony Abbott "cut" from urban public transport. Trouble is the money never existed

Does getting to work take way too long?

Does getting to work take way too long?

July 14, 2015 5

Bill Shorten's claim that most workers spend excessive time traveling to work by car isn't true. The key issue isn’t time; it's how many kilometres workers commute and what mode they use