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Should we go a bit easier on (some) broken promises?

Should we go a bit easier on (some) broken promises?

Politicians shouldn't make election promises they can't keep; but commitments that're bad policy are worse. There's a case for allowing governments to "improve" (break!) some poor promises

Are politicians putting public transport on lay-by?

Are politicians putting public transport on lay-by?

Voters can’t assume that all major public transport projects seemingly promised by politicians during election campaigns will be built in the next term…or even the one after...or perhaps ever

Has the Coalition (already) broken a promise?

Has the Coalition (already) broken a promise?

The Coalition has committed to rigorously evaluating infrastructure proposals on merit if it wins government. But it seems its already blithely ignored its own promise

What’s your problem with public transport, Mister Abbott?

What’s your problem with public transport, Mister Abbott?

Tony Abbott's announcement that a Coalition government will fund new freeways in Australia's major cities but not public transport has no logical justification and will hold cities back

What the bookies are saying about the Federal election

What the bookies are saying about the Federal election

If you’re pondering who will win the next Federal election, you might want to take note of what the bookies think.  According to Pollytics yesterday, the current implied probability of the outcome (derived from the odds offered by the five main betting houses) is 74.4% ALP and 25.6% Coalition.  The ALP was 77.9% a month ago. […]