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Are these standards worth $62,500 per apartment?

Are these standards worth $62,500 per apartment?

An independent analysis puts the extra cost of new amenity standards proposed by the Victorian government at $62,500 per apartment

Infrastructure costs: is like compared with like?

Infrastructure costs: is like compared with like?

Comparing the costs of ostensibly similar infrastructure projects is a fraught exercise. Differences in scope are often overlooked; it's vital to compare like with like

F1 Grand Prix: what do you get for $60-$70 million?

F1 Grand Prix: what do you get for $60-$70 million?

This Sunday's Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park is likely to cost taxpayers close to $70 million. But the benefits don't come within cooee of that outlay; there are much better uses for the money

Is it full steam ahead for Melbourne Metro (or is it hot air)?

Is it full steam ahead for Melbourne Metro (or is it hot air)?

The Victorian government says it has resumed planning for the Melbourne Metro originally begun when John Brumby was Premier. But is the government really in a position to build it?

Why do commuters drive to work instead of taking transit?

Why do commuters drive to work instead of taking transit?

The great majority of commuters in Australia’s major cities work in locations where public transport is so uncompetitive relative to cars they're prepared to pay a big premium to drive.

Infrastructure: what to do about the ‘Cleopatra Problem’?

Infrastructure: what to do about the ‘Cleopatra Problem’?

The cost of building transport infrastructure in Australia is stratospheric. Governments need to examine the causes, but they also need to look at new ways of managing future urban growth

How can a country win more Olympic medals?

How can a country win more Olympic medals?

Olympic watchers who aren’t happy with their country’s absolute medal count can always get solace from one of the many places offering alternative medal tables, like The Guardian’s Datablog. It shows that at the end of day 12 New Zealand, for example, was lying in third place on the population-adjusted medals ladder. That’s much better […]