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Topic: Denis Napthine
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 Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Victoria's Opposition reckons the lack of a rail line to Melbourne Airport is a major and pressing problem for the city. Evaluating claims like this must be a key role of Infrastructure Victoria

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?

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

Is Melbourne’s East West Link dead in the water?

Is Melbourne’s East West Link dead in the water?

Much of the public focus is on what Labor will do about the East West Link if it wins the election, but the key responsibility lies with the Napthine government; it shouldn't sign any contract

What’s better: a train that’s late or one that doesn’t get there at all?

What’s better: a train that’s late or one that doesn’t get there at all?

There's real value in hard performance targets for business and government, but there are also dangers. Sometimes a single-minded focus on targets leads to negative outcomes elsewhere

Is the proposed development of Federation Square East a con?

Is the proposed development of Federation Square East a con?

Victoria's Napthine Government is inviting proposals for the development of Federation Square East. Sounds like a wonderful civic enhancement, but in an election year it's all about politics

Is Labor genuine about building Melbourne Metro?

Is Labor genuine about building Melbourne Metro?

Both major parties are promising to build a rail tunnel under Melbourne if they win this year's election, but neither seems in a hurry to commence construction before 2018-22 at the earliest

Is there a case for keeping the East West Link business plan a secret?

Is there a case for keeping the East West Link business plan a secret?

The Victorian Government says it can't release the business plan for the East West Link because it would bid up tenderers' costs. But the Productivity Commission says that's nonsense

Should Labor repudiate Melbourne’s East West Link?

Should Labor repudiate Melbourne’s East West Link?

Victorian Labor’s argument that it must accept a signed contract for the proposed East West Link if it wins this year's State election gets weaker as the November 29 2014 election date gets closer