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Is infrastructure why Victorian voters swung so decisively to Labor?

Is infrastructure why Victorian voters swung so decisively to Labor?

The Andrews Government secured a massive swing at Saturday's Victorian election in large measure because it wowed and delighted cynical voters by building productive infrastructure sooner rather than later

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

The promise by the Opposition in Victoria to grade-separate 55 congested intersections is likely to be politically appealing, but the case hasn't been made it's a sensible policy

Is this tram project good policy?

Is this tram project good policy?

Labor's election promise to extend Melbourne's Route 11 tram by one kilometre isn't about good transport policy; it's a political move to protect incumbent David Feeny

Is this a fair comparison of transport promises?

Is this a fair comparison of transport promises?

This table showing the election promises of the three major parties on public transport should be useful but it frames the information in a way that blatantly favours one party

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

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

Should Melbourne Airport rail be an election issue?

Should Melbourne Airport rail be an election issue?

The Greens election promises include $1 Billion to build a rail line to Melbourne Airport. Probably good politics but it's doubtful such an evidence-free promise is good policy

Is the Greens’ transport policy mostly vote-bait?

Is the Greens’ transport policy mostly vote-bait?

Just like the major parties, the Greens' transport policy for the 2016 election is mostly about looking good rather than proposing policies that will make a real difference

Is Turnbull’s ’30-minute city’ a serious election issue?

Is Turnbull’s ’30-minute city’ a serious election issue?

The 30-minute city is the big urban policy idea both the Government and the Opposition are bringing to the election. But how realistic is it? Can they actually deliver on this one?

Would a rail line to Doncaster really “get cars off the freeway”?

Would a rail line to Doncaster really “get cars off the freeway”?

The Greens appear to have had a change of heart on Melbourne Metro but the party's support for a rail line to Doncaster is mystifying. It's not a project progressives should regard as a priority

Three misconceptions about the East West Link

Three misconceptions about the East West Link

The East West Link appears to be heading for the dustbin, so some of the misconceptions and exaggerations around it should be dustbinned too in the interests of promoting quality public debate