Avoiding the Fairfax papers? Here's some interesting, useful, sometimes discombobulating, occasionally contrarian and at times amusing alternative reading, with an urbanist bent
The Sydney Morning Herald's comparison of small parts of Sydney with leading world metropolises might grab the attention of readers, but it's rubbish
The Age has done an outstanding job of reporting on the demolition of the Corkman Irish Pub. Excellence in day-to-day reporting warrants greater industry recognition
Another Sunday, another manufactured controversy by Fairfax, this time around a "secret" report on Melbourne airport rail from "a high-powered group of advisers"
We have less to do with our neighbours than in the past but it doesn't appear to be a big problem for most of us; there are some though who would benefit a lot from good neighbours
Fairfax ran an article on High Speed Rail yesterday that shouldn’t have survived even a basic credibility test. It's as if all those who used to do the sub-editing have been 'let go'
The Walkleys capture a view of journalism that's extraordinarily important but it's not the only one. The Awards could do more to encourage journalists to analyse "boring" policy issues
The standard of public debate around infrastructure projects seems to be constantly beset by misinformation around costs and revenues; there's little to suggest it's going to get better
Victoria's quality daily, The Age, ran this story on-line on Friday showing opposition leader Daniel Andrews' campaign bus appearing to run a red light. Is it all over red rover?
Public art enjoys a privileged status: it gets to live in a place owned by the public. It should therefore be a given that it must “connect” with the wider community in a positive way