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Avoiding the Fairfax papers? Here's some interesting, useful, sometimes discombobulating, occasionally contrarian and at times amusing alternative reading, with an urbanist bent

Is Sydney the new New York?

Is Sydney the new New York?

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

Is The Age’s reporting of the Corkman Pub fiasco prize-worthy?

Is The Age’s reporting of the Corkman Pub fiasco prize-worthy?

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

Is this “secret” report on airport rail newsworthy?

Is this “secret” report on airport rail newsworthy?

Another Sunday, another manufactured controversy by Fairfax, this time around a "secret" report on Melbourne airport rail from "a high-powered group of advisers"

Do we still need good neighbours?

Do we still need good neighbours?

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

Is there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

Is there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

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'

Do the Walkleys promote hard-nosed policy debate?

Do the Walkleys promote hard-nosed policy debate?

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

Does anyone care about getting the numbers right on infrastructure?

Does anyone care about getting the numbers right on infrastructure?

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

Fairfax’s fatal footage: is Labor’s campaign already dead?

Fairfax’s fatal footage: is Labor’s campaign already dead?

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?

Should the public expect to like public art?

Should the public expect to like public art?

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