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The end of ice cream economics

The end of ice cream economics

The Federal election suggests that if Labor cannot yet be trusted with the economy then the Liberals cannot be trusted with the wider society, says guest writer Garry Glazebrook

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

Is High Speed Rail our National Boondoggle?

Is High Speed Rail our National Boondoggle?

The Prime Minister's embrace of east coast High Speed Rail and his spinning of value capture removes any doubt he's just as cynical and opportunistic as Labor and the Greens

Is it time to cap “the era of the skyscraper”?

Is it time to cap “the era of the skyscraper”?

Victoria's new government shouldn't dismiss CBD residential towers as the playthings of avaricious developers. It should think about the wider benefits from increased housing supply

Should we go a bit easier on (some) broken promises?

Should we go a bit easier on (some) broken promises?

Politicians shouldn't make election promises they can't keep; but commitments that're bad policy are worse. There's a case for allowing governments to "improve" (break!) some poor promises

Could an Andrews government really deliver on this promise?

Could an Andrews government really deliver on this promise?

One of Victorian Labor's key election promises is to remove 50 of Melbourne's worst level crossings over 8 years. If it wins government it might've promised more than it can deliver

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 indexation of fuel excise good policy?

Is indexation of fuel excise good policy?

The federal government says it will restore indexation of the fuel excise despite opposition from Labor and the Greens. Indexation is as sensible today as it was when Bob Hawke introduced it in 1983