We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
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
No matter how worthy they are, we should be very cautious about naming public works after people, but most especially after politicians
The funding the Turnbull Government says it will provide to Victoria in next month’s budget for a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport is about politics, not good policy
There's a strong push to divert more metropolitan growth to regional cities, but the case hasn't been made that capital cities are "too big" or that it's the best strategy
Decentralisation is a perennial political favourite because intuitively it seems sensible; but current proposals look a lot more like regional sprawl than regional development
Comments by Australia’s conservative Premiers indicate the PM isn’t alone in his embrace of new urbanist philosophy. It seems traditional political understandings might need to be revised
Governments are good at promising more infrastructure but too often they're poor at delivery. Here are four cycling projects the Victorian Government appears to have dropped in a black hole
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
It's a mistake to think it's game, set and match for Melbourne's East West Link motorway just because the Andrews' Government cancelled the contract. There's seldom a match point in politics
Another week, another negative story from Fairfax on the 'problem' of high-rise residential towers. There's a need for better planning but there's also a need for better public debate