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Are Sydney’s “empty homes” the result of perverse tax incentives?

Are Sydney’s “empty homes” the result of perverse tax incentives?

It's not certain Sydney even has a serious "empty homes" problem much less one driven by tax incentives. There are simpler and more plausible explanations for unoccupied dwellings

Why is the number of cycling fatalities falling?

Why is the number of cycling fatalities falling?

Cycling is riskier than driving but contrary to popular wisdom the long term trend in the number of riders killed on Australian roads is downward (but not such good news for MAMILs)

Will a bicycle helmet save your head?

Will a bicycle helmet save your head?

New research indicates bicycle helmets are very good for your head even if you collide with a motor vehicle. However helmet-wearing rates by teenagers and children involved in accidents are very low

What are the benefits of bicycle helmets?

What are the benefits of bicycle helmets?

A new study reports the rate of hospitalisations for cycling-related head injuries in NSW has fallen markedly and consistently since 1990. The authors say it's due to helmets and infrastructure.

Are we cycling less (or getting older)?

Are we cycling less (or getting older)?

It’s good to see some statisticians have taken a look at Gillham and Rissel’s surprising (and depressing!) claim that per capita cycling levels have fallen significantly in Australia over the last 27 years. As I discussed last month (Are Australians cycling less?), Chris Gillham and Chris Rissel reported recently that the number of cyclists fell […]