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Topic: Victoria
Is infrastructure why Victorian voters swung so decisively to Labor?

Is infrastructure why Victorian voters swung so decisively to Labor?

The Andrews Government secured a massive swing at Saturday's Victorian election in large measure because it wowed and delighted cynical voters by building productive infrastructure sooner rather than later

Should adult cyclists be permitted on footpaths?

Should adult cyclists be permitted on footpaths?

Riders aren't glorified pedestrians; cycling is a mode of transport that belongs on dedicated on-road and off-road paths. The growing popularity of power-assisted bicycles makes cycling on footpaths by adults a doubtful proposition

Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?

Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?

Victoria's Andrews Government has decided to continue with franchised management of Melbourne's trains and trams rather than bring them back under direct government control

A regional rail fantasy map

A regional rail fantasy map

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria. Sheer fantasy, you say?

Will these changes seriously improve affordability?

Will these changes seriously improve affordability?

The Victorian government says "it's tackling housing affordability head on", but its new housing initiatives are mostly about keeping up appearances

Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?

Is decentralisation regional sprawl by another name?

Decentralisation is a perennial political favourite because intuitively it seems sensible; but current proposals look a lot more like regional sprawl than regional development

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

The extra $10 billion the Victorian government is getting from the sale of the port of Melbourne doesn't turn a poor project like a station at South Yarra into something worth doing

Shouldn’t every state have a one-metre cycling law?

Shouldn’t every state have a one-metre cycling law?

The one-metre overtaking law sends the message that cycling matters, is here to stay, is going to get bigger, and motorists must adapt their behaviour and attitudes

Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

Is the risk of dying on a motorbike increasing?

The number of motorcyclists who've died on Victorian roads is up significantly in the first half of this year compared to last year. It's too early to say though if it's a permanent increase

Will these standards really make apartment residents better off?

Will these standards really make apartment residents better off?

The Victorian government has no idea if its draft standards for apartments will make future residents better off or worse off. That's poor policy-making