Saturday 7th May, 2016
Hills M2 toll road (owned by Transurban) Photo: Creative Commons / Sardaka

Greens not happy with road-rail imbalance

The Greens have accused Malcolm Turnbull of being too much like Tony Abbott, saying the federal budget announced on May…
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Paying for infrastructure means using ‘land value capture’, but does it also mean more tax?

COMMENT: Much of the infrastructure Australia needs will be funded by “value capture” – raising tax revenue by boosting land…
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TasRail Wagons. Photo: TasRail

Tas infrastructure minister happy with budget

Tasmanian infrastructure minister Rene Hidding says the federal budget has delivered for the Apple Isle’s future infrastructure needs. Hidding, who…
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Albo slams cuts to Asset Recycling Fund

Shadow transport and infrastructure minister Anthony Albanese has urged voters not to be fooled by a federal budget which claims…
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Queensland treasurer livid with budget

Queensland treasurer Curtis Pitt has accused his federal counterpart Scott Morrison of forgetting the Sunshine State in the federal budget….
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Inland Rail cancels ARTC sale

The government has abandoned plans to privatise the Australian Rail Track Corporation, saying it will rely on the ARTC to…
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Turnbull’s city funding plan still no more than a pamphlet

COMMENT: The budget paints a picture of higher debt, little relief for growing cities crying out for infrastructure investment, and…
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$594m for Inland Rail in budget

Scott Morrison has committed almost $600 million to the Inland Rail project in Tuesday night’s federal budget. “We know that…
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Sydney from the air. Photo: Southern Cross Maritime / Chris Mackey

Signs of hope in Turnbull’s Cities Plan, but is he dreamin’?

COMMENT: The recent cities discussion paper makes all the right noises, but, Paul Burton writes, the proof of the policy…
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