Stuck in traffic? Road congestion in Sydney and Melbourne

REPORT

by Marion Terrill

Road congestion charges should be introduced in Sydney and Melbourne. An examination of 3.5 million Google Maps trip-time estimates across more than 350 routes suggests both cities could face traffic gridlock in future unless decisive action is taken to manage congestion.

NEWS

17 October 2017

Energy Security Board offers the government a circuit-breaker for energy crisis

The Turnbull government's long-awaited National Energy Guarantee should be supported, not only within the Coalition but by Labor, the states, the energy industry and by electricity consumers.

NEWS

13 October 2017

Changes to lure young people into private health insurance won’t slow increase in premiums

Australians will be able to choose lower premiums for higher excess, and insurers required to more clearly categorise their policies, under the federal government’s shake up of private health insurance announced today.

PODCASTS

03 October 2017

Competition in the Australian economy: too little of a good thing? – Melbourne

Event recording: In this Policy Pitch event, an expert panel discussed the role of competition and competition policy in the Australian economy including, how valid concerns are about competition and market power in Australia; where competition is working less well than it could, and what are its limits as a policy tool; and what else policymakers should do to ensure competition benefits the community?

 

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