14 October 2019
If Sydney or Melbourne were to introduce a peak-period congestion charge around their CBDs, how many vulnerable people would be affected? Hardly any. Our research shows the drivers who would pay the charge tend to be doing just fine.
13 October 2019
Even a modest charge could mean up to 40 per cent fewer cars entering the central area in the morning peak, and speed increases similar to those from building new freeways that cost billions of dollars.
30 July 2019
If we want to reduce congestion on our city roads, we need to make some hard choices, such as charging people who drive on the most congested roads at the most congested times.
12 June 2019
The most pressing infrastructure concern is not funding future roads, but how to get the most out of the road network we already have.
4 June 2019
Grattan’s Transport Program Director Marion Terrill and Visiting Health Fellow Hal Swerissen look at the policy challenges facing Infrastructure Shadow Minister Catherine King, NDIS Shadow Minister Bill Shorten, Health Shadow Minister Chris Bowen, and Ageing and Seniors and Women Shadow Minister Julie Collins.
29 May 2019
Grattan’s Transport Program Director Marion Terrill and Visiting Health Fellow Hal Swerissen look at the policy challenges facing Infrastructure Minister Michael McCormack, NDIS Minister Stuart Robert, and Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck.
15 May 2019
Our politicians should stop donning hardhats and promising infrastructure before they’ve done their homework — because every dud project built cannibalises a worthy one.
9 April 2019
Whichever party wins the 2019 federal election should commit to careful assessment of transport gaps and problems, consideration of the various feasible solutions, and rigorous evaluation of the preferred approach.
3 April 2019
Don’t get too excited about the infrastructure spend: the rhetoric may be big, but the scale of the numbers is nothing unusual. What is different is the pattern of spending over the forward estimates.
20 March 2019
There’s a media-driven perception that NSW has an infrastructure deficit because of its fast population growth. Voters might think any new project must be worthwhile if it helps the state catch up. But spending on a poorly chosen project means not spending on a worthwhile one.