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.
14 March 2019
The major parties are promising projects costing tens of billions of dollars, with a surprisingly large overlap between them. Yet only two have been endorsed by infrastructure authorities.
12 March 2019
State governments act as if building expensive new transport projects is the only way to respond to population growth. They’re wrong. Here’s why.
12 March 2019
There are plenty of reasons to be sceptical about Premier Daniel Andrews’ popular plan for a $50 billion rail tunnel through the middle-ring suburbs of Melbourne.