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Now that investors smell a rat, workers are being lined up to foot the bill via their superannuation. But what of the economics?
by Karl Fitzgerald - 11/04/2014 - 37 comments
Of all the nations in the G20, Australia’s record in creating modern infrastructure is the least progressive and most inefficient.
by Everald Compton - 1/04/2014 - 9 comments
Population growth has the potential to get us things we cannot obtain in other ways: better cultural goods and a more productive, more entrepreneurial culture. A larger nation has more mouths, but also more minds.
by Andrew Leigh - 28/03/2014 - 54 comments
In 1929, an amateur prospector known as Harold Bell Lasseter claimed publicly to have discovered the reef at a remote location somewhere in the vast desert of central Australia.
by Simon Caterson - 28/03/2014
In the early 1980s, when Go Betweens songwriter Grant McLennan penned 'Cattle and Cane', south east Queensland had a population of around 1.5 million. Today it's around 3 million.
by Ross Elliott - 27/03/2014 - 2 comments
These experiences have given me time to understand a very strategic fact that politicians deliberately ignore: physical infrastructure has value only if it is implemented in close association with appropriate social infrastructure.
by Everald Compton - 11/03/2014 - 13 comments
A pipeline network stretching from Australia up into Asia could redefine markets and boost wealth and environmental outcomes.
by Stewart Taggart - 3/03/2014 - 34 comments
Likewise, in Australia, even with flawed regulations biased towards conventional dwellings, many owner builders flocked out to the outer Melbourne suburb of Eltham.
by Murray Hunter - 5/02/2014 - 5 comments
The East West tunnel will reduce the supply of open space and sporting fields when more is needed.
by Paul Sinclair - 9/01/2014 - 1 comment
Low density cities like Perth have been designed for cars and now have to be retrofitted for walkability.
by Ben Rose - 16/12/2013 - 3 comments
Three months after the announcement of the decision to withdraw from manufacturing in Australia, Ford threw a two-hour party at Fox Studios in Sydney at a cost of $4 million.
by John Cadogan - 10/12/2013 - 17 comments
Australia is poised to become a major player in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market and domestic gas users are worried that the party will be at their expense.

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