Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is Transport Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Detention

The verdict: tougher laws on crime can be expensive

Jacob Saulwick What Australian politician wouldn't want to get tough? According to the polls, anyway, it's almost always a winner to get tough on crime.

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Pass the super - it will help the country

Jacob Saulwick As of next month, I will have worked at Fairfax Media for almost seven years, with a fair chunk of those in the business pages or writing on national economics.

Business leaders cheer as Abbott drives agenda

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Jacob Saulwick Captains of industry can be highly critical of the capacity of governments to resolve the problems of the world - but then, when governments come up with ideas that suit their short-term interests,...

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A little clarity needed over WestConnex

Jacob Saulwick One of the world's many hypocrisies is the manner in which captains of industry tend to be highly critical of the capacity of governments to resolve the problems of the world - but then, when...

Float

Scrutiny of truck safety regulations intensifies

Tanker truck.

Jacob Saulwick, Gareth Hutchens Trucking companies 'pick and choose' their own safety auditors, NSW Roads Minister says.

Transport

McAleese delays IPO after fatal crash

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Gareth Hutchens, Jacob Saulwick The transport operator has put on hold plans to raise $155 million from investors.

Cross City Tunnel in administration

Cross City Tunnel.

Jacob Saulwick Sydney's Cross City Tunnel has financially failed for the second time in eight years, entering voluntary administration on Friday afternoon.

Toll Roads

No light at the end of Sydney's city tunnel

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Jacob Saulwick Sydney's Cross City Tunnel is attracting about half the number of cars first predicted.

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Packer on a good thing: roll your own tax rate

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Jacob Saulwick Packer has had an exciting week, but the process itself that has been particularly exciting.

Baird dismisses funds offer on WestConnex

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Jacob Saulwick The federal government's promise of money for Sydney's WestConnex motorway in Tuesday's budget has been dismissed by the state government as essentially meaningless.

Are you serious? Baird dismisses $1.8b for WestConnex

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Jacob Saulwick Julia Gillard and Anthony Albanese's promise of money for Sydney's WestConnex motorway in Tuesday's budget has been dismissed by the state government as essentially meaningless.

Budget to include $3b tunnel linking Sydney motorways

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Jacob Saulwick Roads Minister Duncan Gay says talks are underway to secure federal funding for a proposed $3 billion F3 to M2 motorway in Sydney's north but the project is not over the line yet.

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Why a very fast train will never fly

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Jacob Saulwick First up, and to be clear, no one is going to be building high-speed rail in Australia any time soon.

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Why a very fast train system will never fly

Jacob Saulwick First up, and to be clear, no one is going to be building high-speed rail in Australia any time soon.

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Laying property price myths to rest

Jacob Saulwick In Australia's major cities, we're facing a New York-style of housing crisis - it's too expensive.

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New age mantra: if you can't fix it, play it smart

Dunce in the boardroom.

Jacob Saulwick Gittins is at the beach, and my rant is about a phrase, or variations of the phrase.

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Ideological fight over rail terminal could jam roads

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Jacob Saulwick To drive the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Sydney next to a B-double truck is invariably to question your place in the world.

Credit card rate refusal

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Daniella Miletic, Jacob Saulwick Banks and credit card companies are pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars in extra interest payments by refusing to pass on Reserve Bank rate cuts to credit cards.

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How to land the jumbo benefits of the Asian century

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Jacob Saulwick If the coming century is to be the Asian one, it makes sense to allow people from Asia to get here.

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Free public transport not fair to all

Jacob Saulwick It sounds great in theory but the reality is that people in the wealthier, better-served areas would benefit the most from the introduction.