Tim Colebatch Only a diverse, timely and merit-based set of transport solutions can meet the needs of fast-growing cities.
John Legge In the 1880s Melbourne was a study in contrasts. It was the fastest growing city in the British Empire and one of the most prosperous.
Amanda Tattersall I was lucky enough to go to a Sydney selective high school. To get there I had to walk, catch a train and then a bus.
Heath Aston Bob Carr learnt the hard way one of the golden rules of state government - do not meddle with school transport.
Rhiannon Cook In one of the most conveniently-located office buildings in Sydney, a team of public servants is sifting through more than 1100 submissions from people, businesses and organisations who care about...
The Loaded Dog
The Premier wants you to build - and he'll give you up to $35,240 towards a new property if you're a first home buyer. It will encourage construction on Sydney's outskirts.
John Mant Barry O'Farrell has announced the traffic engineers' version of the planners' City of Sydney Planning Commission - a joint state/city committee with four state nominees and three council nominees to...
Alex Gooding Sydney is experiencing transport gridlock. Public transport services in the CBD are overcrowded, even though train services are inadequate and in many suburbs non-existent.
Josh Gordon Former Liberal premier Dick Hamer simultaneously had three big infrastructure projects on the go: the West Gate Bridge, completed in 1978; City Loop, completed in 1981; and the first two stages of...
Emma Macdonald and Peter Jean Federal largesse to the ACT was minimal in the budget, despite the announcement it would claw back $74 million.
Tim Colebatch Distorted media analysis obscures the ways to confront a budget deficit. Some of our media brethren are convinced the deficit is all due to excessive spending by the Labor government.
Sean Nicholls Julia Gillard's plan to implement David Gonski's education reforms was unveiled at a crucial time for the states and territories: right in the middle of their budget preparations.
Matthew Kidman Is Tony Abbott about to become the single most important driver of the Australian share market?
Bruce Guthrie As more and more vehicles clogg our streets and freeways, we have been asleep at the wheel.
John Watson Soaring living costs and a rising reliance on private services are a double blow.
Anna Patty A few folks on Barry O'Farrell's backbench - and maybe one or two in his cabinet - are scratching their heads about his decision to appoint a former Liberal premier, Nick Greiner, to head its...
Tim Colebatch What would an Abbott government be like? Last week our probable prime minister gave us clues with two surprising statements: an Abbott government would cut off funding of public transport projects,...
Josh Gordon Tony Abbott's road-focused infrastructure model has major implications for the Premier.
Dianne Hiles As the single mother of a 16-year-old girl, I joined in solidarity with many single parents over the weekend at Penrith and all around the country.
Mark Kenny Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces an uphill battle rebuilding her party's shattered brand after Labor's crippling leadership crisis ended in farce on Thursday with a party-room spill devoid of a...