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Legal challenges to the East West Link - potent threat or a political posture?

Artists interpretation of the proposed east west link.

Clay Lucas, Adam Carey, Jane Lee Legal difficulties and questions over the East West Link cost-benefits, risks and transparency continue to mount.

'Sneaky' two-hour myki change buys you less travel time from Sunday

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Adam Carey Two-hour myki fares will be crunched on Sunday to exactly two hours' duration from when a passenger touches on, giving Victorians less travel time before they must pay more for an all-day fare.

Public the biggest losers in corruption case, IBAC chief says

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Two mid-level public servants who rigged tenders and inflated contracts for Victorian public transport projects effectively stole taxpayers’ money and damaged public confidence in the...

Public Transport Victoria officer Barry Wells admits accepting cash for contracts

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Adam Carey A public servant at the centre of an investigation into alleged bureaucratic corruption has admitted he accepted cash in exchange for awarding multiple contracts and expressed surprise that he got...

Drivers who park in clearways in peak hour run big risk as VicRoads boosts tow truck patrols

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Adam Carey People who park in peak-hour clearways will run a bigger risk of having their vehicle towed and impounded, with VicRoads launching a fresh assault after being given a $1.

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Lawyer regrets failure to pursue conflict-of-interest alert

Adam Carey A senior lawyer in Public Transport Victoria was alerted about five years ago that two department officers may have dubiously awarded competitive tenders to companies run by their sons but brushed...

Labor floats plan for giant pier out into Port Phillip in its Bay West port plan

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Adam Carey Labor is considering building a giant, hook-shaped pier stretching about eight kilometres into the sea as a way to make good on its proposal to build a new container port in the west of Port Phillip...

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Toll road 'cheese stick' move mooted to save houses from East West Link

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Adam Carey and Aisha Dow The “cheese stick” that symbolically welcomes CityLink traffic to Melbourne could be shifted 80 metres north in a last-ditch change to the design of the East West Link that has been...

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Public Transport Victoria pair filmed exchanging $30,000 in cash, IBAC hearing told

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Adam Carey A project officer at Public Transport Victoria was filmed being handed up to $30,000 cash by a former colleague outside PTV's Docklands headquarters in November, in fresh evidence presented at the...

Transport Department staff funnelled public money to their children, IBAC hearing told

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Adam Carey Transport Department staff were alerted as early as 2010 that project officers in the department were awarding lucrative contract work to companies run by their own children, but took no action, an...

Senior officer inflated costs of public transport projects, inquiry told

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Adam Carey A senior officer in Victoria's transport department conspired with contractors to inflate the cost of numerous small and medium-size public transport projects and funnel the money into personal...

Charges may follow IBAC hearing

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Adam Carey First things first: the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission’s first public hearing into alleged serious corrupt conduct by state bureaucrats is not a court case, even though it...

Two Victorian public servants in IBAC probe over $25 million in contracts

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Adam Carey Senior staff in Victoria's former Transport Department and in Public Transport Victoria set up family companies that won about $25 million in contracts from those departments over seven years, the...

Home owners given notice on East West Link despite uncertainty over route

Matthew Guy, Victorian Planning Minister.

Adam Carey and Clay Lucas Dozens of Melbourne homeowners who live in the path of the proposed East West Link have been told the Napthine government intends to acquire their homes by early October, despite recent changes to...

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Moreland Council votes to take legal action against East West Link

Artist's illustration of the proposed East West Link.

Adam Carey, Clay Lucas Moreland Council launched a strike against the Napthine government's signature major project on Friday night.

Concern locals being forgotten in rush to sign contracts for Dandenong rail project

Concerned Monash mayor Geoff Lake.

Adam Carey and Konrad Marshall Communities in Melbourne’s south-east fear their voices will be ignored by the Napthine government as it rushes to sign contracts for the multibillion-dollar Dandenong rail corridor project...

Second Metro driver told to go on after running red signal

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Adam Carey Metro has again given a train driver who ran through a stop signal the all-clear to continue driving for several more kilometres, weeks after the company pledged to review its safety practices...

Fix missing links in tram network: Greens

Adam Carey Melbourne’s tram network would be extended by 56 kilometres, linking up tram routes that currently end at quiet suburban locations with nearby shopping centres and railway stations, under a...

Napthine government out to recoup Transurban windfall from freeway widening project

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Picture by Wayne Taylor
3rd October 2012
Citylink Domain tunnel opens to traffic this afternoon after being closed all day.

Adam Carey The Napthine government stands to recoup half of the revenue that CityLink operator Transurban has reaped from increased traffic movements generated by the $1.

Commuters face peak hour delays on Frankston train line

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Adam Carey Commuters are facing delays after trains have been suspended on part of the Frankston line during peak hour.