Should Melbourne Airport rail be put on the front-burner?

Melbourne Airport is “begging” for a rail line to the airport asap; Infrastructure Victoria says not just yet. More effort needs to be put into being ready to go when necessary

Should Melbourne Airport rail be put on the front-burner?


What about RBT for pedestrians?

Researchers suggest pedestrians should be subject to a mandatory BAC limit and be breath tested at random. There’s a problem, but it’s not pedestrians

What about RBT for pedestrians?


Can this pub be protected from apartments?

The planning and heritage systems can’t do much about another inner suburban Melbourne pub – this time in St Kilda – being replaced by apartments and shops

Can this pub be protected from apartments?


Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?

Some progressives are reluctant to support congestion charging because of concerns about its equity effects. It needs to be evaluated at the level of the entire tax/transfer system

Is congestion charging just too unfair to bother with?


Will shifting government agencies to the regions drive decentralisation?

Politicians like the idea of moving government functions to regional centres in the name of decentralisation; but the wider net social benefits are mostly political

Will shifting government agencies to the regions drive decentralisation?


Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?

More people want to live closer to the cosmopolitan city centre but this conflict over a development in Fitzroy North shows existing residents zealously protect what they’ve got

Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?


Is sprawl a serious threat to food security?

We’re often told suburban sprawl replaces agricultural land and is a serious threat to future food security, but the evidence suggests it’s not a such a big deal

Is sprawl a serious threat to food security?