Housing crunch

The Australian affordable housing shortage.

Gold Coast trams ready to roll in two weeks

The Queensland government says it will meet the mid-year opening deadline for the new light rail system on the Gold Coast, making it the third operating system of its kind in Australia.

SA launches counterattack on federal cuts

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has initiated a campaign against the Abbott government’s Budget cut of $5.5 billion to the state that will impact on health and education.

$22mil Budget boost for NSW Records digital push

The NSW government is pushing ahead with the full scale digitisation of the state’s archives and records after the latest state Budget tipped in another $22 million to further regional online access to historical repositories.

Rail industry stoked over NSW Budget $9bn transport spend

NSW Premier Mike Baird’s ambitious plan to overhaul and expand Sydney’s neglected transport infrastructure has won strong backing from peak groups, including the Australasian Railway Association and stands in sharp contrast with the federal Budget’s heavy emphasis on major roads.

Sydney roads set for solar passive makeover

A selection of roads in Sydney will be recast in pale grey under an innovative new trial that aims to determine whether reflective surfaces can help take the sting out of summer by reducing the ambient temperature of asphalt.

Conflict of interest disclosures draw fire in West

Western Australian local governments are demanding answers as to why the state government has stealthily suspended the requirement to declare conflicts of interest for the group reviewing the structure of metropolitan councils.


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