Queensland transport minister tries to sell second-hand train toilets

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley Queensland’s Minister for Transport Scott Emerson has left little to the imagination on what he thinks about the state’s previous train procurement efforts after he announced that “the Newman Government will sell 50 toilets to finally wipe clean Labor’s failed attempts to deliver regional train travel.” It’s still a […]

Australia’s competitive standing is slipping

By James Kelaher* Australia often seems to rank near the top of many international benchmarks, and it seems to have been that way for a very long time. So when new comparisons arrive, it’s normal we start at the top, run our eyes down a few places until we see Australia… and then complacently shift […]

Taskforce required for community housing crisis in Victoria

The Community Housing Federation of Victoria’s (CHFV) said a report on the housing sector, has emphasised the need for a whole-of-government approach for the community housing sector.   Dubbed ‘Increasing affordable housing through the Victorian community housing sector’, the report from Deloitte Access Economics the sector needed to address the issue of housing affordability within […]

Government needs to remove aged workforce barriers

By Rob O’Brien   The Federal Government needs to remove barriers to workforce participation for mature aged people to ease pressures created by an ageing population, according to accountancy firm Deloitte.   The government needs to make the necessary changes to increase GDP to more than 27 per cent by 2050, to counter the projected […]


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