Could Kurnell be second Sydney Airport site?

Opinion and Analysis By Simon Sharwood Debate over whether Sydney needs a new airport has run for thirty years and will probably run for another thirty. Along the way it has become a symbol for policy cowardice, the power of NIMBYism and Australia's sclerotic decision-making process. It's therefore time for a combination of callousness, vision […]

Feds get $1.1 million parking ticket

By Julian Bajkowski If you thought the price of parking is a rip-off, spare a thought for Senator Penny Wong, the Federal Finance Minister. New figures and analysis released today by Canberra’s top bean-counters reveal that the Commonwealth public servants spent a total $1.1 million in ‘parking fees’ over the 2011-12 financial year – a […]

Wong hunts for new travel savings

By Julian Bajkowski Federal finance minister Penny Wong has laid the ground for a fresh round of public service cost cutting in the May Budget as the Gillard government anxiously hunts for ways to trim federal spending without firing bureaucrats. In a statement released on a public holiday and April Fools Day, Senator Wong said […]


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