Tag Archives: road funding

JOHN AUSTEN. Roads – another year of congestion-causing deficits

We are spending enormous sums on roads and increasing our national debt. Communities are being seriously disrupted and the congestion is increasing. When will we put a stop to this nonsense?  

Posted in Economy, Infrastructure, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

LUKE FRASER. Roads: Minister Fletcher will need a good nose for bullshit to deliver genuine reform a la Paul Keating.

  Both the Grattan Institute [i] and Ross Gittins [ii] have lauded Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher for his hard talk on road reform. Gittins compared him to Paul Keating. Fletcher is setting out with a reformer’s zeal. Like … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Infrastructure, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

JOHN MENADUE. Road funding – what is going on.

Road funding is becoming a mess with quite serious misunderstandings of what is being spent and how much is being wasted. The benefits are of increasing doubt. In this blog I carried a post by John Austen ‘Road spending incurs … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Infrastructure, Media, Politics | Tagged , , | Comments Off on JOHN MENADUE. Road funding – what is going on.

Luke Fraser. What the Australian Treasurer can do for roads.

or – How to stop pissing taxpayer money up against the wall!   Australia’s Treasurer Scott Morrison has signalled his reform priority: “I’m interested in talking to people who have ideas how we can get spending under control. We have … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Infrastructure, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Luke Fraser. What the Australian Treasurer can do for roads.

John Menadue. The infrastructure mess and wasteful road spending.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott said that he planned to be the infrastructure prime minister. There was little to show for it apart from wasteful spending on roads. He said that the Commonwealth should ‘stick to its knitting’ and not … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Infrastructure, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on John Menadue. The infrastructure mess and wasteful road spending.