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A new airport for a demanding growth corridor few even imagined

The battle will turn to infrastructure between New South Wales and the feds now there’s agreement on the location of Sydney’s second airport. An explosive population demands it.

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Wherefore art thou, Tony Windsor?

Crikey readers have their say about Michelle Grattan, Barnaby Joyce and the wisdom of a second Sydney airport.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Julia Gillard probably can’t expect a late rally of support for the ALP before the election — but she can take heart that it’s not her fault

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Tips and rumours

Ructions in NSW Labor Left … Sydney Airport on sweet tax deal? … WTF is with this heading …

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Sydney Airport capacity crunch needs more than a bumper sticker

Labor is backing the wrong plan and the Liberals are hopelessly split: the debate over a second Sydney Airport inspires much debate but little in the way of real-world solutions to a looming capacity crunch.

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Sydney 2nd airport quest about to choose old favourite. Again.

Badgerys Creek, the 2nd Sydney Airport site that keeps defying the stunted visions of Federal Labor and the NSW Coalition governments, is about to be anointed by yet another ‘independent’ study.

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Second Sydney airport: BOF caught flat-footed, Albo done by wrinkles

The latest episode in the second Sydney Airport saga — the one that flared on Good Friday and has been blazing away ever since — has taken a turn for the worse for NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell’s credibility.

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Warren Truss: Brisbane and Melbourne can be Sydney’s international airport

It seems that NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell’s worst friend in the second Sydney Airport story is National Party leader Warren Truss, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Seeking a visionary, visible transport innovation in Sydney

Crikey readers have their say.

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Would high speed rail solve Sydney’s airport woes?

The inability of successive NSW and Australian governments to construct a second Sydney airport is taking on the proportions of a national tragedy, writes Alan Davies.

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The cost of smoking

Crikey readers have their say.

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Sydney’s second airport has all sides of politics in trouble

If you were a stranger in Sydney this morning in a taxi that had just endured the congestion at its small, dysfunctional airport, you’d be blasted by talkback radio in full frenzy over its second Sydney airport saga.

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Sydney’s second airport site emerges from the flood

It’s been obvious for a long time that Badgery’s Creek or the adjacent Nepean site has long been unofficially recognised as the only answer to its urgent need for a second major airport, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Leave Sydney alone!

Crikey readers have their say.

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Melbourne dreams of new airport but Sydney’s still stuck in gridlock

For Premier Barry O’Farrell, the economic consequences of the weekend announcement by Victoria’s peak business body of its enthusiasm for a third Melbourne airport is probably under acute analysis

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Sydney gridlock leaves it stuck in the past

A third airport for Melbourne would mean a chance to usurp Sydney as the economic capital of Australia.

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Why political strangulation of Sydney Airport is a farce

At Sydney Airport, jets are being told to stay on the ground, ready to take off, waiting 20 minutes or more, because the airport has exceeded its politically imposed capacity for airliner movements.

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Imaginary conversations with the NSW Premier about high-speed rail

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell said that any high speed rail project would be better off linking Canberra Airport so it could act as a second Sydney Airport. This could go two ways, imagines Ben Sandilands.

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What if IT IS a bomb in someone’s underpants?

The latest distraction in the airport security circus came to town this morning with the launch of a three week trial of a G rated full body scanner at Sydney’s international terminal, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Jetstar v fools at Sydney T2

Jetstar’s decision to sue Sydney Airport if necessary for damages arising from yesterday’s security shambles means challenges the political investment in security theatrics in Australia, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Jetstar to sue over airport
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Sydney Airport did its best to gloss over the security fiasco at its T2 domestic terminal yesterday.

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Second Sydney Airport debate takes a comic break

It hasn’t taken long for the renewed debate over a 2nd airport for Sydney to take a comic break,  provided by the National Party leader Warren Truss, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Is Albo a genius or a fool?

Federal Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Anthony Albanese, has spoken about the imperative to have a second airport in Sydney yet continues to rule out building on the site Federal Labor chose in 1985, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Hong Kong’s fancy new terminal shames Sydney

The announcement of a new midfield terminal for Hong Kong airport is another painful reminder of planning policy failure at Sydney Airport. Both cities are faced with growth prospects that cannot be accommodated with existing infrastructure and Hong Kong is setting an innovative example, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Time and expediency heal all wounds at Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport has officially endorsed a protest slogan on the side of an airliner eight years after it was lawyers at 10 paces with Virgin Blue for flying around with an anti-Sydney Airport decal, writes Ben Sandilands.

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