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Farmers protest the construction of the inland rail route from Melbourne to Brisbane in February 2020 (Image: AAP/Dan Peled)

Infrastructure or infra dig? It's time to get politicians out of building

Infrastructure spending decisions are too important to be left to politicians. We need the infrastructure equivalent of an independent central bank.

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Why did taxpayers buy land for 10 times what it was worth from a Coalition donor?

An ANAO report has found Infrastructure Department officials were misleading and unethical when buying land that resulted in a 1000% windfall for a Coalition donor.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Sam Mooy)

The great cybersecurity fraud: government won't comply with its own rules

The government constantly insists Australia is under cyber attack — yet nearly three quarters of its departments fail to do even the basics of cybersecurity.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Cyber strategy light on detail, but clear on more commercial espionage by agencies

The government's melodramatic new cybersecurity strategy is embarrassingly vague — but points to dramatic new powers for intelligence agencies to spy on Australians and engage in commercial espionage.

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Look west to see your future — WA's 'new normal' is going to spread

COVID-19 has hurried Australia into an economic hellscape that Western Australia has been fooling around with for at least five years.

The Swan River in Perth (Image: AAP Image/Richard Wainwright)

Is it time for Aussie home buyers to go west?

Perth now has some of the cheapest property in Australia. Is 2020 the year to make the move?

COVID-19 won't help young people buy homes — unless we democratise the suburbs

Sadly, house prices and housing affordability are two very different things.

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Looming construction crisis shows slow, deep burn of virus

New forecasts from the construction sector suggest one of Australia's biggest employers will be struggling well into the mid-2020s.

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Morrison wins the popularity contest despite incoherent policies

Scott Morrison's popularity skyrocketed in today's Newspoll. What gives?

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Free booze if Sydney's tram stays on track

Have you ever been so fed up with an infrastructure blow-out that you've offered to buy a whole city a beer?

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