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Will Australians be living in '20-minute cities' by the middle of this century?

Will Australians be living in '20-minute cities' by the middle of this century?

Alan DaviesAug 10, 20172 Comments

Living within a 20-minute walk of your work, your supermarket, your gym, your doctor, your friends and family, etc, sounds like a very nice idea, but is it feasible?

Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it's too late?

Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it's too late?

Alan DaviesJul 4, 201710 Comments

Determining the appropriate level of immigration for our cities is obviously an important public policy issue but too often sensible discussion is derailed by knee-jerk accusations of xenophobia or racism.

Is 24-hour public transport really such a good idea?

Is 24-hour public transport really such a good idea?

Alan DaviesMay 1, 20177 Comments

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews' "Night Network" is the worst kind of initiative because it was an election promise made from opposition with scant analysis or regard for what’s good policy.

The truth about the Sunday Age’s report on ‘secret’ airport rail meeting

The truth about the Sunday Age’s report on ‘secret’ airport rail meeting

Alan DaviesOct 4, 2016

Unfortunately, what we have here is a case of manufacturing controversy from nothing.

Maybe the NIMBYs have a point

CrikeyAug 10, 20161 Comment

A Crikey reader refutes claims of "NIMBY-ism" regarding Skyrail in Melbourne.

Imagine all the (bearded) people

Imagine all the (bearded) people

May 25, 20161 Comment

When you have a stereotype, just embrace it.

Tips and rumours: Turnbull catches the same pleb trams as the rest of us

CrikeyFeb 3, 2016

Turnbull on the tram. Once again Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took to public transport to prove just how normal he is, hopping on a tram while visiting Melbourne l

Anatomy of a clusterfuck: how Operation Fortitude went down

Anatomy of a clusterfuck: how Operation Fortitude went down

Josh TaylorAug 31, 201515 Comments

It was on, then it was off, then it was on again, then it was't. How did the Australian Border Force screw up Operation Fortitude so very badly? And won't someone please send poor Peter Dutton a packet of Lemsip?

Border Farce: Keystone Cops boxed in by protesters and own incompetence

Border Farce: Keystone Cops boxed in by protesters and own incompetence

Sally Whyte and Josh TaylorAug 28, 201512 Comments

It's on! Now it's off! Now it's on again! Oh wait, no... the Border Force operation planned for Melbourne today was not the most well-executed plan. Crikey journalists Sally Whyte and Josh Taylor were on the ground.

Are McMansions to blame for the property bubble?

CrikeyJun 11, 20152 Comments

Crikey readers discuss housing and other matters of the day.