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Topic archives: Melbourne

Rundle: at the Milo extravaganza it was hard to tell who was confused and who was just stupid

Guy Rundle December 5, 2017 21 Comments

For the most part though, it was Stupidolooza.

oBikes, ferries and birds of the year: why Australia can’t have nice things

vening.jack@gmail.com December 4, 2017 17 Comments

Australians seem to have knack for importing perfectly good concepts ... and then throwing them into the river, writes Lisa Divissi. Are we a product of our environment, or should we just be banned from owning nice things?

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 Davies August 10, 2017 2 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?

Alan Davies July 4, 2017 10 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 Davies May 1, 2017 7 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

Alan Davies October 4, 2016

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

Maybe the NIMBYs have a point

Crikey August 10, 2016 1 Comment

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

Imagine all the (bearded) people

Crikey May 25, 2016 1 Comment

When you have a stereotype, just embrace it.

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

Crikey February 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 last week. Some expected that once Turnbull made himself at home in the Lodge, he wouldn’t be so free to mix with the general public on trams, trains and […]

Anatomy of a clusterfuck: how Operation Fortitude went down

Anatomy of a clusterfuck: how Operation Fortitude went down

Josh Taylor August 31, 2015 15 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?