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

Sydney isn’t full. Its existing home owners just hate change.

Alan Davies October 13, 2017 16 Comments

According to many residents, Sydney has suddenly reached capacity. But the problem isn't a physical one: it's political.

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.

NSW finds itself fabulously wealthy, Baird finds a great many suitors

Alex Mitchell October 25, 2016 5 Comments

Lucy Turnbull has a very ambitious plan to revamp Sydney into three cities. And it just so happens NSW is flush with cash from the sale of its poles and wires.

Failed attempt to oust Clover pushes us closer to populism

Bernard Keane September 12, 2016 17 Comments

The failure of the latest attempt to dislodge Clover Moore from the City of Sydney mayoralty illustrates how big business is driving resentment against itself.

Malcolm and Lucy’s neighbourhood watch

Alex Mitchell November 23, 2015 2 Comments

Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull are very keen on the Greater Sydney Commission.

Revolutionaries are never popular with the ruling elite

Crikey July 13, 2015 9 Comments

Crikey readers discuss immigration reform and other issues of the day.

A day in Joe Hockey’s little bubble of privilege

A day in Joe Hockey’s little bubble of privilege

Margot Saville June 11, 2015 65 Comments

Cashmere, "sous-vide" beef and sea views -- Joe Hockey lives in a fantasy land for the cloistered elite. No wonder he doesn't understand economic hardship.

Another Hockey gaffe reveals a government clueless on housing

Another Hockey gaffe reveals a government clueless on housing

Crikey June 10, 2015 36 Comments

Joe Hockey's "let them eat cake" moment on housing also revealed how little the government is doing to address housing supply, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey April 23, 2015

SBS insider says The Oz was right ... The Age says Sydney is alright ... and the face of Anzac Day's story ...