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Spend, spend, spend — Frydenberg’s road to recovery relies on the Great Australian Binge

The government is relying on middle- and high-income earners and business to spend up big for the economy

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It’s not what you spend, it’s how and where you spend it

The debate over the 2020 budget is less about the quantum of stimulus — that will be vast — but how effective it will be in the way it is spent.

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.

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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?

Indigenous teen’s fatal shooting declared death in custody

Good morning, early birds. NT Police is under investigation over the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Warlpiri man, and the government will halve the concessional tax rate for major infrastructure projects. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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Media self-censors to protest press freedom

Good morning, early birds. Major media companies have censored their front pages in protest of the government's crackdown on press freedom, and infrastructure continues to lag despite repeated calls for a boost. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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You’re already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You may not like the idea of a congestion price for motorists, but you're already paying one in the form of time spent stuck in traffic.

North Queensland MP George Christensen (right) with Scott Morrison in Townsville (Image: AAP/Cameron Laird)

Who foots the bill for northern Australia’s insurance problem?

As northern Australia becomes ever more disaster-prone in the face of climate change, what role should governments have in subsidising the insurance and infrastructure of the people who live there?

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How to fix Australia’s urban planning

Crikey readers on the struggles of modern urban infrastructure, and a quick fix for political lobbying.

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