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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.

Attorney-General Christian Porter

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.


Police probe Sydney knife attack motive

Good morning, early birds. Police say the Sydney stabbing suspect had accessed information about recent mass killings in the US and New Zealand, and the government plans to cut migration before addressing failing infrastructure. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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Infrastructure groans under our addiction to population growth

Australians are paying the price for our addition to temporary migration through ever-longer commutes, a new report shows.

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Morrison to announce $500 million Pacific climate fund

Good morning, early birds. The Morrison government is set to announce $500 million in climate change and ocean funding for the Pacific region, and a new report slams Australia's lagging infrastructure. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Melbourne's Flinders Street Station lit up during White Night, 2018. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

How Melbourne beat out Sydney to become Australia’s creative hub

Melbourne isn't known as Australia's creative hub by chance. This is the result of a very deliberate, and very successful, campaign.