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If the rail workers can’t do it, when can we actually strike?

If the rail workers can’t do it, when can we actually strike?

The defusing of Sydney rail-worker's threat to strike has raised once again the question of how free our right to strike really is.

Crikey Worm: NDIS flaws force 15-month hospital stay

Crikey Worm: NDIS flaws force 15-month hospital stay

Good morning, early birds. A woman has spent 15 months in hospital due to bureaucratic inefficiency. Plus, the Greens announce a nationwide campaign to change the date of Australia Day. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Legally Binding: people who eat hot chips on public transport must be brought to justice

Legally Binding: people who eat hot chips on public transport must be brought to justice

Eating hot chips on the train is a serious breach of etiquette, as writer, broadcaster and legal expert Lorin Clarke explains in this amendment to the Social Contract.

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?

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?

Racism doesn’t start on the bus, so why the media obsession with shaming PT ranters?

Racism doesn’t start on the bus, so why the media obsession with shaming PT ranters?

The fixation on public transport “rants” is curious. These acts are rarely discussed as symptoms of broader social sicknesses.

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

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

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.

It’s time we actively reduced the number of private cars on the road

It’s time we actively reduced the number of private cars on the road

However, improving public transport, by itself, won't reduce our reliance on private vehicles.

Yes, we need to introduce congestion pricing. Here’s how to do it.

Yes, we need to introduce congestion pricing. Here’s how to do it.

The key is to not let the perfect become the enemy of the good.

Parking at the station? Time to pony up

Parking at the station? Time to pony up

Commuter parking at outer suburban railway stations is usually free, leading to peak period shortages. The first step to addressing this should be to charge for it.

Infrastructure policy challenge has been laid bare — and voters won’t like it

Infrastructure policy challenge has been laid bare — and voters won’t like it

A major new Infrastructure Australia report shows just how difficult the challenge of getting infrastructure right is, especially in transport.