The owners of Sydney Airport are demanding government money for Badgerys Creek, and they are trying to hold Sydney for ransom.
Badgerys Creek airport requires more thorough assessment, writes former public servant Ilan Salbe.
Labor gets all the credit for committing to a 24-hour airport at Badgerys Creek -- which is a smart play, because geography means there are no neighbours to complain.
The battle will turn to infrastructure between New South Wales and the feds now there's agreement on the location of Sydney's second airport. An explosive population demands it.
Crikey readers have their say about Michelle Grattan, Barnaby Joyce and the wisdom of a second Sydney airport.
Julia Gillard probably can't expect a late rally of support for the ALP before the election -- but she can take heart that it's not her fault
Labor is backing the wrong plan and the Liberals are hopelessly split: the debate over a second Sydney Airport inspires much debate but little in the way of real-world solutions to a looming capacity crunch.
Badgerys Creek, the 2nd Sydney Airport site that keeps defying the stunted visions of Federal Labor and the NSW Coalition governments, is about to be anointed by yet another 'independent' study.
The latest episode in the second Sydney Airport saga -- the one that flared on Good Friday and has been blazing away ever since -- has taken a turn for the worse for NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell’s credibility.