If we improve our infrastructure, we improve the productivity, sustainability and liveability of urban Australia.
Anthony Albanese is Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Tourism and Cities.
If we don't start to protect the required land now, its acquisition will be more expensive and far more difficult down the track.
20/07/2017 10:14 AM AEST
We have to shape the future, rather than kidding ourselves it will just somehow sort itself out.
21/06/2017 12:15 PM AEST
Now you can have your Four'n Twenty and eat it too.
05/03/2017 6:21 AM AEDT
It's a mistake to allow politics to compromise road safety, particularly when our road toll is rising after years of decline.
08/02/2017 11:02 AM AEDT
They have to actually invest.
16/12/2016 9:58 AM AEDT
Given the decline in the investment stage of the mining boom, Australia must support policies that boost economic growth. Making our national transport networks more productive must be one of them.
23/09/2016 7:22 AM AEST
In Australia, there is an opportunity to use City Deals to incentivise collaboration across local government and also with the states and territories to maximise the economic potential of our cities. This would also ensure City Deals were adding growth to an area, not simply shifting it from somewhere else.
22/08/2016 5:57 AM AEST
There is no doubt that governments have it within their power to make real improvements to urban Australia -- changes that will not only boost their economic productivity but also enhance the quality of life of millions of Australians. All it requires is the political will to work together.
13/04/2016 5:45 AM AEST
Australia's key economic challenge today is the need to diversify economic activity to make up for the decline in mining caused by the shift in the resources cycle from construction to production. Improved freight rail must be a central part of the solution.
09/12/2015 5:07 AM AEDT
Come 3 pm I'll have my money on Irish horse Bondi Beach to win, but Australian tourism and major events will be the real stayer of our economy.
03/11/2015 6:13 AM AEDT
Where in previous decades many Australians lived near where they worked, their communities are being transformed into drive-in, drive-out suburbs where they sleep between working and commuting but have little time for anything else. Millions of Australians are literally watching their quality of life disappear like the white lines in their rear-vision mirrors.
24/09/2015 5:20 AM AEST
Unless we take steps now to reduce traffic congestion by investing in roads and urban rail, the problem will assume such monstrous proportions that it will act as a handbrake on national economic productivity. If that is not core business for the Commonwealth, I don't know what is.
18/08/2015 8:07 AM AEST