Politics

Federal election aftermath: the changing face of Melbourne's (federal) electoral map

4th Jul 2016 www.urban.com.au
Having fun yet? Saturday's federal election has delivered a result that loosely tracks what all the polling was saying right up until July 2nd and now the waiting game - similar to the election back... Read more

Inner Melbourne's federal electorates: development + population growth = contests aplenty

24th Jun 2016 www.urban.com.au
The last time the Australian Electoral Commission redistributed the electorate boundaries in Victoria was 2010. Given that the next parliament is likely to last until 2019 and inner Melbourne has had... Read more

Is the Federal Government blinkered when it comes to Victoria?

5th May 2016 www.urban.com.au
Is the Federal Government blinkered when it comes to Victoria? That was the first question that came to Urban Melbourne's mind upon seeing the breakdown of allocation of infrastructure spending in... Read more

Comment: Greg Hunt's "fix list" - nothing to see here

16th Oct 2015 www.urban.com.au
The Federal Environment Minister - who also happens to be a Victorian Member of Parliament - released a wish-list of projects to "fix" Melbourne's congestion which unsurprisingly read like a road-... Read more

Are the Federal ALP really the 'public transport' party?

23rd Sep 2015 www.urban.com.au
It was a one man show on Monday night's QandA . The Federal Leader of the Opposition was answering questions from a Ballarat audience and made a curious remark that the Australian Labor Party (ALP)... Read more

Australia now has an urbanist Prime Minister

15th Sep 2015 www.urban.com.au
Judging by reports observed on various media platforms over the past 24 hours, it seems there are a lot of people and lobbyist groups waiting to tap the new Prime Minister on the shoulder and talk... Read more

Distributing a myth: will a second river crossing solve congestion?

19th May 2015 www.urban.com.au
Since the last state election, Premier Daniel Andrews has been on a mission. While the previous state government managed to get itself stuck in a perpetual state of inertia very early on, the current... Read more

Comment: Transurban's Western Distributor proposal

30th Apr 2015 www.urban.com.au
Tollway operator Transurban has announced via a market announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange that it has won approval from the Victorian Government to proceed to stage 3 assessment under... Read more

Spring Street rejects Transdev bus network changes

14th Apr 2015 www.urban.com.au
In a media release distributed on Tuesday morning the Andrews Government has announced it will not proceed with proposals to alter the bus network which Transdev Melbourne operates. For a summary of... Read more

The Andrews Government, 100 Day Report Card

23rd Mar 2015 www.urban.com.au
In August 2014 during what turned out to be the last few months of the Napthine Liberal Government it had become very apparent that Victorian State politics had gone from being design smart to design... Read more

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