Open Letter to the Premier published!

POSTED ON
01 July

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Open letter to Premier Napthine reminds Coalition of their promise to fix public transport - and not build East-West toll road.

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Senate douses pork-barrel bbq

POSTED ON
25 June

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By Andrew Herington

The Senate on Monday rebuffed the Abbott Government by rejecting amendments that would have stripped Infrastructure Australia of its independence. 

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Senate passes two motions against East-West Link

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23 June

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By Andrew Herington

The focus of the East-West toll road campaign was on Canberra last week where two motions were passed by Labor and the Greens. Both motions represent solid victories against the toll road and the secrecy that surrounds its federal funding.

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DONATE to support our Open Letter to the Premier

POSTED ON
11 June

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Dear Premier Napthine, 

Victoria needs great transport networks to compete and grow. Every Victorian deserves great transport.

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A quick guide to the crazy world of business cases

POSTED ON
05 June

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By Andrew Herington

The state budget has included a swag of new transport projects but it seems some are little more than thought bubbles. The Napthine government is claiming that passage of the budget is tantamount to approval of the projects – which is not the case. All the budget does is set aside allocations for the future and a change of government can simply reallocate those funds in the next budget. Most lack a real business case although the government is trying to pretend otherwise.

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Senate reveals dodgy funding deal

POSTED ON
29 May

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By Andrew Herington

On Monday 26 May, the Senate Estimates hearing extracted the highly unusual funding arrangements for the East-West Link. Victoria is scheduled to receive half the funding ($1,500 million dollars) before June 30th this year despite any work not proceeding until 2015. The full transcript of the sometimes farcical Senate Estimates hearing can be read here (starting at pg 19).

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Murphy's law turned on its head: court case update

POSTED ON
20 May

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By Andrew Herington

The maxim that “everything that can go wrong, will go wrong” certainly didn’t apply to Brunswick resident, Tony Murphy’s case against the East-West toll road business case when it was considered for the first time in the Supreme Court on Monday 19 May. The first procedural day for his case went well as his arguments fell neatly into place.

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Federal ALP moves to demand business cases

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13 May

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By Andrew Herington

The growing practice of secret business cases for major transport projects is coming under fire in Canberra. The ALP and Greens are saying – if you want federal money, then projects must be assessed by Infrastructure Australia and justified by a public business case.

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Victorian Transport Budget - Part Two

POSTED ON
05 May

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East West Link funding remains uncertain

In PART 2 of our pre-budget analysis, Andrew Herington exposes the funding gaps undermining Napthine's infrastructure ambitions. 

Plus read more about Napthine's public transport promises and why they may not live up to the hype.

 

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Victorian Transport Budget - Teaser

POSTED ON
01 May

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Public transport announcements may be less than they seem...

With public transport being the #1 election item for Victoria in 2014, the Napthine government is promising billions here and billions there.

What do the Napthine's 'promises' mean?

Here is the PART 1 of our pre-budget analysis from Andrew Herington.

Want to know more? Sign up for notifications for PART 2.

Want to take action? Click here to get involved with the Public Transport Not Traffic campaign.

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