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BDS is BS

I recently attended a meet the candidates event sponsored by the Inner West Courier at Marrickville Town Hall. The Liberal candidate, Rosana Tyler, was invited but declined to attend. That was probably wise – it was packed with Labor and … Continue reading

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Public loss, private gain – but not where you expected

At the moment, you can’t walk 10 paces down Marrickville Road without seeing one of these: They were paid for by the Marrickville Chamber of Commerce. I hope they didn’t pay too much, because they are just crudely stencilled signs … Continue reading

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You cannot be serious!*

Defying the laws of probability, the NSW Labor Cabinet has added to their list of incompetent decisions with their refusal to consider integrated ticketing for light rail. You’d think eventually they’d do something right. Thankfully, some politicians are still capable … Continue reading

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Planning positioning

The Property Council of Australia has published its plan for the future of Sydney’s urban planning, renewal and management. It tries hard to not simply be a developer’s wishlist, but there are (unsurprisingly) self-serving suggestions in there. The more egregious … Continue reading

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The metro to nowhere

Another day, another incredibly well thought-out transport proposal from the NSW government. /sarcasm This time it’s a $4 billion underground metro system. Oh, did I say system? I meant single line. Well, not a line as such. More the start … Continue reading

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6%? Pfff. 9%? Meh. 500%? (faints)

A regular increase in council rates sometimes seems to be an inescapable fact of life. It was quite a surprise to see someone run for Melbourne mayor promising to reduce rates by 5%, for example. He didn’t get in. Typically … Continue reading

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