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The importance of reading carefully

Today I was pleased to see someone responded to my response to a letter to the Sydney Morning Herald, even though they disagreed. Unfortunately, Siobhan Brahe didn’t actually rebut my statements, due to the fact that she apparently didn’t read … Continue reading

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Progress at last

Verity Firth, Member for Balmain, kindly sent me a link to the recently completed feasibility study for the Inner West light rail extension from Lindfield to Dulwich Hill, prepared by GHD. Regular readers will know what a big deal this … Continue reading

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Trams, trains and automobiles

Contrary to my pessimistic prediction, it looks more and more likely that the NSW government will drop the CBD Metro, or at least change it for the better. First there were repeated confirmations that the project would proceed. Then Premier … Continue reading

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Catch-up

The by-elections are done, and in Bradfield, Lucy Gabb of the Liberal Democrats has so far received 516 votes, or 0.8% of the total. I think this is an excellent result for a campaign by an unknown party with no … Continue reading

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Fred Nile, his logical fallacies and blatant stupidities

While letterboxing for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the federal electorate of Bradfield that has a byelection on December 5th, I spied some opposition material in a discarded-junkmail box. Not the Opposition, but the LDP’s opposite, the Christian Democrats … 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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Letter of the week

I’m an aficionado of the Sydney Morning Herald’s letters to the editor, visiting every day, and today I found an example of that rare breed – an incisive, humorous and wonderfully cutting one-liner: I wonder if the Pope thinks face … 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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Manly Fast Ferry

There have been various attempts to privatise public transport in Australia over the years. The latest, Bass and Flinders’ fast ferry service between Manly and the city, starts today. It looks promising. Some ingredients for success are there – they … Continue reading

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Congestion

I’m lucky in many ways. A wonderful woman, a decent job, financial comfort, a future with change and challenges and excitement – I tick a lot of boxes in the big-picture survey of Life. But I am also lucky in … Continue reading

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