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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 00:00

The Herald-Sun op-ed

As Australia’s fastest growing city, it is vital that Melbourne has the road and rail networks it needs to keep people moving.

When I asked a Silicon Valley venture capitalist last month what trends he was seeing in transport, his response was immediate and concise.

Monday, 11 January 2016 09:01

Labor backflip on our city’s future

IN 1917, when Sydney’s population was 800,000, visionary engineer and planner Dr John Bradfield predicted a population of 2.2 million by 1950. (He was not far off; it took until shortly after 1960.)

GREATER Melbourne will grow by 1.8 million people between 2011 and 2031, more than any other city in Australia. That makes it vital to plan and deliver the new freeways, railways and other infrastructure that will keep it an efficient, productive and pleasant place to live.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:00

The Importance of Local Government

Recently Prime Minister Turnbull appointed me as Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government.  This is the first time for some years that there has been a Minister whose title includes specific reference to local government.

Emissions from cars and trucks have a big impact on our environment – about 10 per cent of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions came from cars and light trucks in 2013.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:56

Daily Telegraph: Time To Get The Country Moving

As we plan Australia’s infrastructure needs for the 21st century, there is much we can learn from the man who gave us the Harbour Bridge, Dr J.J.C. Bradfield. Bradfield had a vision: that this key transport facility would shape a city’s growth, making it a better place to live and work. Today, the Turnbull government is working to deliver another key transport facility, Western Sydney Airport, which will stimulate the growth of Western Sydney for many decades to come.

Speaking after becoming Liberal Party leader last week, Malcolm Turnbull said his government would make decisions in a thoughtful and considered manner — and the culture of his leadership would be consultative and collaborative.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:00

SMH Op-Ed: Rising to the economic challenge

The Prime Minister knows the competitive pressures Australia faces and our opportunities if we play to our strengths.

How seriously should we take the complaint of an official of a trade union under investigation by a royal commission that the royal commission was "clearly a political device" with unfair procedures so that "hearsay evidence of the most flimsy nature has been presented to the public as fact"?

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