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Labor’s Anthony Albanese regularly claims that infrastructure spending is dropping.  In a recent speech, for example, he said ABS figures showed that public sector infrastructure investment in the September quarter of 2015 was 20 per cent lower than the September quarter of 2013 when Labor was in power.[1]

Monday, 14 December 2015 16:07

Improving the financial literacy of Australians

Some of the most important decisions we make in life concern our personal finances. 

Monday, 07 December 2015 16:00

Intelligent Transport Systems

Since becoming Minister for Major Projects in September, I have been fascinated to see the way that technology is transforming the transport sector.  With my background in the communications sector, I’m certainly familiar with the extraordinary rate of change in telecommunications, broadcasting and the internet; but I have been struck by the way that the same trends are playing out in transport.

Most of us have had the frustrating experience of sitting in traffic, with cars barely moving.  Sometimes it is highly predictable – for example at peak hour.  Other times it happens without warning –and a trip takes much longer than usual. 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:00

What is the economic importance of public transport?

What do we know about the economic importance of public transport?

A recent discussion paper from the Tourism and Transport Forum and PWC, Better Public Transport, Better Productivity: The Economic Return on Public Transport Investment, offers some useful data.

This week has been my first sitting week of Parliament as a Minister.  For the last two years I’ve been a Parliamentary Secretary, where you get to do some – but not all - of the things a Minister does. 

Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:00

Visit to Dalton, NSW

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to visit Dalton NSW with Member for Hume Angus Taylor MP to experience a live demo of a Telstra 4G mini-base station.

In this National Science Week, there has been a significant emphasis on encouraging more girls to study, and women to work in, STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:00

Visit to Menindee

Recently I joined a group of Sydney principals and teachers – many from my electorate of Bradfield – on a visit to the small town of Menindee in far western NSW.

The ever growing reliance of Australians on mobile communications is something I have commented on regularly in my blog.

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