It’s happening! Andrews Government finally builds Southland Station

Personally I remember a time when I’d check MySpace on my Razr V6 flip phone at Cheltenham Station while waiting for the bus to Southland, having only just passed by Southland on the train a few minutes earlier. A few years later, the Baillieu Government promised to build Southland Station in that term, but it didn’t happen. […]

Bentleigh’s buses might actually get fixed for real

Nick Staikos, the Labor Member for Bentleigh, is holding a forum about the area’s buses at the Bentleigh Bayside Community Health Centre. For years now, I’ve been saying that we need better buses in Victoria, and Australia more broadly. To that end, I’ve been advocating to Nick Staikos (and to a lesser extent, Philip Dalidakis) […]

Rail duplication: Dan’s budget has done something rarely done in Victoria

This budget handed down by Andrews Government Treasurer Tim Pallas is noteworthy for how it fully funds the Melbourne Metro project, so that this essential project goes ahead even if Malcolm Turnbull continues to play silly games. But there are two other projects that stand out: the Melton and Heidelberg rail duplications. This is actually a very […]

Stacking the Senate is a poor substitute for good policy

Back in 2014, I warned about changing the election rules in order to stack the Senate and benefit the Liberal Party. Since 2013, the Abbott-Turnbull “Government” has continuously sought to bring in ridiculously bad policy. When their policies were rejected in the Senate, instead of reflecting on how bad their policies are and coming up with good policy, […]

Improving Bentleigh’s buses: some steps forward

I’ve often said that we need better buses in Melbourne. I was critical of the Napthine Government for how little they did in the area. Right before the election, the local Liberal MP from the area caught the bus along Centre Rd. That said, the Liberals had no interest in improving that bus route, and in the […]

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