In 2014 Australia’s political and economic landscape has been dominated by Federal affairs, allowing the Victorian state election to creep onto the horizon without as much attention as many would have expected. On November 29, Victorians will go to the polls to decide whether to extend the Coalition’s
The main theme of the 2014-15 Victorian Budget is “Building a better Victoria”. A large part of how the government intends to do this is through investment in infrastructure, and particularly transport infrastructure. It has committed to four key transport projects: the Melbourne Rail Link (incorporating the Airport Rail Link)
This article was featured as part of ESSA’s annual Equilibrium publication. Had anyone told me when I set out on my career in economics that one day I would become an ‘economic regulator’, I would have been somewhat bemused by the apparent tautology. The description, however, is somewhat misleading.
This morning, Chairperson of the Essential Services Commission (ESC), Dr Ron Ben-David, announced the ESC’s draft outcome for Melbourne’s water pricing for the next five years. An extensive 6-month investigation taking into account both the financial requirements of Melbourne’s water wholesaler and retailers, as well as the
Of all the Victorian budget cuts the slashing of bicycle infrastructure is perhaps the most puzzling. The Baillieu government has reduced funding for key bicycle programs to zero. This has been met with immediate condemnation from both Labor and the Greens, with the Shadow Minister for Roads and Road Safety