The Ryan Independent

Commentary on global, federal, state and local issues from Brisbane's western suburbs

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Traffic warning: pork barrels on roads.

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Posts

I have the following questions for the Coalition concerning their road funding announcement yesterday. 1. Why is there not a single dollar for any form of infrastructure to support any form of public transport for the western approaches to Brisbane? 2. How sensible is it to spend $4.4 billion – enough to build about 4 [...]

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Local telecommuting.

November 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Australia’s cities struggle with traffic congestion, with Brisbane’s western corridor clearly coping badly. Everyone has an awareness that trundling into town in 1,500 kg of steel, with no passengers, using an expensive liquid whose price is increasing and supply is insecure, is not very sensible. This is before we even touch the issue of greenhouse [...]

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