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Passenger and freight transport by rail

Reconsidering light rail for Hobart

Light rail is a planning tool, not simply a mode of transport, says Peter Newman [20 October 2015 | Peter Boyer] There’s a Climate Tasmania public forum in Hobart this evening that wants participants to think outside the square in … Continue reading

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When the ship of state strikes rocks…

As a global economic depression begins to look ever more likely, what are the prospects for redirecting our own economy? [24 January 2012 | Peter Boyer] If there’s a single all-embracing emblem of what most of our political and business … Continue reading

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Structural change must be part of the Giddings medicine

With sustainability now a government buzzword, it’s time to get serious about the structural reforms needed to make it all happen. [28 June 2011 | Peter Boyer] There was more than a little chutzpah in the Budget performance of Lara … Continue reading

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