ITLS in the News

  • Bullet trains and the economics of high-speed railways 01 Sep 2015

    In The Black

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    Professor David Hensher is quoted in an article published by In The Black about the cost sand benefits of high-speed rail projects.

  • John Stanley on ABC News 24 24 Aug 2015

    ABC News 24

    Staff Member: John Stanley

    Adjunct Professor John Stanley was interviewed on ABC News 24 about how the housing, transport and infrastructure sectors are under increasing demand due to rapid population growth.

  • Rico Merkert on NBN and WIN 24 Aug 2015

    NBN News and WIN

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Dr Rico Merkert was interviewed on NBN and WIN about Qantas replacing a number of their 747 planes with eight new 787 Dreamliners.

  • Qantas announces it will buy eight Boeing Dreamliners on back of $975 million pre-tax profit 20 Aug 2015

    Channel 9 News and NBN

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Channel 9 News and NBN interviewed Dr Rico Merkert about Qantas' plan for eight new 787 Dreamliners following a $505 million cash return for shareholders.

  • Geoffrey Clifton on 9 News 19 Aug 2015

    9 News

    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton was interviewed about transport planners in NSW using information from Opal cards to determine commuters' traveling behaviours.

  • A fair tax to pay for hospitals and schools 18 Aug 2015

    ABC Radio National

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Hensher in a story about options for increasing revenue including raising the rate of GST and doubling the Medicare levy.

  • Are public transport fares more expensive in Australia than anywhere else? 13 Aug 2015

    Staff Member: Corinne Mulley and Geoffrey Clifton

    A recent Deutsche Bank study  led the Sydney Morning Herald to claim that 'getting from A to B on public transport costs more in Australia than anywhere else'. The Deutsche Bank study compares “the minimum public transport fare” (p.10) “for single rides” on ‘tube rails or mono rails’ or suburban rail for cities without a metro (p.11) and Table 1 shows Deutsche Bank figures for selected cities around the world:

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  • GST card could offset increased tax charge 03 Aug 2015

    ABC NewsRadio, 4BC Brisbane, 6PR Perth and 2GB Sydney

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    Professor David Hensher was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio, 4BC Brisbane, 6PR Perth and 2GB Sydney about a proposal for the introduction of a GST card.

  • Etihad performs a perfect flight 25 Jul 2015

    The National

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Dr Rico Merkert has been interviewed by The National (newspaper of Abu Dhabi, UAE) on the environmental performance of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and key environmental trends in aviation more generally.

  • MH17 anniversary: Little change in air safety since plane shot down 16 Jul 2015

    Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Sydney Morning Herald and The Age quoted Dr Rico Merkert in an article about how there has been little change in air safety, one year on from the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 tragedy.

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