ITLS in the News

  • To tender or not: how transparent is the process? 05 Jun 2015

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Professor David Hensher

    There is a general sense in many government circles that society is better off if service contracts are put out to competitive tender, for this ensures value for money which comes out of the taxpayers’ purse. But is this always the case? What if the incumbent is doing a great job? Why should we disrupt (or risk) the continuity of good service provision because of some possibly strong simplistic view that the market (and it assumption of full knowledge surrounding all bidders) will always deliver the best outcome? Read more

  • Construction of George Street light rail will cause transport chaos 01 Jun 2015

    7 News

    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton was interviewed on 7 News about the impact the George Street light rail construction will have on transport.

  • Sydney traffic: Secret WestConnex documents show worse congestion after toll road 26 May 2015

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Staff Member: Michiel Bliemer

    Professor Michiel Bliemer is quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about the impact the WestConnex motorway will have on congestion.

  • Make superfunds invest in critical infrastructure, proposes Business School 26 May 2015

    Sky Business News and Professional Planner

    Staff Member: Alastair Stone

    Sky Business News and Professional Planner report the Business School has proposed an investment strategy which may increase infrastructure spending while preserving superannuation tax concessions. Alastair Stone was interviewed for the report.

  • Infrastructure Financing: Following the Money 22 May 2015

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Dr Alastair Stone

    It is generally agreed we need more public infrastructure.  So what if infrastructure financing was linked to investment by superannuation funds as a mandatory part of their portfolio in return for continuing the current generous superannuation tax concessions?  To do so would be a logical extension of current trends in institutional arrangements and simply following the money.  Let us explore why. Read more

  • Can 'environmentally friendly' supply chains deliver on time at the right price? 07 May 2015

    Lloyd's List Australia

    Staff Member: Behnam Fahimnia

    Associate Professor Behnam Fahimnia authors an opinion piece about environmentally-friendly and socially responsible supply chains.

  • Asset recycling – a case study in communication? 20 Apr 2015

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Matthew Beck

    Asset (or capital) recycling was a contentious issue in the  recent New South Wales state election. It is controversial because while the  language refers to leases, it is effectively part-privatisation; no physical  asset that the government leases can be expected to still be in existence in  2115. Read more

  • Geoffrey Clifton on ABC South East NSW 20 Apr 2015

    ABC South East NSW

    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    Geoffrey Clifton was interviewed on ABC South East NSW about the potential for Uber to expand into regional areas, following its popularity in metropolitan cities.

  • How 'Opal Runners' beat the system 15 Apr 2015

    2SER FM

    Staff Member: Corinne Mulley and Geoffrey Clifton

    Professor Corinne Mulley and Dr Geoffrey Clifton were interviewed by 2SER about how 'Opal Card Runners' are using loopholes in the system to minimise costs and make business.

  • Matthew Beck on Triple J Hack 15 Apr 2015

    Triple J Hack

    Staff Member: Matthew Beck

    Matthew Beck from was interviewed on Triple J's Hack about the division of car taxes collected by the federal government.

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