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11 March 2016

A congestion charge will help unclog Sydney's roads and save drivers money

It's time to rethink the way we price the use of our roads if we want true reform to ease congestion, writes Professor David Hensher.

11 March 2016

Putting a dollar figure on our beaches

Can we place a dollar  figure on the effects of sea level rise? Associate Professor Abbas El-Zein, from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, will share his research into local climate change adaptation and planning at the Sydney Environment Institute panel, ‘Coastal vulnerability to sea level rise’, on Wednesday 23 March.

11 March 2016

Housing policy is captive to property politics, so don’t expect politicians to tackle affordability

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s recent warnings that house prices would fall steeply under a Labor government confirm the underlying politics of housing policy in Australia. The default position for politicians is to sound concerned about housing affordability, but do nothing.

11 March 2016

The role of universities in promoting prosperity in our region

Five University staff recently addresed the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade's 'Inquiry into the role of development partnerships in agriculture and agribusiness in promoting prosperity, reducing poverty and enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region'.