Monthly Archives: January 2011

Rail infrastructure – a sorry tale of three continents

Two media articles today paint an interesting picture of the current status of rail transport in Australia – and also provide a disturbing contrast with what is happening in the rest of the world. The first is a Fairfax article … Continue reading

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You call that an amalgamation? THIS is an amalgamation!

Recently I was involved in a project undertaken by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, studying examples of amalgamations and other forms of council consolidation across Australia and New Zealand. The largest amalgamation we looked had around 320,000 … Continue reading

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The long break

Apologies to anyone following this blog – a combination of intensive project work, the Christmas break and a familiy emergency meant that I had to take a major break from posting. While the latter is continuing, I hope to be able to … Continue reading

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