Will we sign up to the Belt and Road?
The government is bringing forward $3.8 billion worth of infrastructure spending in hopes of stimulating the economy.
#Melbourne #Infrastructure #HeiseSays Melbourne’s West Gate project is paying labourers exorbitant wages. I guess Andrew’s government needs to take care of their supporters? References https://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/search-priority-list-map http://westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/about/latest-updates/supporting-the-west-with-funding-for-community-led-ideas Labourers working on Victoria’s West Gate Tunnel raking in $110,000 for 36-hour weeks https://www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/labourers-working-on-victorias-west-gate-tunnel-raking-in-110000-for-36hour-weeks/news-story/4c0741984126a2343203f91e48ac23c0?fbclid=IwAR2hlXBDpSC2KUr9eH9qz-DDn8kb6e6j4Qx8iSh9sij7IN3fIrNHvCrWtQU
#Traffic #Infrastructure #HeiseSays Brisbane’s huge investment in road infrastructure has proven ineffective at addressing traffic congestion. References No congestion-busting benefit from Brisbane’s $10 billion toll roads: expert https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/queensland/no-congestion-busting-benefit-from-brisbane-s-10-billion-toll-roads-expert-20191014-p530m4.html?fbclid=IwAR23rlyXAgxuRxH5RWu1cnp4ddxzWG5OMg9QspkCPOGQJrV5-88wfKDeUXo
#Stimulus #Australia #Infrastructure Calls are being made for the government to increase stimulus spending. Are we in danger of our leaders falling for the broken window fallacy? References Calls for urgent stimulus led by ‘shovel-ready’ projects as economy loses momentum ‘quite quickly’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-30/calls-for-urgent-stimulus-as-economy-loses-momentum/11558810 https://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/search-priority-list-map
#Infrastructure #AusPOL #Australia Infrastructure Australia is calling on Infrastructure spending to increase significantly to meet the demands of our population growth. I’m concerned that we are at risk of overheating another section of the economy and might have another series of construction issues like our apartment sector. References https://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-13/infrastructure-body-says-roads-and-transport-must-catch-up/11407114?section=business
#BlairCottrell #StKilda #Speech Polite society doesn’t like talking about working-class issues. References 2019 JAN 05 AUSTRALIAN AWAKENING: (Unshackled) Raw Footage What Happened at; St Kilda Rally https://www.facebook.com/4cminewswire/videos/2177302662522438/