Transport

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Do you really need your own private vehicle? Five lessons from a year using a car-sharing app
Car-sharing is both liberating and a big hassle if you want to avoid the cost and carbon emissions of a personal vehicle

Shelley Hepworth

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘Motorcycling is a very sensual thing’: will bikers accept losing their vroom?
The advent of electric vehicles will eventually extend to motorbikes, despite a deep cultural attachment to the internal combustion engine on two wheels

Max Opray

07, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘Going to get worse before it gets better’: industry welcomes urea deal but fears it won’t stop imminent AdBlue shortage
Australia reaches agreement with Incitec Pivot to produce refined urea locally as diesel exhaust fluid rations and supply issues hit regional areas

Natasha May

21, Dec, 2021 @3:01 AM

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Train in vain: how NSW’s new public transport body led to a budget standoff
Setting up the transport entity may have boosted the state’s bottomline but it’s causing a political headache

Peter Hannam

14, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia’s big brewers ration beer supplies, but insist shortages won’t affect Christmas
Supply chain issues have led to some purchase limits, but Lion and CUB both say there should be no problem over the festive season

Lane Sainty

10, Dec, 2021 @6:09 AM

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What is urea and AdBlue, and why does a worldwide shortage threaten Australia’s supply chain?
How China’s export ban could force diesel trucks that need the AdBlue exhaust fluid off the road and lead to higher food prices

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

10, Dec, 2021 @2:34 AM

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A broken dream: outer Melbourne has affordable houses but no train or school
In the first of a short series on Australian housing, Elias Visontay examines how Victoria’s planning system is failing residents and the environment

Elias Visontay

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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NSW public transport: how a new funding body drew accusations of safety risks and cooking the books
An inquiry into the state government’s transport system has heard of a $10bn budget blowout and claims of ‘professional attacks’ by officials

Elias Visontay

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia’s turbocharged rental car prices to hit summer road trip plans
Worldwide car shortage affecting retailers also sees rental rates nearly double from pre-pandemic prices

Tory Shepherd

11, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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NSW treasurer takes swipe at Morrison’s electric car policy as state dwarfs federal funding
Matt Kean urges the Coalition government to ‘go a lot further’ to help drive EV uptake

Elias Visontay

10, Nov, 2021 @3:20 AM

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Scott Morrison denies attacking electric vehicles in 2019 as he unveils new Coalition policy
PM, who suggested EVs would ‘end the weekend’ during last election campaign, says he now expects them to make up only 30% of new sales by 2030

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

09, Nov, 2021 @4:05 AM

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Yuletide logjam: how supply chain woes could ruin Christmas for Australian shoppers
Long after the toilet paper frenzies, there are still shortfalls of many goods. What’s behind it and which products are worst affected?

Tory Shepherd

02, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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