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Country living is about community – so why are we building inhospitable estates? | James McKenzie Watson
New developments are good for growth but the boom in fortified homes is undermining what regional towns do best

James McKenzie Watson

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘I’ve got to get out and tell people’: Pete Buttigieg on his road ahead
Can the US revitalise its infrastructure? Is the US ready for a gay president? And does Buttigieg still plan to run one day?

David Smith in Washington

31, Dec, 2022 @7:45 PM

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Senator takes aim at ‘bullies’ as voice row escalates – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

29, Nov, 2022 @7:58 AM

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Lack of investment could leave 600,000 English properties at risk of flooding
Number of homes at high risk likely to almost double by 2055, warns report by infrastructure commission

Helena Horton Environment reporter

29, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Potholes, warped rail lines and washed-away roads: flood-hit regions face infrastructure crisis
Even with the deployment of extra staff and machinery, repairs are likely to take ‘many months’ – and cost billions

Christopher Knaus

27, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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In the battle for Melbourne’s Bayside, can fired-up independents snatch seats?
Razor-thin margins put Brighton, Caulfield and Sandringham within striking distance this Victorian election – but the major parties remain quietly confident

Benita Kolovos

11, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Discontent in Melbourne’s west is seeing Labor’s rivals getting ready to shake the party’s stronghold
Liberal and independent candidates are united in accusing the government of neglecting the region and its infrastructure

Adeshola Ore Photography: Chris Hopkins

05, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Government tests energy blackout emergency plans as supply fears grow
Exclusive: Whitehall officials have ‘war gamed’ Programme Yarrow, a blueprint for coping with outages for up to a week

Pippa Crerar political editor Alex Lawson

01, Nov, 2022 @8:45 PM

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Megalopolis: how coastal west Africa will shape the coming century
The long read: By the end of the century, Africa will be home to 40% of the world’s population – and nowhere is this breakneck-pace development happening faster than this 600-mile stretch between Abidjan and Lagos

Howard W French

27, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Budget cuts and Morrison’s pledges: where are the biggest savings coming from?
At least $9bn of regional, environmental and infrastructure spending has been slashed in Labor’s October budget – here are the projects that will miss out

Paul Karp

25, Oct, 2022 @9:18 AM

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Whitehall fears Hunt’s spending cuts could tip UK into deep recession
Chancellor’s fiscal plan by Halloween would be too rushed, say officials

Michael Savage, Policy Editor

23, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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UK’s ancient woodlands at risk from investment zones, say charities
Exclusive: Concern over government plans to relax environmental and planning rules to lure business

Helena Horton

19, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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