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Budget woes could use private capital, public good

A new generation of investors are seeking social outcomes not just profits, opening the way to a different type of Public-Private Partnership. Social benefit bonds could help governments get more from their budgets. NSW has begun this market, should the Commonwealth be next? Read More

Bicycle lanes: ‘lack of leadership inhibits urban planning’

Interest groups who shout the loudest should not always get their way, says one public transport expert, as a public consultation begins on Melbourne's streets. When bicycle lanes are proposed, a lack of strategic guidance leaves public servants without clear processes for resolving conflict. Read More