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The Australian Financial Review National Infrastructure Summit is Australia’s premier forum to discuss the role of infrastructure in powering Australia’s economic growth and sustainable future.

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How infrastructure is powering Australia’s economic growth

Join Australia’s premier forum to discuss the role of infrastructure in powering our economic growth and sustainable future.

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Australia’s premier forum to discuss the role of infrastructure in powering our economic growth and sustainable future.





How infrastructure is powering Australia’s economic growth

Join Australia’s premier forum to discuss the role of infrastructure in powering our economic growth and sustainable future.

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How to drive a real transition to electric cars

That road user charges for electric cars are vehemently opposed by the EV lobby shows that it’s not just the Prime Minister who doesn’t get how market mechanisms can be best for the climate.

  • The AFR View

House prices are Sydney’s ‘biggest problem’

High house prices in Sydney are a sign of demand, but it’s created a problem that has a flow-on effect for the whole city.

  • Updated
  • Mark Ludlow

Tunnel saga lessons will be applied to motorway project

Transport minister Jacinta Allan says Melbourne’s troubled $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel has taught the government valuable lessons.

  • Jenny Wiggins

November 2021

Build electric vehicle chargers on new motorways: Labor

Opposition infrastructure spokeswoman Catherine King says the Coalition’s electric vehicle policy is ‘embarrassing’.

  • Jenny Wiggins and Mark Ludlow

Employers can’t rely on border reopening to solve skill shortages

Overseas skilled workers are less likely to make the trip to Australia because they fear getting marooned by COVID-19 restrictions.

  • David Marin-Guzman

Labor promises review of ‘sidelined’ Infrastructure Australia

A future Albanese Labor government would review Infrastructure Australia and establish a High-speed Rail Authority to look at a fast train linking cities on the east coast.

  • Mark Ludlow

Summit shows the appetite for Australia’s infrastructure

The next chapter for Australia in the global M&A boom sparked by the pandemic was the focus of attention at The Australian Financial Review Infrastructure Summit 2021 on Monday.

  • The AFR View

Big super looks for the next assets to take private

Telecom towers, data centres, electric vehicle chargers and water assets are on the lists as funds prepare billions of dollars of infrastructure acquisitions.

  • Jenny Wiggins and Mark Ludlow

Give 1.6m temporary visa holders citizenship: Virgin boss

Australia’s skills shortage is not going away, even as state and international borders open up.

  • Jenny Wiggins and Mark Ludlow

‘Rich’ Australia vulnerable to cyber attacks

For every one cybercrime incident reported to authorities, at least nine more go unreported, a security expert says.

  • Michael Bleby

Nothing left to buy: Why the infrastructure takeover boom will ease

Australia’s infrastructure takeover boom may have run its course, with few assets left to change hands after a frantic year of deal making.

  • Updated
  • Michael Read

Domestic travel to rebound to ‘former glory’ next year: airport boss

Lingering worries about potentially being stranded or paying high medical bills will keep a lid on overseas travel.

  • Simon Evans

‘Wasn’t my best couple of days’: Jayne Hrdlicka reflects

The much-criticised Virgin Australia CEO suggests she was a catalyst to get Australians thinking about ending lockdowns.

  • Updated
  • Aaron Patrick

Asset recycling incentives should be reinstated: Constance

Former NSW transport minister says broader federation reform is needed to boost new builds, and infrastructure planning for the next decade needs to begin now.

  • Updated
  • Finbar O'Mallon

‘Kodak moment’ for petrol stations as electric vehicle prices fall

Fuel retailers will soon face their own “Kodak moment”, with experts forecasting electric vehicles will be cheaper than petrol cars as early as 2025.

  • Michael Read

Rush of new budget airlines expected for Western Sydney Airport

Federal Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher said the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport should encourage more competition in the aviation sector.

  • Mark Ludlow

‘The middle of Sydney will become apartments’

Paul Broad and Scott Charlton have very different views on how our cities will look after the pandemic. But there’s no doubt infrastructure planning needs to reflect new priorities. 

  • James Thomson

CEOs want open borders, more migration

Business leaders insist a faster reopening of state borders and a ramping up of skilled migration are needed to ensure the nation’s $200 billion-plus infrastructure project pipeline can be delivered.

  • Updated
  • Jenny Wiggins and James Thomson

$US1.2trn Biden bounce for US economy

America is set for a strong return from almost two years of pandemic disruption – and $US1.2 trillion in infrastructure spending is the latest fiscal impetus.

  • Matthew Cranston and Vesna Poljak

Cyber hazards are redefining threats to critical infrastructure

The government is expecting businesses across many more sectors to enhance digital security to protect an increasingly data-driven economy.

  • Theo Psychogios and Ian Blatchford

October 2020

'High rise office towers will always be full': McCormack

The Infrastucture Minister says people will split their time between big cities and smaller towns in future.

  • Jenny Wiggins, Mark Ludlow, Andrew Tillett and Simon Evans

State-owned utilities to tap into salt and waste water

Climate change shaping infrastructure investment plans for big water providers.

  • Brad Thompson

Telcos urged to share data to prepare for fire risk

Resilience NSW head Shane Fitzsimmons has called on telecommunications firms to share more data to help prepare for natural disasters.

  • James Fernyhough