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‘Expensive feast’: At $15 million a day, Sydney’s mega rail projects hit costly speed bumps

‘Expensive feast’: At $15 million a day, Sydney’s mega rail projects hit costly speed bumps

On latest estimates, the cost of three massive rail lines sits at a staggering $56 billion.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan

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Secret documents cast doubt over cost of Sydney’s new airport rail line
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Secret documents cast doubt over cost of Sydney’s new airport rail line

The government insists the train line is on budget despite confidential documents showing it is now expected to cost $2 billion more than previously disclosed.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
‘The government is refusing to listen’: Rolling action to impact NSW trains

‘The government is refusing to listen’: Rolling action to impact NSW trains

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union and NSW Government are locked in a stalemate over wages and safety issues.

Sydney’s mega rail projects running into ‘high’ safety, financial risks
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Sydney’s mega rail projects running into ‘high’ safety, financial risks

The dire risks confronting Australia’s biggest public transport projects, including safety threats and cost blowouts, are revealed in a confidential government report.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Dispute over rail entity dents trust between NSW Treasury and watchdog: report

Dispute over rail entity dents trust between NSW Treasury and watchdog: report

The report warns trust between Treasury and the auditor-general has been eroded by the stand-off last year over the controversial rail corporation.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
NSW road workers to join rail staff in walking off the job on Thursday

NSW road workers to join rail staff in walking off the job on Thursday

Hundreds of NSW road workers, construction crews and other transport staff will strike for 24 hours from early on Thursday over the government’s wages offer.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
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Sydney Harbour Tunnel tolls to stay, deeper tunnel possible for new crossing

Sydney Harbour Tunnel tolls to stay, deeper tunnel possible for new crossing

The NSW government has finally conceded that tolls will remain on the tunnel, despite the existing charging regime expiring next month after 30 years.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
In a post-pandemic world, 30 per cent of work will be at home: study

In a post-pandemic world, 30 per cent of work will be at home: study

The research also suggests employers could use working from home to limit wage growth and that employees would sacrifice a portion of their income to preserve their right to work from home.

  • by Michael Koziol
Sydney commuters brace for train disruptions as workers vow to stop work

Sydney commuters brace for train disruptions as workers vow to stop work

Rail passengers face significant delays to train services on Thursday after rail workers vowed to press on with a planned four-hour stoppage.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Redevelopment plans for historic Sydney rail workshops unveiled

Redevelopment plans for historic Sydney rail workshops unveiled

Buildings up to 28 storeys will be constructed on 10 hectares of railway land near Redfern station in central Sydney under state government plans.

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Mouthguards and the science of matter
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Mouthguards and the science of matter

And what matters on the scoreboard.