States suffer as PM’s pet projects prosper

Original article by David Uren
The Australian – Page: 2 : 22-May-18

Federal grants to the states for infrastructure projects have declined to their lowest point since 2013-14. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has stated that the federal government should not be seen as an ATM for the states and territories on infrastructure, with his government preferring to put money in projects in which it has direct equity, such as Western Sydney Airport. Adrian Dwyer, the CEO of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, contends that there is a considerable difference between direct and equity funding. He says more infrastructure spending is needed to address congestion in Australia’s cities.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIPS AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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