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Malcolm Turnbull expects the second Sydney airport to inject more than $1.9 billion into the economy during construction. AAP/Lukas Coch

Government to build second Sydney airport

The federal government has confirmed it will build Sydney's second airport after the Sydney Airport Group announced it would not take up its right of first refusal to construct and operate it.
On Thursday, Bill Shorten was in Western Sydney promising a limited night ‘no-fly zone’ when the planned Badgerys Creek airport comes into operation. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Who wins the biffo over the banks is politically important because this issue bites

When asked this week whether in retrospect she regretted the government trying to undo Labor's consumer protections, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer denied it had happened.
Committing to new infrastructure is dangerous when political motivations are the driver. AAP/AAP Image/Alan Porritt)

Trains, planes and automobiles: how our cities get the mix wrong

It’s hard to get past the feeling that we are stuck in 1970s thinking when it comes to planning infrastructure such as airports. The Federal government has finally announced Badgerys Creek in Sydney’s…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Minister for Infrastructure Warren Truss announced a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek on Tuesday. AAP/Alan Porritt

Abbott confirms Badgerys Creek for Sydney’s second airport

Sydney’s second airport could see its first flight in the next decade as prime minister Tony Abbott this afternoon confirmed…

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