Fast money for infrastructure

Governments around the world are turning to infrastructure as a way of stimulating economies that have been impacted by COVID. Australia is no exception in this regard and here are some of my remarks that were featured in the Australian press this week.

Telstra’s retreat has lessons for infrastructure*

Customer stewardship is an opportunity for infrastructure investors, owners, operators and policymakers to expand their toolkit of solutions for the nation’s problems from a pretty obvious starting place, the customer.

Re-establishing Australia’s Global Infrastructure Leadership

Australia must remember it extraordinary infrastructure successes of the recent past, and allow that to shape the future of its infrastructure policy and investment decisions.

A Successful Infrastructure Australia should spell its demise*

Australia and the world need a mind-shift when it comes to infrastructure. It about services first, not just building assets.

Another budget of ‘reverse philanthropy’

Australia brought down its Federal budget tonight. Sure the Prime Minister was right, it had ‘no surprises’ and the flip side is ‘no aspiration’ either. While Europe and US have had an appetite for public debt for a prolonged period of time, and have enjoyed the favour of the capital markets, Australia should not bank on theContinue reading “Another budget of ‘reverse philanthropy’”