Matt Bevan


Global check in: Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand

It's been two months since Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand. So, how is she faring, after her first one hundred days in office?

Is decentralisation worth the effort and cost?

There's been a long and chequered history of decentralisation in Australia—indeed it goes back at least as far as 50 years, with Gough Whitlam campaigning on the issue back in 1966. The push to move our workforces out of the cities and to the bush...
Audio interview

A closer look at the high-speed rail link between Sydney and Melbourne

The idea for a high-speed rail network between Sydney and Melbourne has been talked about for decades. This time around, the plan has a bit of weight behind it, receiving backing from some pretty serious names. The privately funded project would build eight new regional...