Australia should abandon its "childish" attitude of wanting new infrastructure built immediately and focus on trying to improve the roads and schools it already has, says Infrastructure Victoria chief executive Michel Masson. "There is a lot that can be done in making the most of the existing assets that we have for a fraction of the price that it would take to go for cutting the ribbons and the multibillion dollar ticket items," Mr Masson told The Australian Financial Review.
Governments will be forced to bring billions of dollars of infrastructure projects on to balance sheets following the release of a new accounting rule that aims to clean up a "black hole" in public private partnerships. The rule, which comes into effect in January 2019, will apply to infrastructure assets built and controlled by governments, such as toll roads, tunnels, prisons, schools and hospitals.
CIMIC said arbitration over a $1.1 billion dispute with Chevron for work completed on Western Australia's Gorgon LNG jetty would not start until 2019 as it reported a 22 per cent increase in interim net profit to $322.9 million. The construction group said in its interim results that it is owed $2.6 billion from customers, including $1.15 billion from energy group Chevron for work done on the jetty between 2009 and 2014 before it was acquired by Spain's ACS.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".