Question time: Transport
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As our cities get more crowded, our transport infrastructure ages, and climate change brings new challenges, transport looms large as a knotty policy issue. What is happening at the cutting edge of public transport, and clean car technology? What’s the state of Australia’s public transport systems and road transport network – and why do we always have to choose one over the other?
Presented in partnership with Arts House, this edition of Question time offered one full hour of pure Q&A between you, our audience, moderator Madeleine Morris, and a panel of experts in the evening’s chosen field of inquiry –transport. This event’s experts were Amandine Denis (head of research at ClimateWorks Australia), John Stone (transport planning academic at University of Melbourne), Angharad Wynne-Jones (creative producer at Arts House and director of TippingPoint Australia) and John Daley (CEO of Grattan Institute).
Amandine Denis is head of research at ClimateWorks Australia. She was a key analyst on the Low Carbon Growth Plan for Australia, and authored the Cost of Delay report which quantified forecast financial losses from delaying implementation of the Low Carbon Growth Plan activities.
Madeleine Morris is a Melbourne-based reporter for ABC television’s 7.30. She was formerly a presenter for the BBC in London and reported from dozens of countries before returning to her native Australia. She is the author of Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding: Why Your Formula-Fed Baby Can Grow Up To Be Happy, Healthy and Smart, published by Finch.
Angharad Wynne-Jones is creative producer at Arts House, City of Melbourne, a contemporary performance centre in Melbourne. She is also director of TippingPoint Australia, developing international and local projects with artists, scientists and communities energising the cultural response to climate change.
John Stone is lecturer in transport planning at the University of Melbourne. His research has identified many opportunities for more effective and efficient public transport in Australian cities through better service coordination and more efficient network design. He is currently pursuing opportunities for exchange and policy learning between Australian public transport planners and their international counterparts.
John Daley is the inaugural chief executive of Grattan Institute, which provides independent, rigorous and practical solutions to Australia’s most pressing public policy issues. The current programs of Grattan Institute focus on productivity growth, cities, school education, tertiary education, energy and health.