Funding Australia’s Future Forum

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Ridout: not enough infrastructure projects

It’s a shortage of projects, not capital, that’s impairing Australian infrastructure, according to AustralianSuper chair Heather Ridout. Speaking at the Australian Centre for Financial Studies’ Funding Australia’s Future Forum, she said industry superannuation funds are best placed to invest in Australia’s infrastructure. “Industry funds are ideal vehicles because we have a relatively more passive investor […]
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The Australian infrastructure deficit

As the Funding Australia’s Infrastructure project has identified, one of the big challenges facing the Australian economy is overcoming our infrastructure deficit. As many commuters in our larger cities can attest – whether stuck on freeways or sandwiched in beside fellow passengers on trains or trams – infrastructure bottlenecks are growing.  Productivity is the key […]