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Nathan Pittman

Nathan Pittman

PhD Candidate in Transportation Planning, University of Melbourne
Nathan Pittman is a PhD candidate at University of Melbourne. The working title of his thesis is "Persistence and the Art of Government of Transportation Planning". His work investigates how ideas and visions in transportation planning persist (or transform), using a framework developed from Foucault's concept of governmentality.

$500m for station car parks? Other transport solutions could do much more for the money

Apr 08, 2019 05:18 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Half a billion dollars sounds like a lot of money, but that really depends on what youre spending it on. In Tuesdays federal budget, the Coalition government announced its Commuter Car Park Fund, a A$500 million package...

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Economy

MAS likely to adopt further easing to a neutral policy by next policy review in April 2020, says ANZ Research

With the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) expecting growth to improve only modestly in 2020 and core inflation not seeing a pick up, further easing to a neutral policy is possible at the next policy review in April...

U.S. Treasuries recover ahead of September retail sales, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries recovered during Tuesdays afternoon session amid a muted trading day that witnessed data of little economic significance after returning from a long weekend ahead of the countrys retail sales for the...

UK gilts gain on disappointment in August employment report; September CPI in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts jumped during European trading hours Tuesday after the countrys employment report for the month of August disappointed market sentiments, while eyes still remain on the consumer price inflation...

German bunds narrowly mixed after October ZEW economic sentiment improves, eurozone September CPI eyed

The German bunds remained narrowly mixed during European session of the second trading day of the week Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment index for the month of October, improved, while investors still eye...

China’s CPI-PPI divergence widens to 4.2ppt y/y in September, shows negative correlation after 2016: ANZ Research

The consumer price index (CPI) and the producer price index (PPI) are both important indicators of changes in prices and underlying inflation over time. Since 2016, Chinas CPI and PPI have been negatively correlated since...

Politics

Donald Trump’s alleged habit of ‘unwanted touching’ of women continues just before proposing to Melania Trump

Many people, especially the critics, have been having a hard time believing that the marriage and relationship between Donald Trump and Melania Trump are as good as they say it is. One of the pressing issues anchored to...

Melania Trump reacts to Donald Trump cheating allegations

Donald Trump and Melania Trump have always been in the limelight since they tied the knot. But the status of their marriage has become much more exposed to public speculations once they occupied the White House. Many...

Melania Trump: Is she distancing herself from Donald Trump’s political woes?

The past weeks have been hectic for the Trump administration, especially after an impeachment inquiry has been officially launched in the Congress in late September against President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, it is hard not...

How a 1905 debate about 'tainted' Rockefeller money is a reminder of ethical dilemmas today

Many nonprofits, including top universities and museums are confronting serious ethical dilemmas regarding accepting tainted money. The MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab, has been widely criticized for...

Trump's bad Nixon imitation may cost him the presidency

Whatever Donald Trump does, Richard Nixon usually did it first and better. Nixon got a foreign governments help to win a presidential election over 50 years ago. Trumps imitation of the master has proven far from...

Science

NASA rover allegedly captures an image proving there's life on Mars

It has been decades since humans started launching missions to space. At this point, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has already sent numerous rovers to Mars to observe the several sections of the...

Elon Musk reminded NASA it can share SpaceX’s IP to anyone; Agency unwilling to do so due to security concern

Elon Musk and NASAs partnership has been standing on rocky ground in recent months as the Commercial Crew endeavor has been delayed. The mission aims to put American astronauts to space using SpaceXs services, opting to...

NASA unveils the design of new spacesuit for Moon landing mission in 2024

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been preparing for its next Moon landing mission that will be taking place within the next few years. One of the important things the agency has been working on...

ESA detects 46-foot wide asteroid approaching Earth much closer than usual in 2084

A 46-foot asteroid was recently detected by the European Space Agency (ESA) and is making headlines even though its next Earth close-approach will not happen within the next decades. Certain qualities of the asteroid have...

NASA asteroid watch confirms 7 more space rocks are approaching Earth this weekend

Several asteroids have come close to the Earth over the previous days, and a few more will approach the planet this weekend. Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have detected that seven...

Technology

‘The Sims 5’ release date depends on ‘TS4’ expansion contents

EA remains silent about their plans for The Sims 5. With that, fans of the life simulation video game series are looking at the possible remaining expansion contents for The Sims 4 to get an idea when an all-new title is...

‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’ release date: Upcoming entry needs 10.3 GB worth of storage

Nintendo is slated to reveal more information about Pokémon Sword and Shield in just a few hours. Until now, its difficult to discern what sort of detail is going to be shared. Is there a new Pokémon thats...

‘World of Warcraft Classic’ new dungeon arrives today; European servers to receive an update tomorrow

World of Warcraft Classic is preparing to bring in new content for the game, this time adding Dire Maul into the world. The dungeon was supposed to arrive next month but was slotted in early, hitting North American servers...

‘Elder Scrolls 4: Skyblivion’ release date: Developers will be changing areas on the map to reflect certain stories

Elder Scrolls 4: Skyblivion isnt expected to come out soon, and the games release is just adding more anticipation to an already anticipated title. Part of the reason for this excitement is due to the developers addressing...

Pocophone F2 will likely sport the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor

There are only two and a half months left in 2019, and Xioami is still remaining reticent about its plans regarding the Pocophone F2. The smartphones predecessor came out in August last year and was received by the...
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