Some commuter advice for 'The Infrastructure PM'

The contradictions at the heart of Tony Abbott's infrastructure push can come into stark relief when sitting at the station waiting for the train.

Tony Abbott told us he wanted to be remembered as the "infrastructure prime minister". In the election campaign Abbott announced this aspiration as he fronted up at photo opportunities in Sydney and Melbourne to announce funding commitments for the WestConnex and the East-West link road projects.

Yet the independent body for evaluating Australia’s infrastructure needs and priorities has suggested in a submission that Abbott may instead be setting himself up to be the prime minister for pork barrelling, rather than infrastructure.

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