The Coalition must fix its fundamental flaws

Serious mistakes in infrastructure funding toppled Coalition governments in Queensland and Victoria, but the federal government is plagued by a more profound problem.

The Coalition governments in Queensland and Victoria were not simply defeated because of the unpopularity of Tony Abbott. In fact, they both made the same basic error that had nothing to do with the Prime Minister.

Hopefully the states' mistakes will transform future infrastructure funding. Only if the community is involved in providing the financing will there be support for controversial projects.

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