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Suburban Rail Loop faces major cost blowout
The entire project was initially going to cost $50 billion to build the loop running from Cheltenham to Werribee. So far, the state has allocated $11 billion for stage one. Advertisement.

Independent analysis puts the cost of building and running Victoria's Suburban Rail Loop at $200 billion
Key points: · Victoria's Parliamentary Budget Office [PBO] assessed the project at the request of Opposition Leader Matthew Guy · The PBO put construction costs for the first two stages at $125 billion with another $75 billion in operating costs...

Why didn't the governor general push back against Scott Morrison's secret ministries?
The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has said he would not criticise Hurley, and legal experts say a constitutional crisis could have been triggered had Hurley refused Morrison's request. But they warn this saga has exposed how vital cogs of parliament...

Morrison's multiple portfolios: why the law has nothing to do with it
The go-to defence of pretty much everyone who is entangled in the scandal of Scott Morrison's self-appointment to five ministerial portfolios other than his own is that no laws were broken. But this alleged legality - which remains unclear - is barely...