Pressure on Qld for asset sales

The Queensland state government wants to get out in front of rival states' asset sales with some $34bn worth of infrastructure deals.

Five graphs that show why politicians are actually terrified of high-speed rail

But they are more than happy to keep talking about it.

Queensland calls for advisors to sell $33.6bn in assets

The state government will wait to seek a mandate for asset sales at next year’s election but wants to begin preparatory work early.

B20 issues GDP, job growth blueprint

Business leaders call for reduction of trade barriers, harmonised anti-corruption laws.

Infrastructure needs private funds: Hockey

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Treasurer says govts around the world have run out of money, need private investment.

Bankers vie for Port of Melbourne prize

Ahead of Friday's deadline for pitches on the lucrative Port of Melbourne sale, Data Room looks at the top candidates to win advisory roles.

Macquarie Atlas enters trading halt

Infrastructure company is seeking to raise $60m for a increased stake in French company.

Super funds back disclosure initiative

Nation’s largest funds support new reporting regime amid infrastructure push: report.

Call for super to build economy

Interim financial system report to canvass ways to shift more super into long-term infrastructure.

Productivity Commission urges state asset sales

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Report encourages states to sell major ports, Snowy Hydro.

UBS, Deutsche snare NSW pole and wire mandates

The government says it can unlock $20 billion in infrastructure funding.

Transurban CFO to leave

Samantha Hogg to leave today after six years with the company.

Privatising assets for roads, rail 'viable'

Robert Milliner throws support behind a move to privatise billions of dollars of public assets.

Govt denies price hikes for privatisation

NSW Government denies that network price hikes of 10% are to 'fatten up' businesses before sale.

Plan for capital market panic: ACFS

Paper warns policy makers on 'significant danger' of fall in house, other asset prices.

Salteri family to sell Tenix: report

Sydney family set to launch sale process in deal that could value contractor at $400m.

NSW to name advisors for $11bn poles and wires sale

The state government is moving quickly on the privatisation of its electricity distribution network, which could fetch up to $11bn.

Macquarie Infrastructure in $US1.025bn buy

Macquarie Infrastructure to buy remaining half of International-Matex Tank Terminals for cash and stock.

Vic govt approves East West Link

Massive infrastructure project receives green light from Napthine government.

China a quick fix for Australia's infrastructure gap

Tweaked scrutiny thresholds and a tie-up with the Future Fund could solve a funding gap as China looks to invest its giant $3.8 trillion reserve.