COMMENT: Should local politicians be made accountable for the decisions made by their regional ports? It is an interesting question which is currently being debated in New Zealand, where all ports have either majority or 100% regional council ownership, often through a holding company, writes Dave MacIntyre.
As Port Botany''s third terminal expansion project moves into its dredging phase, debate about the potential flow-on effects of introducing a third stevedore into the Sydney container scene has taken some interesting turns.
Just how hard it is for port executives to plan ahead and get traction for major new development, in an era when environmental concerns are paramount?
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