Let’s go Talk-about. High-speed spending from Melbourne to Brisbane: Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese, the shadow minister for transport and infrastructure, suggested Australia should simply ‘bite the bullet’ and extend the proposed rail to include Brisbane.

In October, Transport NSW unveiled plans for a high-speed rail network promising to slash journey times by up to 75 per cent.

The proposal connected the Central Coast, Taree, Port Macquarie and Newcastle, a southern inland route connecting Goulburn and Canberra and a western route connecting Lithgow, Bathurst and Orange and a coastal route connecting Nowra and Wollongong.

Premier Gladys Berijiklian said the proposed network would be ‘unlike any other project, and we will make it a reality’.

‘We need to make it easier for people to consider moving to regional NSW and there is no better way to do that than building a fast rail network’.

Source: Finance.yahoo.com

Federal Cities and Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge said Australia would one day need high-speed rail, but said it was up to the states to first acquire land for the corridor.

‘High-speed rail has to be part of the landscape in the future’ [but] ‘Corridor preservation is critical, which only state governments have the power to do’.

Source: SMH

The first commercial flight was in 1916. On 16 November 1920, the ‘Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services’ (Qantas) was founded.

In 2017/18, Qantas carried 14 million passengers to hundreds of destinations, quickly, safely and cost-effectively.

Picture: Qantas

Comment: High-speed rail is like the 2nd Sydney airport, another Albanese ‘project’, another talk-about project.


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