We have a federal government minister for transport but we really need a federal government minister for passenger rail at a national level. This would allow for the transfer of services (non GSR long distance) and NSW Transport from states to the federal government. In doing so we could again be able to setup interstate passenger rail services in a way which benefits interstate transport and not the current model which is state biased.
Pointed out here https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2140128.htm#2140128 there are now 7 buses a day running from Horsham to Melbourne.
Horsham council to advocate for dedicated rail minister