Business leader Maurice Newman has become the first corporate heavyweight to throw their weight behind a high-speed rail link between Sydney and Melbourne.Everyone in Australia knows the time has come except Abbott and the 1950's political party. Oh, plus add to that the airlines and bus companies.
Dr Newman said the high-speed rail link was an “idea whose time had come” and it could be achieved using Japanese technology and capital.
Mr Newman, who heads the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council, said the journey from Sydney to Newcastle by rail was now slower than it was under steam.
A $110 billion high-speed rail link would tackle the “diseconomies of scale” in traffic-choked Sydney and Melbourne while providing a boost for regions along the route.
This country is being held back my some many with can;t or should not do attitudes. Look at New Zealand. Soon Australia will have the runt of a currency in the Pacific Region. Been coming for a long time.
Stop talking about it Australia ans start doing it.