Starting to read like sour grapes to me.
No, really more a case of a projected state debt of $90 billion by 2022 (do you prefer that with or without all the zeroes on the end?) and an astonishment about how Victoria can manage to keep spending when they're already up to their necks in it post-COVID.
To make a comparison, Cain/Kirner left Kennett a debt of around $27 billion and that was considered extremely high.
Be careful what you wish for...whilst Dan has grabbed the bull with both horns to sort out the branch stacking within the Victorian Labor party administration, it of itself is unlikely to have an impact electorally as he has distanced the government from the protagonators. I'd be far more wary of the branch stacking in the Liberal party of which Malcolm was the star and the religious crackpots of the right who have infiltrated that/your party's ranks in recent years.
This has nothing to do with what is being discussed.
As your other SA compatriot Don is well aware, in part due to his recent shrill posts...the Overland will in all likelihood be rolling along...long after the COVID-19 scourge is consigned to history. Mike.
So now you've dropped yet another part of the story which is that it will in fact remain a Melbourne-Adelaide service; interesting. Only yesterday I predicted that you couldn't help yourself and you'd blab the rest of the information and almost immediately you obliged. Well done. Now we can move on to discussing what the form of the new service will be (time-table, stops, contribution from the SA government).
Any more hot tips on what the new service will look like, Mister My-Lips-Are-Sealed?