Kind of difficult to get to the interview when your application has been automatically thrown out via the software before you get the change to say "I commute on the high speed train". Does that make sense? hoping we don't need to debate this anymore lol.Home address is a little more difficult and complicated to lie about due to issues like identification checks and tax file declaration.target is to get the job .. and get to the interview where you resolve issues ..
I would love to see high speed rail just as much as the next person, but unfortunately in Australia we have a pretty unique situation that HSR just won't fit the bill,
Newcastle being our second largest city in NSW and only 118km from Sydney, would be the logical destination for our first theoretical high speed rail line, and people are always quick to point out that Australia is one of the few countries without HSR, but we need to look at a few things:
-these other countries often link two (or more) well established cities, Sydney is well established obviously, but Newcastle is a mess, public transport is awful (I'll explain more) and it's completely unliveable for those who are not healthy and wealthy.
-cities that are linked by HSR have good public transport and walkability on both ends, Newcastle is a mess with some of the worst public transport in the country, if anything of interest is next to the rail corridor, that guarantees both no station and pedestrian access. Even if a HSR train could get me to Newcastle in an hour, I would still drive there (and I like trains) because getting from one part of Newcastle to another on local transport would take 1.5 hours.
-the government says HSR will give people more choice in where they live, but if they themselves won't even hire an intercity commuter, and when the cost of living in Newcastle is equivalent or worse than that of Sydney when you factor in things like needing additional cars, paying for private non-bulkbilling GP's, and less small businesses offering cheaper goods and services.
Fix these issues, for example, in the short-term, give Newcastle a proper public transport network, improve development with walkability and housing variety (a unit in Newcastle should logically be cheaper than a unit in Sydney) to improve affordability, and design suburbs to support small businesses,
and then and only then, maybe in the long-term we could see a viable HSR route.