17 January 2013
Freight Train Diversion Musings
I received an email this morning from a member of the Rail Freight Diversion Committee. He wondered if the resignation of Pat Conlon as Infrastructure Minister might aid their cause. Jamie Briggs ( as Shadow Minister) has evidently added some qualified support. This support says that for the project to be considered by the Federal Government it must first be seen as a priority by the state government, something that they have not done. It must then be prioritized by Infrastructure Australia before it can be considered. In true politician speak he goes on to say that the current opposition at both levels of government really have no idea about how much money is in the coffers; they need this information before spending can be considered. This assumes a change of government this year federally and net year at the state level!