Can the Freight Line Truly Be Nation Building?
The Melbourne-to-Brisbane inland rail line is touted as the Snowy Hydro Scheme for the modern era — a nation-building infrastructure project that will bring huge benefits to the bush.
But the $10 billion venture to build a freight network for the next century won’t save the scores of dying, tiny towns along its route.
And there are concerns taxpayer money would be better invested in newer technologies.
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