Opinion

What's the point of inland rail if there's no freight on the trains?

By Mark Diamond
Updated February 4 2021 - 2:39am, first published December 31 2020 - 6:25pm
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack's inland rail promises sound empty in light of the discussion paper. Picture: Getty Images

When he unveiled plans for an inland rail project linking communities up and down the eastern seaboard, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack promised it would be a 1700-kilometre "corridor of commerce".

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