Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese has announced the next stage in the Federal Government's high speed rail planning.
Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese has announced the next stage in the Federal Government's high speed rail planning.

Opinions flow thick, fast on social media

THE great thing about the internet, websites, social media and email is that you can instantly find out what people think about an issue.

Judging by some of the comments we are getting back about the very fast train it seems the public are also rather sceptical.

Many of the comments posted on our website suggest that the billions of dollars would be better spent elsewhere.

There is strong support to complete the duplication of the Pacific Highway and this keeps cropping up time and time again.

Why start another massive infrastructure project when you haven't finished that one?

We also have two governments squabbling about who is going to pay the lion's share of the money.

The other hot-button topic that seems to be stirring up some talk is the release of the Coalition's broadband policy.

The Mini Minor version of superfast broadband compared with the Labor Government's Rolls Royce.

In the tech-savvy future we face, surely we have the need, the need for speed, when it comes to broadband?

Everyone in regional Australia would know that the number-one complaint is about how slow your internet connection is.

At least it is a point of difference between the two major parties at the upcoming election.

Otherwise they both tend to look much the same these days.



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