Labor commits to build fast train from Melbourne to Brisbane
Labor will allocate funds to start securing the corridor at the start of the election campaign. Infrastructure Australia estimates that the funds will cost a total of $2.8 billion
Anthony Albanese, Show Infrastructure Minister, has been pushing this project for several years. He claims that China, Japan and Europe have shown longstanding interestest to build the rail lines.
The Japan Railway Company have had an office in Sydney since the 1980s and have been waiting for something like this to happen.
Labor promised $50 million to set up a High-Speed Rail Authority when last in Government to oversee the projects.