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HSR High Speed Rail


Yet again politicians reach for the High Speed Rail elixir - this time as a prescription for national economic recovery from the pandemic. But it's snake oil

Is High Speed Rail the economic game-changer we need now?

Yet again politicians reach for the High Speed Rail elixir - this time as a prescription for national economic recovery from the pandemic. But it's snake oil

It says something truly awful about our political culture and the standard of public discourse, especially around cities and transport, that east coast High Speed Rail can still be trotted out to applause all round

Why is east coast High Speed Rail still being taken seriously?

It says something truly awful about our political culture and the standard of public discourse, especially around cities and transport, that east coast High Speed Rail can still be trotted out to applause all round

Infrastructure Australia reckons protecting corridors for East Coast High Speed Rail would save billions, but the case hasn't been made that the project makes sense

Should corridors be protected for HSR?

Infrastructure Australia reckons protecting corridors for East Coast High Speed Rail would save billions, but the case hasn't been made that the project makes sense

The association between rail infrastructure like High Speed Rail and increases in land value is nothing new; it was there when much of Victoria's rail network was built

What can history tell us about land values and HSR?

The association between rail infrastructure like High Speed Rail and increases in land value is nothing new; it was there when much of Victoria's rail network was built

A new company reckons it can build Sydney-Melbourne HSR without calling on government coffers. It says the proposal is commercially viable and isn't a Trojan horse

Will business really pay for High Speed Rail?

A new company reckons it can build Sydney-Melbourne HSR without calling on government coffers. It says the proposal is commercially viable and isn't a Trojan horse

In an astonishing display of sanity – especially during an election campaign – the Turnbull Government has backed away from its earlier enthusiasm for High Speed Rail

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

In an astonishing display of sanity – especially during an election campaign – the Turnbull Government has backed away from its earlier enthusiasm for High Speed Rail

Fairfax ran an article on High Speed Rail yesterday that shouldn’t have survived even a basic credibility test. It's as if all those who used to do the sub-editing have been 'let go'

Is there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

Fairfax ran an article on High Speed Rail yesterday that shouldn’t have survived even a basic credibility test. It's as if all those who used to do the sub-editing have been 'let go'

The Prime Minister's embrace of east coast High Speed Rail and his spinning of value capture removes any doubt he's just as cynical and opportunistic as Labor and the Greens

Is High Speed Rail our National Boondoggle?

The Prime Minister's embrace of east coast High Speed Rail and his spinning of value capture removes any doubt he's just as cynical and opportunistic as Labor and the Greens

East Coast High Speed Rail is the boondoggle that just won't go away. Yet gunzels, rent-seekers and progressives stand side-by-side in wanting to squander $100 Billion on this folly

Why are we still taking East Coast High Speed Rail seriously?

East Coast High Speed Rail is the boondoggle that just won't go away. Yet gunzels, rent-seekers and progressives stand side-by-side in wanting to squander $100 Billion on this folly

Guest writer Gerard Drew from BZE explains the reasoning behind the organisation's contention that east coast High Speed Rail line would cover its operating and capital costs

BZE: How we found high speed rail to be commercially viable

Guest writer Gerard Drew from BZE explains the reasoning behind the organisation's contention that east coast High Speed Rail line would cover its operating and capital costs