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What can history tell us about land values and HSR?

What can history tell us about land values and HSR?

Alan DaviesJul 19, 20163 Comments

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

Will business really pay for High Speed Rail?

Will business really pay for High Speed Rail?

Alan DaviesJul 18, 20162 Comments

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

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

Is the High Speed Rail bandwagon slowing down?

Alan DaviesJun 21, 201610 Comments

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 there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

Is there anyone left at Fairfax to do the editing?

Alan DaviesApr 14, 20166 Comments

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 High Speed Rail our National Boondoggle?

Is High Speed Rail our National Boondoggle?

Alan DaviesApr 12, 20169 Comments

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

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

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

Alan DaviesMar 15, 201627 Comments

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

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

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

Alan DaviesApr 23, 20147 Comments

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

High Speed Rail: too good to be true?

High Speed Rail: too good to be true?

Alan DaviesApr 15, 201412 Comments

A new report contends an 1800 km Brisbane-Sydney-Melbourne High Speed Rail line could be operating in 10 years. Moreover it would cover all its operating and capital costs. Fact or fiction?

High Speed Rail: would it run down Australia?

High Speed Rail: would it run down Australia?

Alan DaviesAug 28, 201315 Comments

Kevin Rudd is the first Australian Prime Minister to commit to High Speed Rail but it's no more sensible an idea for this country now than it was when first proposed by the CSIRO 30 years ago

Is High Speed Rail a no-brainer or a boondoggle?

Is High Speed Rail a no-brainer or a boondoggle?

Alan DaviesAug 8, 201337 Comments

The Greens want to accelerate construction of High Speed Rail between Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Many progressives take it as given that HSR is obviously a good thing, but is it?

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