High Speed Rail Study spiked in Senate
The Government and Opposition have voted down Greens Leader Bob Brown's motion advocating a feasibility study into a high speed passenger rail service linking Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
The Government opposed the study but presented no reason. Speaking for the coalition, Senator MacDonald said the study would cost too much.
"This is a good idea derailed by sheer ignorance," Senator Brown said.
"High Speed Rail is established or being built in Japan, China France, Britain, Spain, the USA and Saudi Arabia.