30 November 2010

Labor's loss is explained by the rail politic: Davidson in The Age

Those who believe the Brumby government was a good government voted out by an electorate bored after 11 years simply haven't been paying attention.

The key to understanding why the Brumby government held on in the regional centres of Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong and lost badly in the outer suburbs of Melbourne - both to everyone's surprise - can be largely explained by the fact that they kept their promise to build the Regional Fast Rail network linking Melbourne to the regional centres but failed to do anything about the abysmal standard of public transport to the outer suburbs. Read full story

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